Now I’m Zend Certified Engineer

Today I’ve faced the real exam and passed 200-500 Zend Certification Exam for php 5 and become the Zend Certified Engineer. Here is the link of my certification proof:

My programming experience is more than 5 years in different technologies and different languages. I like Java very much and develop many good applications using it. I’m also J2ME expert and develop many applications and games. I am also good at Flash Action Script and Graphics design, 2d animation.

For the last 3/4 months I was preparing myself for Zend Certification Exam. My job experience is more than 8 months and it is PHP based. And I found PHP is one of the language to whom I love. And I become addicted of its beauty & simplicity. Before the real exam, I bought 10 mock exams from PHP|Architect. I gave 9 mock exams and got nice results with excellent mark.

After then, I bought the real exam from Zend and today I successfully passed the real exam. I found the questions in real exam are not easy. Compare to Mock exams I found real exam’s questions are harder. Some Zend Certified Engineer also said that Mock Exams questions are harder compare to real exam. But as the questions of real exam are randomly choosen so it depends on one’s luck.

Study is very important, because we don’t use many API. But for certification you’ve to familiar with the core API. And I think, there is no alternative but experience of developing applications. XML and database concept is also very important for the exam. I found a lot of questions based on server configuration, database which actually needs real life experience.

However as I signed some terms of Zend before examination, I couldn’t and shouldn’t say about questions of the exam. I’m very happy today for this honor.

mahmud ahsan

Computer programmer and hobbyist photographer from Bangladesh, lives in Malaysia. My [Github | Business | Twitter | Linkedin | Instagram | 500px]

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  • ranacse05
    May 7, 2008 at 3:54 am

    mahmud bhai nice to c u writing this post 🙂

  • sarwar
    May 7, 2008 at 4:45 am


  • bijon
    May 7, 2008 at 9:27 am

    Congratulation , for ZCE certified.

  • masud
    May 7, 2008 at 7:05 pm


    Very nice to hear. it sound cooooooollllllllllll

    All the best for you.

  • Nurul
    May 8, 2008 at 3:42 pm

    Congratulations! , This is really good news for PHP developer like us. Hope will get help to develop our self.

    Many thanks

  • pollobcse05
    May 12, 2008 at 2:15 pm

    Excelent! mahmud bhai.
    Nice to see this post

  • srajib
    May 13, 2008 at 3:40 am

    Congrats!!:) keep it up….simply Gr8…
    Wish your all success…

  • Rafeek
    July 15, 2008 at 7:43 am

    Congrats. I strated preparing for the ZCE, if any tips for preparation could be very helpful 🙂

  • jhOy imPeRiaL
    November 17, 2008 at 1:12 am

    wow congrats(though it’s really late)

    i am planning to take the exam january next year. hope to pass 🙂

  • Modasser Hossain
    December 27, 2008 at 5:21 pm

    I am working in php from 2years and want to attend exam for ZCE.
    Can you suggest me for:
    i) Complete study guide (hardcopy or softcopy)
    ii) Any good reference
    iii) Sample mock test or source free of cost or to buy from Bangladesh

    Waiting for your reply.

  • Amit Pandya
    January 6, 2009 at 12:11 pm

    Hello my dear firend

    i see your blog congrats for ZCE . i am also php developer and i want also ZEC so can u help me plz how to start prepration for this exam and how can get study metirial for this exam so plz help me. replay on my id

    Amit Pandya

  • sadi
    June 5, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    Hi guys!

    Please join us in facebook group of ZCE Exam Preparation.

    We are all novice here and need experts opinion from you people.
    If you are not expert, nor problem. Join us to share your problems.


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