• Title: Certified ColdFusion Developer Study Guide
  • Author: Ben Forta, Emily B. Kim, Geoff Bowers, Mathhew Boles, Matthew Reider
  • Released: 2001-04-01
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 378
  • ISBN: 0789725657
  • ISBN13: 978-0789725653
  • ASIN: 0789725657
From the Author ColdFusion's popularity continues to grow, and along with that so has the demand for experienced developers. Once upon a time claiming to be a ColdFusion developer was easy – the product was simple enough that with a minimal investment of time and energy developers could realistically consider themselves experts.

This is not the case anymore. The product line has grown both in actual products and in their complexity, and the levels of expertise and experience among developers are diverse. Claiming to be an expert is not that easy, and recognizing legitimate expertise is even harder.

And this is where certification comes into play. Formal official certification helps to mark a threshold that explicitly separates developers by their knowledge and experience, making is possible to identify who is who.

The Certified ColdFusion Developer certification is not an easy exam, and examinees are tested on a wide range of topics – from ColdFusion and CFML to SQL and database concepts to HTML and Internet fundamentals. And that's why you need this book

To prepare for your exam you should start at the beginning of the book and systematically work you way through it. The book flow, layout, and form-factor have all been especially designed to make reviewing content as pleasant an experience as possible. The content has been designed to be highly readable, and digestible in small bite sized chunks so that it'll feel more like reading that studying.

Once you have reviewed all content, reread the topics that you feel you need extra help brushing up on. Topics are all covered in highly focused and very manageable (and cross referenced) chapters so that you can easily drill-down to the exact content you need.

Even after the exam, you'll find that the style and design of this book makes it an invaluable desktop reference tool as well.

And as an added bonus, this book contains a coupon for 15% off the exam fee (so you'll get most of the cost of the book back).

From the Back Cover

The book will not teach ColdFusion, it will be a review guide and will provide helpful pointers for examinees. The book will look non-intimidating yet thorough, and will be highly readable in small bite-sized chunks.

Each subject will be presented in clear and direct language, with useful and well explained code examples. Sample questions will accompany each subject, as will references to recommended reading (Allaire documentation, Allaire course work, and existing MCP ColdFusion books).

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