Today (27 Sept 2016) I took and passed the Acquia Drupal 8 certification. At DrupalCon, there is usually the option for a single retake exams in the event of failure. Thankfully I didn't need that, but it was a nice safety blanket to have. Surprisingly I did best in terms of result by section in front end (Which is usually my weakest subject) Which was a really pleasant surprise!
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