Study Guide: Sitecore 10 .NET Developer Certification Exam

Study Guide: Sitecore 10 .NET Developer Certification Exam

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Certification exam study guide 

The free study guide for the Sitecore 10 .NET Developer Certification Exam contains details about the exam format, resources to help you prepare for the exam, and a set of practice questions. Your enrollment in the study guide will be valid for six months, at which point you may need to re-enroll.  

Continue on to read more about the Sitecore 10 .NET Developer Certification Exam or scroll below to enroll in the free study guide.  

Disclaimer: We reserve the right to periodically update the study guide, which means your course progress may be reset. 

If you would like to purchase the Sitecore 10 .NET Developer Certification Exam itself, you can do that on Sitecore’s certification exam home page on Kryterion Webassessor.

Certification exam description 

The Sitecore 10 .NET Developer Certification Exam will test your knowledge regarding the basic development features and practices for Sitecore Experience Platform (XP) 10. Earning this certification provides a range of benefits to both individuals and organizations.  

Some of the benefits for individuals include:  

  • A formal Sitecore certification, 
  • Access to Sitecore Support Services if you belong to an organization that has a support agreement, and 
  • Increased career visibility within the professional job marketplace. 

For organizations, benefits include an increased ability to identify and hire Sitecore expertise as well as find differentiation in the marketplace of Sitecore solution providers. 


This exam is intended for developers. We recommend you meet the following prerequisites to take the Sitecore 10 .NET Developer Certification Exam: 

  • At least one-year of prior experience developing on the Sitecore XP solution.  
  • Complete Learning@Sitecore’s Developer’s Fundamentals 9.3 Collection. 
  • Complete Learning@Sitecore’s Developer’s Fundamentals 10 Collection.  
  • Complete Learning@Sitecore’s Sitecore Experience Solution Developer 9.1 Instructor-Led Training.


To pass the Sitecore 10 .NET Developer Certification Exam, will also need to be proficient in the exam competencies.

We recommend you prepare to successfully pass the exam by participating in Learning@Sitecore training opportunities, enrolling in and completing our free study guide, reviewing Sitecore’s developer documentation, and speaking with others within the Sitecore development community at large. 

Exam competencies: 

Certified Sitecore 10 .NET Developers will be expected to have fundamental knowledge, skills, and abilities—or competencies—in seven distinct areas regarding developing on Sitecore XP: 

  • Competency 1: Sitecore structure & platform 
  • Competency 2: Security & user management 
  • Competency 3: Item management 
  • Competency 4: Layout & placeholders 
  • Competency 5: Components, controls, & renderings 
  • Competency 6: Sitecore Content Serialization 
  • Competency 7: Containers

Exam format: 

The Sitecore 10 .NET Developer Certification Exam is a multiple-choice exam proctored through Kryterion Webassessor. To pass the exam and earn certification, you must score at least 80% on the multiple-choice test. If you score lower than 80%, you will have to repurchase the exam to try again. 

Please note that the entire exam is confidential and proprietary.  

Open or closed book: 

The Sitecore 10 .NET Developer 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. 

Purchasing your exam on Kryterion Webassessor 

You must purchase your exam and register for an exam appointment with our third-party testing service, Kryterion Webassessor. The exam will cost you $350 USD. 

  • All Sitecore certification exams are proctored through 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 reopen with reduced capacity or testing schedules in compliance 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. 
  • You may retake the exam for a passing score. 
  • If you fail to pass the certification exam, retakes can be purchased for $350 USD on Webassessor’s website.