Exam AD0-E127

Certification journey for Adobe Experience Manager Forms Backend Developer Professional

Learn how to become a certified Adobe Experience Manager Forms Backend Developer Professional.

Minimum experience

You should be a backend forms developer and have:

  • 0-12 months of experience working with the AEM Platform
  • 12 months experience using and configuring Adobe Cloud Manager
  • At least 24 months experience configuring, implementing, and managing Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment tasks

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

You should be familiar 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 Developer
  • DevOps Engineer
  • AEM Architect
  • Cloud Engineer
  • Site Reliability Engineer
  • Technical Manager
  • Application Operations Engineer
  • Systems Engineer

Exam details:

  • Level: Professional (0-12 months’ experience)
  • Passing Score: 29/50
  • Time: 100 mins
  • Delivery: Online proctored (requires camera access)
  • Available languages: English
  • Cost: $125 (global) / $95 (India)
  • Exam ID: AD0-E127

Exam objectives and scope

Section 1: Forms creation and management (26%)

  • Given a scenario, identify steps needed to build AEM Forms
  • Describe Forms Data Model
  • Identify steps to customize AEM Forms
  • Given a scenario, identify steps to use Javascript ClientLib leveraging GuideBridge API

Section 2: Processes and workflows (34%)

  • Given a scenario, identify the steps for a Form approval workflow
  • Identify features of an OSGi bundle using Document Services API
  • Given a scenario, schedule different asynchronous batch processes using Watchfolder endpoint
  • Identify different outputs from XFA/XDP design
  • Given a scenario, manipulate a PDF using Forms or Assembler services
  • Describe ways to implement JDBC services

Section 3: Administration and troubleshooting (21%)

  • Identify issues generated in log files
  • Given a scenario, identify the steps to perform administration activities
  • Identify the features of Service Packs in AEM Forms
  • Describe the steps for AEM Dispatcher setup for Forms
  • Describe the steps to navigate different consoles

Section 4: API endpoints and integrations (10%)

  • Given a scenario, describe the flow to integrate AEM Form with Adobe Experience Cloud
  • Identify the steps to generate various endpoint services

Section 5: Interactive communication (9%)

  • Given a scenario, demonstrate and implement processes for 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:

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: Forms creation and management

Section 2: Processes and workflows

Section 3: Administration and troubleshooting

Section 4: API Endpoints and integrations


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