Exam AD0-E718

Certification journey for Adobe Commerce Architect Master

Learn how to become a certified Adobe Architect Master.

Minimum experience

You should have at least 3-5 year experience leading Commerce development projects and are able to design, integrate, implement, and explain solutions to business problems by utilizing Adobe Commerce along with associated services.

Additionally, you should be very familiar with the following activities and technologies:

  • Extend core features
  • Configure Adobe Commerce fully
  • Create full blueprint of how an extension should work, requirements of company to blueprint of how it should work, without having to go into the code
  • Understand business needs/features
  • Performance implications of solutions and extensions
  • Service contracts logic
  • GraphQL
  • Understand Composer as a dependency tool
  • Set up and configure working instance of Adobe Commerce from scratch
  • Customize admin dashboard, creating grids and forms
  • Cache and index management; creating custom index
  • Create new cache type
  • Troubleshoot and debug various problems in environment
  • Extend and manage database schema
  • Security features, provide secure installation and development extension
  • Perform server-based services which Commerce connects (Redis, Varnish configuration management)
  • Aware of best coding standard practice, Coding standards, PSR, SOLID principle
  • Set up and use Commerce Services Connector (and associated services)
  • Staging content management
  • Understanding Adobe Commerce defaults, when its’ available and not available
  • Broad grasp of any related Commerce domain
  • Design project architecture
  • Optimize performance of Adobe Commerce default
  • Creating and modifying B2B
  • AMQP protocol and adapters in Adobe Commerce (S3)

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:

  • Lead Software/Commerce Architect
  • Technical Architect
  • Solution Architect
  • Technical Lead
  • Technical Expert
  • Full Stack Developer
  • Lead Engineer
  • Associate Technical Architect
  • Senior Backend Developer
  • Backend Software Engineer
  • Senior Technical Consultant

Exam details:

  • Level: Master (3-5 years’ experience)
  • Passing Score: 29/50
  • Time: 120 mins
  • Delivery: Online proctored (requires camera access)
  • Available languages: English
  • Cost: $225 (global) / $150 (India)
  • Exam ID: AD0-E718

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: Design (46%)

  • Design and implement optimal solutions for Adobe Commerce to meet business needs
  • Design logical and technical flows
  • Customize Commerce features
  • Integrate Adobe Commerce with external systems and services
  • Troubleshoot design flows

Section 2- Review (32%)

  • Review and refactor existing Adobe Commerce customizations
  • Utilize Commerce test frameworks throughout the whole workflow
  • Optimize performance and scalability for Adobe Commerce
  • Troubleshoot to identify the root cause of issues with Adobe Commerce
  • Enforce coding standards

Section 3: Configure and Deploy (22%)

  • Configure Adobe Commerce and make sure the project is set up optimally
  • Configure all aspects of Adobe Commerce Cloud
  • Oversee and improve deployment process
  • Troubleshoot infrastructure and configuration issues

Section 4: Compliance/security basics (13%)

  • Understand basics of compliance for privacy laws and payment security

  • Identify common security aspects of an Adobe Commerce project

  • Identify best practices and legal requirements of accessibility compliance

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:

Sample questions

The sample questions allow you to see the type and format of items that you will encounter in the actual exam. There is no sign-on needed. The results of the sample questions are not stored, and do not predict your actual test results.

See sample questions

Section 1: Design

Section 2: Review

Section 3: Configure and Deploy


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Take the certification exam

Adobe uses two vendors to administer proctored exams, PSI and Examity.

  • PSI offers test center and Japanese exam options (where available)
  • Examity offers a remote online option

To schedule, reschedule, or cancel your exam, simply click on the vendor of choice, and follow the instructions provided on screen. It’s that simple!

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.

Cancellations and rescheduling are possible if initiated prior to 48 hours before the scheduled exam appointment. Candidates must modify this appointment themselves.

Exam number: AD0-E718

PSI Examity

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