Yeah big news today! In the morning I made the exam for the Zend Certified Engineer PHP 5.3 and passed it :)
I had many, many stream questions in my test, a field I wasn't so prepared about. I made three mockup tests to prepare for the exam (and of course reading the exam book, doing some examples in phpsh) but I think the real test had much harder questions than the mockup tests. In the end all that matters is that I passed it ;-)
It was my first certificate, but it won't be the last! On the beginning of 2012 I want to do the MySQL certificate and perhaps Zend Framework too.
Please don't hesitate to ask me questions about it if you're doing the exam, too! Besides I really recommend installing phpsh on your machine if you're doing PHP development. I can't say it often enough and it has saved me a lot of headaches in my daily work with PHP :)
As I re-read this post it occured to me that this is no post, it's merely a brain dump ... :D