Program Manager Level 1 Exam

As the Program Manager, aka The Maestro, you require knowledge of all aspects of experimentation, including: strategies involved in setting up an experimentation program, how to design data-driven hypotheses, the basics of creating experiments, how to interpret and share results across your company.

Maestro Level 1

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  • Foundations of experimentation cycle and program structure
  • Understand the purpose of a testing charter
  • Decide what is important to include in your charter
  • Build your own testing plan using our starter templates
  • Aligning experimentation goals with business goals
  • Connecting revenue to experimentations
  • Primary, secondary, and monitoring metrics
  • Using direct and indirect data to develop experiment ideas
  • Identifying and defining problem statements
  • Statistics for experimentation
  • How Stats Engine is different from other statistical models
  • Reading the Optimizely results page

Preparing For The Exam

  • Taking action on winning, losing, and inconclusive variations
  • Crafting hypotheses using the Problem > Solution > Result framework
  • Account structure
  • Setting up projects
  • Manage Collaborators
  • Project and account settings
  • Calculating sample sizes
  • Prioritizing ideas with a defined framework
  • Best practices for:
    -Defining experiment components: Pages, Events, Extensions, Audiences
    -Building experiments with those components
    -Creating variations using Visual and Code Editors
    -Basic experiment QA using the Previewer
    -Includes Full Stack and Web
    -Managing hypotheses

Exam Details

  • 50 multiple-choice questions
  • 60 minutes allotted to complete the exam
  • 80% is the passing score
  • No hard-copy or online materials may be referenced during the exam
  • No prerequisites for taking this certification exam