TYPO3 CMS Certified Developer (English)
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TYPO3 CMS Certified Developer (English)

Exam Study Guide for the Official TCCD Certification of the TYPO3 Association

About the Book

The TYPO3 CMS Certified Developer (TCCD) exam is part of the official certification programme of the TYPO3 Association. It allows developers to prove their skills in implementing TYPO3 extensions in a state-of-the-art way and in writing clean code by following the TYPO3 Coding Guidelines (CGL) and best practices.

Officially certified TYPO3 developers benefit from the certification programme in many ways. Agencies demonstrate that their team has the knowledge and experience to build TYPO3 projects of all sizes and complexities. Freelancers can produce proof of their skills to write professional code according to the high TYPO3 standards.

The certification covers topics such as programming basics, general extension architecture, the TYPO3 core architecture and APIs, building plugins and modules using the Extbase framework, the Fluid templating engine including Viewhelpers and Widgets, security aspects and more.

This book covers all topics for TYPO3 v9 exams and reflects the style and structure of the real exam. The revised and updated 2nd edition of the TYPO3 CMS Certified Developer book contains 200 example questions, possible answers and detailed explanations of which answers are correct and why. The questions were selected in close cooperation with the TYPO3 Education Committee.

Michael Schams​​ is a well-known, long-term member of the TYPO3 community with many years of professional experience. He also published the TYPO3 Extbase book and the TYPO3 CMS Certified Integrator study guide (for TCCI exams). Armin Vieweg is not only a long-term member of the TYPO3 Education Committee, but also a highly experienced and professional TYPO3 developer.

About the Author

Michael Schams
Michael Schams

Michael Schams is a well-known, long-term member of the TYPO3 community with many years of professional experience. He holds a master's degree in computer sciences, is an international advocate of open-source software, and a regular writer for technical journals and online media.

Currently based in Melbourne (Australia), Michael consults with clients across the globe to achieve best outcomes in the digital space. He is also a member of the TYPO3 Education Committee and an AWS certified Cloud Practitioner and an AWS certified Solutions Architect.

Table of Contents

  • Preface
    • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction
    • Quality Assessment of TYPO3 Service Providers
    • TYPO3 CMS Certified Developer
    • Certification Process
    • How to Use this Book
    • Feedback
  • 1. Programming Basics
    • 1.1 PHP Basics
    • 1.2 Coding Standards
    • 1.3 Semantic Versioning
    • 1.4 PHP Composer Basics
    • 1.5 TYPO3-specific PHP Basics
  • 2. General Extension Architecture
    • 2.1 TYPO3 Fundamentals and Basic Concepts
    • 2.2 Development-related Backend Tools
    • 2.3 FlexForms
    • 2.4 The Table Configuration Array (TCA)
    • 2.5 Documentation
    • 2.6 TypoScript
    • 2.7 Miscellaneous
    • 2.8 Extension Software Architecture
  • 3. Core Architecture and Core APIs
    • 3.1 General TYPO3 Features and APIs
    • 3.2 Hooks, Signals/Slots, and XCLASSes
    • 3.3 Command Line Interface (Console)
    • 3.4 PSR-7 HTTP Request/Response
    • 3.5 PSR-15 Middleware in TYPO3
    • 3.6 Performance and Caching
    • 3.7 Exceptions and Error Handling
  • 4. Building Plugins and Modules
    • 4.1 General Concepts
    • 4.2 Extbase Controllers and Actions
    • 4.3 Models, Repositories, and Relations
    • 4.4 Validators
    • 4.5 Annotations
    • 4.6 Building Plugins without Extbase
  • 5. Templating
    • 5.1 The Fluid Templating Engine
    • 5.2 Working with Fluid
    • 5.3 Alternative Views
  • 6. ViewHelpers and Widgets
    • 6.1 General Knowledge
    • 6.2 Built-in ViewHelpers
    • 6.3 Widget ViewHelpers
  • 7. Security
    • 7.1 Handling of Security Issues
    • 7.2 Developing Secure Code for TYPO3
    • 7.3 Discovering Security Issues
  • 8. Routing
    • 8.1 Routing Enhancers and Decorators (Frontend)
    • 8.2 Backend Modules
    • 8.3 Backend AJAX Endpoints
  • Appendix
    • Overview of all Questions
    • Changelog
  • Notes

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