Leverage your Akeneo expertise: get certified!

Akeneo Certification is the standard for recognizing people in the Akeneo community who have demonstrated strong competency and expertise with Akeneo PIM. Earn an Akeneo certification by having us recognize your expertise in Akeneo PIM.

Akeneo implementation specialist certification

The Akeneo Implementation Specialist certification is designed for consultants who can set up and implement Akeneo PIM projects according to each customer’s business needs and strategy.

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Akeneo developer certification

This certification is designed for developers who can customize an Akeneo PIM project to fit each customer’s business needs and strategy in the most efficient way possible.

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Certification objectives

Candidates must fully master the PIM and ensure user acceptance and happiness with their product data governance!
An Akeneo Implementation Specialist knows how to efficiently align business objectives with Akeneo PIM's features, through the use of native features and avoiding unnecessary customizations.

Certification objectives

Candidates must fully master the PIM, and make the best PIM for each customer!
An Akeneo certified Developer will be able to successfully implement Akeneo projects, meaning to provide the best recommendations regarding the use of native features and the implementation of custom features.

Candidates must have a deep knowledge of Akeneo to provide the best recommendations regarding:

  • Catalog and product structures (use of channels, trees & categories, definition of families and attribute groups, setting rights and permissions)
  • Import and export workflows (define the products onboarding rules, the update of products)
  • Team organization around product information enrichment (define dedicated views and projects to help people know when to enrich the data the are responsible for)

Candidates must be able to manage:

  • An Akeneo PIM installation and infrastructure
  • Reference data and other entities
  • Custom imports and exports
  • Migration process

About the exam

  • 2 hours exam in a testing center
  • Questions regarding both Community Edition and Enterprise Edition
  • 60 Multiple Choice Questions (ergonomics, definition and use of entities, structure, scoping, rights, rules, import & export, custom entities) -60% of the global rating
  • 2 case studies (baseline to structure a catalogue + design enrichment workflow/team organization) – 40% of the global rating
  • Passing score: 80%
  • No material can be used during the exam
  • Registration fee is $350 / 350€
  • Frequency of certification renewal: the current supported versions of Akeneo (if you sit for the exam on June 21st  2017, version 1.7 is the latest one, your certification will remain valid for as long as version 1.7 is maintained – around 18 months)

About the exam

  • 1h30 exam in a testing center
  • Questions regarding both Community Edition and Enterprise Edition
  • MCQs – 65% of the global rating
  • Code to be written – 35% of the global rating
  • Passing score: 85%
  • No material can be used during the exam
  • Registration fee is $350 / 350€
  • Frequency of certification renewal: the current supported versions of Akeneo (if you sit for the exam on June 21st  2017, version 1.7 is the latest one, your certification will remain valid for as long as version 1.7 is maintained – around 18 months)

Prerequisites

  • Akeneo project experience (both Community and Enterprise editions)
  • Release notes to be aware of every new feature

Prerequisites

  • PHP OOP is a must-have
  • Knowledge of Symfony
  • Akeneo project experience (both Community and Enterprise editions)
  • Release notes to be aware of every new feature
Register Price $350
Register Price $350

Questions and answers

Before the exam

Where do I take the exam?

You can register directly from the Akeneo Certification webpage, and then take the exam worldwide through Kryterion testing centers. It is not possible to take the exam online for security reason.

How much does the exam cost?

The cost of each exam is US $350.

How do I prepare for the exam? What are the prerequisites?

There is no better preparation than real experience implementing Akeneo. While not mandatory, attending an Akeneo training session will help as it will provide the philosophy and best practices for implementing Akeneo successfully.

How long is the exam?

You have 2 hours maximum for the Akeneo Implementation Specialist Certification.
You have 1 and a half hours for the Akeneo certified Developer exam.

Can I take materials with me during the exam?

Absolutely not, Akeneo exams are closed book.

After the exam

When do I know my results at the exam?

As there are some exercises that can’t be automatically rated, you’ll be informed of your result within 24 hours.

I have passed an Akeneo certification exam, yeah! What do I receive?

First, if you work for an Akeneo Solution Partner, the number of certified people will be displayed on your partner listing located on our website partner page.
You will also receive a Certification badge to display on your website.
And you’ll personally receive a special gift from Akeneo 😉

I have passed an Akeneo certification exam, yeah again! Does my certification belong to my company?

A certification is linked to a person, not to a company.

Can I get the correct answers after having taken the exam?

You will receive the information whether you succeeded or failed, but not your overall score neither the answers. This is important to maintain the integrity and security of the certification exam.

How long is my certification valid?

Your certification is valid for as long as the version which you passed the exam is supported. For example, if you sit for the exam on June 21st  2017, version 1.7 is the latest one, your certification will remain valid for as long as version 1.7 is maintained – around 18 months).

What if I don’t pass the exam?

If you fail the exam on your first attempt, you can take it as many times as you want and whenever you want, without any condition. You will need to pay each time you take the exam at the current price.  

Who should I contact if I have additional questions?

Feel free to contact us theakademy@akeneo.com, we will get back to you soon.

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