What people are saying about Magento U
What were your expectations
for Magento U?
I was expecting to learn what I didn't know, but didn't know what I didn't know. This class completely clarified the fundamentals of the xml structure, control flow, and navigating through and making sense of the many files of Magento. There is a very high level of understanding Magento, and every day, something that was previously a mystery to me 'clicked' in my head - clarifying how to work with it and realizing why things were built the way they were.
What is unique about the Magento Experience?
I've never met computer course instructors anywhere with the level of depth and understanding of a specific application, especially one as complex as Magento. Their through-and-through understanding of Magento and the inner workings of the application is truly amazing and something you just can't get anywhere else. Their classes went above and beyond my expectations and I would highly recommend them for anyone looking to get a solid understanding of the platform.
How are you going to apply what you’ve learned in this class?
Magento U has given me a great foundation to begin building solid, enterprise-level extensions and has provided me with the recommended way of modifying and extending just about any section in Magento. Our company is now prepared to continue to deliver eCommerce services with an even higher level of understanding, knowledge and support of the Magento platform.
Excellent Training Course, helped me understand the logic behind Magento Functionality.- Irfaan Bhimji - Technical Consultant - National Commerce Practice | Perficient, Inc.
The course gave me a great overview of Magento. What's more, I learned a lot about the architecture, caching, and how to extend several parts of Magento. This definitely exceeded my expectations.- Natxo Cabre, GSI Commerce Inc
The instructor was absolutely awesome, knew an incredible amount of information, did a great job of answering our questions, and was very polite and encouraging. This course is leaps and bounds better than any other Magento resource out there. There is no comparison.- Chris Manger - Golden Communication
It was an enriching and entertaining week. I was happy to meet some good Magento developers from around the world. [Our instructor] Vinai was always helpful and ready to answer our questions.- Kervin Ramin, Navi Partner
2 our instructor: @VinaiKopp Thank you very much for the great and awesome course Fundamentals of Magento Dev. in Zurich, CH cc @royrubin05- Cyril Schumacher (@ShumacherFM)
Very well presented and comprehensive. Amongst the top courses I have attended so far.- Wilko Nienhaus
The Magento U Fundamentals instructor-led course was ideal for Temple & Webster because it allowed us to interact directly with an expert Magento Evangelist. They were able to answer our most complex Magento questions. The Fundamentals course is appropriately in-depth which has helped us enormously by providing us with much greater context to our understanding of the Magento platform. Highly recommended for those serious about the getting the best out of Magento.- Adam Ring, Technical Project Manager, Temple & Webster
The Fundamentals of Magento Development course was brilliant! I currently work on the frontend side of Magento and this was a fantastic opportunity for me to dive in the deep end of Magento, which has helped me understand how Magento works. The tutor, Vinai Kopp, is an endless pit of knowledge and experience; an amazing tutor and a really nice guy. I would definitely recommend this course to all developers looking into Magento.-Sean Watson, Web Designer, Trueshopping Ltd
Magento Fundamentals in London was an incredible experience. You meet with the best Magento craftsmen from around the world for eight hours a day and hammer through Magento’s codebase, splitting its parts into pieces and studying each in detail. The tutor was really helpful making sure no one fell behind, and sharing practical tips from his personal experience working with the script. The whole event was highly educational and inspiring. I’d gladly do it again!-Marcin Dancewicz, Digital Boutique
[The instructor] does a fantastic job of explaining the workings behind Magento; he is a true genius on the platform and I would recommend his training to anyone wanting to learn the Fundamentals of Magento Development.-Clemens van der Walt, Invent Commerce
The Magento U course has helped me get to know Magento in so many ways, and it has made me realize how much I did not know about the framework. Even after my experience with Magento, the knowledge that our instructor had about the course, and how he conveyed that knowledge to us was amazing. I am so glad I took part on the course.-Phumlani Nyati, Invent Commerce
The course really made me better understand how Magento works and how I can work better with it.-Len Lorijn, Guapa Media
Core Principles for Theming
I feel like a light has finally come on. I am a lot less confused now. This is helping me with my daily work tasks already (and I've found some errors that need to be fixed before the next update)!-Jessica Thornton, Jr. Web Developer, Delta Apparel, Inc.
Great course for anyone who wants to learn proper techniques for Magento theming.-James Phillips, Web Developer, Honeyville Grain
The instructor had incredible knowledge of the material and was able to explain and demonstrate real life situations flawlessly.-Ashley Bush, Web Designer, Ringside
Magento Checkout - Part I: Shopping Cart & Price Calculations
I was impressed by the amount of planning that had gone into creating this course, and I'm very happy with the new skills the instructor was able to teach me.- Julian Read, Web Developer
Magento Checkout - Part III: Shipping
Fast-paced; attention-grabbing and highly technical. This course knocked my socks off!- Phillip Jackson, Senior Interactive Developer, Something Digital
Magento Checkout - Part IV: Payments
This was my favorite part of the checkout series so far. I learned a lot and greatly boosted my confidence.- Julian Read, Web Developer
Magento Checkout - Part VI: Taxes & Discounts
What I like most about the Magento U courses is that I’m able to see a larger picture of Magento’s inner workings. Most of the time, it helps to solve the pieces of the puzzle with an instructor who really knows his stuff. Not only did I learn how the code works, but I also learned why it works so that I can make upgrade-safe, efficient customizations to the platform.- Charles Dietz, Lead Magento Developer, Online Stores, Inc.
Requirements Discovery for Successful Magento Implementations
The Requirements Gathering for Implementations course was incredibly beneficial. My company depends on me to ask all the right questions during the discovery phase. The course was broken down into Functional, Integration, and Infrastructure requirements gathering, which made it easy to follow. The Magento team provided templates, worksheets, and in class exercises, which really helped solidify the material. This course is a MUST for any Project Manager or Business Analyst who works with Magento.- David Shuford, Solutions Engineer, Blue Acorn
The detailed nature of the Magento Implementation Methodology clearly delivers the basic fundamentals that a custom Magento implementation should utilize. The solid requirements gathering techniques and their translation to Magento functionality will clearly aid in the development of great, well functioning Magento sites.- Derek Kloostra, Vice President of eCommerce Consulting, The Grand River
This a terrific course on the most efficient and proper way to gather requirements for projects to ensure tasks are done correctly the first time.- Alan Gagnon, Project Manager, Pixafy
LOVE IT: Thanks for making these videos available! Magento is very complex and learning it can be an ominous undertaking at the onset. These videos have helped me make leaps and bounds in upward progress developing with Magento. I'm beginning to feel saturated and comfortable in the Magento environment. My introduction to Magento was getting hired by a Magento development company, so even having my hand in the guts all day long these videos have really cleared up a lot of confusion for me. Grazie!- Austen Hoogen, Magento Developer, GoSolid.net in Seattle