BigCommerce is on a mission to help merchants sell more at every stage of business growth. We want our customers to not only launch an ecommerce website, but also have the tools and skills to create the ultimate shopping experience.
If you’re looking to leverage referrals and boost your business, our developer certifications are built to help you fully optimize the performance of your BigCommerce store and make the most of our platform’s tools and features.
Here, we’ll break down what kinds of developer certifications we offer, where you can take them and what you can expect to get out of the courses.
BigDev Certification Courses
At BigCommerce University, you’ll find a variety of BigDev certification courses to meet your needs, whether you are a front-end, back-end or full-stack developer. Each course is designed to help you learn the design and API environments quickly so that you can start optimizing your online store and make the most of our platform.
Below is a breakdown of all the BigDev certification courses you’ll find on BigCommerce University:
- Stencil Essentials: Learn to use the Stencil theme engine to create beautiful, dynamic storefronts that will attract customers.
- Storefront API: Get up to speed on our Storefront API, so you can build a shopper experience focused on conversion.
- Catalog API: Learn to build and manage multi-functional catalogs that drive revenue and create the best customer experiences.
- Checkout: Make it easy for shoppers to buy from the stores you develop — with an easy-to-navigate, seamless checkout experience.
- Orders API: Become proficient building custom integrations to external systems (ERPs, shipping and inventory management systems).
- GraphQL Storefront API: Discover how to leverage the power of GraphQL to simplify integration and increase performance.
- … and be on the lookout for more! We’re always working on new courses and resources, so keep checking back for updates.
Get Certified — Your Way
Not only do you have the choice of seven different BigDev certifications, but you also have the option to get certified on your own terms. BigCommerce University courses are available both as instructor-led sessions or on-demand e-learning. Here’s what you can expect with each option:
On-campus at BigCommerce.
Although we’re only offering BigDev courses virtually for right now, we do plan on getting back to the BigCommerce headquarters soon! So, if you’re looking to network with fellow developers, enjoy breakfast and lunch on the BigCommerce team all week and take home exclusive BigCommerce University swag, you’ll be able to join us for the BigDev Bootcamp at one of our three BigCommerce locations — Austin, London or Sydney (or remotely). Here you’ll receive a full week of intensive workshops and training presented by your dedicated Senior Training Specialist.
Personalized learning at your location (merchants only).
Want to get certified from the comfort of your home office? We’ll bring our BigDev Bootcamp to the location of your choice and customize it for your ecommerce business needs. This learning experience can last between 1 and 4.5 days and may include up to 10 attendees, and you’ll be able to customize your agenda and curriculum with the help of your dedicated Senior Training Specialist.
On-demand certification courses.
Don’t have time to complete your certification in just one week? Luckily, BigCommerce University offers on-demand certification courses that are available 24/7 on any device so you can complete them on your own time. This self-paced e-learning course includes comprehensive videos, quizzes and interactive assessments with material that is updated regularly so that your knowledge keeps up with the evolution of the platform.
No matter how you decide to complete your training, you’ll have access to all the resources you need to complete your BigDev course, take your final exam and boost your ecommerce business by leveraging your new expertise.
BigDev in Action
Above the Fray, a BigCommerce partner and experienced ecommerce web development agency, completed the BigDev Bootcamp in order to master the BigCommerce platform and help give merchants every opportunity to thrive.
Equipped with the skills and knowledge to fully optimize the performance of a BigCommerce store, Above the Fray is able to offer the solutions to address common pain points and help clients meet their ecommerce goals.
Get Started with Your BigDev Certification
It’s not enough to simply launch an online store and hope you make sales. You need the skills and expertise to optimize your site’s performance and create the best shopping experience possible.
And especially if you’re a BigCommerce agency, it’s important that your clients know you’re committed to ecommerce excellence and can give them the best possible outcomes on the BigCommerce platform. With BigCommerce University, you’ll have access to all the tools necessary to build a strong foundation for your development teams — and the certifications to impress your prospective clients.
Or, if you’re not yet ready to commit to a BigCommerce University certification, feel free to visit our developer center to get started on your own. There, you’ll have access to free resources, such as API documents and reference guides, changelogs, theme docs and more.
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