Nov 08, 2012

New Adobe Certified Expert exams for Adobe CQ—Time to Study Up

Posted by Kathy Nelson


I’ve worked with many of you over the last several years and that’s why I am so excited to share this news with the community…  For the first time, certification exams are now available for Adobe CQ

We’ve just begun offering two Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) exams:  CQ Component Developer and CQ Lead Developer. 

The Component Developer certification exam is targeted at those with a year of Adobe CQ project experience with JCR, Sling, Felix, and CQ.  So be sure to brush up on the JCR specification, Sling internals, and OSGi. We suggest, as part of your exam preparation, that you have attended the CQ Developer, CQ Advanced Developer, and CQ System Administrator classes.  I look forward to seeing you all in my classroom soon, as you prepare to be certified! 

The Lead Developer exam tests the ability to create an end-to-end design for Adobe CQ implementations, as well as an understanding of system deployment and architecture.  So it’s time to double-check those architecture best practices.  The Lead Developer certification requires that you have already passed the CQ Component Developer exam.  We suggest you have also completed a minimum of one complex, or two medium-level, Adobe CQ implementation projects as preparation for this exam.

You can find the exam guides and preparation recommendations on our new Adobe Training site:  Just select the Certification menu option from the top menu bar.

Watch this space, @CQDev and the Adobe Training site for announcements of a number of new Adobe CQ courses we plan to release in the near future.


Kathy Jo Nelson

Technical Instructor, Team Lead CQ5 Delivery