Exam AD0-E721

Certification journey for Adobe Commerce Front-end Developer Professional

Learn how to become a certified Adobe Commerce Developer Professional.

Minimum experience

You should have 0-12 months of hands-on experience with Adobe Commerce Front-end development and the ability to work with technical solutions to deliver individual components.

Additionally, you should exhibit knowledge of the following technologies:

  • Strong understanding of Adobe Commerce version 2.4.6
  • Basic understanding of the front-end structure and layout
  • Experience and understanding of HTML, CSS (and preprocessors), LESS, JavaScript and UI Components, jQuery, Underscore, Require.JS, Knockout, also PHP templates, DB knowledge and content management
  • Familiarity with the platform, CMS Blocks, Widgets, CMS pages, Category pages, Product pages, Cart and Checkout, and Account Dashboard area
  • Basic understanding or knowledge of admin configurations
  • Knowledge of extending and overwriting styles, layouts, and JS files
  • Extending parent themes/Theme hierarchy
  • CLI command (cache cleaning, setup:upgrade, indexers, deployment mode) & Grunt
  • Caching technologies, client-side browser, understanding storages (Cookies, local storage)
  • Understanding responsive design and media queries
  • WYSIWYG/Page Builder
  • Understanding code packages
  • Implement translation
  • Understanding how to work with email templates
  • Basic understanding of XML
  • Basic understanding of out-of-the-box SEO, optimization and performance techniques
  • Basic understanding of canonical links, as well as merging JavaScript and CSS
  • Basic understanding of Adobe Commerce cloud infrastructure

Intended audience:

  • Developers
  • Front-end Developers
  • Full Stack Developers
  • PWA Developers

Exam details:

  • Level: Professional (0-12 months’ experience)
  • Passing Score: 33/50
  • Time: 100 mins
  • Delivery: Online proctored (requires camera access)
  • Available languages: English
  • Cost: $125 (global) / $95 (India)
  • Exam ID: AD0-E721

Exam objectives and scope

Section 1: Theme management (Theme hierarchy, image configuration, translations) (14%)

  • Describe Adobe Commerce theme folder structure
  • Demonstrate ability to create new or extend existing themes
  • Demonstrate ability to add custom translation phrases

Section 2: Layout XML & templates (30%)

  • Demonstrate the ability to work with basic layout XML instructions
  • Demonstrate the ability to use existing page layouts
  • Describe the steps for extending and overriding XML
  • Demonstrate ability to create and customize templates
  • Describe template security (escaping output)

Section 3: Styles (22%)

  • Describe the purpose of styles-m.less, styles-l.less, print.less
  • Describe the difference between specific partial files (_extends.less,_extend.less,_theme.less,_widgets.less,_module.less)
  • Given a scenario, demonstrate the ability to override or extend Magento LESS
  • Describe the basic concepts of LESS
  • Explain the hierarchy of styles ( lib, modules, themes)
  • Explain client-side and server-side compilation

Section 4: JavaScript (18%)

  • Demonstrate the ability to initialize and call JavaScript components
  • Demonstrate the usage of RequireJS
  • Describe the usage of mixins
  • Describe how to add a translation in JS
  • Describe the usage of Knockout JS
  • Describe the usage of jQuery widgets

Section 5: Admin configuration and PageBuilder (6%)

  • Demonstrate the ability to customize Page Builder and CMS content"
  • Apply/schedule a theme to a specific scope (website, store, store-view)
  • Apply design changes to categories, products and CMS pages using admin configuration
  • Describe steps to customize transactional emails

Section 6: Tools (CLI and Grunt) (8%)

  • Describe the usage of basic bin/magento commands

  • Describe the usage of Composer commands (install, update, require, remove)

  • Differentiate the appropriate use case for deploy modes

  • Describe additional tools that cloud provides (Fastly, downloading database, content deployment)

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: Theme management (Theme hierarchy, image configuration, translations)

Section 2: Layout XML & templates

Section 3: Styles

Section 4: JavaScript

Section 5: Admin configuration and PageBuilder

Section 6: Tools (CLI and Grunt)


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