Course Code: magew-13112


Keeward is giving a free Magento e-commerce course.


Anyone can apply to attend the course. It is completely open.


November 4, 5 and 6 from 18h30 to 21h00


Berytech, Mathaf, Damascus Road.


The training session is totally free of charge.

Participants will be selected after review of their resumes which they can send to

Space is limited to 10 participants.


We’re looking to hire one of the participants at the end of the course. So it’s not really a catch, more of a pleasant surprise.

What is Magento?

Magento is an open source e-commerce web application that was launched on March 31, 2008. It was developed by Varien (now Magento Inc) with help from the programmers within the open source community but is owned solely by Magento Inc. Magento was built using the Zend Framework.

The Magento Community Edition is freely available.

Magento has been adopted by over 180,000 online retailers ranging from smaller e-commerce websites to large multinational businesses such as Harvey Nichols and the Samsung Mobile Shop.

For the week of Sep 23rd 2013, Quantcast data collated by BuiltWith Trends indicated that Magento ran on 11% of the top 10K sites (Community Edition 8.8%/Enterprise Edition 2.05%), 20% of the top 100K sites (Community 16.44%/Enterprise 3.23%), and 14% of the top million sites (Community 13.2%/Enterprise 1.11%).


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Then send your CV over to before October 28th.

What will you learn?

  • Introduction to e-commerce
  • Introduction to web development
    • Team work, Agile programming & Scrum
    • Git
    • The Servers Trinity : dev/ preprod /prod
    • SLA & reliability
    • Handling security
    • Optimizing webpage performance
  • Introduction to magento development
    • LAMP
    • MVC
    • The EAV model
    • The Zend Framework
    • Theme customization
    • Creating Extensions
    • Connecting payment gateways
    • ERP/ETL/connections…
    • Mobile developement
  • Workshops
    • Day 1: none
    • Day 2: Install Magento + basic customization
    • Day 3: Diving deeper into Magento core
  • Final project: Create “The Lebanese Shoe Store” website.

What do you need?

Participants need to have a laptop computer. If they don’t have one, computers are available for rental (contact us for more information).

Although no specific software is mandatory, a ssh client, sftp client and a good looking text editor is a plus.

We will provide the development server, power, AC and coffee.

Here are some examples of e-commerce/catalog websites.

Antoine Online is the e-commerce platform of Librairie Antoine, one of the main regional actors in the world of books and the press. Antoine online is fully managed by Keeward, from web development to logistics.

GoCheers is the retail service for Egyptian International Beverage Company. Cheers liquor Outlets sell all alcoholic beverages range produced in Egypt. They have been operating an e-commerce platform developed by Keeward for 2 years.

Raghunter is the first-of-its-kind search engine for fashion items currently available in stores across Lebanon and soon in Dubai. It is a partner project of Keeward.

Hachette-Antoine is a joint venture between international publishing leader Hachette Livre of France and reputed Librairie Antoine of Lebanon. Hachette-Antoine's website, developed by Keeward, serves as a brochure and catalogue of their educational collections and their regular publications.