Exam AD0-E716

Certification journey for Adobe Commerce Developer Expert

Learn how to become a certified Adobe Commerce Developer Expert.

Minimum experience

You should have at least 1-3 years of experience with Adobe Commerce development and you’re familiar with the following technologies and environments:

  • Adobe Commerce - version 2.4
  • PHP
  • XDebug/PHP debugging tools, browser debugging tools
  • Linting tools
  • Composer
  • SSH, basic Linux
  • Redis, Elasticsearch, SQL, Varnish, RabbitMQ
  • API validation tools, API client tools (Postman)
  • Version control software such as Git
  • Cloud Architecture

Your certification is valid for two years from when you pass. We recommend taking the newer version when possible, because it covers newer product capabilities.

Intended audience:

  • Developers
  • Lead Developers
  • Backend Developer
  • Solution Architects
  • Technical Leaders

Exam details:

  • Level: Expert (1-3 years’ experience)
  • Passing Score: 41/69
  • Time: 138 mins
  • Delivery: Online proctored (requires camera access)
  • Available languages: English
  • Cost: $225 (global) / $150 (India)
  • Exam ID: AD0-E716

Readiness self-assessment

Complete the online readiness questionnaire to see if your current experience matches the recommended minimum candidate qualification.

Exam objectives and scope

Section 1: Adobe Commerce Architecture and Customization Techniques (36%)

  • Demonstrate how to effectively use cache in Adobe Commerce
  • Build, use, and manipulate custom extension attributes
  • Recommend solutions for how to apply theme custom updates to product/category pages
  • Correctly apply observers, preferences, and plugins (effects of sort order)
  • Demonstrate the ability to use the configuration layer in Adobe Commerce
  • Demonstrate knowledge of how routes work in Adobe Commerce
  • Demonstrate ability to customize pagebuilder
  • Determine the effects and constraints of configuring multiple sites on a single instance
  • Describe the capabilities and constraints of dependency injection
  • Describe how to add and configure fields in store settings
  • Explain the use cases for Git patches and the file level modifications in Composer
  • Create new commands in CLI
  • Demonstrate how to write an integration test
  • Identify Adobe Commerce security feature (CSP, escaping, form keys, sanitization, reCAPTCHA, input validation)
  • Explain how the CRON scheduling system works
  • Demonstrate the ability to load and manipulate data
  • Demonstrate the ability to use App emulation

Section 2: Working with Databases and EAV (10%)

  • Manipulate EAV attributes and attribute sets programmatically
  • Demonstrate the ability to extend the database schema
  • Demonstrate the ability to import / export data from Adobe Commerce
  • Describe how to use patches and recurring set ups to modify the database

Section 3: Developing with Admin (6%)

  • Demonstrate the ability to update and create grids and forms
  • Extend Grid actions
  • Demonstrate the ability to create modifier classes
  • Demonstrate the ability to restrict access to ACL

Section 4: Customizing the Catalog (6%)

  • Apply changes to existing product types and create new ones
  • Modify and extend existing Catalog entities
  • Demonstrate the ability to manage Indexes and customize price output
  • Explain how multi-source inventory impacts stock (program level)

Section 5: Customizing Sales Operations (6%)

  • Demonstrate the ability to develop new payment methods or customize existing payment methods
  • Demonstrate the ability to add and customize shipping methods
  • Demonstrate the ability to customize sales operations
  • Explain how to customize totals

Section 6: APIs and Services (4%)

  • Demonstrate the ability to create new APIs or extend existing APIs
  • Demonstrate the ability to use the queuing system

Section 7: Adobe Commerce Cloud architecture (16%)

  • Demonstrate knowledge of Adobe Commerce architecture/environment workflow
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of cloud project files, permission, and structure
  • Demonstrate the ability to setup multi domain based stores on Adobe Commerce Cloud (multi domain sites mix of dev work and support)
  • Demonstrate a general knowledge of application services and how to manage them (YAML , PHP, MariaDB, Redis, RabbitMQ, etc)
  • Identify how to access different types of logs
  • Demonstrate the ability to deploy a project (Main steps of deployment)
  • Define features provided by ECE tools
  • Identify uses for ECE patches (Security breach)
  • Describe how to Maintain and upgrade ECE tools
  • Distinguish when to contact support *Yaml files and limitations (DIY vs Support tickets)
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of OOTB FASTLY features configuration and installation

Section 8: Setup/configuring Adobe Commerce Cloud (10%)

  • Describe how to setup/configure Adobe Commerce Cloud
  • Apply Basic Cloud troubleshooting knowledge (Hierarchy of web UI and variables, configurations precedence)
  • Demonstrate understanding of cloud user management and onboarding UI
  • Describe how to update cloud variables using UI
  • Describe environment Management using UI
  • Demonstrate understanding of branching using UI
  • Identify Adobe commerce Cloud Plan capabilities

Section 9: Commerce Cloud CLI tool (managing part) (6%)

  • Demonstrate understanding of updating cloud variables using CLI

  • Demonstrate understanding of environment Management using CLI (CLI exclusive features :activate emails, rebase environments, snapshot, db dump, local environment setup)

  • Demonstrate understanding of branching using CLI

  • Demonstrate how to troubleshoot to cloud services? (My SQL, Redis, tunnel:info)

You are not required to complete training before taking the exam, and training alone will not provide you with the knowledge and skills required to pass the exam. A combination of training and successful, on-the-job experience are critical to providing you with the repository needed to pass the exam.

Here are some suggested resources to help you prepare:

Section 1: Adobe Commerce architecture and customization techniques

Section 2: Working with databases and EAV

Section 3: Developing with admin

Section 4: Customizing the catalog

Section 5: Customizing sales operations

Section 6: APIs and services

Section 7: Adobe Commerce Cloud architecture

Section 8: Setup/configuring Adobe Commerce Cloud

Section 9: Commerce Cloud CLI tool (managing part)


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In addition, your profile name in the Adobe Credential Management System must exactly match your Government ID. Failure to have identical information or any mismatch will result in the proctor terminating the exam and will require you to reschedule your appointment in addition to paying an additional exam fee.*

Take a practice test

We recommend taking the free practice test before you start. You’ll have unrestricted access to all available practice tests for Adobe’s expert-level exams.

Our practice tests are all developed from the same blueprint as the live exams. The practice test will help you understand the topics covered in the live exam.

Please remember that passing a practice test does not guarantee you will pass the certification exam.

Go to the Adobe Certification Exam Prep Portal now to take a practice test.

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