Exam AD0-E136

Certification journey for Adobe Experience Manager as a Cloud Service Migration Expert

Learn how to become a certified Adobe Experience Manager Expert.

Minimum experience

You should have:

  • An understanding of the overall changes to the architecture and features when moving from any AEM service (self-managed, AMS or any third-party cloud) to AEM as a Cloud Service.
  • 1-3 years of web application development experience using Adobe Experience Manager
  • Hands on experience using AEM Forms, Assets, and Sites
  • The ability to guide customers through the migration process advising and participating in all phases of an AEM project

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

  • Index conversion tools
  • Workflow conversion tools
  • Dispatcher tools
  • Content delivery network (CDN)
  • Best Practices Analyzer
  • AEM Modernization
  • Repository Browser
  • Developer Console
  • User mapping tool for IMS Adobe
  • I/O cmd tool
  • New Relic
  • Local Cloud SDK
  • Development, Stage, Prod Author, Publish and Preview Service
  • Local Dispatcher setup using Docker
  • Tailing Cloud logs in local environment
  • Cloud console interfaces

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 who have experience with Adobe Experience Manager
  • Developers who have participated in at least one Cloud Migration
  • Adobe Experience Manager Sites Developers
  • Adobe Experience Manager Sites Architect
  • Adobe Experience Manager Assets Developers
  • Adobe Experience Manager Forms Developers
  • Developers/DevOps/Leads/Architects who have participated in multiple AEM deployments with a minimum of 2-3 years of web application development experience using Adobe Experience Manager

Exam details

  • Level: Expert (1-3 years’ experience)
  • Passing Score: 31/50
  • Time: 100 mins
  • Delivery: Online proctored (requires camera access) or test center proctored
  • Available languages: English
  • Cost: $125 (global) / $95 (India)
  • Exam ID: AD0-E136

Exam objectives and scope

Section 1: Assessment (32%)

  • Use the BPA
  • Prepare and estimate a migration plan
  • Assess which user, groups and permission need to be moved
  • Review deprecated capabilities
  • Determine the workflow requirements
  • Explain the requirements for content transfer
  • Explain asset related implementation and its impact
  • Identify Dispatcher related requirements

Section 2: Design (16%)

  • Review existing components and validate with the latest version
  • Prepare configuration for assets microservices
  • Explain caching strategy

Section 3: Deployment (16%)

  • Configure Cloud Manager pipelines and tie the to environments
  • Provision AEMaaCS environments (dev, stage, prod - author, publish, preview)
  • Manage the deployment process with the help of Adobe IO CLI

Section 4: Migration (20%)

  • Execute tests
  • Prepare an asset migration strategy
  • Prepare an initial/base content migration strategy
  • Execute migration tools (content transfer, modernizing, refactoring). Report & refine outcomes, especially critical outcomes not handled by tooling
  • Plan the post go-live support

Section 5: Implementation (16%)

  • Merge multiple projects into single project to be deployed through Adobe pipeline

  • Manage repointit scripts for user/group permission

  • Set up local SDKs

  • Update configurations based on runmodes available on AEM as a Cloud Service

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: Assessment

Section 2: Design

Section 3: Deployment

Section 4: Migration

Section 5: Implementation


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Take the certification exam

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  • 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!

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Exam number: AD0-E136


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