Advice for Jamf 400?

New Contributor

I'm scheduled to take Jamf 400 in the summer. I spent a lot of time training for Jamf 300, and expected it to be much worse than it really was (I went through Jamf's scripting and advanced scripting series, twice, because I was told that it was scripting heavy, but I felt over-prepared after it was done. I'm wondering if the real scripting wall will be in Jamf 400, and what I should be prepared for.

I appreciate any advice from anyone who's taken the course!


New Contributor II

Hi, I took and passed the 400 course earlier this year. In my opinion the difficulty in the 400 comes from the large amount of material you learn each day, which you then need to put in context and apply to the scenario at the end of that same day. The concepts themselves are not particularly difficult if you have scripting or programming experience. If you stay organized and take good notes you should be fine.

New Contributor

@lucrania thanks for the post. 

I am also scheduled to take the 400 course in about a month and am super nervous. 

Can you be more specific in regards to scripting? 
Are we asked to write scripts from scratch? Are those scripts taught previously that day? 
Can you point me to some material/sites I should focus on? 


New Contributor II

I don't think I can get too specific without violating jamf's training policy. The topics in the course page are pretty accurate to what I learned in my class: ; in terms of bash there's loops, variables, control flow, interacting with the jamf API, etc.