In 2020, Certified Master Anaplanners demonstrated tenacity, compassion, and leadership by quickly getting up to speed on Anaplan’s newest technical trainings and giving their knowledge back to the ecosystem in turn. They responded to the unique circumstances of the year by jumping in to help their global community with Anaplan Helps, sharing their stories through authorship and public speaking, training new talent in the ecosystem, inspiring others with their use of the UX, and much more. Each person who carries a 2021 Master Anaplanner Certificate does so as proof of this accomplishment.
All certificates expire January 1 st , 2022, and a new set of maintenance requirements must be complete before that date in order to become a 2022 Certified Master Anaplanner. This year the recertification maintenance requirements will have the same spirit of what we did last year, acting as a shared measure of technical certifications and ecosystem contributions.
There are two things a Certified Master Anaplanner needs to do to maintain their certification: keep their technical certifications current and make an impactful contribution toward a more enabled ecosystem.
Be a 2022 Certified Solution Architect (for reference, see the 2021 requirements).
Collect 400* contribution points for qualifying activities.
Qualifying activities are determined by the Master Anaplanner Program. To qualify, a contribution will develop a customer’s connected planning landscape, directly enable emerging talent, amplify Anaplan’s brand, or contribute to the documented enablement record.
We’ll be using the same points system as last year, ranking each item based on impact and amount of effort.
More details for Certified Master Anaplanners are available in the Master Anaplanner User Group and will continue to come out throughout the year.
*Pro-rated based on qualification date
With a clean interface and stream of newly released features, there are countless ways to customize your user experience with Anaplan. It’s easy to get lost in all of the options, so we’re creating a cookbook to spark your ideas and creativity!
We asked the Master Anaplanner community to send us a screenshot of something they’re proud of to start our collection. We’ll be posting the full cookbook on the Community, including some of the images shared below.
[Image: A sample of the early submissions we received from Certified Master Anaplanners. Clockwise from top left: @brian_gallagher, @jruder, @kalbelo, @Nik.Amin, @AzeemArif, @Pat_Desmond]
You’re invited to participate too! Send a public-friendly screenshot of your favorite UX achievement and a brief description of why you chose it to MasterAnaplanners@Anaplan.com if you’d like to be considered for the cookbook.
What are you most looking forward to seeing in action?
Stay tuned for another announcement when the project is launched. If you want to learn about Anaplan’s User Experience, you can find more information in the UX section of Community .
November 13, 2020 Edit: The Master Anaplanners' UX Cookbook is now live! Check it out and let us know what you think.
As announced on February 26 th , 2020, Level 3 Model Building is now live. Effective immediately, the Master Anaplanner Program training requirements include Level 3, the next course in Anaplan's dedicated learning path*.
To ensure consistency in knowledge base and guarantee that the Master Anaplanner Program hosts only the most expertly trained Anaplanners, all courses released as part of the learning path are required training for both applicants and current Certified Master Anaplanners.
The path starts at Level 1, which reviews old content with a fresh, data-driven approach. Levels 2 and 3 cover topics that have never been explored in previous courses and offer tips from our internal superstars, which we are very excited to share with you! The updated courses have replaced 102 and 201, which no longer count toward qualification.
Here’s what you can look forward to during your training:
Level 1 Model Building: Return to the basics, with an eye for model optimization
Level 2 Model Building: Go beyond our former course catalogue and learn new lessons about how your data can flow
Level 3 Model Building: Take it up a notch and really prove your skills as an Anaplan implementation expert
We love hearing from our customers no matter where you are in your journey. You’re invited to apply online at any time to let us know you are interested, and we will work with you along the way.
Thank you for your participation in the program! We cannot wait to see where your new skills take you.