One of the most frequent requests we receive at Linux Foundation Training & Certification is to preview what the certification exam experience is like before actually sitting for an exam. This is why we have invested in developing an Exam Environment Preview, which allows individuals to experience the look and feel of the environment in which they will sit for their exam. Today we roll out the Beta test of this new preview, which focuses on our Node.js certifications, the OpenJS Node.js Application Developer (JSNAD) and OpenJS Node.js Services Developer (JSNSD).
The preview consists of a maximum of one hour to explore the environment in which the actual certification exams take place. Candidates can familiarize themselves with the layout, tools, and resources that will be available when they sit for their exam. It also includes a “spoiler” folder with suggested solutions to the tasks presented in the preview, which can be reviewed and used to move through the preview more quickly.
There are some differences from the real life exam experience, such as the preview not including a live proctor, and spoof questions and content that is not intended to represent the tasks candidates are expected to complete to pass their certification – this should not be viewed as a practice test. The preview will not be scored, though candidates may check answers against the spoiler folder.
The Beta is open to the first 4,000 individuals to complete the request form below (limit one per person); there is no cost to participate in the Beta. After completing the preview, Beta testers will be asked to complete a short survey to provide us with feedback on the experience. Assuming the Beta is successful and prospective candidates find the preview useful, later this year it will be included when candidates register for a Node.js certification exam.
Applications for the Exam Environment Preview are now closed. Thanks to all those who participated in the Beta! More information about the exam environment preview will be forthcoming in the coming months.