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ACP-600 Project Administration in Jira Server


Become an Atlassian Certified Jira Project Administrator. Capable Project Administrators are essential to the optimal functioning of Jira in large organizations.

Atlassian Certification in Jira Project Administration for Data Center and Server (ACP-JPA) showcases your expertise in:

  • configuring projects and boards

  • customizing workflows

  • managing project permissions

  • helping to scale Jira Server to meet business demand

  • helping Jira Administrators and teams get more work done

In a 2019 survey, 90% of Atlassian Certified professionals reported having enhanced career opportunities.

Exam details

Products covered: Jira Software Long Term Support Releases
Timing: The retiring ACP-600 exam will remain available for purchase directly from PSI until 15 November 2021.
Location: Proctored online (also available at testing centers)

Exam topics


ACP exams are intended to be challenging – increase your chances of success with careful preparation!

Training and experience

Atlassian University recommends 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 Project Administration in Jira Server. This comprehensive training course includes sample exam questions with explanations.

  • For additional review: Enroll in Gain Project Insight through JQL from Atlassian’s free training catalog.

The exam will focus on features common to Jira for Server and Data Center, so you can use Jira on either platform to study and prepare.

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

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Schedule your exam

  1. Read how to schedule and take an exam.
  2. Along with the course, Atlassian will provide you with an exam payment voucher, good for 60 days from purchase of the course. Schedule and pay for your exam in the Certification Portal using your voucher.
  3. Mark your calendar, get plenty of rest, and do your best!

Maintain your Certification

Your Certification is valid for 24 months. Learn how to maintain your Certification.

The Project Administration in Jira Server Certification will be recognized by Atlassian until 2 February, 2024.

Earn your Atlassian Certified Expert credential

Project Administration in Jira Server will be replaced by a new Certification bundle, Managing Jira Projects for Data Center which fulfills one of the requirements on your way to the prestigious Atlassian Certified Expert credential.

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