Since my last post about passing the Adobe AEM 6.0 Developer exam, I’ve had a few people contact me to ask for advice on the best way to pass this exam.
The first tip I have is to use the product. Seems simple, but the more you use AEM the more you’ll learn. Experiment and try things out. One the things I like about AEM is its ease to create back up packages. Package up your code, experiment, and if it doesn’t work, re-install your package. But keep on using it, and you’ll become more and more proficient, which will help you in the exam.
The next tip is make sure you are familiar with the topics outlined in the AEM 6.0 Developer Exam Guide. These topics are listed in the exam guide for a reason – they form the questions for the exam! So use them as the basis for some self study with the official .
The final piece of advice I have is to sit some AEM training if possible. In particular I’d suggest the AEM Sites: Developer (AEM 6.0), AEM Sites: Advanced Developer (AEM 6.0), and AEM Sites: System Administration (AEM 6.0) courses.
There’s nothing mind shattering in this post, but hopefully it will help people on the right track towards passing the exam. If it’s not possible to sit the courses, I suggest studying the exam guide and the docs, and trying out what you’ve learned on a running AEM instance at the very least – that should be enough to get you through.