Exam AD0-E134

Certification journey for Adobe Experience Manager Sites Developer Expert

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

Minimum experience

You should have:

  • A minimum of 1-3 years’ experience working with the AEM Platform
  • The ability to perform advanced component development
  • A deep understanding of the Model View Controller (MVC) framework
  • The knowledge of frameworks and libraries in AEM
  • An understanding of the AEM development life cycle

Additionally, you’re familiar with the following technologies and environments:

  • JVM
  • Lower/pre-production environments
  • Different AEM hosting capabilities
  • Sync content/environments together
  • Maven
  • Git
  • Development and packaging tools
  • Command line 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
  • AEM Senior Developers
  • AEM Lead Developers

Exam details:

  • Level: Expert (1-3 years’ experience)
  • Passing Score: 26/50
  • Time: 100 mins
  • Delivery: Online proctored (requires camera access) or test center proctored
  • Available languages: English
  • Cost: $225 (global) / $150 (India)
  • Exam ID: AD0-E134

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: Configurations (22%)

  • Identify the steps to create and manage AEM dispatcher configurations
  • Determine the correct steps to configure multi-tenancy
  • Explain how to create and manage OSGi configurations
  • Given a scenario, determine the correct method to Create and manage custom OAK indices
  • Determine the correct steps to configure OOTB SAML and LDAP integration

Section 2: AEM development (44%)

  • Determine the correct steps to implement SPA structure, templates, and components
  • Given a design, create custom components including the HTL, models, and services
  • Determine the correct method to create unit tests and map mock data
  • Given a scenario, determine the correct steps to develop workflows
  • Given a scenario, determine the approach for any third-party integration
  • Determine the approach to implement a headless or hybrid implementation

Section 3: Build and deployment (14%)

  • Identify the steps to set-up and maintain front-end and back-end dependency management
  • Determine the correct archetype when building projects

Section 4: Environment maintenance (22%)

  • Given a scenario, determine the steps required to manage AEM environments

  • Explain the setup steps around release management

  • Recommend and implement solutions to sync content/configurations across AEM environments

  • Determine the steps required around planning and implementing AEM upgrades and repository migration activities/tasks

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: Configuration

Section 2: AEM development

Section 3: Build and deployment

Section 4: Environment Maintenance


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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.

About the certification exam

Adobe uses Examity to administer proctored exams online. In the Examity portal, you can:

  • Schedule, reschedule or cancel your exam. Please note that canceling and rescheduling must be initiated prior to 48 hours before the scheduled exam appointment. Candidates must modify this appointment themselves.

  • Pay for your exam. Pay for your certification exam either by voucher or credit card in the Examity portal. To purchase an exam voucher go to: Adobe Certification Voucher System. You can apply the voucher code when you schedule your exam. If you have a discount, it will apply at checkout.

  • Take your exam.

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