Sitecore® System Administrator Fundamentals 9 Certification

Sitecore® System Administrator Fundamentals 9 Certification

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The training is priced from $ 300.00 USD per participant


The Sitecore System Administrator Fundamentals 9 Certification Exam will test your knowledge regarding the system administration of Sitecore Experience Platform (XP) 9. Earning this certification provides a range of benefits to both individuals and organizations. Some of the benefits for individuals include:

  • Formal Sitecore certification
  • Access to Sitecore software downloads
  • Access to Sitecore support services if you belong to an organization that has a support agreement
  • Increased career visibility within the professional job marketplace

For organizations, benefits include helping you identify and hire Sitecore expertise, as well as differentiating you in the marketplace of Sitecore solution providers.


What's included?

Your exam enrollment includes the following:

  • A three-month voucher to register for an exam proctoring appointment through Webassessor 
  • Enrollment in the study guide for the Sitecore System Administrator Fundamentals 9 Certification Exam on Learning@Sitecore


If you have not participated in any Sitecore System Administrator learnings, we recommend that you have working knowledge of Sitecore administration practices. However, to pass the Sitecore System Administrator Fundamentals 9 Certification Exam, 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 course offerings and by carefully reviewing the exam study guide.

Exam competencies:

Certified Sitecore System Administrators will be expected to have fundamental knowledge, skills, and abilities—or competencies—in seven distinct areas regarding Sitecore XP 9. The percentages of test questions for these competencies, as parts of the written test total, are as follows:

  • Sitecore Installation - tested by the XP0 mock installation
  • Users and roles - 16% of questions
  • Workflow and publishing - 16% of questions
  • Security settings - 16% of questions
  • Performance - 14% of questions
  • Administrator tools and management - 22% of questions
  • Sitecore support services - 16% of questions

Exam format:

The Sitecore System Administrator Fundamentals 9 Certification Exam contains two parts: a mock installation for Sitecore Experience Platform Single (XP0) and a fifty-question multiple-choice test. To pass the exam and earn certification, you must successfully complete the mock installation and score at least 75% on the multiple-choice test.

  • Note that you must perform the XP0 mock installation before you can schedule your proctored testing session on Kryterion Webassesser. Successful completion of the mock installation generates a unique validation code that you must use when scheduling your testing appointment.

Lastly, please be advised that the entire exam, including the customized files for the mock installation, is confidential and proprietary.

Open or closed book:

The multiple-choice test section of the Sitecore System Administrator Fundamentals 9 Certification Exam is closed book. You will not be allowed to refer to notes, study guides, training materials, web searches, Sitecore installations, or other software when taking the test on Kryterion Webassessor.

Information about proctoring through Webassessor:

  • All Sitecore Certification exams are required to be proctored exams given by Webassessor.
    • You can register for an online or in-person proctoring of the exam through Webassessor.
    • Note that about 55% of KTN testing centers, closed temporarily due to COVID-19, have begun to re-open with reduced capacity or testing schedules in order to comply with local health guidelines.
    • A list of currently open centers can be found on the test-center-locator page.
    • You can find a daily, updated list of closed test centers on the Kryterion website.
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