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Now is the perfect time to make sure your website is ready for the Holiday rush, and the following courses can help. First up are courses from the Checkout Series (including two new courses), which cover that crucial piece of the shopping experience. Also new is the Magento Design Insights class, which focuses on helping developers customize their Magento Enterprise Edition store theme.

Checkout IV – Payments
October 1, 3, 7, 9 & 11 (8:00 am - 12:00 pm PST)

This class provides a deeper understanding of the architecture of payment methods, including native methods, the PayPal methods family, credit card related operations and partial payment operations. Learn More

This course covers:

  • Creating new payment methods
  • Customizing, extending and debugging existing payment methods

NEW

Checkout V – Order Placement
October 17, 23, 25 & 29 (8:00 am - 12:00 pm PST)

This course focuses on a deeper understanding of the architecture of order placement, the final step of the checkout process. Learn More

The course covers:

  • Customizing the Order Review page and customizing and debug-ing the order placement process and the order success page
  • Identifying and using the order placement API—which is important for when faced with the following scenarios:
  • Customizing the way order review step of checkout looks
  • Creating integration with a remote system which collects data for each new order
  • Customizing a process of order placement to add custom validations, restrictions and logging, just to name a few

NEW

Checkout VI – Taxes & Discounts
December 12, 17 & 19 (8:00 am - 12:00 pm PST)

This is a dive deep into the architecture of taxes and promotions (shopping cart price rules). Learn More

The course covers:

  • The existing taxation system in Magento, its flexibility and power, and how avoid unnecessary customization
  • Troubleshooting and debugging tax-related issues
  • How taxes are calculated on checkout and which classes are involved
  • Extending shopping cart price rules and how those rules are stored in the database
  • How taxes and discounts work together to better estimate its performance impact

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      Magento Design Insights
      November 13 & 14 (7:30 am - 10:30 am PST)

      This class enables the full-service web designer to better understand the features available to create a customized Magento Enterprise Edition store theme! Learn More

      The course covers:

      • Identifying which elements a skin controls, which elements a theme controls, and which elements are affected by the CSS file
      • Accessing included themes
      • Changing the theme in Magento
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