New Sitecore Certification Exam Pattern Introduced

Certification always brings a lot of advantages to a developer especially in the case of Sitecore Certification. It provides access to download Sitecore software, also you will get access to Sitecore Support, where you can raise tickets directly to Sitecore. Recently Sitecore has changed the exam questionnaire, also changed its name to Sitecore Experience Solution Developer Fundamentals Certification Exam 9. Earlier it was called Sitecore 9.0 Certified Platform Associate Developer Exam.

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From February 1, 2020, Sitecore formally sunsetted all the certifications for previous major versions (8.x). If you have an expired certification voucher then you can exchange it for the current Sitecore Experience Solution Developer Fundamentals Certification 9 exam, by contacting [email protected]. You can register for Sitecore Experience Solution Developer Fundamentals Certification Exam 9 by clicking here.

Exam Competencies

It goes without saying to clear any certification exam you need to have knowledge of that topic, same goes for Sitecore Certification. This exam is categorized into the following:

  • Sitecore Platform Tools – 13%
  • Sitecore Platform – 16%
  • Sitecore Items – 30%
  • Sitecore MVC – 17%
  • Search and Indexing – 16%
  • Debugging – 4%
  • Unit Testing – 4%

This new exam made up of scenario-based questions that ask you to describe how you might respond to a hypothetical situation as a Developer who is working with Sitecore. The questions try to pin down your thought processes rather than have you recite learned responses from memory.

Good Luck to all aspirants!! If you have any thoughts on this, please drop a comment.

One Comment

  • I took the Sitecore developer 9.0 elearning course last year in October. The certification competencies for the new test cover additional ones than the older exam. What do you suggest I study in addition to what was covered in the original competencies that were added to the new exam? It looks like there is not a new study guide that relates to the new certification exam.


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