Why Partner with Sitefinity Certified Developers

sitefinity developer certification and why partner with certified developers Written By Jake Picken

In this Sitefinity Minute, we are going to discuss why it is important to partner with Certified Sitefinity Developers for the implementation and maintenance of a website built on Sitefinity CMS. 


So first, what makes a developer “Sitefinity Certified”?  So, some web development companies may claim they are Sitefinity developers because they built a few websites on the platform. 

And although experience is necessary, to become a Sitefinity Certified Developer you need to take certification courses and an exam from Progress. 

Now, there are two types of developer courses and certifications available. 

The first course that a developer would take is the Foundations of Sitefinity Development, now this would prepare them for the Sitefinity Certification exam. 

Now developers with an advanced certification study course material that covers much more complex development practices and they also have to pass an advanced certification exam. 

Now, let’s get back to why it is important for you to work with a Sitefinity Partner that has these developer certifications. 

Now the first thing is it is important because website platforms are different, and the development framework can be different too.  So, hiring a developer who doesn’t understand your content management system and the development framework that it's built on is kind of like hiring a plumber to fix your electrical issues.  

Now working with a web development company that has developers who are Sitefinity Certified can truly make the difference between a poor website implementation and a successful one. 

These certified developers understand all the features of Sitefinity, so they know how to do things like extend your website’s capabilities by integrating with other business systems and tools and also how to customize the built-in functionality of your CMS. 

Now at Smooth Fusion, we not only have over a decade of experience with Sitefinity, but we also have a great team of Sitefinity Certified Developers and several of them have advanced Sitefinity certifications. 

Now if you are looking for a web development partner, that has experience with Sitefinity and who has developers who are certified in the platform, then contact us to learn more about what it would look like to work with our team, or you can go to the Progress Partner Locator to find a list of Sitefinity certified development partners. 

And that’s the Sitefinity Minute.


Deciding on a partner to work with?  Ask them the questions outlined in our article, 10 Questions to Ask Potential Sitefinity CMS Implementation Partners.