Marketo Certified Solutions Architect (MCSA)

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Marketo Certified Solutions Architect (MCSA)

Hi All,

I’ve recently attended a Marketo Certified Solutions Architect (MCSA) workshop and wanted to give you an overview of the certification and a couple of tips, which I hope you find useful!

Currently there are less that 150 people that possess this certification, so if you really want to distinguish yourself as a Marketo Consultant it’s an extremely useful certification to have.

In order for you to be able to present yourself for the MCSA certification there are a number of requisites:

  • You need to be a Marketo Partner
  • You need to have a currently valid MCE certification

You will require to have a Marketo Lead Management (MLM) badge AND (at least) 2 of of the below items:

  • Marketo Lead Management
  • Center of Excellence
  • Analytics
  • Web Personalization
  • ABM • Administration
  • Integration – Native and/or Custom
  • Mobile
  • Digital Ads
  • Migration
  • Advanced Creative

The presentation should show real-case client projects you led, showcasing why and how you implemented the required solutions, the results and the success of the overall project. You can present different case studies per area, however they need to be real client cases and they cannot be based on projects you undertook for your own company.

You will be assessed based on the below areas:

  • 50% - Knowledge
  • 15% - Writing ability
  • 15% - Speaking ability
  • 10% - Strategy, design and success
  • 10% - Professionalism

You can present in the below ways:

  • Co-working with MKTO on a project
  • On-site visit to MKTO
  • Virtual presentation

I have to say the workshop is extremely useful. It’s interactive, hands-on real case studies, very advanced and detailed. It will prepare you to become a technically and strategically well-prepared Marketo Consultant.

If you have any questions please let me know.

Thanks!

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Community Manager

Re: Marketo Certified Solutions Architect (MCSA)

Macarena Mazzeo
Great write up on the MCSA certification.  One note, you are NOT required to attend the MCSA workshop.  This is an optional workshop to give our partner consultants exposure to all the advanced capabilities and best practices of Marketo.  It is a great workshop though and glad to hear you enjoyed it!

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Re: Marketo Certified Solutions Architect (MCSA)

Hi Macarena Lopez Mazzeo

Thanks so much for taking the time to write this up.  It is exactly the information I was looking for.

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Anonymous
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Re: Marketo Certified Solutions Architect (MCSA)

Hi Patricia,

Thanks for the feedback, I just took this part out

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Re: Marketo Certified Solutions Architect (MCSA)

Hi Gerard,

Glad to hear you find it useful! Let me know if you have any other questions.

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Re: Marketo Certified Solutions Architect (MCSA)

Hi Macarena,

Thanks for the above write up. It is extremely helpful!

I recently renewed my MCE and am looking to proceed with further steps to start on the MCSA certification. Is there somewhere I need to sign up/register, Pay any sort of fee, or any steps to adhere before beginning to create the presentations (Mentioned above)?

Also wanted to check and see as to how do I go about the Virtual presentation method (Registration/Scheduling etc) ?

Would really appreciate if you could provide some insights on the same.

Thanks,

Karan Hari

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Re: Marketo Certified Solutions Architect (MCSA)

Hi Karan,

Glad you find it helpful! I asked the person that ran my MCSA workshop to send me the registration documentation with all the details you listed above. In your case I would probably contact your Account Manager to ask them to put you in touch to the right person

Thanks!

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Re: Marketo Certified Solutions Architect (MCSA)

Thanks for writing this up Macarena Mazzeo​ - it is in my goals to  have this certification within a year, so this is really helpful, thank you! Seems challenging, but I think it is a wonderful certification to have.

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Re: Marketo Certified Solutions Architect (MCSA)

Hi Chelsea,

It really is, only a few people in the world have it, so it's on my goals list to get it too!

Thanks,

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Re: Marketo Certified Solutions Architect (MCSA)

Hi Patricia,

I have completed MCC from your batch in 2017 and it got expired on 4th Jan 2018.

Can you please let me know what should I do to renew my MCC certification.

Looking for your advise here.

Regards,

Ravi.