Certification FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions about EDB Certifications

Certification FAQ

Q: What types of Certification are offered by EDB?

A: EDB currently offers two DBA Certification paths with two examination levels for each, as follows:

Certification Tracks

Associate

EDB Postgres Advanced Server

PostgreSQL

Pre-requisites

EDB Postgres Essentials

None

Total Questions

50

50

Passing Score

70%

70%

Price

$250

$200

Retake

$250

$200

Related Course

EDB Postgres Advanced Server Essentials

Postgres Foundations

Professional

EDB Postgres Advanced Server

PostgreSQL

Pre-requisites

1 - Passing the EDB Postgres Advanced Server Associates exam
2 - EDB Postgres Advanced Server DBA Advanced 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

EDB Postgres Advanced Server DBA Advanced class

Advanced PostgreSQL Admin

 

EDB Postgres Advanced Server Certification Path

1) EDB Postgres Advanced Server Associate Certification

Pre-requisites:

  • Training Class: EDB Postgres Advanced Server Administration Essentials.

Pricing:

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

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

2) EDB Postgres Advanced Server Professional Certification

Pre-requisites:

  • Clearing the EDB Postgres Advanced Server Associate Certification with a score of 70% or higher
  • Completion of the “EDB Postgres Advanced Server DBA Advanced” training class

Pricing:

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

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

PostgreSQL Certification Path

1)PostgreSQL Associate Certification

Pre-requisites: none

Pricing:

  • The PostgreSQL Associate Certification can be taken individually at a price of $200 USD
  • One attempt at the exam is also offered complimentary along with the purchase of the class: Postgres Administration Foundations*
  • Retakes cost $200.00 per attempt

*Complimentary certification exam attempts are not included with training purchased through promotional 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 can be taken individually at a price of $200 USD
  • The PostgreSQL Professional Certification exam is offered complimentary along with the Training: Advanced PostgreSQL Administration*
  • Retakes cost $200.00 per attempt

*Complimentary certification exam attempts are not included with training purchased through promotional 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 EDB Certification Portal and the related details are e-mailed to the participant. The student can take the exam anytime within 6 weeks after receiving access.

If for any reason the student 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 for 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 EDB.
  • 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: EDB 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

Registration ID

EDB12321

Assessment Name

PostgreSQL 9.5 Professional Certification

Assessment Complete Date

Mar 11 2016 7:18PM

Actual Assessment Score

86 / 100

Pass Percentage

80%

Percentage Scored

86.00%

Status

CLEARED

 

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