Best Atlassian certification for my learning path

Ferdinando Marchisio
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May 14, 2024

Hi all,
I am going to complete all the standard free courses on Atlassian University Learning paths (or at least the useful ones for my project and my team), and I am wondering what certification could be more useful or better tailored for me.

I am a Management Engineer, and I work as a Scrum Master with a team that uses Jira Software and Confluence for managing an Agile project.
I am really interested in topics like the setup of the project on Jira, setup of a Confluence space, Automations and Workflow definition, integration of Jira with different Apps for boost the team or improve the various meeting (for example make Retrospective using Miro with Jira).
I'm not really interested in Work Management and Service management, because my team is focused on the development of a new software solution; our team fix bugs, realize new features and maintains the software. (We manage the PLM system of our client).

I already read this article: Earn an Atlassian Certification to Advance your Ca... - Atlassian Community , it's very useful, but I'm not 100% sure about how to proceed. 

I spotted these three courses that I think could be useful and intresting for my role:

  • Atlassian Certified Associate - Jira Software Board Configuration
  • Atlassian Certified Associate - Jira Software Essentials Certification
  • Managing Jira Projects for Cloud Certification

What do you think? Do you suggest one of these courses/certifications or maybe I missed the one that could be the best for me?

Thanks a lot everyone,
Ferdinando

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Nikola Perisic
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May 14, 2024

Welcome to the community @Ferdinando Marchisio !

I can agree on all of the three choices that you have mentioned, with an adjustment to the ACP-620 certification which is the Managing Jira projects for Cloud Certification which is an intermediate level certification meaning that it would be good that you have hands on experience in managing some of the projects - company managed projects more specifically since these can be only be managed by Jira admins.

What role are you in your company? If you are a Jira administrator, I can say that you can do both of the Associate certificates and also ACP-620. Some additional courses: 

  • Get started with Jira administration
  • Become an effective Atlassian Cloud Organization Admin - you will need this one if you are having role as a Jira admins since mostly they take care of the organisation administration as well
  • ACP-120 Jira Administration for Cloud Certification - advanced - most difficult certifications out there, this can be your challenge when you are already experience with the administration for quite some time now - more than a year

Other than that,always keep an eye for the Atlassian University.

Also, on my channel I post frequently about Atlassian products, you can check it out: https://www.youtube.com/@JiraBro

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