Our trainers are now Atlassian Certified!
Quite a few different certifications exist within the Atlassian Certified Professional program. One of our trainers has recently earned the ACP-100 Jira Certified Administrator badge, and he shares his thoughts…
Why to go for ACP-100 badge?
In my case the rationale behind this was I’m a BigPicture Jira app trainer and the ACP-100 Jira Administrator skills will help me customize & configure the Jira environments for my trainees. Check out our training offer for Jira.
Doesn’t the “ACP-300 Agile Development with Jira Software” certification look more appropriate for the trainer like me? Yes, but do notice what Atlassian says: the certification is aimed at systematizing and internalizing the competences recently acquired. The PPM skills have already been my second nature as I had had the project management background…
Do I need to travel for the certification exam?
I was positively surprised that for the ACP-100 Atlassian Certified Professional exam I had not to travel outside… Warsaw, the city where I live and certainly not being a global destination. How come? While you need to be there in person, the examinations take place at Atlassian Partners’ premises (for that day transforming into Kryterion testing centers) spread around the world, say in Moscow.
How long will my Jira certification last?
18 months. The good news however is that you can renew online. Even better, you can renew your original certification by learning new skills, e.g. obtaining the so-called related Badge. To renew the ACP-100 Jira Administrator certification you could obtain, before 18 months from the original certification have passed, one of the below related badges:
- Atlassian Certified Badges:
- Advanced Jira Workflows
- Jira Reporting and Dashboards
- Atlassian Skills Badges:
- Email in Jira
- Scaling Jira
While both types of certification take place online, you get the Certified Badge under a supervision (“proctored” as Atlassian calls that) through an internet camera and you obtain the Skill Badge without the supervision.
Does retaking the failed exam cost money?
Yes, with roughly a 60% discount. I passed the first time. You need to be JQL-proficient for Jira Certified Administrator. They recommend 2 to 3 years of experience with the Jira administration.
What else will they ask you? Check the below PDF for questions. During the 3-hour exam they will set roughly 70 to 80 questions, and 65 per cent of the questions answered correctly will get you there. Good luck!
Check out our Jira training courses – with Atlassian certified trainers.
The integration with Trello arriving in BigPicture 8, paves the way for BP to “umbrella portfolio management” league. Let teams in your organization enjoy the tools they love, yet keep an eye on the big picture with Gantt charts, Roadmaps, Program Boards that BigPicture has. More on the new Trello-BigPicture interface.
The release of BigPicture 8 is fast approaching. So far, we’ve debated on new features version 8 is bringing, such as [Boxes], new Gantt chart 2.0, and Scenarios. Let’s have a closer look at the practical aspect – how to upgrade to BigPicture 8 if you’re on version 7.
Lately, there seems to be a trend of letting teams keep the tools they love. At this point ‘umbrella’ portfolio management software must step in. Umbrella-style BigPicture 8 has flexible [Boxes] rather than programs, and these boxes can source tasks from Trello and Jira Cloud/Server instances. Azure DevOps and Rally integrations will follow. Check CEO’s, PM’s, team member’s, and admin’s perspectives on BigPicture 8.
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