Solr/Lucene certification now available from Lucid
Lucid Imagination, the commercial developer of Apache's Lucene and Solr open source search technology, has launched a certification programme for developers. Through the program, developers can obtain evidence of their knowledge and competence in dealing with the two search technologies and employers can use the Lucid Apache Solr/Lucene Search Developer Certification as a way of reliably assessing the abilities of job candidates.
The certification examination was developed by a "select group of Solr/Lucene committers and search thought leaders"; a list of topics for study and an FAQ provide further information on what is covered by the certification. The examination itself has been developed in conjunction with and is carried out by Prometric, who have 5,000 test centres in over 160 countries carrying out over nine million tests a year. Developers can register for the $250 examination now – a limited number of free examinations will be offered to attendees of the upcoming LuceneRevolution conference in San Francisco.