So far I have shared study plans for three of Jira-specific Atlassian University Certifications. Now it is time to turn the focus to Confluence.
The certification prep courses are guides to what you need to study not what information you need to know i.e. it gives you the questions you should be able to answer not the answers themselves. This study plan should help you learn the answers.
When you start studying refer to this page to confirm you have the most up-to-date information.
10-week study plan
This plan requires around 1-3 hours a week for 10 weeks with the exam able to be sat (and hopefully passed) in week 11.
|1||Enrol in 'Confluence Administrator Certification Prep', download and read Exam Topics ACP-200 Confluence Administration, and watch Course Overview. Download Atlassian product documentation.|
|2||Review Confluence Server Essentials|
|3||Review Confluence Server Administration|
|4||Watch Confluence Administrator Certification Prep '1: Application and Space Access and Permissions', '2: Confluence Server Administration', and '3: Configuring Global Settings'.|
|5||Watch Confluence Administrator Certification Prep '4: Administering and Extending Confluence', '5: Administering a Space', and '6: Confluence Content Management'.|
|6||Watch Confluence Administrator Certification Prep Conclusion and Course Wrap Up, and Read the Introduction of 'Case Study ACP-200 Confluence Administration'.|
|7||Have an hour study group session. Review Inherent Industries’ Intranet case study PDF and answer all the questions together.|
|8||Have an hour study group session. Review Outro Music Co. case study PDF and answer all the questions together.|
|9||Book 2-3 hours on Friday to work on the labs. Use the remaining lab time if needed/wanted on Friday night and Saturday morning. Complete the labs for both case studies.|
|10||Purchase and book your exam. Have an hour study group session. Review the exam topics PDF and answer all the questions together.|
|Sit your exam.|
No, none of the courses are a prerequisite for sitting the exam. If you are already a confidant Confluence user and administrator you may want to skip Confluence Server Essentials for a shorter study plan or an extra week of study after completing the labs.
This study plan makes use of the training that is available as a suggested approach and also because access to (some) of these are a perk for being a Community Leader and/or working for an Atlassian Solution Partner.
I have attempted the ACP-200 exam once and did not pass. I used the Confluence Administrator Certification Prep materials but I did not have a study plan like the one above to follow. I will be working through the plan above with other people in my team in 2020.