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.
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)
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.
- 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-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
Skillbuilders should be used along with the Exam Success course. They go deep into specific features and topics that will help grow your product understanding for this exam. Some Skillbuilders feature additional exam practice questions.
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.