WordPress Administrator Specialist Certification

The most powerful, cloud-based web builder! WordPress is able to solve many of the problems businesses face online. It’s a safe bet that serious skills in WordPress can translate into a lucrative career opportunity. There is a high demand for skilled freelancers, contractors, and direct hires. WordPress developers make an average of $57,778 per year, according to Indeed.


What are the benefits of getting a WordPress Certification?

The attainment of the WordPress Administrator Specialist certification proves the competency of the candidate at an industry standard-level and the readiness to enter the job market. Hiring managers can use this certification as a means of justifying the recruitment, as well as an index for the placement of a job seeker in a job.

  • Stand out from the crowd and meet the requirements of a job application.
  • Improve your CV or freelance portfolio.
  • Test your knowledge to see how good you are.
  • Learn new skills and increase your earnings.
  • Gain trust and creditability.
Exam Details

Number of questions: 35

Time limit: 45 minutes

Passing score: 75%

Format: 100% In-App

The examination procedure
Each student will have his/her own WordPress installation (depending on the test they are taking).
The students will have to answer all the question within the given timeframe.

They are free to ignore as many questions as they want. They will have the option to answer the ignored questions at the end of the test (within the 45 minutes timeframe).

All unanswered questions will be marked as incorrect. When the test finishes the result of the examination is sent to KP’s server for storing. If the examinées enter their credential again, they will be able to see the results for each of their vouchers.

Find more information about our Exam Retake Policy and Exam Proctoring options.

Exam Objective Domains

1. Hosting and Installation:

  • Hosting Options
  • Installing WordPress on a Local Server
  • Website Migration
  • Local Development

2. WordPress Themes:

  • WordPress Theme Upload and Setup
  • Theme Options and Settings
  • Child Themes

3. Dashboard and Administration:

  • Plugin Management
  • Working With Widgets
  • WordPress Tools
  • Settings Tab
  • Using and Managing Hooks
  • Sitemap
  • Revisions
  • Website speed optimization
  • Basic PHP Modifications

4. Users:

  • Creating and Managing Users
  • User Role Editor Plugin

5. Security:

  • WordPress Security Best Practices and Countermeasures
  • Protecting your WordPress website
  • Backup and recovering
  • Using HTML & SSL
  • Changing the default Login URL
  • Introduction to FTP
  • What is the .ftaccess file?
  • Protecting .ftaccess file from Unauthorized Access
  • Protecting the WordPress Configuration wp-config.php File
  • Restricting access via IP addresses
  • Changing the Default WordPress Database Table Prefix
  • WordPress Security Keys
  • Disabling Hot Linking
  • Hiding the WordPress Version Number
  • Signs Your Site has been Hacked
  • Using the Google Transparency Tool
  • Fix a Hacked WordPress Website
  • How to Manually Remove Malware

6. Multisite:

  • Setup of the multisite
  • Management of the multisite
  • Migrating multisite to single site
  • Migrating single site to multisite
  • Create users to manage only one website or all websites in the multisite
  • Share WordPress themes and plugins across multiple websites
  • Backing up and protecting the multisite environment
    How to take the WordPress Administrator Specialist exam

    If you’re ready to get WordPress certified, all you need to do is follow the steps below:

    • register on Knowledge Pillars and create your account,
    • buy your exam voucher from the Knowledge Pillars webshop,
    • you will receive email instructions on how and where to take the exam, be sure to check your email SPAM and add Knowledge Pillars to your email contact list.

    Once you have passed your WP Administrator Specialist exam, you will get a confirmation email from Knowledge Pillars notifying you of when you will get your digital transcript and paper certificate.

    Please view our Exam Policies for more information.

    IMPORTANT: KP Certifications are also available through remote proctoring, to allow all our candidates to take exams in safety, during the COVID-19 emergency. Please contact our support for more information: support@knowledge-pillars.com 


    Technical Requirements

    The minimum system requirements are:

    • Operating system: Windows 7/8/10 OS, MacOS X 10.0x or newer, Linux OS
    • Minimum RAM: 1GB or more depending on the Operating System
    • Minimum processor: 1.0 Ghz or more depending on the operating system and the architecture
    • A color monitor with minimum display resolution: 1366px by 768px
    • Internet access
    • The latest version of the Chrome browser
    • Automatic updates, notifications, other popup windows, and anything that can disrupt the examination process should be disabled

    WordPress Administrator Specialist

    Number of questions:35
    Time limit45 minutes
    Passing score75%
    Format100% In-App
    Practice TestYes


    I am a Marketing Specialist, also very skilled in WordPress. I often handle and manage content and create powerful pages and messages in the WordPress editing environment. I spend 50% of my time working in WordPress and I have always been concerned about my lack of credentials for this powerful and largely used software.

    I’d like to outline or prove my skills in some way so that I may improve my career, increase my value in the market, and chances of getting a higher salary. The Knowledge Pillars WCE certification addresses this need, it offers a new, innovative and powerful means to prove my skills in a practical way by showing concretely my ability to manage, build and edit in a WordPress environment.

    Jessica Parker

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