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Locked Down? Learn AEM this April

Learning Aem Lockdown

At Perficient and in my household, our kids and friend’s kids are learning from home. While balancing the needs to keep ourselves and our families happy and healthy we have to ask ourselves, what comes next after these unprecedented times?

For those of us in the Digital Marketing space, the best way to manage this downturn is to build skills and value. Whether you are laid off or slowed down, having additional knowledge will give you an edge.

Adobe Experience Manager or AEM is Adobe’s market-leading Digital Experience Management platform and as a special this April, you can learn all about AEM with a free month of Pluralsight’s training courses!

Getting a License

Of course, to run AEM you need the binary and a license. If your organization already has AEM, reach out to whomever manages AEM, if not, you can request a copy from Adobe.

Existing Partners:

Potential Customers:

What’s the Best Track for Me?

AEM projects involve a number of different roles and skillsets. Click on the
roles below to learn more about the role and what courses will help you
reach the next level.



AEM Author

Authors create the content in AEM, leveraging templates, components and
assets to create pages, emails, mobile apps and other experiences.

Learn how to use AEM’s authoring interface to it’s maximum extent and what
features of AEM you can leverage to make your content more flexible and



AEM Business Practitioner

Business Practitioners are experts of the use of the Adobe Experience Manager platform and help the business translate requirements into technical stories.

Learn how to use the AEM platform and how to solve business problems with the AEM technology.



AEM Back-End Developer

Back-End Developers work inside the CMS to create services and components to render content to different channels including websites, mobile apps, emails, etc.

Learn how to use OSGi, the JCR and Apache Sling to structure and create powerful content-driven applications in AEM.



AEM Front-End Developer

Front-End Developers create components, HTML, CSS and JavaScript to create experiences for different channels including websites, mobile apps, emails, etc.

Learn how to use HTL and the AEM component framework to create dynamic but flexible content-driven experiences.



AEM Technical Overview

(53 mins)
Adobe Solutions Consultant Diana Breen demonstrates some of the key functionality in Adobe Experience Manager.

AEM Authoring Fundamentals

(2h 5min)
Discover how you can use Adobe Experience Manager to create and manage the content of rich responsive web experiences.

AEM Authoring Building on the Fundamentals

(1h 57m)
Building upon AEM Authoring Fundamentals course, this course will expand your skills and knowledge for authoring in AEM into more advanced AEM topics.

AEM Developer Skill Assessment

(20 min)
Are you a novice or expert? Find out in about 20

AEM Developer Fundamentals

(2h 35mn)
An introductory developers course about how to get started with AEM 6.2. You’ll learn the tools that developers commonly use, the terminology, the history, and how to install and use AEM in practice.

AEM Building Full Stack Components

(2h 5min)
Learn to leverage AEM’s rendering lifecycle to architect solutions based
on designs. You’ll work with components, editable templates, and page
properties to build content structures that are returned as JSON from an
API endpoint.

Fundamentals of building from Projects in AEM

(3h 34 min)
This course will teach you how to build and
debug Adobe Experience Manager (AEM) packages and how you can use them to
import and export content to and from AEM’s Java Content Repository (JCR.)
Software required: Adobe Experience Manager, Maven.

Extending AEM Foundations

(2h 9 min)
Adobe Experience Manager or AEM is Adobe’s market
leading web content management and digital marketing platform. This course
is ideal for backend developers and focuses on developing services,
servlets, and jobs in AEM.

Extending Adobe Experience Manager Advanced

(6h 14m)
AEM is built on OSGi, Sling, and a Java Content
Repository. This course will teach you to harness these technologies to
extend AEM.

Develop Websites and Components in AEM

(3h 32m)
This course will teach you the basics for developing websites using AEM,
including structure component development, understanding Apache Sling and
the JCR, and using HTL.

Develop Websites and Components in AEM Advanced

(3h 37m)
This course teaches you the advanced methods for developing websites,
including using AEM’s responsive grid, advanced content component
development, debugging, and testing.


Where do I get help?


Learning AEM is no simple thing, the platform, while easy to use is large and complex.

Some great resources for people looking to get started with AEM include:

And as always feel free to leave a comment or send me a line on twitter @KlcoDanR and I’ll do my best to respond! Best of luck in your learning of AEM and getting through the lockdown!


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Dan Klco, Adobe Digital Marketing Technical Director

Dan is a certified Adobe Digital Marketing Technologist, Architect, and Advisor, having led multiple successful digital marketing programs on the Adobe Experience Cloud. He's passionate about solving complex problems and building innovative digital marketing solutions. Dan is a PMC Member of the Apache Sling project, frequent Adobe Beta participant and committer to ACS AEM Commons, allowing a unique insight into the cutting edge of the Adobe Experience Cloud platform.

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