Every success carries a history behind it. No success is an accident. It always needs a regular disciplined effort and of course a good supporting environment. My Journey to certification goes as below.
Just like any other developer I was also very much afraid of exam pattern, questions and everything that is related to the certification exam. I have also skipped a couple of exam dates in this process. But yes at sometime and somewhere I was accumulating the confidence within myself to go for certification. Mindfire’s work culture has always helped me to tighten my grip on ColdFusion. In fact it allowed me to have knowledge in most of the areas of this technology. The wise decision by Sumit (my that time team lead) to get exam buster to test and get accustomed with the exam was very helpful. I was been continuously inspired by my team members to prepare the best for the exam. In the mean time Rabi (my current team lead) arranged one account in uCertify.com site to prepare more rigorously for the certification. This helped me increasing my confidence to go for certification. This is true that only practical experience in any technology does not help in total to get certified. You have also to go for study of help documents. As because when we work , it covers only some part of the entire technology. So to know and expertise yourself, you have to go for study of entire documentation of the technology.
Because of the busy project schedules it was not easy to go for study in working hours. So after returning from office around 10 to 11 ‘o’ clock in the night, I was getting little refreshment and was sitting for studying till night 3 ‘o’ clock. In the previous night of my certification exam, almost everyone of my teammates wished me best of luck for the exam, especially Chandra, Smaranika, Preety and Rabi. They all inspired me to give my best in the exam. and get certified. But finally I may say that, though I tried for normal certification in ColdFusion 9 but it’s my god, who made me certified in Advanced ColdFusion. I scored 81% in the certification test. Which in a single go made me certified as an Adobe Certified Expert in ColdFusion and Adobe Certified Expert in Advanced ColdFusion, which is really a matter of pride for me, for my team and for my Company.
Thanks all for your help and support, without which it could have never been a success.