How do you take the Certified Mission Critical Operator (CMCO) or Certified Mission Critical Professional (CMCP) certification exam online? What you can expect before, during and after your exam?

Before a Certification Exam

Prepare for the exam using study materials and training programs.  They will not only help you acquire and confirm the knowledge you need to pass the exam, but they will also provide you with more confidence, giving you the best chance at being successful.

Make sure to:

  • Download the relevant Candidate Handbook for the corresponding exam
  • Take advantage of the many online training offerings and digital content
  • Keep your training materials organized

Run a system test for the CMCO exam (click here) or CMCP exam (click here) by using the same computer and network that you will use to take your exam.  The system test will take approx. 10 minutes.  You will be required to take photos of yourself and your private workspace.  To avoid delays in starting and completing the exam, complete the system test prior to the start of your scheduled time.

The Day of a Certification Exam

Prior to the Exam:

Log into your account on exam day to begin and download the OnVUE application.  OnVUE will prompt you to take photos of the following with your smartphone:

  • Headshot
  • Two forms of government-issued identification
  • Testing environment

Prepare your workspace.  Ensure it is free of all books and writing materials, electronic devices, and writing on walls.

Prior to starting the exam, you will learn how much time you have to complete the test and what score you will need to pass the exam.

During the Exam:

Expect to be answering various type of questions, including, but not limited to:

  • Multiple choice
  • Multiple response
  • Fill in the blank
  • Drag and drop

After the Exam:

You will receive a test score immediately following the exam and learn whether or not you passed.  If you did not pass, don’t give up!  Identify the knowledge areas where you need improvement, consider one of our digital downloads or training programs and retake the exam.  Remember that we also offer certification bundles that include certification retakes.

Do You Have Questions About Taking Your Exam?

If you would like to learn more about taking an exam online, reach out to us and a member of the leadership team will contact you.

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