Newcomer: You are absolutely new to Drupal and Acquia products
Intermediate: You have Drupal development experience, but are new to the Acquia platform
Advanced: You have Drupal development experience, and wish to get certified.
As a newcomer to the Acquia platform, take the introductory course in Acquia Academy. This will start you on your journey to certification.
Acquia Cloud User Interface (2017)
You can access this and other courses for free at https://training.acquia.com/ and review them as many times as you like. Many Acquia Academy courses are available, and if you are in an Acquia enablement or training program, you have been assigned the courses you most require to obtain an initial certification.
Courses follow a model of 100-level for introductory material, 200-level for application of the concepts, 300-level for advanced concepts, and 400-level for solution architecture.
Completing the course may not make you ready to pass the certification exam. You need to have some real-life practical experience to attempt the exam. For this purpose, we recommend that you gain practical experience by working with at least 2-3 real life projects.
If you are not working on active projects using Acquia Cloud or other products, you can use Acquia's free tier https://www.acquia.com/acquia-cloud-free?cs=acf-techeval to prepare for the exam.
Once you decide to take the exam, we recommend that you study the domains and topics covered by the exam and their relative weightings. You should also perform a self assessment of your own areas of strength and weakness vis-a-vis the domains and topics covered by the exam blueprint. This is a recommended starting point for experienced Drupal 8 Developers.
Based on your self assessment, you may need to gain knowledge and experience in some domains or topics. The best way to learn is by working or experimenting with the tools. Follow the suggestions given for preparation in the Preparation section and refer to the external resources given in the Study Guide section.
At this stage, you should be ready to take the exam! Follow the 'Schedule A Test' link on https://acquia.com/certification and register for the exam. You may choose from online proctored or onsite proctored exam delivery options.
Learn more about the Acquia Certification Program at https://acquia.com/certification