While we love all the positive feedback, we also appreciated the helpful suggestions and thoughtful concerns. Here are a few of the top suggestions/concerns and how we are addressing them.
Do I have to take and pass exams at all three certification levels? This sounds time consuming and expensive.
No, you don’t have to take and pass exams at all three certification levels. If you are an industry veteran capable of taking and passing the Master certification, while skipping the Professional and Expert certification exam, then do it!
Acquiring and/or managing certification exam vouchers is a very manual, time-consuming process.
We have been working on a voucher management solution and anticipate it will be introduced by the end of the year. It will be a convenient self-service model with no need to reach out to SPP Help to request a voucher or to manually track your vouchers. Additional features and functionality will be announced when the solution is ready.
As a practice lead, I need a way to keep track of who is taking what training and how far along they are and what training they have left.
We announced the first iteration of the Adobe Practice Lead Dashboard in April*. Our plan is to continue to add functionality to this dashboard, including the ability to track training across all registered members of the Adobe Solution Partner Program in your organization.
Exam preparation materials don’t always match exam questions, and this is frustrating.
Please remember that the “studying” part of passing a certification is only part of the test. You will be tested on items that you can only gain from job experience and not from studying exam materials. Product documentation and forums will be key resources for you in gaining this knowledge and experience.
Also note that our exams are prepared with input from our partner community. We are actively seeking subject matter experts (SMEs) among our partner community to help us keep our Adobe certifications relevant and dynamic. If interested, please apply to become a member of this SME community* and work with your peers to help develop our certification exams.