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May 30, 2011 / universalthinker

Zend Certified Engineer on PHP

I have been using PHP to develop web applications since the past 4 years. Well for those of you who don’t know what PHP is, it is a programming language used to create dynamic websites like Facebook, Yahoo, etc. Even WordPress is created using PHP! In my I.T. career since 2006-07 I’ve worked with MANY different programming languages including C, C++, C#, JAVA, Visual Basic, etc. But the only language that satisfied me the most and I loved to work with was none other than PHP.

Zend – After its creation by Rasmus Ledorf, PHP was expanded and brought to what it is now by the PHP company which is known as Zend. They provide PHP programmers with certifications that are intended to prove that someone is fully qualified to program PHP applications. This certification is known as Zend PHP Certification. Since the current latest version of PHP is PHP 5.3, the certification is also on this version. One who passes the exam is known as a Zend Certified Engineer or ZCE. This began back in 2004. Hasin Hayder from Bangladesh became the first ZCE of the country and after that 33 people followed him, 1 of whom includes me.

Becoming a ZCE – I always wanted to become a ZCE back since 2009 but I never took it seriously. Later this year, I decided that I will sit for the exams and give it my best shot. I started reading the study guide and taking my preparation for the exam. Well, I was successful! On 28th May 2011 i sat for the exams in New Horizons Learning Center and succeeded to become a ZCE; actually the world’s youngest one. The people who had the most credit in me becoming a ZCE were my parents. Without their support it wouldn’t have been possible. After my parents it was Mr.Hasin Hayder who had always supported me through all the difficulties I faced. In fact, it was him who had inspired me to become a ZCE. Saif and Motasim, my two awesome friends were very much supportive and always encouraged me in all I did. So my love goes to all of them.

What’s next? Well, I am confused! I don’t know what to do. I’ll try starting freelancing jobs and I’ll also try developing some useful applications for the mass people out there in the internet. And well, I am always heading towards my dream of standing beside people like Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates one day. I don’t know if I will ever succeed, but it doesn’t harm trying; does it? 😉



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  1. নিশাচর নাইম / May 30 2011 2:07 pm

    অভিনন্দন আপনাকে।আপনি যেটা অর্জন করেছেন তা এক কথায় অনন্য।আপনার উজ্জ্বল ভবিষ্যত কামনা করি।এছাড়া আরেকটি ব্যাপার নিজের এই অর্জনটুকু সবার মাঝে ছড়িয়ে দিন যাতে ভবিষ্যতে বাংলাদেশ সত্যিকারের ডিজিটাল বাংলাদেশে পরিনত হয়।

  2. srabon / May 30 2011 4:29 pm

    সুন্দর কাজ করেছেন

  3. কাজী জহির / May 30 2011 4:52 pm

    শেহ্‌যাদ নূর তাউস-আপনাকে প্রানঢালা অনেক অনেক অভিনন্দন, শুভেচ্ছা ও মোবারকবাদ জানাচ্ছি। আমাদের এই গরীব দেশের সোনার টুকরো ছেলে-মেয়েদের নিয়ে অনেক স্বপ্ন দেখি। এরাই আল্লাহচাহেত নিকট ভবিষ্যতে এই দেশটাকে উন্নত বিশ্বের উন্নত কারিগরি সৌকর্যের নিকটবর্তী প্রতিদ্বন্দ্বী বানিয়ে দিবে!!! একবুক ভরা আশা নিয়ে আপনাদের উজ্জ্বল ভবিষ্যতের দিকে তাকিয়ে রইলাম। বেঁচে থাকুন, দেশটাকে নিয়ে ভাবুন।

  4. BloggerShaon / May 31 2011 5:02 am

    Congratulation !! man. You are the proud of Bangladesh. Your success rise our head in the world. we the all techie people wish your all success. And your Ambition to be as Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates, we pray that you must cross them one day. okey? 😀

  5. Motasim Rahman / May 31 2011 8:53 am

    I’m glad .. you’ve got your destination. Just carry the journey. My best wishes are with you 🙂

    • universalthinker / May 31 2011 8:54 am

      LOL i’ll ofcourse carry on the journey but not without the ones who helped me so far (and that includes you 😛 )

  6. PalasH / Jun 8 2011 7:36 am

    Congratulation!The young star.I always dream that i will be a software engineer-But i have no chance to study about this subject. But i am really proud of you. but i want to know something about ur study rulers on php,c+,c++ and More.

    Thanks from,
    Bogra cant.

    • universalthinker / Jun 20 2011 5:45 pm

      thanks a lot 😀
      Well on C and C++ I mainly read a few books like “Teach Yourself C”, “Teach Yourself C++”, “C: The Complete Reference” and “C++: The Complete Reference”, and I basically worked on small applications back then. I was just in grade 5 or 6 by then so yeah, I guess u understand.

    • Artie / Dec 8 2014 12:37 am

      Three’s nothing like the relief of finding what you’re looking for.

  7. Masum / Jun 8 2011 10:54 am

    God bless you and go ahead for more better on IT.

    A-74/21, Bank Colony, Savar, Dhaka.

  8. Gopal Chandra Sarker ( Newton) / Jun 8 2011 1:55 pm

    Congratulations! I feel really proud for you. Go ahead…

  9. nasirmandal / Jun 10 2011 2:37 pm

    You are little star of new world. Congratulation for your achievement. Can you write a blog for preparing 5.3 ZCE.

  10. universalthinker / Jun 20 2011 5:42 pm

    thanks everyone

  11. a das ovi / Aug 17 2012 7:34 pm

    ভাইয়া, আমিও আপনার মতো হতে চাই, আমাকে সাহায্য করুন এই সব ব্যপারে

  12. a das ovi / Aug 17 2012 7:35 pm

    ভাই আপনার ফেসবুক আইডি টা দিবেন?প্লিজ

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