Exam AD0-E603

Certification journey for Adobe Journey Optimizer Developer Expert

Learn how to become a certified Adobe Journey Optimizer Developer Expert.

Minimum experience

You should have at least one year experience working with various CDP and marketing automation systems, and be able to perform the following tasks:

  • Configuring user permissions
  • Creating and managing sandboxes
  • Brand configuration
  • Understand Schema design concepts
  • Setting up data sources and data ingestion
  • Creating segments
  • Setting up experience events
  • Creating and managing offers
  • Create simulations (testing offers)
  • Creating email, SMS, in app messages and push notifications
  • Content manipulation and personalization using helper functions
  • Validating, proofing, and publishing a message
  • Creating a multi-channel journey
  • Journey reporting
  • Testing/validating journeys

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:

  • Data Architect
  • Data Engineer
  • Solution Architect
  • Enterprise Architect
  • Marketing Automation Developer
  • CDP Developer
  • CDP Architect

Exam details:

  • Level: Expert (1-3 years experience)
  • Passing Score: 31/51
  • Time: 110 mins
  • Delivery: Online proctored (requires camera access) or test center proctored
  • Available languages: English
  • Cost: $225 (global) / $150 (India)
  • Exam ID: AD0-E603

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: Administration and Configuration (17%)

  • Identify the roles and which permissions apply to each role
  • Describe how to assign/reset/delete a sandbox
  • Demonstrate an understanding of Channel Administration
  • Demonstrate an understanding of Events/Actions/Data Sources

Section 2: Adobe Experience Platform Foundation (33%)

  • Demonstrate an understanding of Experience Data Model (XDM)
  • Explain how to set up data sources and data ingestion
  • Demonstrate an understanding of segmentation service
  • Explain how to configure schemas for AJO
  • Determine the behavior of the real-time customer profile on AJO

Section 3: Offer Decisioning (11%)

  • Demonstrate an understanding of creating and managing offers and components
  • Demonstrate how to use test profiles to run offer simulation

Section 4: Content Authoring (20%)

  • Demonstrate an understanding of how to create email, SMS, in app messages and push notifications
  • Demonstrate an understanding of content manipulation and personalization using helper functions
  • Demonstrate an understanding of validating, proofing, and publishing a message

Section 5: Journey Orchestration (19%)

  • Explain the process of creating a multi-channel journey

  • Identify where to access report dashboards

  • Demonstrate how to test and validate a journey

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: Administration and configuration

Section 2: AEP Foundation

Section 3: Offer Decisioning

Section 4: Content Authoring

Section 5: Journey Orchestration


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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!

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Exam number: AD0-E603

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