Frequently Asked Questions

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IMPORTANT NOTICE: We will be releasing NEW certification exams on March 4, 2019! 


Are Apache Cassandra™ 3.0 and DataStax Enterprise Professional certifications available online?

Yes! We now offer a secure online testing environment using a proctoring service. Read this page for the exam's rules and process, you can purchase your online certification exam by scrolling to the top of this page. 


What is the online exam's format and rules?

Please read this page for the exam's rules and process, including explanation on how the online proctoring works and how you can prepare for it with preflight checks.


Where can I take the exam?

The exam is available online. If you would like to request a training and certification event, please request one and we’ll try our best to make it happen. 


What do I need to bring to an in-person certification event? 

Please bring a laptop with an up to date modern web browser. No downloads will be required.


When does the certification expire?

While your certification never expires we recommend to stay up to date on the latest major version of Apache Cassandra™, which is currently version 3.0.


When will I receive my certification?

If passed, your certificate will be available digitally on My Account page within 2 days of completing your exam.


What is the retake policy?

Each exam credit purchase is valid for one attempt. If you do not show at the scheduled time or if you do not pass the exam, you must pay the fee again before re-taking the exam.


What is the refund policy?

All sales are final. No refunds or returns under any circumstance.


When do I have to take the exam by?

You must take the certification exam within 30 days of making your payment. If you do not take the exam within 30 days, the exam fee will be forfeited.