· Feb 8

Seeking Exam Design Feedback for InterSystems IRIS Developer Professional Exam

Hello Everyone,

The Certification Team of InterSystems Learning Services is developing an InterSystems IRIS Developer Professional certification exam, and we are reaching out to our community for feedback that will help us evaluate and establish the contents of this exam.

Note: This exam will replace the current InterSystems IRIS Core Solutions Developer Specialist exam when it is released. Please note from the target role description below that the focus of the new exam will be more on developer best practices and a lot less on the ObjectScript programming language.

How do I provide my input? Complete our Job Task Analysis survey (JTA)! We will present you with a list of job tasks, and you will rate them on their importance as well as other factors.

How much effort is involved? It takes about 20-30 minutes to fill out the survey. You can be anonymous or identify yourself and ask us to get back to you.

How can I access the survey? You can access it here

  • Survey does not work well on mobile devices - you can access it, but it will involve a lot of scrolling
  • Survey can be resumable if you return to it on the same device in the same browser - answers save with the Save/Next button
  • Survey will close on March 8, 2024


What’s in it for me? You get to weigh-in on the exam topics for our new developer exam AND you will be entered in a raffle where 15 lucky winners will be given a $50 Tango* card (Available for US-based participants. InterSystems and VA employees are not eligible).

  • Tango cards are a popular digital reward platform that provides a wide selection of e-gift cards from various retailers.  

Here are the exam title and the definition of the target role:

InterSystems IRIS Developer Professional

back-end software developer who:

  • writes and executes efficient, scalable, maintainable, and secure code on (or adjacent to) InterSystems IRIS using best practices for the development lifecycle,
  • effectively communicates development needs to systems and operations teams (e.g., database architecture strategy),
  • integrates InterSystems IRIS with modern development practices and patterns, and
  • is familiar with the different data models and modes of access for InterSystems IRIS (ObjectScript, Python, SQL, JDBC/ODBC, REST, language gateways, etc.).

At least 2 years of experience developing with InterSystems IRIS is recommended. Any code samples that include InterSystems IRIS classes will have methods displayed in both ObjectScript and Python (or SQL). 

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