Many ITSM Academy courses are accredited certification courses. While ITSM Academy is your education provider, exams are managed and delivered through Examination Institutes (EI’s) such as PEOPLECERT and testing agencies such as Gauge by test.com. Examination Institutes deliver certification exams and maintain certification programs for organizations such as AXELOS (the official accreditor of ITIL®) and the DevOps Institute.
DevOps, Agile ITSM and ITIL exams are issued through PEOPLECERT (once any mandatory pre-requisites have been satisfied). PEOPLECERT also maintains a history of your certifications. Certified Process Design Engineer (CPDE) exams are delivered through Gauge by test.com which also maintains a history of your certifications.
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Many ITSM Academy courses require a pre-req certification. When taking a certification exam that has mandatory pre-requisite(s), Exam Institutes will not release your results until you submit your pre-requisite certificate(s). For privacy reasons, ITSM Academy can not obtain a copy of a certification on the behalf of our learners. You will need to work directly with the Examination Institute.
If you took your pre-requisite exam(s) with PEOPLECERT, they will have your results. You can view the certificates you have on file by accessing your account and clicking on ‘My Certificates’. If you took your exam(s) with another EI you will be asked to submit a copy of your prerequisite certificate (or evidence thereof) to PEOPLECERT.
Click here to determine if your certificate is already listed on the AXELOS Successful Candidates Register. PEOPLECERT will accept your name on the AXELOS Successful Candidates Register in lieu of an actual certificate.
If the needed certificate(s) is/are not listed in the Successful Candidates Register, use the following links to contact the EI that delivered your exam:
- Loyalist Certification Services (LCS) and Acquiros (formerly CSME) are no longer in business, learners receive a Confirmation Letter from AXELOS as proof of your certification:
- Click here to determine if your certificate is already listed on the AXELOS Successful Candidates Register. PEOPLECERT will accept your name on the AXELOS Successful Candidates Register in lieu of an actual certificate, if not;
- In order for AXELOS to identify you in their records for LCS or CSME, you must complete a Candidate Verification Form (by clicking those words, it opens a .docx for you) for your personal information to be matched.
- Send the completed form to Accreditation@AXELOS.com, with ‘Loyalist’ or 'CSME' in the subject line. This will help them process your request as fast as possible.
If you took your exam(s) with PEOPLECERT, they will have your results. You can view the certificates you have on file by accessing your account and clicking on ‘My Certificates’.
If you took your DevOps Foundation exam with Loyalist Certification Services (who is no longer in business) contact ITSM Academy with dates and course title. We will validate your information and forward the request to PEOPLECERT, who will reissue the DevOps Institute certification.
Create or access your PEOPLECERT account, click on ‘Register for an exam’. The system will guide you through the steps, whether you are registering for a paper exam or scheduling an exam with your voucher. Tip: Book your online exam early! You can always reschedule. If you need assistance, contact PEOPLECERT or review this step-by-step guide.
Your online voucher is ordered the week of your class and will arrive in an email from PEOPLECERT, with very important instructions. Tip: Check your junk mail folder. Ensure you are checking the email account used when you registered with PEOPLECERT (e.g., you may have used your personal, vs. work, email address). If you don't have a voucher, you can order one here.
What are the technical requirements to take my online exam?
You will need a personal computer, access to the internet, and a webcam to take the exam. You can test your system for compatibility with the PEOPLECERT exam platform (Exam Shield) here, however, a majority of computers running Windows 7/8/10 or Mac OSX are compatible.
I don’t have a webcam to use for my online exam, what should I do?
We highly recommend taking your online exam using the Online Proctor. The process is easy and preliminary results are available immediately after the exam (assuming you’ve satisfied any mandatory pre-requisites). Webcams through most retailers are inexpensive (usually around $15-$20). However, if you are not able to use the Online Proctor due to technical restraints, you can take your exam at a library or other approved location, contact PEOPLECERT to learn more. As a last resort, we can assist in setting up a physical exam, but additional fees will be applied. After speaking with PEOPLECERT, if you feel that is your only option, contact ITSM Academy to discuss pricing.
The next available test day for my online exam is further out than I want, is there anything I can do?
Contact PEOPLECERT to determine if alternative dates and times can be made available.
Problems during the exam are rare, however, if you do encounter a problem, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and cc: email@example.com. PEOPLECERT will contact you with a remedy.
I’m concerned about privacy. Why does PEOPLECERT require my personally identifiable information? Further, why do they need to see me during the exam?
PEOPLECERT and ITSM Academy are concerned about your privacy as well, and we can assure you that once collected, this information is not distributed to any outside source, not even to ITSM Academy. PEOPLECERT collects information such as your Photo ID number to verify that it is you taking the exam, and not someone else, and also to ensure that no one but the people or organizations you choose can access your personal certifications. PEOPLECERT requires visibility into your test space to ensure that there are no study aids or people that may aid with the exam within the vicinity. Keep in mind, these requirements are just like the ones you would have at a testing facility.
Exam Registration Steps: You will receive an email during the week of class with a link and credentials for the exam.
Web-based Exam Technical Requirements: https://www.itsmacademy.com/tech-requirements
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You can opt to appear on the AXELOS Successful Candidates Register at the time you register for your exam. Through your PEOPLECERT account you can also choose to be added later by clicking ‘My Exams’ tab and ticking the box next to your exam in the Successful Candidates Register column.
I failed my exam, what are my options?
Learners who have failed their exams can purchase an additional voucher here. Once your voucher is purchased, please allow 1-2 business days for a new voucher to be allocated to you.