Hi Archer pros!
We are DELIGHTED to announce that the new Archer Certification Exams are live!
And if it's been a year or more since you've last looked into Archer Certification, here's a whole bunch of information that we hope will help as you peer down the ol' certification road.
First, let's review the new exam structure. There are three levels:
Which exam is right for you? If you've never been an administrator, but have been using Archer for a good amount of time as a business user, Level 1 (Associate) is made for you. This is also a great exam for people who focus on making Archer recommendations, such as Solution Owners, Sales and Account Managers, etc. I'll share preparation tips for each exam in a bit.
If you're an Archer admin, and feel confident with the content covered in Archer Administration I, can build applications, confidently work through access control scenarios, and set up notifications, reports, and dashboards, give Level 2 (Administrator - Specialist) a try.
If you're a longtime Archer admin and know your way around everything listed above, and can work through Archer Admin II and Infrastructure Admin topics with ease and can answer questions related to API functionality, then Level 3 (Administrator - Expert) is where I'd go.
Exams absolutely reference our course material, so be sure to review the courses shown below for the exam of your choice. While taking our training isn't required, if you're looking for study material, we're going to point you to these courses. (Reminder - all Archer courses can be found here: https://www.archerirm.community/t5/course-catalog/archer-training-courses/ta-p/670701)
|Level 1: Associate||Level 2: Administrator - Specialist||Level 3: Administrator - Expert|
Review these classes (all free):
Suggested, but not required:**
Everything listed for Level 1 (Associate), plus:
Everything listed for Levels 1 and 2, plus:
** I thought you said Level 1 is based on the free classes. It is. We're listing these additional classes for those who have taken these classes and are wondering if the classes would additionally prepare them for a given exam. Also, sometimes it's nice to have some hands-on practice with Archer before you take an exam, just to ensure you really feel ready. These all offer hands-on labs and would be good to use as additional practice.
***Why are on-prem topics like these required if we are using SaaS in our organization? The Expert level is intended to help you demonstrate a wide breadth of Archer knowledge, and that includes topics that are outside of a typical SaaS deployment. Just as you have to learn networking concepts in order to pass a CISSP exam (even if you do nothing with networking in your current job role), infrastructure concepts are and will continue to be included at the Expert exam level.
**** If you currently hold an Archer On-Demand/Self-Paced Subscription, all three exams are included for you within the subscription. You're invited to take any/all of the exams you'd like. No exam vouchers required!
Super Important Details:
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Best of luck (not that you need it - you're amazing and are going to do great!),