Syllabus

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 German.

Exam questions are based on TYPO3 CMS 9.5 LTS.

The editor knows

  • what a CMS is and about the advantages it offers
  • about the separation of content and layout/design
  • about the responsibility and delimitation of the editor’s role
  • the technical requirements needed for a proper usage of TYPO3 as an editor

The editor has basic understanding and knowledge about

  • Web accessibility
  • SEO (On-Page)
  • Media formats (JPG, GIF, PNG, AVI, MPEG...)
  • Copyright and data protection

The editor

  • knows the difference between the Frontend and the Backend
  • is able to login and logout of the TYPO3 backend
  • is able to view and edit his user profile settings
  • knows where to change his password
  • knows about password security

Backend

The editor

  • knows the structure of the backend and the functionality of:
    • Module bar (1st column)
    • Page tree and file tree (2nd column)
    • Working area (3rd column)
    • Toolbar (Logout, Favorites, Search)
    • Context bar (save, edit, new element, …)
  • knows about the responsiveness of the TYPO3 Backend
  • knows about Backend users and Backend user groups that may be assigned to editors
  • knows about the backend search functions for files, pages and content
  • knows about the existence and purpose of workspaces in TYPO3

Modules

The editor knows in general about

  • the module “Page”, to organize content elements on pages
  • the module “List” to organize data records
  • the module “Filelist” to organize files
  • the module “Forms” to organize forms
  • ...and other modules, that are relevant for an editor

Backend

The editor

  • knows the page tree and its functionality
  • is able to create, edit, enable, disable, move and delete pages
  • knows about the page properties
  • knows the different page types and their functionality
  • knows the meaning and function of the page cache, and how to clear it in TYPO3

 

Frontend

The editor

  • knows the correlation between the page tree and the navigation menu in the frontend
  • has knowledge about the possibility to view the frontend in different responsive views in the backend
  • knows how to get a page preview (new browser window, allow Popups,...)

The editor is able to

  • navigate and organize files in the file tree in a structured way
  • organize directories and files and knows about the “extended view”
  • figure out if files are being used / referenced in the system
  • edit meta data

The editor

  • is able to organize typical page content elements and knows their properties
  • knows the difference between the direct file upload in a content element via drag&drop and the file upload in the module “Filelist”
  • has knowledge about the Rich Text Editor (RTE)
  • knows about the cropping function, when using images in content elements
  • knows how to embed videos

The editor

  • is able to create, copy, move, activate (hide), deactivate (un-hide) and delete data records
  • knows how to edit several data fields of content elements simultaneously (single table view)
  • is able to change the listview (selection of data fields, amount of data records) 
  • is able to manage several data records simultaneously by using the clipboard
  • knows the recycler and is able to restore deleted data records and content elements
  • has basic knowledge about versioning  in TYPO3

The editor has knowledge

  • about what an extension is
  • about how to use Plugins as content elements

The editor is able to

  • switch between the views “Columns” and “Languages” in module “Pages”
  • create translations for pages
  • translate content elements  (“free mode” and “connected mode”)
  • translate data records
  • translate meta data of translated pages (title, description, etc.)
  • use the translation view in the module “List”
  • translate the meta data of files
  • work with the module Info / Localization Overview