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Getting certified

Certification as a Sitecore Developer brings a host of advantages to individuals and teams.

The exam

Sitecore® Experience Solution Developer Fundamentals Certification Exam 9—NEW AND IMPROVED

Minor version (includes releases 9.0-9.3)
Exam Duration: 100 minutes
Question Duration: 2 minutes
Exam Length: 50 Questions
Pass/Fail mark: 80%
Cost: $300 USD

  • The exam must be completed within thirty days of purchase.
  • Redeemable via Sitecore Voucher within a three-month period, effective on the completion date of Sitecore Experience Solution Developer Instructor-Led Training. 
  • The exam includes a Study Guide.



Effective February 1, 2020: We will be sunsetting all certifications for previous major versions (8.x). If you are currently in possession of an expiring certification voucher and would like to exchange it for current Sitecore Experience Solution Developer Fundamentals Certification 9 exam, please contact

Key benefits for developers

  • Formal certification
  • Access to download Sitecore software
  • Access to Sitecore support, if you belong to an organization with support contractor access
  • Validating your understanding and application of Sitecore Developer competencies
  • Establishing your credibility and expertise with your peers
  • Giving you more career visibility within the professional job marketplace

Key benefits for organizations building Sitecore solutions

  • Helping you hire Sitecore expertise
  • Differentiation in a marketplace of Sitecore solution providers
  • In-depth knowledge about all aspects of the platform, thus enabling its full potential


If you have not participated in any Sitecore Developer learning courses, we highly recommend that you have working knowledge of Sitecore Developer practices or have a history of implementing Sitecore solutions. 

In order to pass the Sitecore Experience Solution Developer Certification Exam 9, you’ll find that knowledge and experience of the Sitecore platform isn’t enough. You will also need to make sure you are proficient in the exam competencies. To successfully pass the exam, we encourage you to prepare by enrolling in any relevant specific course offerings, as well as carefully review the Exam Study Guide. 

Exam competencies

1. Sitecore Platform Tools – 13%
2. Sitecore Platform – 16%
3. Sitecore Items – 30%
4. Sitecore MVC – 17%
5. Search and Indexing – 16%
6. Debugging – 4%
7. Unit Testing – 4%

What to expect

Exam questions 

The Sitecore Experience Solution Developer’s Certification Exam 9 is made up of scenario-based questions that ask you to describe how you might respond to a hypothetical situation as a Developer who is working with Sitecore. The questions try to pin down your thought processes rather than have you recite learned responses from memory.

Closed or open book?

The Sitecore Experience Solution Developer’s Certification Exam 9 is closed book. You can take the exam anywhere in the world from your home or office—24 hours a day, 7 days a week—via Sitecore’s Learning Management System. This exam is confidential and proprietary. It is made available to you, the test taker, solely for the purpose of assessing your proficiency level in the skill areas referenced in the title of this exam. 

You will not be allowed to refer to notes, study guides, training materials, web searches, Sitecore installations or other software, etc., during the exam.


You may not launch the exam more than one time per registration fee. You may retake the Sitecore Experience Solution Developer Certification Exam as many times as you would like until you pass the exam; however, you will need to purchase an exam attempt at full price for each retake.

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