Getting Started

Welcome to Adobe Experience Manager (AEM)! Publicis Sapient (Sapient) is eager to bring the Commonwealth’s Public Web Presence onto the AEM platform.


Our training materials are designed for all content authors to reference. If you’re brand new to AEM, this section will assist in onboarding to the platform. Already familiar with AEM, just looking for guidance on a specific aspect of the platform, such as Page Properties or a Sapient-developed template? Head to either the Templates, Components, or Content Fragments & Experience Fragments section.

Step 1: Adobe tutorials – self-paced videos

Before diving in to Sapient’s training materials, we recommend the following tutorials, which can be found on the Adobe Experience League website. These tutorials review the basics of AEM – logging on, editing a page, understanding assets, etc.

Step 2: Sapient tutorials – live classroom sessions

Once you’ve completed the above trainings, you’re prepared for the Sapient-specific tutorials. We have developed a Level 1 course for AEM beginners, designed to teach you how to author, edit, review, and publish.

Training sessions are held on a semi-regular basis in virtual classroom format. Prior sessions have been recorded and are available for viewing at any time. We recommend live trainings so as to freely ask questions and hear from AEM subject matter experts in real time. If scheduling is difficult, the recorded sessions are also a great resource.

  • Sign up for a live training session (two 1.5-hour mandatory courses; plus optional office hours)
  • View AEM Training Recorded Sessions archive (link coming soon)

Step 3: Sapient user guides – self-paced reading

Now that you know the basics, it’s time to go deeper into each piece of the AEM site. Sapient’s custom-written user guides break everything down. Feel free to use them as a resource at any time, whether you’re editing a component for the first time or the fifty-first time.

  • Guides & Instructions: basic page actions; asset management; tagging
  • Templates & Components: templates; components to drag-and-drop on a page; intro to Content and Experience Fragments
  • Publishing Process: workflows; modifications after publishing (coming soon)

Aside from AEM, we have guides on accessibility best practices, visual design, and content writing. These will be provided on the Web Content Management (WCM) site in 2024.

Please contact our AEM support team with any questions or feedback.