cPanel University (cPU) is the brand new set of exams to test the technical and sales skills with cPanel & WHM. These are not your basic, participation ribbon certificates. cPanel University Professor Todd Thrash says, “The tests are brutal and passing means you possess functional, concrete knowledge of cPanel & WHM.” The tests are designed to be hard and boasts a passing rate of only 30%. cPanel offer two tracks, sales and technical, to concentrate focus on the different aspects of the product.
There are five phase levels of testing - Base, Professional, Expert, Veteran, and Master. When cPanel had two leading web hosting companies take the test, only two students passed 3 out of the 5 testing levels and went onto the fourth level - the Veteran Test. "With 5 years of experience with cPanel this test was a challenge to pass, although I only got to Expert I am confident with more focus and training I can get Master Certified," said Matthew Harris from leading web host. “The test definitely touches base on Linux knowledge as well as advanced cPanel skills and is a good measure of who really knows cPanel."
Why should you get cPanel Certified?
I am glad you asked. You did ask, right? Of course you did. The cPanel Certifications are a benchmark of what the staff knows about the product. They prove how much cPanel & WHM skill a person has.
Who should get cPanel Certified?
Sales and Technical people should take the respective exams. Any company that wants to ensure their sales teams are not just being effective but maximizing the profitability of their cPanel offerings should ensure their sales teams are certified.
I want to take this awesome test, how do get in?
There is no need for an application or interview, head to university.cpanel.net and sign up now. There are five per track, one basic and four advanced. The basics are available 24/7/365 and are online.
When can take the advanced exams?
The advanced are only administered when cPanel University Proctors are on site at select venues. The two key events planned for 2012 are HostingCon and cPanel Conference.
Can’t get enough of the awesomeness that is cPanel University? Get over to univerisity.cpanel.net to check out the test and learn more!
Travis Ellis is a Marketing Associate at cPanel, Inc. Travis creates content, works with event planning, and contains a unique blend of SysAdmin and Communications Nerd. This allows him to go from command line to entertaining guests in no time flat. Travis is the Marketing Contact for cPanel University and works with the cPU team.