Introducing the new Mobile Developer Specialization

Hey everyone,

We hope you’re all keeping safe and sound!


Today we come with some fresh news regarding the OutSystems Certification program.


Following the launch of the new Associate Reactive Developer Certification, and because Mobile development continues to be a relevant area of expertise we’ve decided also to launch the new Mobile Developer Specialization, also on Monday, August 10th!


Introducing the new Mobile Developer Specialization

The Mobile Specialization is a new exam focused only on topics that are specific to OutSystems Mobile development. This Specialization requires the candidate to be a certified Associate Reactive Developer and it’s a step forward on the journey to becoming a Professional Mobile Developer, meaning that it is one of the required Specializations to achieve it.


What is a Specialization?

A Specialization is a new concept introduced in the OutSystems Certification offer. It consists of a smaller exam, focused on evaluating the necessary skills for a specific role or area of the product.


How will Specializations be integrated into the Certification program?

 An Associate Reactive Developer is just the first level of the OutSystems Certification journey. Any Associate Reactive Developer will then have several Specializations available. These Specializations will test specific areas of knowledge and expertise, being a step forward on the continuous journey to mastery.

Then, after getting a  particular group of specializations, the candidate will automatically receive a certification badge. This means that a higher level certification will consist of a group of smaller, focused exams, instead of a larger exam covering multiple topics.



Why are we introducing Specializations?

There are 3 main reasons why we’re introducing Specializations:

  • Have smaller exams, more focused, and with fewer topics to cover; allowing candidates to learn and test out a specific area of expertise, instead of preparing for multiple and complex topics in a single exam;
  • Have less expensive exams;
  • Contribute to a more granular certification journey, focused on continuous growth and progress towards mastery.


We’ll be sure to keep you posted on the evolution of the OutSystems Certification program, with the release of more Specializations and Certifications, so stay tuned!


Any questions? Feel free to find your answers on our Learn Page

Can’t find what you want to know? Reach us on training@outsystems.com.


Manuel Salgado
Head of Training @ OutSystems


Some extra answers to your possible questions:

What happens to my Associate Mobile Developer certifications?
All certified Associate Mobile Developers will automatically receive the Associate Reactive Developer badge and certification, plus the Mobile Developer Specialist badge.


What happens to the already purchased and scheduled Associate Mobile Developer exam?
The exams already purchased and scheduled will follow the same process described in the question above. If a candidate passes the Associate Mobile Developer exam, OutSystems will automatically grant the Associate Reactive Developer certification and Mobile Developer Specialist badges. 


Hi,

"The Mobile Specialization is a new exam focused only on selecting those that are specific to OutSystems Mobile development. This specialization requires the candidate to be a certified Associate Reactive Developer and a step forward on the journey to becoming a Professional Mobile Developer, which It means that it is one of the specializations required to achieve it. "


And what will these Specializations be?


I was a little confused. I have the Mobile certification, so it means that I will receive the new Reactive, and that of Specialist in mobile development. So far I think I understand, but what other specializations existed to obtain the Professional Mobile Developer certification?


Cheers


Miguel Verdasca wrote:

Hi,

"The Mobile Specialization is a new exam focused only on selecting those that are specific to OutSystems Mobile development. This specialization requires the candidate to be a certified Associate Reactive Developer and a step forward on the journey to becoming a Professional Mobile Developer, which It means that it is one of the specializations required to achieve it. "


And what will these Specializations be?


I was a little confused. I have the Mobile certification, so it means that I will receive the new Reactive, and that of Specialist in mobile development. So far I think I understand, but what other specializations existed to obtain the Professional Mobile Developer certification?


Cheers


 

 Oh, I'm as curious as you, but I think those are still secret, to be revealed some time after the 10th of august ??

Miguel Verdasca wrote:

Hi,

"The Mobile Specialization is a new exam focused only on selecting those that are specific to OutSystems Mobile development. This specialization requires the candidate to be a certified Associate Reactive Developer and a step forward on the journey to becoming a Professional Mobile Developer, which It means that it is one of the specializations required to achieve it. "


And what will these Specializations be?


I was a little confused. I have the Mobile certification, so it means that I will receive the new Reactive, and that of Specialist in mobile development. So far I think I understand, but what other specializations existed to obtain the Professional Mobile Developer certification?


Cheers


Thanks Miguel,

We will be revealing our full plan at Next Step that will be happening next September 15 to 16, remotely and worldwide. We will also be there on our Training Booth to answer your questions.

Are you already registered for this awesome event? :)


Manuel

 

Manuel Salgado wrote:

Miguel Verdasca wrote:

Hi,

"The Mobile Specialization is a new exam focused only on selecting those that are specific to OutSystems Mobile development. This specialization requires the candidate to be a certified Associate Reactive Developer and a step forward on the journey to becoming a Professional Mobile Developer, which It means that it is one of the specializations required to achieve it. "


And what will these Specializations be?


I was a little confused. I have the Mobile certification, so it means that I will receive the new Reactive, and that of Specialist in mobile development. So far I think I understand, but what other specializations existed to obtain the Professional Mobile Developer certification?


Cheers


Thanks Miguel,

We will be revealing our full plan at Next Step that will be happening next September 15 to 16, remotely and worldwide. We will also be there on our Training Booth to answer your questions.

Are you already registered for this awesome event? :)


Manuel

 

 Of course Manuel, for some time. The day I heard I could sign up, I took care of that. The Next Step is always a highly anticipated event, and I was sorry to have stopped doing it in Portugal. This year will certainly be different, we will not be physically, but despite being a different experience, it will still be a great experience. (",)

Cheers


(",)

 

With other tech stacks, there were many specializied track which were missing here. Now when I read it is coming in, really curious which specialization tracks are identified?
Can wait till Next Step :-)

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MVP

Great , that was long awaited fro mobile !


Regards,

-PJ-

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MVP

Nice. 

I'm also curious!!!Lets wait to next step 

Champion

Nice

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MVP

Great news!

HI Manuel,


We  have already purchase the link, further we going to attend the reactive web developer  examination, what is my syllabus, reactive web only or reactive and mobile?


please reply immediately.


Regards,

VIJAY ARJUNAN 

vijay A wrote:

HI Manuel,


We  have already purchase the link, further we going to attend the reactive web developer  examination, what is my syllabus, reactive web only or reactive and mobile?


please reply immediately.


Regards,

VIJAY ARJUNAN 

 Hi Vijay,

The voucher you might have purchaced is for a specific version of exam. It's not going to change. The syllabus remains same. The learning path Manual explained above are for the new set of specialization track.

Regards,

Swatantra

 

Great News!!!

Great news! 

Hi Manuel,

I am a Professional Web Developer and an Associate Mobile Developer. I signed up yesterday for the Associate Reactive Exam and scheduled it for the first of September and of course had to pay 200$.

That was a big mistake? What can I / we do?

Regards

Martin

Martin Henning wrote:

Hi Manuel,

I am a Professional Web Developer and an Associate Mobile Developer. I signed up yesterday for the Associate Reactive Exam and scheduled it for the first of September and of course had to pay 200$.

That was a big mistake? What can I / we do?

Regards

Martin

 Now I cancelled this test.

 

Martin Henning wrote:

Hi Manuel,

I am a Professional Web Developer and an Associate Mobile Developer. I signed up yesterday for the Associate Reactive Exam and scheduled it for the first of September and of course had to pay 200$.

That was a big mistake? What can I / we do?

Regards

Martin

 Hi Martin,

Just send us an email to training@outsystems.com and explain your situation, and we will get back to you.


Best,
Manuel

 

Hi Manuel,


Where can i find this new exam? 

Bas de Jong wrote:

Hi Manuel,


Where can i find this new exam? 

 Manuel mentioned "We will be revealing our full plan at Next Step that will be happening next September 15 to 16"

So, after the Next Step event, the new exams should be listed on the Certifications portal.

Regards,

Swatantra

Swatantra Kumar wrote:

Bas de Jong wrote:

Hi Manuel,


Where can i find this new exam? 

 Manuel mentioned "We will be revealing our full plan at Next Step that will be happening next September 15 to 16"

So, after the Next Step event, the new exams should be listed on the Certifications portal.

Regards,

Swatantra

 

Following the launch of the new Associate Reactive Developer Certification, and because Mobile development continues to be a relevant area of expertise we’ve decided also to launch the new Mobile Developer Specialization, also on Monday, August 10th!


This is what i am reading in the start post....

Hi all,

Unfortunately, we have been experiencing some general difficulties that are preventing us from launching our 2 new exams and many other new features

We will keep you posted and share when the new exams are finally available. 


Best regards,

Manuel

Manuel Salgado wrote:

Hi all,

Unfortunately, we have been experiencing some general difficulties that are preventing us from launching our 2 new exams and many other new features

We will keep you posted and share when the new exams are finally available. 


Best regards,

Manuel

 Hi Manuel,

I can see the specialization now in the Certifications page. However, do you have an update where the "old" mobile exam will be converted to the new specialization?

 

I think the best is wait for new certifications plans in september to schedule the next exams ;)... its a short wait.

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MVP

Manuel,


Think it would be nice if this diagram (together with traditional) is visable somewhere on the certification page. This will give an one picture overview how certifications are arranged for the OS platform.


Kind regards,
Evert

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MVP

Nice explanation with good diagram

Hi @Manuel Salgado - Any update on the other two specialization exams? 

Hi Karthik,

Could you please visit the certifications page, if you are looking for following 2 specialization exams?

https://www.outsystems.com/training/certifications/

Thanks & Kind Regards,

Sachin

Champion

Its  great to know about the different exams been launching. It will be very helpful for the community members to keep achieving more and more specialization on OutSystems.

Waiting for the update on new specialization exams, Thanks.

Hi Shweta,

Could you please visit the certifications page, if you are looking for following 2 specialization exams?

https://www.outsystems.com/training/certifications/


I liked your 3 main reasons for introducing Specializations!! 

Very nice!!!

Hello, everyone!

  1. Is the only way to get a Professional Reactive Certification, via specializations?
  2. "After getting a particular group of specializations", what group of specializations is required to be Professional? Or is it still unknown, due to yet unreleased specifications?

Thank you!

Hi Pedro,

Please go through with the below link to get more details about certifications. Hope, you will get the answers of all your queries. :)

https://www.outsystems.com/training/certifications/

Thanks & Kind Regards,

Sachin

Hello Sachin,

I did check on the Certifications page and in the forums, but I couldn't find any additional information...

Thank you,

Pedro

Hi Pedro,

Thanks for your questions.

  1. Yes. We will not have an exam for Professional Reactive Web or Mobile Developer. We will split each relevant topic / area in smaller exams (Specializations).  The certification badge will be automatically granted after getting all the required Specializations. 
  2. We are still working on the Specializations required to become Professional Reactive Web Developer and Professional Mobile Developer. The Mobile Developer Specialization will be a requirement to become a Professional Mobile Developer. The Architecture Specialization, also already available, will be a requirement for both Professional Reactive Web and Mobile certifications. There will be two more Specializations that will "close" the Professional Reactive Web and Mobile levels: one related with Advanced Development patterns and best practices and one related to applicational security. Both Specializations will be a requirement for both Professional levels. 

We are currently defining the detailed scope and topics of these two "missing" Specializations, as well as all the training / documentation content that will support them, with the expectation to release them in the second quarter of 2021. 

In the meantime, the Mobile Developer Specialization and Architecture Specialization are already available and those also "count" for the Professional Developer journey :) 

Hope this helped.

Best regards,

Jorge Costa

Great News!!

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