Category: Magento 1

Magento is an open-source e-commerce platform written in PHP. The software was originally developed by Varien Inc., a US private company headquartered in Culver City, California, with assistance from volunteers.

Magento-Sales

Magento-Sales

Sales Exam proportion: 11%. Important Classes Mage_Sales_Model_Order Magento’s order model. It handles everything which associates to the order itself, some of the most important of which are prices, billing and shipping addresses, shipping method, discounts, status, customer and others. The…

Magento-Request Flow

Request Flow Exam proportion: 7%. Application Initialization Check compilier configuration Include Mage.php Setup core functions and autoloader Register the autoloader Mage::run() Instantiate Mage_Core_Model_App Instantiate the Config model $app-run() baseInit() – load the base config and initialise cache. initModules() – load…

Magento-Rendering

Magento-Rendering

Rendering Exam proportion: 7%. Customising Core Functionality with Themes Themes have layout files which, amongst other things, can be used to change which blocks appear on the page. The block template can also be changed and different methods called. Store-level…

Magento-Databases

Magento-Databases

Databases Exam proportion: 13%. Models, Resource Models and Collections Basic Concepts A Model is used to store and manipulate data about a particular object. Models typically contain the business logic of the application. A Resource Model is used to interact…

Magento-EAV

Magento-EAV

EAV Exam proportion: 10%. Basic Concepts Entity Stores information about the type of the data being stored. In the case of Magento this is customer, product, category, etc. Attribute The individual properties of each of the entities, e.g. name, weight,…

Magento-Adminhtml

Magento-Adminhtml

Adminhtml Exam proportion: 7%. Architecture Configuration Configuration areas that are loaded for the admin area are Adminhtml Controller The adminhtml controller extends Mage_Adminhtml_Controller_Action. In contrast to the frontend controllers, which extend Mage_Core_Controller_Front_Action.This action checks if the user is allowed to…

Magento-Catalog

Magento-Catalog

Catalog Exam proportion: 10%. Products There are six different product types built-in to Magento. Simple A single stock unit Configurable First of the composite products. Allow customers to configure their product and add a single simple product to basket. Grouped…

Magento-Checkout

Magento-Checkout

Checkout Exam proportion: 16%. Quotes Magento uses the quote model to store information about an order before it is completed by a customer. It contains: Customer information Items to be ordered Billing Address Shipping Address Shipping Method Payment Method Price…

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