Magento 2 Certified Solution Specialist Study Group

Target Audience

Magento site managers, consultants, business analysts, and related roles. Note that this course is not a substitute for the year or more of hands-on Magento experience recommended before taking the exam. Magento development experience is not required but can be helpful.


Minimum 1 year of experience configuring and customizing the Magento application using native Magento administrative functionality.

Course Overview

This is a 7-week course designed to prepare a candidate with 12+ months of experience managing a Magento 2 store to sit for the Magento 2 Solution Specialist exam. Course focuses on key topics and objectives such as eCommerce, Magento architecture, the Magento Admin UI and storefront, business and applications, and catalog.

Magento is a powerful eCommerce platform with tremendous capabilities. It has assisted merchants in transacting billions across the world. Solution Specialists are the liaison between a merchant and a developer team (or the technical interface at a merchant). They must have a solid understanding of technical concepts in addition to being able to translate that into developer terminology.

The Magento 2 Certified Solution Specialist Prep Workshop provides practical and hands-on experience to prepare for the exam. Each week has practical activities for the student to execute on a Magento Commerce-enabled sandbox environment provided for each student. Students work through sample questions to get a solid understanding of what to expect on the exam. In addition, participants work through the famous Solution Specialist study guide published by SwiftOtter (

  • Each week’s class session is approximately 90 minutes. The instructor will review the previous week’s lesson and then work through the lesson material for the current week.
  • In each class, students are able to ask the instructor questions relating to the course.
  • Classes are taught by a Magento U Trainer who is a Magento 2 Certified Solution Specialist.

This course is based on Magento Open Source 2.3 and Magento Commerce 2.3.

Course Outline

Week 1
  • Course introduction
  • eCommerce concepts
  • B2B module
  • Multi-Source Inventory

Week 2
  • Week 1 review
  • Magento Architecture
  • Hosting
  • API
  • Scopes

Week 3
  • Week 2 review
  • Magento admin and security features
  • Content staging
  • Sales
Week 4
  • Week 3 review
  • Selling features
  • Content management system
  • Reporting

Week 5
  • Week 4 review
  • Requirements gathering
  • Internationalization
  • Legal compliance with the Magento application
  • Returns

Week 6
  • Week 5 review
  • Catalog Features

Week 7
  • Week 6 review