Adobe Exam Revisions FAQ

Revisions to Analytics Exams FAQ

1. What is the reason for revising the exams?

Revisions are required to keep exam content in alignment with product lifecycles. The current versions of the Analytics exams were developed in 2013, and the new versions will include questions on features and functions of the product that have changed since that time.

2. Which exams are being revised?

  • Reports and Analytics Implementation
  • Reports and Analytics
  • Analytics Business Practitioner
  • Analytics Developer

3. When will the new exams be released?

All exams are expected to be released by February 2017; localization to Japanese will be complete in an additional 10-12 weeks.

4. Will I be required to take the new version of the exam?

No.  Your current certification will remain valid.  If you are a partner seeking Specialization, the current version of the exam will still qualify.

5. Should I wait to take the new version of the exam?

If you have been using Analytics since prior to 2013 or are experienced with all versions of the product, you may want to take the current version of the exam.  If you are a newer user of the product and/or have taken training through Adobe Digital Learning Services in 2016, you may want to wait for the new version of the exam which will include more current features and functions.  If you work for a partner company that is seeking Specialization, you should discuss with your manager. The current and new versions of the exams will both qualify toward Specialization in 2017.

Revisions to AEM Architect FAQs

1. What content areas are included on the new version of the exam?

The tasks measured on the exam are grouped into the following domains:

  • Discovering existing environments and business processes
  • Discovering client expectations
  • Validating business requirements
  • Designing a solution architecture
  • Identifying components and templates for web pages
  • Creating migration strategies
  • Identifying and recommending performance requirements
  • Identifying and recommending a security model
  • Identifying quality assurance (QA) requirements and planning the QA process
  • Integrating with third-party systems
  • Managing the content editing process
  • Creating the development process

2. Does the new exam cover AEM 6.2?

Content was added to the exam to include some of the features and functions of AEM 6.2; however, it also includes solution-agnostic knowledge of working with AEM and is not considered solely a measure of AEM 6.2 knowledge.

3. How do I know if I am ready to take the AEM 6 Architect exam?

A minimally qualified Adobe Experience Manager Architect typically has the following work experience:

  • At least 5 years’ experience coding with Java/J2EE
  • 2-4 years’ of experience with AEM
  • 2-4 years’ experience with OSGi framework (Bundles/Services, tag libraries)
  • Minimum 5 years’ of experience with WCM (Can be any CMS)
  • Has been an architect or co-architect on at least three AEM-based solutions or projects
  • Has experience with industry standard methodologies such as Agile Scrum and Waterfall
  • Has experience with back-end integration and front-end integration
  • Has experience utilizing taxonomies within AEM applications
  • Has experience working with different persistence architectures (Architectures include: Binary storages, content storages, relational databases, index technologies, and cloud installation)
  • Can architect an entire AEM infrastructure/environment
  • Can architect an AEM-based solution
  • Can complete As Is/Discovery analysis of client architecture
  • Must be comfortable creating documents, presenting to customers
  • Is capable of abstracting functional requirements based on customer vision
  • Is capable of writing coherent functional specifications
  • Is capable of identifying colliding requirements and is able to moderate resolution of a functional conflict.
Last updated 2016-12-09