Become an Atlassian Certified Professional Jira Administrator. This Certification covers the skills needed to configure and manage Jira Data Center or Server to support any development or business team.
A Certification in Jira Administration for Data Center and Server (ACP-JA) showcases those who:
can interpret and translate business requirements into product configurations
understand features and administrative responsibilities specific to Jira for Data Center and Server
know the ins-and-outs of workflows, 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.
Products covered: Jira Software Long Term Support Releases
Location: Proctored online (also available at testing centers)
ACP exams are intended to be challenging – increase your chances of success with careful preparation! Before you plan for your exam, download the ACP-100 exam topics to evaluate your readiness.
Training and experience
Atlassian University recommends 2-3 years of experience administering Jira Data Center or Server before taking this exam.
- If you're just getting started: Atlassian University training courses are an excellent way to begin. Start at the beginning of our Jira Administrator learning path. Build on this foundation with experience before graduating to the Skillbuilder and Exam Prep courses.
- If you have experience: We recommend using Skillbuilder courses together with the Jira Administration for Cloud (ACP-100) Certification Prep Course to prepare.
Skillbuilders are free and go deep into specific features and topics that will help grow your product understanding for this exam. ACP exams test your complete knowledge of Atlassian products. Use these Skillbuilders to help fill in feature or topic gaps — areas where you may lack firsthand experience:
Each course has a related Pro Skills Badge which you can earn before, or after, your Certification.
Enroll in our ACP-100 Jira Administration for Data Center and Server Certification Prep Course for in-depth coverage of the exam topics and sample questions—with valuable feedback. It’s the most comprehensive way to prepare for what you’ll find on the exam.
Overall, you’ll want to:
Get hands-on practice across all the topics, paying particular attention to functionalities you work with less often.
Make sure to understand how Jira operates with no apps installed.
Make sure to understand all the Jira Administrator's responsibilities.
Consult the Atlassian product documentation to learn about nuances of each topic that you may be unfamiliar with.
If you typically use a localized product, use the English version to prepare for the exam, so that you'll be familiar with the names of menu options and other product features.
Be sure you have a high-level awareness of other roles involved in maintaining Jira (e.g. system administrators, server administrators) and how this larger team works together.
Know which test aids are permitted during the exam:
- Hard copy of English or English Translation Dictionary (allowed both online or at testing centers)
- Pencil/Pen and Paper (allowed at testing centers only, and must by supplied by testing center)
- Water in a clear container
Maintain your Certification
Your Certification is valid for 24 months. Learn how to maintain your Certification.
Earn your Atlassian Certified Expert credential
The Atlassian Certified Professional Jira Administrator Certification fulfills one of the requirements on your way to the prestigious Atlassian Certified Expert credential.