Exam AD0-E123

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Minimum experience

You should be an application developer and have:

  • 0-12 months of experience working with the AEM Platform
  • The ability to perform component development
  • A basic understanding of the MVC framework, life cycle frameworks and libraries in AEM

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
  • Front End Developers
  • Software Engineers

Exam details:

  • Level: Professional (0-12 months’ experience)
  • Passing Score: 31/50
  • Time: 100 mins
  • Delivery: Online proctored (requires camera access)
  • Available languages: English
  • Cost: $125 (global) / $95 (India)
  • Exam ID: AD0-E123

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 (26%)

  • Recognize the purpose of AEM dispatcher configurations and caching
  • Determine the correct steps to configure multi-site in AEM
  • Explain how to create and manage OSGi configurations
  • Determine the correct steps to to manage custom OAK indices
  • Determine the correct steps to configure OOTB SAML or IMS integration

Section 2: AEM development (40%)

  • Determine the correct steps to implement core-based components
  • Connect component functionality including the HTL, models, and services
  • Given a scenario, determine the correct steps to develop workflows
  • Given a scenario, outline the purpose of content fragments or experience fragments

Section 3: Build and deployment (12%)

  • Define Maven project structure
  • Configure projects from archetypes

Section 4: Environment maintenance (22%)

  • Given a scenario, determine the steps required to debug issues in AEM environments

  • Explain AEM maintenance releases

  • Identify how to configure AEM across topologies

  • Determine the steps required around planning and migrating to 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:

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: Configurations

Section 2: AEM development

Section 3: Build and deployment

Section 4: Environment maintenance


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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

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Exam number: AD0-E123


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