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Sitecore CDP and Personalize Certification – Tips and Tricks

Sitecore CDP and Personalize Certification - Tips and Tricks

Sitecore CDP and Personalize Certification – Tips and Tricks

Here are some tips and tricks, that helped to get certified in Sitecore CDP and Personalize.

The first step is to register for the Sitecore CDP and Personalization exam and block a date that really helps in achieving the goal.

  1. Go through the documentation once you complete email Sitecore partner enablement partnerenablement@sitecore.com to get access to the sandbox environment.
  2.  The Sitecore Partner Enablement will send an invitation to access the Sandbox. 
  3.  Now go through the instructor-led training along with lab assignments
    Tip: I have used my blog site as a sample site to do assignments. It would be ideal to have a sample commerce site for order-related assignments.
  4. Familiarize with the core concepts and utilize the QA tool to test out various scenarios for Experiences and Experiments.
  5. Make sure to take the quiz after each section, which will give an idea of your understanding of the concepts.
  6. The questions were use case and scenario-based, so understanding the concept is crucial.
  7. The exam has 30 multiple-choice questions that have to be completed in an hour. You will have a good amount of time to revisit the answers.
    Note: Beginning of the exam, It says it has 50 questions, this might be a typo. It has only 30 questions, chill out.

Good luck! Happy Sitecoring!


My 2021 Reflections

Hope everyone got the Covid-19 vaccines and staying safe.  

Here are my contributions for the year – 


Blog Posts :

Award :

  • Experience Awards 2021 (Honorable Mention)  


  • Sitecore 10 .NET Developer Certification  

Contributions :

  • Logged Sitecore Bugs  
    •  CS0208574 Forms are missing in Forms Designer View
    •  CS0206915 High memory utilization on xConnect/Solr server 

Conferences I attended:

  • Symposium
  • SUGCON  
  • Virtual Developer Day
  • MVP Sitecore Lunches  
  • All Pittsburgh SUG meetups 
  • Most of the SUG Boston/ Queen City/ Columbus meetups  

Co-organized SUG-Pittsburgh Meetups :

Co-organized SUG-QueenCity Meetup :


Plans for 2021 :

Learn and contribute:

  • Sitecore 10.2
  • Composable DXP
  • Containerization
  • Sitecore Saas Offerings

Co-organize :

  • Monthly SUG-Pittsburgh meetup
  • Monthly SUG-QueenCity meetup


  • Sitecore Virtual Developer Day
  • SUGCON EU/Symposium
  • SUG Meetups

Happy Sitecoring!



Sitecore Certification : Exam and Review

I recently took the Sitecore 9.0 Certified Platform Associate Developer exam online and passed with an overall score of 88%.

Here are the steps I have taken to become certified:

  • Took the Developer’s Fundamental Collection online. You can also do it through Instructor-Led or Virtual Classroom options – https://learning.sitecore.com/#homepage-learning-solutions
  • Went through all the modules and lab exercises. When I completed the fifth module, I received an access key in the email to book the exam.
  • You can book the exam in-person in the center or online. I chose online and booked the exam via https://www.webassessor.com/sitecore/index.html
  • This is a proctor guided exam, no book allowed. Also, the exam software Senitel says you should have an external web camera. It worked with the in-built camera on my work computer. So don’t worry about the external camera.
  • The exam has 50 questions and 90 minutes to complete. You can review the answers as many times as you want. I completed the exam in 30 minutes and review the answers in the next 30 minutes and I still have 30 more minutes left!
  • Overall I got a 88% score. Here is my Topic level scoring:

Architecture: 100%
Creating and Editing Items: 100%
Development Environment: 75%
Docs and Support: 100%
Installation: 100%
Publishing: 100%
xManagement: 100%
Field Types: 83%
Media: 100%
Templates: 85%
Versioning: 100%
Presentation: 77%
API: 100%
Modules and Packages: 100%
Performance: 100%
Search: 80%

  • Once you complete you exam, you will receive an email from test center with score and certification pdf file. Good luck!


  • Sitecore Professional Developer – This examination is for Version 8.2
  • Sitecore Certified Platform Associate Developer – This is for Version 9.0