Certification FAQs

Frequently-Asked Questions about EnterpriseDB Certifications

Q: What types of Certification are offered by EnterpriseDB?

A: EnterpriseDB offers two Certification paths, with two examination levels for each, as follows:

Certification Tracks
                      
Associate
Postgres Plus
Advanced Server
PostgreSQL
Pre-requisites    PPAS DBA Admin Essentials None
Total Questions    50 50
Passing Score    70% 70%
Price    $250 $200
Retake    $250 $200
Related Course    PPAS DBA Admin Essentials Intro to PostgreSQL Admin
Professional Postgres Plus
Advanced Server
PostgreSQL
Pre-requisites 1 - Passing the PPAS Associates Exam
2 - PPAS Advanced DBA Admin Class
Passing the PostgreSQL Associates Exam with 70% or higher
Total Questions 50 50
Passing Score 80% 80%
Price $250 $200
Retake $250 $200
Related Course PPAS Advanced DBA Admin Advanced PostgreSQL Admin
 

 

PostgreSQL Certification Path

1) PostgreSQL Associate DBA Certification

    Pre-requisites: none

    Pricing:

  • The PostgreSQL Associate Certification can be taken individually at a price of $200
  • It is also offered complimentary along with the Training: Introduction to PostgreSQL Administration*
  • Retakes cost $200.00 per attempt

*Complimentary certification exams are not included with training purchased through discount offers.

2) PostgreSQL Professional Certification

    Pre-requisites:

  • Clearing the PostgreSQL Associate Certification with a score of 70% or higher
  • Completion of the “Advanced PostgreSQL Administration” training

                Pricing:

  • The PostgreSQL Professional Certification exam is offered complimentary along with the Training: Advanced PostgreSQL Administration*
  • Retakes cost $200.00 per attempt

*Complimentary certification exams are not included with training purchased through discount offers.

Postgres Plus Advanced Server (PPAS) Certification Path

1) PPAS Associate DBA Certification

    Pre-requisites: 

  • Training Class:  PPAS Database Administration Essentials.

    Pricing:

  • The PPAS Associate Certification can be taken individually at a price of $250
  • It is also offered complimentary along with the training class: PPAS Database Administration Essentials*
  • Retakes cost $250.00 per attempt

*Complimentary certification exams are not included with training purchased through discount offers.

2) PPAS Professional Certification

    Pre-requisites:

  • Clearing the PPAS Associate DBA Certification with a score of 70% or higher
  • Completion of the “PPAS Advanced Database Administration” training

   Pricing:

  • The PPAS Professional Certification can be taken individually at a price of $250
  • The PPAS Professional Certification exam is offered complimentary along with the training class: PPAS Advanced Database Administration *
  • Retakes cost $250.00 per attempt

*Complimentary certification exams are not included with training purchased through discount offers.

Q: How are the certification exams given?

A: The Certification exams are conducted online and can be taken from anywhere; we do not have walk-in test centers at this time.

The participant is given access to the EnterpriseDB Certification Portal and the related details are e-mailed to the participant. Afterwards, the participant can take the exam anytime within 6 weeks.

If for to any reason the participant was not able to take the exam within this time period he/she would be required to purchase the exam again.

Q: If I fail to pass any Certification Exam, will I be allowed to take the exam again?

A: If you fail to pass any exam, you can take another attempt for the cost listed above. However, a participant will only be allowed to take a maximum of three attempts at any particular Certification Exam.

Q: Once I start the test, if due to any reason I get logged out, will I be able to log in again by myself?

A: Before you start the test, please keep the following things in mind:

  • You need to ensure that you have good Internet connectivity before starting the test.
  • If you just want to check the test link, you can take the Validation Test before you start the Main Test. The option to take the Validation Test will be available as you login to the Assessment URL provided to you.
  • If for any reason you log out of the system without completing the test you will not be able to log in again and would need to request reactivation of your Registration ID from EnterpriseDB .
  • For the reactivation of the Registration ID, please email us at trainingcoordinator@enterprisedb.com and your ID will be re-activated within 24 hours.
  • Once your Registration ID is re-activated, you can log in again to retake the test. However, at this point in time the answers selected by you in the previous session will not be editable and you will not be able to change them. Also, the Timer will start from where you had left off in the previous session.

Q: Do I receive a certificate on the completion of the Certification Exam?

A: EnterpriseDB awards certificates specific to the Certification Exam you passed. These are sent as e-certificates.

Q: Can I see what questions I got wrong?

A: To preserve the integrity of the test, we do not release the exam questions and answers, but upon request can provide a summary of your score in each category.  Here is a sample of the standard assessment report that you receive via e-mail upon completion of the test:

Name John Dbaas
Registraion ID EDB12321
Assessment Name PostgreSQL 9.3 Professional Certification
Assessment Complete Date Nov 11 2014 7:18PM
Actual Assessment Score 86 / 100
Pass Percentage 80%
Percentage Scored 86.00%
Status CLEARED