Exam AD0-E125

Certification journey for Adobe Experience Manager Forms Developer Expert

Learn how to become a certified Experience Manager Forms Developer Expert.

Minimum experience

You should have:

  • 1-3 years’ of experience with AEM Forms
  • At least 5 years of work experience in the IT industry
  • The ability to lead the development, configuration, testing, and deployment of customized forms solutions
  • The ability to configure a form, translate business requirements into workflows, integrate with external systems
  • An understanding of AEM Forms foundation components

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

  • Design XDP templates, XFA templates
  • Creating PDF Forms (static/dynamic, interactive and non-interactive)
  • Schema or XML data binding
  • Create Form Fragment
  • Create an Adaptive Form
  • Debugging of Complex Form
  • Configure and perform forms submission
  • Build and Deploy AEM instances for adaptive forms
  • Use form model
  • Ability to integrate with data services
  • Workflow implementation
  • Basic understanding of AEM forms workbench (JEE) to create long live - short live processes and services.
  • Develop javascript clientlibs using GuideBridge API
  • Based on sign v government CAC know which AEM Forms environment desktop or server based to use
  • Basic understanding of Java/J2EE and JavaScript to write logic and call different services.
  • Prefill an adaptive form
  • Basic understanding or knowledge of OSGi, Sling components
  • Use of Document Services
  • AEM Designer, AEM workbench, AEM workspace
  • Adaptive forms console
  • Java IDE Tools
  • Maven
  • GIT/Versioning tools

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:

  • AEM Developers
  • Senior AEM Developers
  • AEM Consultants
  • AEM Architects

Exam details:

  • Level: Expert (1-3 years’ experience)
  • Passing Score: 27/50
  • Time: 100 mins
  • Delivery: Online proctored (requires camera access) or test center proctored
  • Available languages: English
  • Cost: $225 (global) / $150 (India)
  • Exam ID: AD0-E125

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: Forms creation and management (36%)

  • Build Forms
  • Configure Forms Data Model
  • Customize AEM Forms
  • Develop and use Javascript ClientLib leveraging GuideBridge API

Section 2: Processes and workflows (34%)

  • Design and orchestrate a Form approval workflow
  • Develop an OSGi bundle using Document Services API
  • Schedule different asynchronous batch processes using Watchfolder endpoint
  • Produce different output from XFA/XDP design
  • Manipulate PDF using Forms or Assembler services
  • Implement JDBC services

Section 3: Administration and troubleshooting (18%)

  • Troubleshoot and differentiate log files
  • Perform administration activities
  • Apply Service Packs
  • Perform AEM Dispatcher setup for Forms
  • Navigate different consoles

Section 4: API endpoints and integrations (8%)

  • Integrate with Adobe Experience Cloud
  • Generate and consume various endpoint services

Section 5: Interactive Communication (4%)

  • Design, demonstrate, and implement processes for the Interactive Communication

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: Forms creation and management

Section 2: Processes and workflow

Section 3: Administration and troubleshooting

Section 4: API endpoints and integrations

Section 5: Interactive Communication


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Take a practice test

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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.

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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-E125

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