Become an Atlassian Certified Professional. Project Administrators are experts at configuring and optimizing Jira Software’s Scrum and Kanban projects for their teams.
This credential is applicable to users of both Jira Server and Jira Data Center.
A certification in Managing Jira Projects for Data Center (ACP-MJDP) showcases that you:
apply best practices to translate team requirements into robust project configurations
understand and troubleshoot project and global permissions and issue-level security
manage sprints and releases, estimation, time tracking, and scope changes
are proficient at configuring boards across multiple projects and teams
know the intricacies of components and issue assignment
demonstrate expertise in JQL, reports, dashboards, and gadgets
In a 2019 survey, 91% of Atlassian Certified professionals reported that earning their credential increased their confidence using or administering Atlassian products.
Products covered: Jira Software Long Term Support Releases
Timing: Your purchase of the course comes with an exam voucher. You must complete the exam within 60 days of your purchase of the course.
Location: Proctored online. Also available at testing centers.
Download the exam topics
ACP exams are intended to be challenging
Increase your chances of success with careful preparation!
Training and experience you'll need
Atlassian University recommends at least 6 months of experience using Jira before taking the training course and exam.
If you're new to Jira: Atlassian University training courses are an excellent way to begin. Start with our Jira User learning path.
If you have experience: Enroll in Managing Jira Projects. This comprehensive training course includes practice exam questions with explanations.
Fill the knowledge gaps with Skillbuilder courses
ACP exams test your complete knowledge of Atlassian products.
To dive further into topics and specific features, we encourage you to take Skillbuilder courses. Skillbuilders are free lessons to help you fill in the topic or feature gaps in your product knowledge – areas that you might not have firsthand experience yet.
These selected Skillbuilders will help you prepare for this exam:
- JQL for Admins
- Managing Agile Boards and Reports
- Managing Permissions in Jira Cloud
- Customizing Jira Workflows
- Jira Automation for Admins
General tips to be successful on your exam
Get hands-on practice across all the topics. Focus on areas you don't spend a lot of time working with.
Understand how Jira operates with no apps installed.
Check out the Atlassian product documentation. You'll discover slight differences in topics that might not know about.
If you normally use a localized product, be sure to use the English version to prepare for the exam. That way you'll be familiar with the names of menu options and other product features.
You're only allowed to have a few specific items with you during your exam:
- A hard copy of the English or English Translation Dictionary (Printed on paper. Not digital.) This is allowed both online or at testing centers.
- Pencil/pen and paper. These are allowed at testing centers only and have to be supplied by the testing center.
- Water in a clear container
Links to resources
Schedule your exam
Your course comes with an exam payment voucher. You can use the voucher to take your exam within 60 days of your purchase. Schedule and pay for the exam with your voucher in the Certification Portal.
Mark your calendar, get plenty of rest, and do your best. You got this!
Keep your certification active
Your certification is valid for 24 months. But you can extend the date by earning related credentials. Find out how to maintain your certification.
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