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ACP-100 Certification Exam: Jira Administrator for Data Center and Server


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

Enroll in the free Exam Success course today to get prepared.

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 8.x and above
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:

  • Advanced User Features

  • Configuring Global Settings, Layout, Design and User Communication

  • Application and Project Access and Permissions

  • General Project Configuration

  • Authentication and Security

  • Issue Types, Fields, and Screens

  • Workflows

  • Setting up Notifications and Email

  • Jira Administration

  • Administering and Extending Jira

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 1 - 2 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 Exam Success and Skillbuilder courses.
  • If you have experience: You’re ready to enroll in the free Exam Success course.

Exam Success course

The free ACP-100 Jira Administration for Data Center 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 lectures 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

Skillbuilder courses

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:

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