Become authorized to use processing rules

A user can become authorized to use processing rules. To prepare, use these study resources, instructions on where to take the test, and what to communicate to Customer Care following a successful test.

Prepare for the test

The following study resources explain how processing rules function. Adobe recommends that you reference them before, during, and after the test.

  • Training videos: Go to Training Videos > Analytics > Marketing Reports & Analytics > Processing Rules to view these brief online courses.
  • Documentation: See the entire Processing Rules section under Help Home.

Take the test

Expect to spend about ten minutes creating a login and enabling a free test. Then, expect an additional 20-40 minutes answering questions.

  1. Navigate to the Pearson VUE Web Account Creation page and fill out the required information. You can leave the Adobe ID field blank.
  2. Click the checkbox indicating that you accept Pearson VUE's Privacy Policy, then click Next.
  3. Provide an address and phone number. It can either be your organization's address or your personal address. Click Next.
  4. A confirmation page comes up indicating that you can expect your user name and password via email in the next 24 hours.
  5. Once you receive the confirmation email with your login credentials, log in to your account.
  6. Click the checkbox next to "9A0-279 AdobeĀ® Site Catalyst Processing Rules Recertification Exam." Select your language, then click Next.
  7. Enter SCProcRules into the Promotion Code Field, then click Apply Promo Code. A 100% discount to the $60.00 exam fee is applied. Click Next.
  8. Read and agree to both the cancelation policies and minimum system requirements. Click Confirm Order.
  9. When you are ready to start, click Begin Exam.
  10. A new window pops up, providing a short survey before the test. Answer each of the survey questions to begin the test.


This test is timed and does not easily allow a user to pause or come back later. Before starting, ensure that you are able to take the entire test in one sitting without being interrupted.

Following the test

When finished, review your results:

  1. Log back in to your Pearson Account using the username/password provided via email. This email can take up to 24 hours to arrive in your inbox.
  2. Upon logging in, click View Score Report, which downloads a PDF on whether you passed or failed. 
    • If you fail, review the Processing Rules training video and Admin Tools User Guide. Once you are ready, click Schedule Exams in the left menu and follow steps 6-10 again.
    • If you pass:
    • Share your Adobe Analytics username and score report with a supported user within your organization.
    • The supported user creates an incident with Customer Care, providing them with the score report, login company and username.
    • Customer Care enables access to create and edit processing rules.