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Atlassian Certified Expert Deepanshu Natani shares the motivation behind his certification journey

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At Atlassian University, we like to think you can never have too much learning—or too much inspiration along your learning journey. Read on to uncover how one Atlassian Certified Expert went from zero Atlassian Certifications in 2020 to Atlassian Certified Expert—holding every Atlassian Certification actively available—as of February 2022.

Meet @Deepanshu Natani 🎉 

A Community Leader and Atlassian Certified Expert, Deepanshu shares below what it looks like to be learning as an Atlassian Community Leader, how he prepared for every Atlassian certification test, and his tips for those pursuing certification.

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Hi Deepanshu! Tell us about yourself and your current role.

I am working as a Senior Atlassian Consultant at Modus Create. I help organizations in their Agile, ITSM or Digital transformation Journey and also with setting up Atlassian Tools and processes.

My hobbies include hosting Atlassian Community events, posting articles and answers on Atlassian Community, growing plants (I have more than 900 live plants in my home) and playing with my daughter Ruhi (she is almost 2 years old now and has attended Atlassian Community events and meetings many times).

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Pictured above ⬆️ Deepanshu with his daughter, Ruhi, in front of Hawa Mahal in the city of Jaipur, a UNESCO world heritage site

Why did you decide to pursue Atlassian certification?

Until November 2020, I didn’t have any Atlassian Certification. I used to wonder what’s the use of getting a certificate. But when I joined Modus Create, which is an Atlassian Platinum solutions partner, it was required to get a couple of Atlassian Certifications.

So I started studying for ACP-600. During the preparation phase, I was also able to validate my knowledge and expertise with the tool. I got to learn about features and functionalities which I had never used before like Control charts, cumulative flow diagrams, etc. It’s only when I started preparing for certification that I got to know about these features in detail—and now I regularly use them and suggest them to our customers.

The opportunity to learn about new functionalities and new ways to use Atlassian tools, and also to grow insights about functionality I already knew, made me pursue more Atlassian Certifications.


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How did you motivate yourself to learn and study over time to accomplish all of your skills and certifications?

I am always looking to learn and grow. Studying for Atlassian Certifications has helped me in increasing my knowledge about the tools and growing in my professional career.

So from 0 Atlassian Certificates in November 2020, I became an Atlassian Certified Expert in February, 2022. Today I have all the Atlassian Certifications actively available.

People frequently connect with me to ask for help with Atlassian Tools or details about Atlassian certifications. I love being recognized as an expert in this space and getting the opportunity to connect with people and answering their queries. All of these reasons keep me motivated to learn and study.


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How has being Atlassian Certified impacted your career?

Being an Atlassian Certified Expert has helped me gain more knowledge and strengthen my credibility within my team and with my customers. I am now recognized as an expert within the Atlassian ecosystem.

What advice do you have for someone considering earning their first Atlassian Certification?

Many people connect with me asking for tips and tricks to pass the certifications. The biggest tip or advice I have is Don’t look for a tip or trick to pass the certification, instead, go the long way, learn how the product can help fulfill various use cases. Enjoy the preparation phase and the learning journey. With all the knowledge within you, getting a certification will be an easy task.

 


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21 comments

John Funk Community Leader Sep 20, 2022

Great article! And congrats, Deepanshu!!

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G subramanyam Community Leader Sep 20, 2022

I really like Deepanshu's dedication towards upskilling and sharing the knowledge within his circles.

I admire him for the very one reason, from no Atlassian certificate way back in my initial interaction with him to an "Atlassian expert" now. That's speaks volumes about his commitment. Parallelly, any one who starts using Atlassian product will end up enjoying, contributing, and become expertise with. Such is the tool and its features.

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His story and trajectory is a great inspiration, I feel more and more determined that this is the path I want to follow in my career, to become an Atlassian specialist, and who knows, maybe one day have all this knowledge.

@Deepanshu Natani congratulations on reaching this level of knowledge and all these certifications.

You rock!

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Tamanna Godara Community Manager Sep 20, 2022

So inspiring @Deepanshu Natani !! And that picture with Ruhi is so lovely!! 

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Getting every certification is a rare thing. So many people only focus on their current role and move forward with a tunnel vision. They are missing out on many great options present in other parts of the software and not seeing ways in which departments can work together.

Well done!

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Wow @Deepanshu Natani that is awesome! Super well done.

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Sudarshan Community Leader Sep 21, 2022

Congratulation @Deepanshu Natani 

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Jimmy Seddon Community Leader Sep 21, 2022

Great article!  Way to go @Deepanshu Natani!

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Way to go, @Deepanshu Natani.

Well deserved!!

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Well deserved @Deepanshu Natani

Congratulations for your success, your dedication.

All the best for your future too.

Vikram P

Samuel Community Leader Sep 22, 2022

"Don’t look for a tip or trick to pass the certification, instead, go the long way, learn how the product can help fulfill various use cases."

 

This. A million times this.

Alex Koxaras Community Leader Sep 23, 2022

Congratulation @Deepanshu Natani !!

Great! Thank you for the article @Jaime Netzer , @Deepanshu Natani ! 

It's a really exciting way to become an Atlassian Certified Expert!

I also walked this path in 14 months =)

December 2019 - February 2021

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Dave Mathijs Community Leader Sep 23, 2022

Impressive! Congratulations on achieving this milestone @Deepanshu Natani ! Kudos for you!

Gives me hope that I can get my certifications!

Dave Liao Community Leader Sep 26, 2022

I reallllllllly need to get my butt in gear and start studying again for my certs!

Brant Schroeder Community Leader Sep 29, 2022

Great job Deepanshu!

COngratulations @Deepanshu Natani.

I finished my journey to Atlassian Certified Expert Sep 3rd, and now helping team mates in their journey for certification, is pretty clear that the knowledge we gain in the path, is more valuable then the titles itself!

Craig Nodwell Community Leader Oct 01, 2022

Great article.  Never stop learning.

You are right @Deepanshu Natani that we should "go the long way". It's good to explore more how the product itself (not our certification) can solve our or our client's issues. And we definitely need to enjoy the process ;)

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