After Adobe acquired Magento, they gradually rolled out their vision for One Adobe to streamline their product offerings. And as of August 2020, they’ve unified Magento certifications with the Adobe certifications program.
Here’s a brief introduction to the Magento certifications issued by Adobe to help you understand what it takes to become an Adobe certified individual.
Adobe Certified Expert - Adobe Commerce Business Practitioner
Contrary to popular belief, Magento certifications aren’t only for developers. The Adobe Commerce Business Practitioner certification is issued to subject matter experts demonstrating the ability to leverage Magento 2 effectively.
This certification is open to a diverse range of ecommerce professionals such as consultants, strategists, engineers, analysts, and end users. Therefore, it doesn’t require any specialized prior training or knowledge of other software technologies.
However, it requires expertise with Magento 2 Open Source and Adobe Commerce. Adobe tests individuals for proficiency with different Magento aspects such as:
- — Magento Architecture,
- — Magento admin and storefront,
- — Magento catalog operations,
- — Ecommerce applications of Magento.
Attaining such expertise is only possible through a combination of rigorous training and hands-on experience working with the platform. An individual certified as an Adobe Commerce Business Practitioner can help you align your business objectives using native Magento 2 functionality and avoid unnecessary customizations wherever possible.
Adobe Certified Expert - Adobe Commerce Front-End Developer
This certification is issued to individuals who demonstrate a thorough understanding of Magento 2 design fundamentals. It validates their knowledge of Magento theming components and tests their proficiency with customizing the Magento 2 user interface.
There are no restrictions on who can attempt this exam. However, individuals with more than 1.5 years of experience with Magento frontend development and a deep understanding of its theming principles are more likely to succeed.
Adobe tests applicants for several aspects closely related to Magento 2 frontend development, such as:
- — Theme development,
- — Magento design configuration,
- — Theme layout,
- — Template file creation and customization,
- — Static asset deployment,
- — Internationalization of frontend pages,
- — Frontend customization using CSS and LESS.
Individuals certified as experts in Adobe Commerce frontend development can help you build and customize Magento 2 themes. Additionally, they can help you modify website pages and implement design configurations from the Magento admin panel.
Adobe Certified Professional - Adobe Commerce Developer
This credential is issued to individuals experienced in working with Magento-related technologies like Linux, PHP, Nginx/Apache and know the basics of the Magento framework.
The Adobe Certified Professional Adobe Commerce Developer certification is ideal for budding developers, especially those seeking to start their careers as Magento developers. They only need a basic understanding of Magento fundamentals to attain this credential.
Adobe tests individuals to identify their familiarity and understanding of Magento-specific aspects such as:
- — Magento’s architecture and customization techniques,
- — Magento’s request flow processing,
- — Customization of the Magento UI,
- — Working with the Magento database,
- — Using Adminhtml for development,
- — Customizing Magento’s business logic.
The exam validates a budding Magento developer’s knowledge and skills related to Magento admin modifications, database changes, UI customization, functionality customization, and catalog and checkout structures.
Individuals certified as professionals in Adobe Commerce development can help you with your Magento store’s basic customization and maintenance based on Adobe’s recommended best practices.
Adobe Certified Expert - Adobe Commerce Developer
This certification is issued to Magento developers with intermediate proficiency managing and customizing versions 2.3.x of Magento 2 Open Source and Adobe Commerce
It’s ideal for Magento developers with more than 1.5 years of experience customizing Magento 2. Although there are no prerequisites for this certification, those certified as Adobe Certified Professional Adobe Commerce Developers and who’ve completed the Magento 2 Development Essentials course are more likely to succeed in being accredited.
Adobe tests Magento developers for a deeper understanding of the platform and examines their ability to implement practical applications of Magento development and customization such as:
- — The Magento architecture and its customization,
- — Request flow processing,
- — Customizing the Magento UI,
- — Working with databases,
- — Using the Entity-Attribute-Value model,
- — Developing with Adminhtml,
- — Catalog and Checkout customization,
- — Sales operations,
- — Customer management.
They examine Magento developers for their proficiency in working with the platform and modifying its functionality through admin changes, UI modifications, database manipulations, checkout customizations, order management integrations, catalog functionality, and structure modification.
Individuals certified as expert Adobe Commerce Developers generally possess a few years of experience working with Magento and developing moderate to advanced Magento functionality and customization solutions.
Adobe Certified Master - Adobe Commerce Architect
This certification is issued to Magento developers demonstrating exceptional proficiency in working with the platform by testing their expertise in customizing different areas of Adobe Commerce version 2.3.
Generally, senior Magento developers with over two years of experience building custom solutions for Adobe Commerce, leading development projects and developer teams, working with varied clients, and making critical technical decisions succeed in achieving this certification.
Adobe examines developers for advanced knowledge and a holistic understanding of Magento across areas such as:
- — The Magento architecture,
- — Magento UI,
- — Magento database,
- — Implementation of Entity-Attribute-Value model,
- — Working with Adminhtml,
- — Checkout process and catalog customization,
- — Adobe Commerce functionality,
- — Magento security.
They examine Magento developers and solutions architects for their skills and expertise in customizing Magento, forecasting impacts of customizations, making critical decisions, and understanding fundamental mechanisms like checkout, product, and quote operations.
This certification represents the crème de la crème of Magento developers. A master Adobe Commerce developer can help you leverage Magento effectively to achieve your business goals and plan and direct your development projects to ensure success.
- — Familiarity with the Magento technology stack,
- — Magento UI components,
- — Payments and checkout architecture.
Adobe Certified Expert - Adobe Commerce Cloud Developer
This credential is issued to Magento developers and cloud architects with expertise in integrating, troubleshooting, and leveraging the Adobe Commerce Cloud platform to help Magento users achieve their business goals.
Developers generally require at least 6 to 12 months of hands-on experience building and customizing Adobe Commerce Cloud solutions to be accredited. Additionally, those who’ve completed the Adobe Commerce Cloud for developers course are more likely to succeed in being certified.
Adobe examines individuals for their expertise in working with the Magento Cloud infrastructure across areas such as:
- — The Adobe Commerce Cloud fundamentals,
- — Setting up and using a local development environment,
- — Configuring cloud solutions and associated services,
- — The Commerce Cloud deployment process,
- — Static content deployment,
- — Development and troubleshooting,
- — Live deployments and maintenance.
Individuals certified as expert Adobe Commerce Cloud developers can help you test, troubleshoot, deploy, and operate a Magento store using the Adobe Commerce Cloud environment. They can help you leverage the platform effectively to get the best returns on your investments.