Slack Certifications Available for Admins & Developers

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For many of us, Slack is already a massive part of our working lives, and with the recent acquisition by Salesforce, this is only set to increase.

Whilst Slack certifications aren’t part of the official Trailhead family yet, you can still get certified as an Admin or Developer. Get ahead of the curve and learn all about how to become Slack certified in this post.

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Slack Certifications

Slack announced two of their first certifications just over a year ago, the Slack Certified Admin, and the Slack Certified Developer. Slack believes that as the world moves increasingly remote, these certifications will help professionals that want to specialise in Slack Administration or Development.

Both certifications are suspiciously similar to Salesforce exams (Even though they were released 1 month before the acquisition!). They are 60 questions, multiple-choice, online proctored, with a time limit of 90 minutes, and a passing score of 65%.

Each exam has a curiculum, as well as a paid study guide to help you revise.

Slack Certified Admin

The Slack Certified Admin exam is designed to test you in best practices to implement, configure, and manage slack. You need to be comfortable recommending policies, settings, features, and use cases on all paid Slack plans.

The curriculum includes some of the following topic areas…

  • Admin roles
  • Slack architecture
  • User provisioning
  • Settings and policies
  • Channel structure
  • App approval processes
  • Data security
  • Process design
  • How to drive adoption for your team

You can find details of the Slack Certified Admin exam here, which also includes information about the paid course you can take to ensure you skill up and pass.

Slack Cerfified Developer

The Slack Certified Developer exam is designed to test you on Slack API’s and how to build an effective App within Slack. You should have six to twelve months of experience working with Slack API’s & App’s, and be well versed in the Slack platform.

The curriculum includes some of the following topic areas…

  • General Slack structure and usage
  • Slack apps and their components
  • Reading and creating JSON objects
  • Web APIs and event-based API protocols (JSON over HTTP and, to a lesser extent, WebSockets)
  • At least one programming language (we typically see developers use NodeJS, Python or Java to build Slack apps but any language that can send/receive HTTP API calls will work)
  • Developing and deploying a web application (for example, to a cloud service provider)

You can find details of the Slack Certified Developer exam here, which also includes information about the paid course you can take to ensure you skill up and pass.

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