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Exams typically cost US$65-US$200 but are priced according to currency values in specific countries and regions. Certification exam prices are subject to change. In some countries and regions, additional taxes may apply. Beta exams are free. Contact your selected AATC for exact pricing.
Here is some general information about exam scoring:
There are several important pieces of information on the score report:
The score report indicates the time that a candidate finished the exam. A candidate must wait seven 24-hour periods after completing an exam before they are eligible to retake an exam. Please note, Pearson VUE uses Greenwich Mean Time to indicate the exam start and end time, so you may need to adjust to determine the actual end time in your time zone.
Some exams include questions that are worth more than one point as they ask students to select more than one option. So while a score could indicate that a student earned 52 out of 64, the exam might only include 60 questions. A student had the potential to get 64 answers correct, not 64 questions correct.
If you fail a recertification exam, the score report will include information on how you can retake the exam, if you are eligible. If you took the exam in a proctored setting, you should contact your testing center to reschedule.
The score report details the areas in which a candidate demonstrates technical strength and the areas in which the candidate shows a need for improvement. The report provides a numeric score for overall exam performance.
Apple provides numeric scaled scores on all exams that provide the candidate with some indication of their level of performance on the exam. Apple has worked with customers and testing industry experts to create an exam scale that is consistent across all exams.
In most cases, each item is worth one point; however, some questions or question types may be worth more than one point. Apple does not provide information about how many points specific items are worth.
Points are not deducted for incorrect answers for single answer questions; if you answer incorrectly, you will simply not earn the credit associated with answering correctly. However, for exams with multiple answer questions, .25 point is deducted for each incorrect answer. This prevents someone from simply selecting all options to earn the maximum number of points.
No, it does not indicate an error. It is not uncommon for candidates to obtain similar or identical scores on multiple attempts of an exam. Receiving the same score on multiple attempts does not indicate that the program computing the results is in error.
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In some cases, you may experience a delay of a few seconds while your next question loads. A delay between questions does not impact the responses you have recorded. Your exam will be scored correctly regardless of delays between questions.
Although Apple Certification exams provide feedback about the areas where examinees need to develop their skills further, Apple Certification exams are not designed to provide detailed feedback. We encourage you to use the relevant Exam Preparation Guides to identify your strengths and weaknesses.
The content of all Apple end-user exams is strictly limited to the content of the corresponding Apple Pro Training Series books. Students who master the contents of the book should be able to pass the certification exam, whether they attended an instructor-led course or used the book to self-study. Trainer exams may include questions about material outside the scope of the Apple Pro Training Series books. For example, the Trainer exam could include questions from a Train-the-Trainer Podcast, the Apple Certified Trainer Program Guidelines, a white paper, or online tutorials. Trainers are told about any supplementary materials that they are expected to study in their Trainer acceptance email.
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The Exam Preparation Guides located on http://training.apple.com provide information about how many questions will be presented in each section of an exam.
The time varies from one exam to another, but it will not exceed two hours under normal circumstances. In addition to answering the exam questions, you will have time to review instructions and provide comments after the exam is completed. To request the duration of your exam, contact the test center; however, because Apple reserves the right to change the exam content and time at any time, the most accurate information will be obtained if you contact the test center on the day of your exam.
The testing software provides a notification screen before the exam begins that shows the maximum time allowed for answering the questions in that exam. Some candidates may complete the exam before reaching the maximum time.
Apple is dedicated to developing technology that is usable for and accessible to everyone, including people with disabilities. If certification candidates are unable to take an Apple Certification exam within the standard exam duration, the Apple Certification program is committed to making all reasonable efforts to accommodate these candidates.
Individuals vary in their approaches to test taking, so there is no one approach that works for everyone. However, these tips help most candidates:
To return to the question immediately preceding the question that you are answering, use the Previous button. To return to any other questions, use the Review Screen at the end of the exam.
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You will receive notification of your pass or fail status immediately upon completing your exam. The exam provider will forward your score to the Apple Certification Record System within five working days of your exam.
If you do not pass a certification exam and want to retake it, review the Exam Preparation Guide and continue to practice the necessary skills. When you are ready, call your test center to schedule a retake in accordance with our retake policy. Note that you must pay for each exam you retake. The retake policy can be viewed at http://www.apple.com/legal/certification/.
Apple Certification exams include various formats and question types, which are applied on a per-item basis to accurately evaluate the candidate's knowledge and skills.
Question types might include:
No. Apple does not identify the formats of any given exam at the time of registration. Also, we adopt new testing technologies and question types periodically. Both practices help us protect exam security and the value of Apple Certification.
The following questions and answers for each question type may also help you.
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