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IT Specialist Professional Certification Program

IT Specialist Professional Certification Program

Get certified from your home or office

Take your IT Specialist exam conveniently from home through OnVUE online proctoring. A live proctor will monitor you through the webcam on your workstation to provide a secure exam experience.

Watch the short video on the IT Specialist online proctoring page to see how convenient it is to test from home or work. Be sure to run the system test before you sign in to register for an online proctored exam. Good luck!

The Information Technology Specialist program is a way for candidates to validate entry level IT skills sought after by employers. The IT Specialist program is aimed at candidates who are considering or just beginning a path to a career in information technology. They can certify their knowledge in a broad range of IT topics, including software development, database administration, networking and security, mobility and device management, and coding.

For detailed information on individual Certification requirements, please visit www.certiport.com/ITSpecialist.

Scheduling

Exam appointments may be made in advance or on the day you wish to test, subject to availability. The exam/appointment testing time limit noted on Pearson VUE web pages reflects the total appointment time, including an NDA, exam time, and survey.

IT Specialist Certification Exams and Exam Preparation

IT Specialist Certification exams are computer-based assessments of knowledge, competencies, and skills related to disciplines such as Implementation and/or Maintenance and use a multiple-choice format.

As preparation for IT Specialist Certification exams, recommended courses and/or study materials are available. For more information please click here.

Exam Retake Policy

  1. If a candidate does not achieve a passing score on an exam the first time, the candidate must wait 24 hours before retaking the exam.
  2. If a candidate does not achieve a passing score the second time, the candidate must wait seven days before retaking the exam a third time.
  3. A seven-day waiting period is imposed between each subsequent exam retake.
  4. A candidate may not take a given exam any more than five times per year (12 months). This 12-month period starts from the first attempt. The candidate is then eligible to retake the exam 12 months from the date of the first attempt.

Exam Vouchers

Simplify administrative tasks with exam vouchers. Vouchers are prepaid exam certificates that enable corporations to manage administration of the certification program centrally and eliminate paperwork by distributing vouchers electronically.

Order your IT Specialist exam vouchers today.

Last updated 2021-07-01