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NEW IBM Cúram Certifications - coming soon:


Highlight of key changes

 

June 8, 2012

This announcement is to alert you to some key changes to Cúram certifications, effective July 1, 2012.

Certification website

Cúram (before July 1, 2012)

Cúram certification website

IBM Cúram (on and after July 1, 2012)

IBM Smarter Cities certification website

Exam Pre-requisites

Cúram (before July 1, 2012)

Hands-on experience working with the product, in the applicable version.

Completion of the associated Cúram training is mandatory. Exam must be taken within one (1) year of course completion, or candidates must re-sit for the course or apply for a waiver.

IBM Cúram (on and after July 1, 2012)

Hands-on experience working with the product, in the applicable version.

Completion of the associated IBM Cúram training is highly recommended, as it will increase your chances of success on the exam.

Exam content and format

Cúram (before July 1, 2012)

See Cúram certification website for details.

IBM Cúram (on and after July 1, 2012)

Exam content and format will remain the same as before. Information will be available on the IBM Smarter Cities certification website on July 1, 2012.

Take an exam

Cúram (before July 1, 2012)

Cúram exams are available at Prometric test centers worldwide (APTC), under Information Technology (IT) > Cúram Software.

If you're registering for an IBM Cúram exam on or after January 1, 2014, you must register at Pearson VUE

IBM Cúram (on and after July 1, 2012)

IBM Cúram exams are available at Prometric test centers worldwide (APTC), under Information Technology (IT) > IBM.

Exam fee

Cúram (before July 1, 2012)

A free testing voucher is provided as part of the course package. The free exam must be taken within 90 days of course completion.

If the exam is taken outside of 90 days of course completion, OR if it is beyond the 1st attempt, a charge of $150 USD/exam (or local equivalent) applies

IBM Cúram (on and after July 1, 2012)

$200 USD/exam in developed countries
$100 USD/exam in emerging countries

The exam fees are set to the economy of a country and by country type (developed or emerging) as identified by the World Bank. For the applicable exam fees within your country, click here.

IBM employees can take these certification exams at a reduced rate via the IBM SWG Prime Test Centers (internal link).

Note:
After July 1, 2012, unused free testing vouchers received from Cúram training will be honored by IBM, with the following conditions:

  • Vouchers are non-transferable.
  • Vouchers must be valid beyond June 30, 2012.

By mid-July 2012, applicable candidates will automatically receive a new IBM testing voucher over email.

Retake policy

Cúram (before July 1, 2012)

For each exam, three (3) attempts are permitted within one year of course completion.

  • If the exam is not successfully completed on the 1st attempt, there is no required wait time before making a 2nd attempt.
  • If the exam is not successfully completed on the 2nd attempt, a minimum of 20 business days must elapse between the date of the 2nd attempt and the planned 3rd attempt.

If a 4th attempt is required, written permission must be obtained from Cúram.

Retaking a passed exam in an effort to increase the passing score is not permitted.

IBM Cúram (on and after July 1, 2012)

For each exam, two (2) attempts are permitted within a 30-day period.

(e.g., you take Exam A on Day 1 and do not pass, you take Exam A on Day 5 and do not pass – you must wait 30 days from Day 1 before you can take Exam A again)

Retaking a passed exam in an effort to increase the passing score is not permitted.

Certificates

Cúram (before July 1, 2012)

Hard copy certificates are provided.

IBM Cúram (on and after July 1, 2012)

Self-serve e-certificates can be downloaded from the IBM Certification Member site

Hard copy embossed certificates can be purchased at cost for $12 USD each (includes wallet cards).

Contact for more information

Cúram (before July 1, 2012)

curamls@us.ibm.com

IBM Cúram (on and after July 1, 2012)

certify@us.ibm.com


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