I’m one step closer to getting this certification, but still many steps away. It’s a rather complicated process. First you have to apply, which involves sending a copy of your resume, and filing out a form to show some familiarity with the software. Once that is accepted, you have to pass (80% or better) a pre-workshop exam, again to prove you know the software. You only get 2 attempts to pass the on-line exam. I passed that this morning, on the first try.
Next is actually getting a check cut and sent to them for the program fees. Once that’s been processed I’ll be given a copy of the stand-alone version of the software to train on for my own use and enrolled in a 4 day training workshop in either San Francisco or New York . At this point, I don’t even know the dates for this, which is frustrating in terms of trying to plan any vacation time!
After the workshop, I’ll then have 2 chances to pass 2 more exams, at which point I will then, finally, be certified!
It’s a pretty thorough process, but I’m guessing that just makes the certification that much more valuable. I’ll keep you posted on my progress!