Becoming a Magento 2 Certified Solution Specialist

Before Magento 2 was even launched, I was considering on taking the ‘Magento Certified Solution Specialist Exam’. Not for any particular reason, other than to stick it on my CV and perhaps some sort of confidence boost.

Then along came Magento 2, which moved all the goal posts. Leaving me to essentially relearn a bunch of stuff and then become confident in it.

Well, the time has come where I think I might try for the ‘Magento 2 Certified Solution Specialist Exam’. It’s $260, so I better get this right the first time!

Studying for the Exam will at the very least, identify any weaknesses I may have. On the other-hand, the process could help me teach/explain things better to those who ask relatable questions.

Below is a list of resources that I’ll be using whilst studying for the Exam. I have no date in mind yet, so I’ll book it when I’m good and ready.

What Is a Magento 2 Solution Specialist?
A Magento 2 Solution Specialist is an expert user of the Magento 2 Commerce platform. Drawing on a deep background in business and ecommerce, the Magento 2 Solution Specialist can efficiently align business objectives with Magento 2 functionality, optimize use of native features, and avoid unnecessary customization. Whether as a merchant, a manager, a consultant, or an analyst, the Magento 2 Solution Specialist knows how to make the best use of Magento 2 technology.

Study Resources

**Recommended, but I won’t be doing. It’s $375 and I’m hoping my experience will cover what this course teaches

My Main Concerns
Going into this journey, I can already see that the Official Study Guide is highlighting points that make me think :face_with_raised_eyebrow:, as it touches on Business concepts just as much as using the Magento Platform. Also, finding time to study between my Day-Job, Digital Startup and Family is going to be interesting.

I’ll keep this post updated during my journey…