- BlueModus News
- Jan 22, 2021
Congratulations to BlueModus Senior Director of Strategic Solutions, Dylan Thomas, who recently passed Kentico Kontent’s Developer and Business Qualification certification exams. These certifications are valid for one year and Dylan previously earned these certifications in December 2019. Additionally, Dylan holds a certification in Kentico’s sister product, Kentico Xperience.
“One of Dylan’s primary roles here is helping craft solutions for our customers early on. More than anyone else, he’s learning about their problems and identifying platforms that will help solve those while also setting our customers up with the necessary flexibility this industry demands,” says Becki Dilworth, BlueModus Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer. “Expertise across all of the major .NET content management solutions is paramount. Dylan is part of a select group of people with this kind of in-depth product knowledge and understanding.”
The Kentico Kontent Developer Exam is a secure, online exam comprised of 40 questions that must be completed within 40 minutes. To pass, a technologist needs not only knowledge of Kontent’s features and functionality, but also the ability to demonstrate practical experience using the product. The exam focuses on topics and skills such as terminology and concepts, architecture, APIs, SDKs, sample apps, boilerplates, static-site generators, and content modeling. The Kentico Kontent’s Business Qualification exam is also a secure, online exam but comprised of 20 questions that must be completed within 30 minutes. This exam focuses on topics and skills such as subscription management, pricing, general product knowledge and terminology, collaboration, and content publishing.
“One of the most common questions I get these days is if the best strategy is to implement Kentico Kontent, Kentico Xperience, or both,” Dylan says. “Unfortunately it is not as straight-forward as anyone would like because the power of Kontent isn’t that it can do what Xperience does but faster/better/cheaper…for most clients it’s a completely different paradigm that enables possibilities they don’t even know to think about yet.” When asked about the certifications, he said “It’s about confidence and credibility—when I guide folks through business-defining decisions, they need to be comfortable that I have the deep familiarity and expertise to map their business realities and ambitions to the platform approaches and features. And for me, it is an external check to make sure I never fall behind. The help on both sides.”
BlueModus is one of the largest implementers of Kentico Kontent worldwide and remains very proud of the number of certified Kentico professionals on the team. With the inclusion of Dylan and these re-certifications, we employ 16 Kentico Kontent Certified Developers, as well as 37 colleagues with Kentico Kontent Business Qualification.
Interested in learning more about BlueModus’ experience building client websites and intranets on Kentico Kontent? Visit our Kentico Kontent Partner webpage or check out some of our case studies as we are incredibly proud of our client projects.