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Earn an Atlassian Pro Skills Badge in Jira Cloud Essentials (APB-JEA). This credential showcases those who:

  • understand lean and agile principles, practices, and frameworks, particularly Scrum and Kanban, and can work effectively in Scrum and Kanban projects

  • are fluent with all the features of Jira that help find, organize, and report on work

  • can create and configure team-managed projects

  • can configure and troubleshoot software boards, find issues using JQL, create and share filters and dashboards, and analyze information from agile reports

Exam Details

Products covered: Jira Software Cloud
Location: Proctored online (also available at testing centers)


Training and experience

Atlassian University recommends at least 3 to 6 months of experience with Jira before taking this exam. Enroll in the hands-on Jira Essentials with Agile Mindset course and get the foundation of knowledge for the exam.

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Exam preparation

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 you understand how Jira operates with no apps installed.

  • Consult the Atlassian product documentation to learn about nuances of each topic that you may be unfamiliar with.

  • Use the English version to prepare for the exam (If you typically use a localized product), so that you'll be familiar with the names of menu options and other product features.

  • 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

Schedule your exam

  1. Read how to schedule and take your Pro Skills Badge exam

  2. Schedule and pay for your exam in the Certification Portal using a credit card or a voucher

  3. Mark your calendar, get plenty of rest, and do your best!

Maintain your Pro Skills Badge

Your Pro Skills Badge is valid for 24 months. Learn how to maintain your Pro Skills Badges.