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Your 2018 Atlassian Admin to-do list

Admins, you are the lifeblood of Atlassian. Thank you! We marvel at the blend of brainpower and passion you invest not just in your company and role but also in your own personal growth. We want to help make your 2018 a year where your passion and expertise collide to propel your career to great new heights. To start, we’ve put together a to-do list of resources that will set you up for success:

Join the Community

The first item on your to-do list is low effort, high reward. By clicking this link to the online Atlassian Community you will have instant access to a network of Atlassian employees and customers alike.

Once logged in, you can customize a newsfeed unique to you so that you can keep your finger on the pulse of Atlassian products and topics you care most about. Other things you can expect to do in our online community:

Earn your welcome badge by introducing yourself on this thread.

Go to an Atlassian User Group (AUG) event

Now that you’ve joined the online Community, kick your Atlassian spirit up a notch and attend a local in-person event (we call them AUG meetings).

At Atlassian User Groups, users from all over the world get together to share common issues, solutions, experiences and initiate meaningful discussions. These events are ongoing, free for attendees, and led by Atlassian users just like you. AUG events are held in over 135 cities worldwide. Who knows, there might be one happening right in your (figurative) backyard! If not, we challenge you to be the change you seek and start your own AUG. Below are just some of the benefits you can expect to gain by attending or hosting an AUG event:

See if there's an Atlassian User Group near you

Enroll in University

Atlassian University offers something for everyone, from brand-new users to expert Jira admins. (And without the pressure to live in student dormitories or eat cafeteria food). University content is designed to get you the most relevant training based on your product or your role. We currently offer training for Jira, Confluence, Jira Service Desk, and Portfolio for Jira. These are the different types of training you can take:

We’ve recently launched the Training Credits program, a prepaid account for training that gives you and your team flexibility to choose any mixture of courses, deliveries, and schedules as needed. The big perks are simple procurement, centralized management, and bulk discounts. Learn more.

Enroll in Atlassian University

Get Certified

Atlassian offers a formal certification program for admins of Jira, Jira Software, and Confluence. In order to become an Atlassian Certified Admin, you have must pass a challenging exam and must continue to earn badges in specific areas of the product to maintain your certification. Becoming an ACP helps you to:

It’s no secret that Atlassian Certified Admins have a huge advantage when hunting for the roles of their dreams. And it’s no wonder: earning your Atlassian Certification shows a long-term commitment to your professional development and sets you up for success throughout your career.

Read more about getting certified

Attend Summit (US + Europe)

Summit is a user conference where hundreds of teams of all sizes and industries come together to find inspiration and up-level the way they work.

At Summit, attendees gain insights from the industry best, have access to in-depth product training and exam prep workshops, learn about latest product updates and of course rub elbows with fellow admins. Here’s what else you can expect to do at Summit:

See the action from Summit US 2017

Find a Team Tour near you

Have you already completed every step of the 2018 Atlassian Admin to-do list? Do you have thoughts or questions about anything on this list? We’d love to hear more from you and to send you some swag. Comment on our Admin to-do list thread here with a quick blurb about yourself and we’ll be in touch.