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🎉 It's here: keep building your cert stack with ACA - Jira Software Board Configuration

Last month, we launched a brand new tier of certification: Atlassian Certified Associate. These affordable and accessible exams are designed for all types of users in the Atlassian ecosystem — and they’ve already been taking off like, ahem, hotcakes! (See the corny floury joke reference here, in the launch post.)

Today, we’re delighted to share with you the second ACA certification: ACA - Jira Software Board Configuration. That’s right! It’s time to start building your cert stack.

ACA - Jira Software Board Configuration shows you can effectively, dare we say gracefully, configure Jira Software boards. Earning this certification proves your understanding of Jira Software board types and concepts, as well as your ability to configure board filters, visual elements, and estimation settings.



( ⬆️ This is you before the certification, of course.)

ACA - Jira Software Board Configuration | Who it’s For

Jira Software Board Configuration is for board admins who want to power their career growth by proving they:

  • Know the essentials of effective board configuration.

  • Understand board types and concepts.

  • Can configure board and filter permissions, columns and swimlanes, and appearance.

  • Are able to configure estimation settings for scrum boards.

The certification is intended for Jira Software users in the following roles with board admin and board permissions:

  • Project manager

  • Development lead

  • Scrum master

The exam is 60 minutes long, includes 25 questions, and has a passing score of 68%. It’s proctored online or in-person.

Not sure if you're ready yet? No problem! Get ready with our Certification Prep learning path, a set of completely free courses designed to help you prepare to earn your Jira Software Board Configuration credential.

Let us know in the comments: Which ACA will you start with to build your cert stack — and why?


ACA - Jira Software Essentials

ACA - Jira Software Board Configuration



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Taranjeet Singh
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Oct 18, 2023

@Jaime Netzer Thank you for the update on the new ACA certification! It is great to see more certifications coming which are geared towards specific Jira features and skills.

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Utkarsh Singh
Atlassian Team
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Oct 19, 2023

I gave it last night and this was an interesting one @Jaime Netzer I'll recommend this to all Jira admins and especially to the board admins. 

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I went to the software board configuration link.  The page says: 

Free exam training courses:

Dropped on November 30, 2023

No links to relevant classes. Not sure how I would take this exam without any prep courses. Can you clarify approach and what dropped on Nov 30th means?

Joanna Thurmann
Atlassian Team
Atlassian Team members are employees working across the company in a wide variety of roles.
Dec 01, 2023

@DebbieL Hi there, I am not sure where you see that text/date. But there is indeed a learning path and here is a direct link to it. Good luck with the learning and certification.

Hi @Joanna Thurmann attached is the screen cap. The page loads but the only active link is to sign up for the exam.  You can see the text at the bottom of the page.  You can see the text I referenced at the bottom of the screen cap.  The implication is there are free training courses but no links to said courses. Perhaps I'm just confused?Screenshot 2023-12-01 at 1.48.34 PM.png

Joanna Thurmann
Atlassian Team
Atlassian Team members are employees working across the company in a wide variety of roles.
Dec 01, 2023

@DebbieL Hmmm. OK, could you open a support ticket here and choose "Training and certification" from the dropdown and add the screenshot.

Sure, will do.

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