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What is the best (and cost free) way to learn JIRA administration?

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What is the best (and cost free) way to learn JIRA administration?


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These are the sources I used:

Hope these help!



I will try ,Unofficial JIRA administrator tutorial videos'. Thanks!

Like Ramakrishna Nagulakonda likes this

Not free, but I'd recommend Patrick Li's book & video:

Patrick has been writing books about administering JIRA since JIRA 4.


Hi @David Simpson • AppFusions • v3 looks good, and I think it is affordable for me. I will give it a try.

I can agree that Patrick Li's book is a very helpful resource on learning JIRA including "under the hood" adjustments.

I just wanted to point out that many answers here point to Atlassian University. Unfortunately Atlassian has recently removed all free training (or at least made it hard to find) from their University so that's not an option anymore.

Yeah, this answer has definitely changed in the past year and a half. I know that they "archived" their user training from Atlassian University in a YouTube playlist - here's the link for that.

As for the administrator training, I haven't been able to find that anywhere.

Like Sam Perera likes this
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I think that you should start with Atlassian University.

Moreover, I would follow the questions being raised here in Atlassian Answers (you can watch tags like jira-administration, for example). So each new question that has this tag will send you an email. You can of course go over older questions too. Most of the day-2-day questions were already asked in the past, so you should find what you are looking for.

And of course, Atlassian has a good knowledge base - look at the middle column titled Administer JIRA.


I'll add my own Practical JIRA Administration, the O'Reilly book with chickens on it. Low cost for what you get

Check out some of the free webinars from Praecipio Consulting:

Thanks @Stephen Sifers Good source :)

Most of the information is easily available on the internet and on Atlassian official website but if you are looking for a single guide then books by experts can really be helpful and you would find everything in one place. It is difficult to find one book that suffice all your needs. The books referred above are by experts and I also recommend them.

I would like to mention that I wrote Mastering JIRA last year and it has information about customizing and administring JIRA.

I also make regular videos on Atlassian topics on my youtube channel:



Thanks for the buy. How did you find the book? Any suggestions?


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Angelos M I'm New Here May 04, 2019

You may find helpful my Blog.

It includes

  1. Custom search engine for Online course with tips for searching free courses
  2. Huge list of on line resources
  3. Gartner Technology trends resources
  4. Collections of free courses

I will plug my own resources, as it matches your criteria (it is FREE and up to date)

I have Youtube videos that cover different parts of Jira, I am sure you will benefit from it. I myself worked with Jira for many years as a Developer, Manager, Scrum Master.


Here is one of the videos, on Jira UI:

In addition to the other resources, I highly recommend the Jira Strategy Admin Workbook, by @Rachel Wright .  I found this book to be instrumental in ramping up my knowledge of Jira, and it's still my go-to book for working in Jira. I managed to get my Jira Admin certification after just 2 years with this book!

You can also check our Knowledge Hub - the so-called collection of useful links for learning Jira:

  • Atlassian online courses
  • How-to blog posts
  • Up-to-date books from Amazon written by Atlassian experts and etc.

Try to set up your own test instance where you will be able to try out everything in practice safely.

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