For the TCCE, the Certification Team publishes a syllabus that defines required knowledge for a certified editor. The syllabus is a checklist for trainers and trainees by describing required educational objectives.

This syllabus is also available in other languages. 

The editor broadly knows what

  • a CMS is and its advantages are
  • TYPO3 is and from where it comes
  • what his role is

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The editor

  • knows the difference between the front- and the backend
  • can log in into and log out of a TYPO3 backend
  • can view and change his/her user settings
  • knows how to change his/her password
  • knows the definition of a secure password


The editor knows the layout of the TYPO3 backend and which part is containing which functions, including

  • Module column (first frame)
  • Page- and file column (second frame)
  • Working space (third frame)
  • Toolbar (log out, favorites, search, workspaces, ...)
  • Context bars (save, edit, new element, ...)


The editor knows the intended purpose of the following modules

  • Page module
  • List module
  • File module


The editor knows 

  • the architecture of the page tree
  • can create, edit, hide and move pages
  • can delete pages through the context menu and by moving the page into the paper bin appearing when dragging the page
  • most used page settings:
    • Title
    • Subtitle
    • Navigation title
    • Resources
    • Meta (description, abstract, keywords)
    • Hide in menu
    • Backend layout
  • most important page types
    • Default
    • Shortcut
    • Link to external page
    • Sysfolder
  • how to use start- and stop time
  • the difference between a page and a sysfolder


The editor knows 

  • the connection between the page tree in the backend and the menu displayed in the frontend
  • how to get a preview of a page

The editor can

  • navigate through the page tree
  • create, move and delete folders
  • upload, rename, move, copy and delete files
  • find out if a file is being used somewhere
  • edit metadata
  • use the "extended view"

The editor can

can create and edit important content element types

  • Headline
  • Text
  • Text with image
  • Images
  • File links

knows functionality of the following content element fields

  • Headline and type (regarding semantics and SEO)
  • Publishing- and archive date

The editor can

  • copy, move, enable, disable, and delete records
  • edit multiple fields of multiple records at the same time (Single table view)
  • copy, move, and delete multiple records by utilizing the clipboard

The editor is able to 

  • create news articles
  • edit, hide/unhide, and delete news articles
  • add images to a news article
  • manage news articles related to each other
  • add files (e.g. PDF) to a news article

The editor knows intended purposes of the following fields:

  • Heading
  • Teaser
  • Date and time
  • Archive date
  • Publishing date and expiration date
  • Categories


The editor knows about the "Access" module and is able to restrict access for usergroups for both pages and content elements.


The editor knows the recycler and is able to restore deleted objects.

Sorting function

The editor is able to sort the page tree by utilising "Sorting functions" from within the "Functions" backend module.

Search and find

The editor knows how to find files, pages, and content elements.

The editor is able to

  • switch between column view and language view
  • create translations for pages
  • translate content elements
  • translate news articles
  • edit metadata (title, description, etc) of already translated pages
  • utilise localisation mode in the list module
  • translate metadata of files (FAL)