Magento solution specialist

Magento Certification: Solution Specialist Exam Guide

Crimson Agility takes pride in being a Magento Professional Partner. However, to reach this level of partnership, you need to have 12 certifications of different fields when working with Magento. We currently are at a Silver Partner tier with Magento based on joint booking attainment, technical proficiency, and customer satisfaction.

From the Magento 2 Solution Specialist page

“A Magento 2 Solution Specialist is an expert user of the Magento 2 eCommerce platform. It is designed for those who can efficiently align business objectives with Magento 2 functionality, optimize use of native features, and avoid unnecessary customization. Areas of knowledge include eCommerce, Magento Architecture, Magento Admin & Storefront, Business & Applications, and Catalog. “

The Magento exams can be intimidating even for the most expert developers and Solution Specialists. However, these tests can be a vital part of your businesses marketing and reinforcing your reputation. That being said, it can be stressful, so Crimson Agility would like to help provide some helpful tips to get you that certification. 

How to Prepare for Magento Solution Specialist Certification

  1. Create or Purchase a Study Guide: It is vital to make sure you have the information to narrow what needs to be studied. At Crimson Agility, we used the SwiftOtter Solutions study guide, which gave us specific information to understand. We then paired this information with the official Magento User Guide to get even more specifics on the configurations and how it works on the front end. 
  2. Form a Study Group: Studying in a group promotes a sense of community and helps provide teaching opportunities when you teach the information that you learned from the study guide and inform the ones around you because the best way to reinforce knowledge is to help others.
  3. Rest/ Peace and Quiet: No one, and I mean no one, can run on fumes. It’s vital to keep rested and to take intermediate breaks to refresh the mind. If you dig yourself into studying or stay up late, it can cause frustration and a lack of focus.
  4. Different Study Tools and Games: One of the worst parts of studying is that it can be BORING. It would help if you kept things interesting for yourself and your possible study group. At Crimson Agility, we created flashcards, watched videos, inspiring memory associations, received tutoring from some people that have passed the test, and even created a Jeopardy game.
  5. Practice Makes Perfect: Repetition of the material is everything, and nothing beats just doing it over, and over, and over, and over, and over again. 

These exams are a vital part of the Magento platform and to becoming a Magento certified partner. Magento only wants the most qualified and knowledgeable of personal development on their sites. We are always providing a consistent experience between all different websites between different development firms. This standard sets a future of integrity for all client websites. That’s why we at Crimson Agility consider it a cornerstone of our business. That’s why Crimson Agility takes pride in having some of the most certifications out of any Magento development firm, and why we want to help others strive to the Magento standard.

If you need a Magento Professional Partner that is reliable and Magento certified with plenty of experience with the platform, you can visit our page here.

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6 Ways to Have an Effortless Summer BBQ

6 Ways to Have an Effortless Summer BBQ

Here comes summer and it couldn’t be any warmer here in the Valley of the Sun. With summer temperatures sure to soar into the hundreds, we recommend you set aside a few weekends for relaxing by the pool. Hosting a fun family BBQ is a great way to endure the summer sun.

1.  Protect yourself from the flames of summer with a sturdy apron. Staying safe from the heat of the grill is just as important as staying safe from the sun.

Apron – Mason Brown by The Spice & Tea Exchange $45.99

2. Shake down for some well grilled meat with these great flavors. Bring that restaurant quality steak to your home kitchen.

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3. Pick up the slack with this great array of utensils. You’ll need more than just your average kitchen tongs to do battle with the fiery flames on the grill.

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4. Stay prepped and ready for anything. A mess, a spill or a bit of dirt can be gone in a flash if you have a towel on hand.

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5. Add some spice to the sea with a set of spice shakers. You’ll seem like a well seasoned chef right of the high seas.

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6. After you have finished showing off your masterful cooking and grilling skills, sit back and relax with a nice cup of your favorite homemade iced tea. Fresh and delicious can be just a few minutes away.

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All these products are available from The Spice & Tea Exchange. They offer more than 140 spices, over 80 exclusive hand-mixed blends, 20+ naturally-flavored sugars, an array of salts from around the world, and more than 40 exotic teas. The Spice & Tea Exchange uses the eCommerce platform Magento to process its online store.

Magneto is an eCommerce platform recently bought by Adobe that is helping businesses like theirs manage their orders and buying process. Magento takes all your website’s needs and puts them into the same experience. No matter what you decide to do this summer, keep us in mind. Here at Crimson Agility we can help you keep your Magento site in tip top shape. Whether you need an upgrade or just a bit of help we’ve got you covered, so call us and relax poolside this summer.

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The Top 5 Best Places to Hike in Arizona

The Top 5 Best Places to Hike in Arizona

We all need a little time spent outside of the office and there is no better place to go than the great outdoors. Much of what is Arizona used to be volcanic. These long dormant volcanoes are now part of the many scenic hiking trails scattered throughout the state. With so many great places to visit, you may have to limit yourself to just a few. That is why we’ve put together a list of our top 5 favorite places to hike in Arizona.

1. The Grand Canyon

One of the natural wonders of the world, the Grand Canyon draws millions of people to the stunning nature preserve in northern Arizona. With breathtaking views from a mile above the Colorado river it is no wonder so many people choose to make the all-day hike from rim to rim. Here, the weather can change drastically between the rim and the basin, so you will need to be prepared for both extremes and the even colder temperatures that come at night.

2. Sedona

Like the Grand Canyon, the red rock mountains of Sedona are both striking and memorable. The contrast of red rock jutting out from the lush pine forests can take your breath away. A popular spot to visit is the Devil’s Bridge, a nearly freestanding tower of stone. The hike to the stone bridge can go from hot to chilly as you move into the shade of the buttes. Another great spot is Bell Rock which is an easy walk to the top.

3. Camelback Mountain

Named for its appearance, Camelback Mountain is one of the most accessible hiking spots in Phoenix. It is in the center of the urban sprawl making it a great spot for a quick early morning hike. From the top, it has spectacular views of the city scape and the other smaller hiking spots sprinkled throughout the valley. If you plan on experiencing the dramatic colors of an Arizona sunset, there is no better place than from atop Camelback Mountain.

4. Superstition Mountain

Located to the east of the Phoenix Valley are the majestic Superstitions Mountains. The remnants of long dormant volcanoes, they possess a unique appearance and an interesting past. These mountains are known for their many jutting red rocks and superstitious legends. The most famous story is of the Lost Dutchman Mines, a gold mine worth over 2 million dollars that has been lost for centuries.

5. Humphrey’s Peak

If you’re looking for a challenge, head north to Humphrey’s Peak, the highest point in Arizona and home of some fantastic views. This is a high difficulty hike and not for the light of heart. It can be a long hike to the top where the total elevation is 12,633 feet. Stay aware of other hikers as you make your journey and come prepared for the difficult terrain.


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To manage their online store, Biofreeze uses the eCommerce platform Magento. Magento is an eCommerce platform recently bought by Adobe that is helping businesses like theirs manage their orders and buying process. Biofreeze has customized Magento to fit their unique needs through their partnership with Crimson Agility, a Magento services firm. Crimson Agility is a full service Magento services firm with in-depth knowledge of the Magento platform and e-Commerce as well as years of industry experience and successful implementations.

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