CMIT – IT Certification exam details


CIW exams


How CIW Exams work

  • CIW exams are completed at home or work, at a time that suits you, using a proctored (supervised) exam. Your webcam is used to supervise you during the exam.
  • To book an exam click here to find your CIW test and complete the exam booking.
  • You must accept the CIW testing agreement which covers plagiarism, retakes, personal data and other policies relating to the exam.
  • As at May 2020, CIW exams cost $150 USD.
  • There are specific technical and other requirements to complete the exam, and these are listed below.

Requirements to complete the online exam

  • Operating system: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 or Mac OS X and above
  • Browser: Current version of Google Chrome or Chromium. Your browser must accept 3rd party cookies for the duration of the exam ONLY.
  • Webcam/microphone: Minimum VGA 640 × 480 resolution. Enabled built-in or external microphone. Install PSI Google Chrome Extension
  • Bandwidth: Recommended 5Mbps or higher download and upload.
  • Hardware: 1 GB RAM and 2GHz dual-core processor. Minimum 1280 × 800 resolution screen.
  • Other: Room must be quiet, private and well lit. Public spaces such as coffee shops, stores, etc. are not allowed. Desks must clear of all notes and electronics. The examinee should reside in the centre of the camera frame. No bright lights or windows behind the examinee.

CompTIA exams


How CompTIA Exams work

  • CompTIA Exams can be booked and taken via an online proctored exam with online exam specialists Pearson Vue.
  • To book an exam click here to check system requirements and schedule your exam.
  • Candidates will be required to agree to the CompTIA testing agreement which covers confidentiality, retakes, appeals and other policies relating to the exam. It is advised to read this before booking your exam.
  • Exams are computer-based. Questions will use some or all of the following formats depending on the specific certification being taken: Multiple choice (single and multiple responses), drag and drops and performance-based.
Exam
name
Exam
Code(s)
Exam duration (minutes) Cost (as at May 2020)
CompTIA ITF+ (IT Fundamentals) FCO-U61 60 £73
CompTIA A+ Technician (Core 1 and Core 2) 220-101 and 220-1002 90 (per exam) £134 (per exam)
CompTIA Network+ N10-007 90 £195
CompTIA Security+ SY0-501 90 £207
CompTIA Cloud Essentials CLO-002 60 £73
CompTIA Cloud+ CV0-002 90 £195
CompTIA CASP+ (Advanced Security Practitioner) CAS-003 165 £268
CompTIA PenTest+ PTO-001 165 £213
CompTIA CySA+ (Cybersecurity Analyst) CS0-001 165 £213
CompTIA Linux+ XK0-004 90 £195

Cisco exams


How Cisco Exams work

Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
Exam
Code(s)
Exam duration (minutes) Cost (as at May 2020)
CCNA 200-301 120 £246

*Please note CISCO have numerous certification paths which combine different exams to form certifications. The above information represents a sample of the paths available. Full details on Cisco certification requirements can be found by clicking here.


Project Management Professional (PMP) exams


How the PMP Exam works

  • To gain the Project Management Professional (PMP)® credential, candidates need to meet the experience and education requirements and pass the PMP® examination.
  • The PMP exam is a 180-question, multiple-choice test with a duration of 230 minutes.
  • Candidates must first make an application to the Project Management Institute confirming they have met the requirements. Candidates can apply by clicking here.
  • If eligible, PMI will e-mail examination scheduling instructions with an eligibility code, which candidates will need when scheduling their exam appointment.
  • Exams are scheduled with a Pearson Vue testing centre. Click here to search for exam centres. There is an online proctored version of this exam available.
  • As at August 2021, the PMP application costs $555 and is payable on application to the Project Management Institute.

PMP Prerequisites

Candidates must meet one of the following:

  • A secondary degree (high school diploma, associate’s degree or the global equivalent), 7,500 hours leading and directing projects and 35 hours of project management education.
  • A four-year degree, 4,500 hours leading and directing projects and 35 hours of project management education

Full details on how the project management hours will need to be recorded can be found in the PMP Handbook.


Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) exams


How the CAPM Exam works

  • To gain the Certified Associate in Project management (CAPM)® credential, candidates need to meet the experience and education requirements and pass the CAPM® examination.
  • The CAPM exam is a 150-question, multiple-choice test with a duration of 3 hours.
  • Candidates must first make an application to the Project Management Institute confirming they have met the requirements. Candidates can apply by clicking here.
  • If eligible, PMI will e-mail examination scheduling instructions with an eligibility code, which candidates will need when scheduling their exam appointment.
  • This exam can be taken via an online proctored exam. Click here for details and requirements on sitting this exam online.
  • As at May 2020, the CAPM application costs $300 and is payable on application to the Project Management Institute.

CAPM Prerequisites

Candidates must meet one of the following:

  • A secondary degree (high school diploma, associate’s degree or the global equivalent).
  • 23 hours of project management education completed by the time you sit for the exam.

Risk Management Professional (RMP) exams


How the RMP Exam works

  • To gain the Project Management Professional (RMP)® credential, candidates need to meet the experience and education requirements and pass the RMP® examination.
  • The RMP exam is a 170-question, multiple-choice test with a duration of 3.5 hours.
  • Candidates must first make an application to the Project Management Institute confirming they have met the requirements. Candidates can apply by clicking here.
  • If eligible, PMI will e-mail examination scheduling instructions with an eligibility code, which candidates will need when scheduling their exam appointment.
  • Exams are scheduled with a Prometric testing centre. Click here to search for exam centres.
  • As at May 2020, the PMP application costs $670 and is payable on application to the Project Management Institute.

RMP Prerequisites

Candidates must meet one of the following:

  • A secondary degree (high school diploma, associate’s degree or the global equivalent), 4,500 hours of project risk management experience and 35 hours of project management education.
  • A four-year degree, 3,000 hours of project risk management experience and 35 hours of project management education.

Full details how the project risk management hours will need to be recorded can be found in the RMP Handbook


Prince2® Foundation and Practitioner exams


How the Prince2® Exams work

  • To gain the Prince2® Practitioner certification candidates must complete the Prince2® Foundation and the Prince2® Practitioner exams. These exams are booked and taken separately. The foundation is an eligibility requirement to complete the practitioner exam.
  • Candidates can take the Prince2® exams online at any time through PeopleCert who are an authorised Prince2® exam provider. Click here for details.
  • The exams can be completed at home or work, at a time that suits you, using a proctored (supervised) online exam. A webcam is used to supervise candidates during the exam.
  • The foundation exam is a 60-minute closed book exam with 60 questions. The practitioner exam is a 150-minute open book exam (official Prince2 manual only) with 68 questions.
  • As at May 2020, the Prince2® Foundation exam costs £299 and the Prince2® Practitioner exam costs £414 with PeopleCert.

Requirements to complete this IT certification

  • Computer (Windows or Mac).
  • Internet.
  • Webcam/microphone.

EXIN Cloud Computing Foundation exams


How EXIN Exams work

  • The EXIN Cloud Computing Foundation exam is completed at home or work, at a time that suits you, using a proctored (supervised) online exam. Candidates can choose between video or live proctoring. In the case of video proctoring, a recording will be made to objectively judge their exam performance after the candidate has taken it. With live proctoring, a proctor monitors the candidate in real-time.
  • The exam consists of 40 multiple choice questions in which candidates have 60 minutes to answer.
  • To book an exam click here to find your EXIN test and complete the exam booking.
  • As at May 2020, the EXIN Cloud Computing Foundation exam costs £207.60.

Requirements to complete the exam

  • EXIN recommend taking their computer suitability text which will confirm that your computer meets the requirements for the online exam. Click here for details.

CCSK – Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge exams


How the CCSK exam works

  • The CCSK exam is completed online at home or work, at a time that suits you.
  • The examination consists of 60 multiple choice questions and must be completed within 90 minutes. It is not possible to pause or stop the test once started, so candidates need to plan for 90 minutes of uninterrupted time to take the online text.
  • To book an exam click here to find your CCSK test and complete the exam booking.
  • As at May 2020, the CCSK examination costs $395 USD. This entitles the candidate to attempt the test up to two times.

CCSK Certification

  • Once registered you can take the exam. The results of the exam are instant.
  • If you have passed, you will be able to download your CCSK certificate from your online profile.

Six Sigma Black Belt Certification (CSSBB) exams


How the Six Sigma Black Belt Certification works

  • To gain the Six Sigma Black Belt Certification candidates must first make an application for approval to ASQ.
  • The details and application requirements can be found by clicking here.
  • Once you have applied and been approved by ASQ, the examination scheduling instructions in your eligibility letter will direct you to a section of Prometric’s website, where you can select and schedule your examination appointment and location.
  • The exam is computer-based. It comprises 165-questions, and the duration is four and a half hours.
  • As at May 2020, the Six Sigma application costs $538 (for non-members) and is payable on application to ASQ.

Six Sigma Black Belt Prerequisite overview

  • Six Sigma Black Belt requires two completed projects with signed affidavits or one completed project with a signed affidavit and three years of work experience in one or more areas of the Six Sigma Body of Knowledge.
  • For more information, please see the list of Six Sigma Project Affidavit FAQs.
  • You do not need to be a Certified Six Sigma Green Belt.
  • Work experience must be in a full time, paid role. Paid intern, co-op or any other course work cannot be applied towards the work experience requirement.

Six Sigma Green Belt Certification (CSSGB) exams


How the Six Sigma Green Belt Certification works

  • To gain the Six Sigma Green Belt Certification candidates must first make an application for approval to ASQ.
  • The details and application requirements can be found by clicking here.
  • Once you have applied and been approved by ASQ, the examination scheduling instructions in your eligibility letter will direct you to a section of Prometric’s website, where you can select and schedule your examination appointment and location.
  • The exam is computer-based. It comprises 110-questions, and the duration is four and a half hours.
  • As at May 2020, the Six Sigma application costs $438.00 (for non-members) and is payable on application to ASQ.

Six Sigma Green Belt Prerequisite overview

  • Six Sigma Green Belts are employees who spend some of their time on process improvement teams. They analyse and solve quality problems, and are involved with Six Sigma, Lean or other quality improvement projects.
  • The Six Sigma Green Belt certification requires three years of work experience in one or more areas of the Six Sigma Green Belt Body of Knowledge.
  • Candidates must have worked in a full-time, paid role. Paid intern, co-op or any other course work cannot be applied toward the work experience requirement.

Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP Certification) exams


How the CISSP Certification works

  • To gain the CISSP certification candidates must meet the eligibility requirements and pass the CISSP exam.
  • CISSP Exams are booked and taken in an approved testing centre booked through exam specialists Pearson Vue. Click here to locate a text centre or book an exam.
  • The exam is computer-based. It comprises 100-150 multiple choice or scenario-based items with more than one multiple choice.
  • As at May 2020, the Six Sigma application costs £543.20 and is payable when booking the exam.

CISSP Prerequisite overview

  • Before booking your exam, you should confirm you meet the general eligibility requirements for (ISC)2 certification.
  • To qualify specifically for the CISSP certification, you must pass the exam and have at least five years of cumulative, paid work experience in two or more of the eight domains of the (ISC)² CISSP Common Body of Knowledge (CBK). Learn more about CISSP Experience Requirements and how you may be able to satisfy one year of required work experience with a relevant four-year college degree or if you hold an approved credential.
  • Once you have successfully passed the exam, you can apply for your CISSP certification by clicking here.

Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) exams


How the CISA Certification works

  • To gain the CISA certification candidates must meet the eligibility requirements and pass the CISA exam.
  • CISA Exams are booked and taken either in an approved testing centre or online. Click here for details. The exam is computer-based. It comprises 150 multiple choice questions, and candidates have four hours to complete the exam.
  • As at May 2020, the exam fee is $760 (non-members) and is payable when booking the exam.
  • Following the exam candidates must pay a $50 non-refundable application fee.

CISA Prerequisite overview

  • Applicants will be required to confirm they have 5 or more years of experience in IS audits, control, or security. Waivers are available for a maximum of (3) three years.
  • Learn more about CISA Requirements.
  • Once you have successfully passed the exam, you can apply for your CISA certification by clicking here.

Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) exams


How the CISM Certification works

  • To gain the CISM certification candidates must meet the eligibility requirements and pass the CISM exam.
  • CISM Exams are booked and taken either online or in an approved testing centre. Click here for details.
  • The exam is computer-based. It comprises 150 multiple choice questions, and candidates have four hours to complete the exam.
  • As at May 2020, the exam fee is $760.00 (non-members) and is payable when booking the exam.
  • Following the exam candidates must pay a $50 non-refundable application fee.

CISM Prerequisite overview

  • Applicants will be required to confirm they have a minimum of five years of information security work experience, with a minimum of three years of information security management work experience in three or more of the job practise analysis areas. The work experience must be gained within the 10 years preceding the application date for certification or within 5 years from the date of originally passing the exam.
  • Applicants may be entitled to work experience waivers based on educational qualifications or previous certifications. For exams, CISA certification holders may use this as a waiver towards two years of security work experience. Learn more about CISM Requirements.
  • Once you have successfully passed the exam, you can apply for your CISM certification by clicking here.

Oracle exams


How Oracle Exams work

Oracle Database 12c
Administrator Certified Associate (OCA)
Exam
Code
Exam duration (minutes) Cost (as at May 2020)
Oracle Database 12c: SQL Fundamentals 1Z0-061 120 £178
Oracle Database 12c: Administration 1Z0-062 120 £178

*Please note Oracle have numerous certifications paths which combine different exams to form certifications. The above represents one path. Full details on certifications and certification paths can be found by clicking here.


Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) Windows Server 2016 exams


How MCSA Windows and MTA Windows Server Exams work

  • Microsoft’s exams can be taken online at home or work through a proctored online exam delivered by testing specialist Pearson Vue.
  • Before booking an exam, Microsoft advises candidates to take a system test from the pc that will be used to take the exam.
  • Click here for access to the Pearson Vue Microsoft page.
  • Exams are computer-based. To protect the integrity of the exams, Microsoft does not identify exam formats or questions types prior to the exam. They have a video available here to give candidates an overview of some question types.
MTA Windows Server Fundamentals
Exam
Code(s)
Exam duration (minutes) Cost (as at May 2020)
Windows Server Administration Fundamentals 98-365 120 £87

 Click here for full details on the MTA Windows Server Administration Fundamentals certification.

MCSA Windows
Server 2016
Exam
Code(s)
Exam duration (minutes) Cost (as at May 2020)
Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 2016 70-740 120 £113
Networking with Windows Server 2016 70-741 120 £113
Identity with Windows Server 2016 70-742 120 £113

 Click here for full details on the MCSA Windows Server 2016 certification.


Microsoft Programming Bundle exams


How Microsoft Programming Exams work

  • Microsoft’s exams can be taken online at home or work through a proctored online exam delivered by testing specialist Pearson Vue.
  • Before booking an exam, Microsoft advises candidates to take a system test from the PC that will be used to take the exam.
  • Click here for access to the Pearson Vue Microsoft page.
  • Exams are computer-based. To protect the integrity of the exams, Microsoft do not identify exam formats or questions types prior to the exam. They have a video available here to give candidates an overview of some question types.

MCSA: Web Applications Certification

Exam
name
Exam
Code(s)
Exam duration (minutes) Cost (as at May 2020)
Microsoft .NET 4.5 Programming with HTML5 70-480 120 £113
Developing ASP.NET MVC Web Applications 70-486 120 £113

Successful candidates can then build on this IT certification.

MCSD: App Builder Certification

Exam
name
Exam
Code(s)
Exam duration (minutes) Cost (as at May 2020)
Developing Microsoft Azure and Web Services 70-487 120 £113

Microsoft Office 2013 and 2016 exams


How Microsoft Office Exams work

  • Microsoft Office exams are taken in an approved testing centre booked through exam specialists Certiport.
  • Click here for access to the Certiport to locate a testing centre.
  • Exams are computer-based. To protect the integrity of the exams, Microsoft do not identify exam formats or questions types prior to the exam. They have a video available here to give candidates an overview of some question types.
  • To gain the MOS: Microsoft Office Specialist certification candidates must pass the exams listed below. Candidates can opt to take and pass each exam individually to gain certification for that programme only.
Exam
name
Exam
Code(s)
Exam duration (minutes) Cost (as at May 2020) *
Word 2016 77-725 50 £113
Excel 2016 77-727 50 £113
PowerPoint 2016 77-729 50 £113
Access 2016 77-730 50 £113
Outlook 2016 77-731 50 £113
Word 2013 77-418 50 £113
Excel 2013 77-420 50 £113
PowerPoint 2013 77-422 50 £113
Access 2013 77-424 50 £113
Outlook 2013 77-423 50 £113

 *Costs at Individual testing centres may vary. There may be MOS bundle special offers available.


Microsoft Office 365 and Office 2019 exams


How Microsoft Office Exams work

  • Microsoft Office exams are taken in an approved testing centre booked through exam specialists Certiport.
  • Click here for access to the Certiport to locate a testing centre.
  • Exams are computer-based. They are ‘live-in-the-application’ exams which will require candidates to complete multiple small projects which test real-world scenarios.
  • To gain the MOS: Microsoft Office Specialist: Associate (Office 365 and Office 2019) certification candidates must pass any three of exams listed below. Candidates can opt to take and pass each exam individually to gain certification for that programme only.
Exam
name
Exam
Code(s)
Exam duration (minutes) Cost (as at Jan 2021) *
Word 2019 MO-100  50 £100
Excel 2019 MO-200  50 £100
PowerPoint 2019 MO-300  50 £100
Outlook 2019 MO-400  50 £100

Candidates may then wish to progress to achieve their Microsoft Office Specialist: Expert (Office 365 and Office 2019) certification and can do so by taking and passing any two of the following exams.

Exam
name
Exam
Code(s)
Exam duration (minutes) Cost (as at Jan 2021) *
Word Expert 2019 MO-101 50 £100
Excel Expert 2019 MO-201  50 £100
Access 2019 MO-500  50 £100

*Costs at Individual testing centres may vary. There may be MOS bundle special offers available.