february 20, 2022

A New Standard for Adobe Marketo Engage Certified Architects

The new Marketo Engage Master Certification is now available as an exam, and at a lower cost.

The Adobe Credential Program has launched a new Adobe Marketo Engage Architect certification for candidates interested in achieving the Certified Master title. It replaces the previous Marketo Certified Solution Architect (MCSA) certification interview process. This new credential is now available to be scheduled by partners, employees, and customers.

Candidates must pass two written exams to become certified:

  • Prerequisite: Pass the new Adobe Marketo Engage Business Practitioner Certified Expert exam (AD0-E554 or AD0-E558)
  • Requirement: Pass the new Adobe Marketo Engage Certified Master exam (AD0-E556). See the exam guide and credential journey in the Portal.

How do the prerequisite and required exams work?

  • Passing the Certified Master exam extends your Certified Expert certification to the same expiration date. Suppose, for example, you achieved the Marketo certified expert title on December 1, 2021. You then take the new Marketo Architect exam on April 1, 2022. When you pass the architect exam, the system will automatically award you with the Certified Master title and adjust the certification date of both the expert and architect certifications to April 1, 2022.

When do I need to renew?

  • Your Adobe certification will expire in two years.
  • From the example above, if you achieved both the Adobe Marketo Engage Certified Expert and Architect Certified Master on April 1, 2022, you will need to renew your certification before April 1, 2024.
  • If you continue in your role as a Marketo Engage Architect and pass the latest Architect exam before April 1, 2024, your Master certification will automatically be renewed.
  • If you wish to continue in your role as a Marketo Engage Expert but don’t want to renew your Master certification, you will need to pass the latest Expert exam.

The new architect exam validates the minimum qualifications defined by a team of Marketo Champions. These Champions are subject matter experts who are recruited from the Marketo community to consult on exam topics.

Exam domains include project leadership, Marketo Engage architecture design, reporting and attribution, and advanced operations. If you don’t belong to the Solution Partner Program, you can view the Certified Master exam guide without the certification journey or on-demand training as mentioned earlier in the article for exam details, sample questions, and scheduling.


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