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:  train​ing​.adobe​.com.  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