Hi, Li Yan,

Thank you for answering that so well! If anyone has individual questions about our exams or our program, please know that you can always write the certification team at InterSystems here: certification@intersystems.com and we're always happy to help. 

Best regards, 

Jamie Kantor, Certification Manager, InterSystems

Hello, Yuri and Evgeny!

The best way to prepare for our exams (in my opinion, people have different ways, after all) is:

1. Review the exam design and compare it to what your know your skills are. For InterSystems IRIS Core Solutions Developer Specialist, this is all the items in T4-T8 as listed in the table here. So, for example, if you see "Uses relative dot syntax" in T4.3, be prepared to answer a question on that coding technique. If you note any topics that you're not sure of, make sure to review the topic in our documentation or in the online learning path

2. Review the sample questions. For Core Dev Specialist, they are here. These questions are written in the same style as the exam, so use the answers to see how the topic was addressed. By carefully going over the document, you'll get an idea of how our exam developers wrote the exam and how they expect you to answer.  

Finally, if you're not successful the first time, remember our team offers Exam Retake Support and we can help isolate problem areas in your performance and recommend areas for improvement. It's a free service and it can help. 

Thanks for your question and we are available for more support at certification@intersystems.com

Friendly regards, 

Jamie Kantor, Certification Manager

Hi, again!

We already have people signing up for the survey - this is great! We'll get back to you on Monday as we are assembling the list now. Everyone will hear from us personally. 

Again - the community's input to our exam designs ensures that we offer the best, most valid and most fair exam we can. This helps everyone involved. 

Best, Jamie

This is great news, Evgeny! Our Certification Team is excited and proud to offer free exam attempts to winners of our Community's initiatives. 

So good luck to everyone! We in Certification will be happy to redeem the winners' vouchers for an exam of their choice - even future exams!

Best regards, Jamie

Congrats, Dmitry!  It was great to meet you at Global Summit 2019 and hope to see you again, J. 

Hi, everyone, 

Evgeny is absolutely right - our certified staff must be the ones to decide how they use their credentials. InterSystems cannot automatically publish any credential for a person, they have to do it themselves. 

That said, I think it's a great idea to be able to link the credentials to profiles of this community. 

Thanks! J.