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ACP-120 Jira Administration for Cloud Certification

Become an Atlassian Certified Professional Jira Administrator. This Certification covers the skills needed to configure and manage Jira Software to support any development or business team.

A Certification in Jira Administration for Cloud (ACP-JCA) showcases those who:

  • can interpret and translate business requirements into product configurations

  • understand features specific to Jira for Cloud

  • know the ins-and-outs of workflows, automation, security, permissions, field and screen customization, and system settings available through the user interface

  • understand how administrative choices affect Jira's security, scalability and day-to-day manageability

  • can leverage Atlassian resources and community to help your team implement best practices within Jira

In a 2019 survey, 91% of Atlassian Certified professionals reported their credential boosted their ability to help their team do their best work.

Exam details

Products covered: Jira Software Cloud
Timing: You must complete the exam within 90 days of your purchase of the course.
Location: Proctored online (also available at testing centers)

Exam topics

The exam covers these topic areas:

  • Access, permissions and security (25% - 30% of the exam)

  • General project configuration (10%-15% of the exam)

  • Issue types, fields and screens (15%-20% of the exam)

  • Workflows and automation (15%-20% of the exam)

  • Notifications (5%-10% of the exam)

  • System administration (5%-10% of the exam)

Enroll in the free Exam Success course for comprehensive details on each topic and in-depth preparation.


ACP exams are intended to be challenging – increase your chances of success with careful preparation!

Prior training and experience

Atlassian University recommends comprehensive hands on experience administering Jira before taking this exam.

Exam Success course

The free ACP-120 Jira Administration for Cloud Exam Success course will be your companion throughout your preparation journey. It’s the most comprehensive way to prepare for what you’ll find on the exam.

By enrolling in the course, you’ll gain access to:

  • Guidelines for what is expected on each section of the exam

  • In-depth technical content reviewing every exam topic, from the Atlassian experts who wrote the exam

  • Tips and tricks for exam success, including how to approach the exam questions

  • Comprehensive, annotated Exam Topics checklist with links to relevant documentation

  • Trello template to help you create your personalized study plan

  • Practice questions with detailed explanations for all correct and incorrect answers

  • Instructions on how to set up your own sandbox

  • Sandbox challenges to guide exploration of the exam topics in Jira

Training credits can be used to purchase vouchers for this exam.