Exam AD0-E129

Certification journey for Adobe Experience Manager Assets Developer Professional

Learn how to become a certified Experience Manager Professional.

Minimum experience

You should be comfortable working in Adobe Managed Services and Adobe Experience Manager as a Cloud Service, and are able to set up Adobe Experience Manager environments and infrastructure.

You should have:

  • 6 months+ CMS experience
  • 6 months+ AEM Assets experience
  • 6 months+ Java developer experience
  • On-premise and Cloud experience

Additionally, you should have experience with the following technologies and environments:

  • Cloud Manager
  • Adobe IO CLI
  • Git CLI
  • Cloud transition tools
  • Dispatcher converter
  • Repository modernizer
  • Dev staging and production
  • Dev sandbox
  • Local environment

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
  • DevOps Engineers
  • AEM Architects
  • Cloud Engineers
  • Site Reliability Engineers
  • Technical Managers
  • Application Operations Engineers
  • Systems Engineers

Exam details:

  • Level: Professional (0-12 months’ experience)
  • Passing Score: 30/50
  • Time: 100 mins
  • Delivery: Online proctored (requires camera access)
  • Available languages: English
  • Cost: $125 (global) / $95 (India)
  • Exam ID: AD0-E129

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: Asset workflows (24%)

  • Explain the process to customize OOTB workflows
  • Identify when to create or customize Asset workflows to implement customer requirements
  • Describe the purpose of workflow launchers and how to configure them
  • Differentiate between cloud and on-premise workflows
  • Describe how to use the Workflow console to monitor status and progress

Section 2: Asset organization and the asset console (22%)

  • Demonstrate how to create and organize Assets in Collections
  • Demonstrate how to organize Assets using Tags
  • Identify how to leverage OOTB Search Filters and facets
  • Describe how to Configure and Generate AEM Asset Reports
  • Describe how to manage User Permissions on Asset Folders

Section 3: Asset metadata (24%)

  • Define Metadata schemas
  • Given a scenario, determine how to adjust the appropriate Metadata schema
  • Given a scenario, determine how Metadata profiles can be leveraged to meet requirements
  • Understand how Cascading Metadata schemas work

Section 4: Asset types (18%)

  • Describe OOTB features available for asset types
  • Explain content fragments and content fragment models
  • Demonstrate how and when to use content fragment variations

Section 5: Asset feature sets and capabilities (12%)

  • Describe the common use cases and benefits of using Brand Portal

  • Describe the common use cases and benefits of using Dynamic Media

  • Describe options to leverage AEM using Creative Cloud

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: Asset workflows

Section 2: Asset organization and the asset console

Section 3: Asset metadata

Section 4: Asset types

Section 5: Asset feature sets and capabilities


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Take the certification exam

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Exam number: AD0-E129


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