Just passed the ACP-200 exam and it was tough and thought I might share some of my tips. Some of the questions were complex with day to day scenarios, so you will be tested for your ability to troubleshoot and diagnose problems that users have with Confluence.
I passed the ACP-100 in November 2018 and it was quite challenging as well.
I have been using Jira and Confluence for the last 10 years but as a software developer not as an administrator. So, I did know the basics of Jira and Confluence, but the administration of these applications is just another level of expertise.
Two years ago, I got a new job as a consultant in a new company, and I joined the small team of Atlassian consultants/specialists in the company. In order to maintain our partner status with Atlassian we had to earn some certifications. So, this was the start of my Atlassian certification journey which has been extremely useful.
I learned a lot preparing for the exam. I really touched some areas in Confluence. Cache management, labels, page templates/blueprints and content export were some of the areas, where I really learned how things work in Confluence. I did know the basics, but the deep dive was great.
The preparation is extremely useful for your future use of Confluence. I had a lot of “but off course” experiences during the preparation and I have applied new knowledge to existing Confluence instances that we maintain.
As a developer I also got a few ideas for app development for Confluence.