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

Postgres Administration Essentials

None

Total Questions

50

50

Passing Score

70%

70%

Price

$250

$200

Retake

$250

$200

Related Course

Postgres Administration Essentials

Foundations of PostgreSQL Administration

Badge

EDB Certified Associate - Postgres Advanced Server

EDB Certified Associate - PostgreSQL

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

Badge

EDB Certified Professional - Postgres Advanced Server

EDB Certified Professional - PostgreSQL

 

EDB Postgres Advanced Server Certification Path

1) EDB Postgres Advanced Server Associate Certification

Pre-requisites:

  • Training Class: Postgres 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: Postgres 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: Foundations of PostgreSQL Administration*
  • 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: Do you provide digital badges?

A: Yes, digital badges are issued for EDB Postgres certification exams based on version 9.3 and higher, through the Acclaim platform. Anyone who completes the pre-requisites for certification from EDB Postgres and achieves a passing score on a certification exam is eligible for a badge. Read the Digital Badging info page to learn more. 

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

 

Q: When does my certification/badge expire? 

A: Credentials issued by EDB for Postgres certification do not expire, and remain valid for the specific version on which they were earned. 

For example, if you have achieved PostgreSQL Associate-level certification by passing the exam for version 9.5, that credential is still valid for that software version.
 
However you are encouraged to stay up to date with your credentials and re-certify on the latest version by passing new versions of the exam, in order to keep your skills current. 

Digital badges issued as part of the global EDB Postgres certification program are issued for Postgres certifications based on version 9.3 and higher. They do not expire but you are encouraged to achieve the latest certification level with the latest software version in order to maximize your benefits. 

 

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