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NetSuite Certification Program


NetSuite's rapid growth and proven success with customers across a wide range of industries and business sizes has created rising demand for skilled NetSuite experts. More and more companies are looking for ERP consultants who have validated NetSuite expertise.

Companies that use certified professionals stand to improve deployment effectiveness and return on investment.

Join the NetSuite ERP Consultant Certification Program to gain independent validation of your knowledge and skills, thus increasing customer confidence in a quality implementation while enhancing your own marketability.



The Process


The NetSuite ERP Consultant Certification consists of two exams:

SuiteFoundation Exam Process

You must pass both exams to become a Certified NetSuite ERP Consultant. Click the red "Register for Exam" button to navigate to our Exam site.

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SuiteFoundation Exam

This is the first of the two certification exams. Successfully passing this exam confirms that you are a qualified candidate with the foundational knowledge required to become a NetSuite ERP Certified Consultant. No credential is awarded for Foundation Exam.

Fee: $250

Description of a Qualified Candidate:

The candidate can work with the NetSuite application and has a basic understanding of the below concepts and features covered in the NetSuite Essentials course:

  • Features and standard modules (i.e., ERP, CRM)
  • Company and user preferences
  • Relationship of users, roles and permissions
  • Customisation options of the user interface
  • Dashboards, reports, and searches
  • Standard record types and how they are structured

Recommended Requisites:

  • Skill Level: Three months' experience administering the NetSuite application or equivalent knowledge
  • Recommended Course: NetSuite Essentials

What is Covered by the Test?

  • Features and standard modules (i.e., ERP, CRM)
  • Company and user preferences
  • Relationship of users, roles and permissions
  • Customisation options of the user interface
  • Dashboards, reports, and searches
  • Standard record types and how they are structured
  • NetSuite product release process

SuiteFoundation Study Guide:

For more detailed information about the SuiteFoundation Exam and included topics, click HERE.

NetSuite ERP Consultant Exam

This is the second and final of the two certification exams. Passing this exam certifies that you have the knowledge and skills required to be a Certified NetSuite ERP Consultant.

Fee: $250

Description of a Qualified Consultant:

The candidate has the equivalent experience of performing 5-10 medium scale, or 2-3 enterprise NetSuite ERP implementations (which is similar to at least 2 years' worth of NetSuite implementations in a consultant-related role). They have the ability to match NetSuite ERP solutions to business requirements, advise how to change standard ERP workflows, when to use scripting tools to match business needs, and when to extend use through integrations. This consultant can explain the implications and benefits of NetSuite configuration options.

Recommended Requisites:

Subject Areas Covered by the Test:

  • ERP
  • Analytic
  • OneWorld
  • Platform
  • Data Strategy

ERP Consultant Study Guide:

For more detailed information about the ERP Consultant Exam and included topics, click HERE.

The Process

The SuiteCloud Developer Certification consists of two exams:

SuiteCloud Developer Exam Process

You must pass both exams to become a NetSuite Certified SuiteCloud Developer.

SuiteCloud Developer Exam (Available Now! Click "Register for Exam" button above)

  • Registration Fee: $250
  • Retake Fee: $150
  • 120 minutes allotted to complete 80 multiple-choice and matching questions

Description of a Qualified Candidate:

The candidate has ideally 1–2 years of experience working with a range of SuiteCloud Technologies. Additionally, this person has 2–3 years of relevant software development experience. This person has the knowledge and skills necessary to design, develop, test and deploy secure, scalable, reliable performance solutions to customise, extend and/or interact with NetSuite. The candidate can explain the implications and benefits of NetSuite development and platform options.

Knowledge of JavaScript, SQL, SOAP, XML, JSON, and REST technologies will also be helpful.

Subject Areas Covered by Exam:

  • SuiteScript
  • SuiteAnalytics
  • SuiteFlow
  • SuiteTalk
  • SuiteBundler
  • SuiteBuilder
  • Design Fundamentals

Recommended Requisites:

SuiteCloud Developer Study Guide:

More detailed information about the SuiteCloud Developer Exam and included Topics can be found HERE.

Administrator Exam (Now Available!)

The Process

The NetSuite Administrator Certification consists of two exams:

Administrator Exam Process

You must pass both exams to become a NetSuite Certified Administrator.

Administrator Exam (Now Available!)

Passing this exam certifies that you have the knowledge and skills necessary to be a NetSuite Certified Administrator.

  • Registration Fee: $250
  • Retake Fee: $150

Description of a Qualified Candidate:

The candidate has ideally 1 year of experience configuring and managing a robust NetSuite implementation. The candidate can perform the day-to-day tasks of managing the application to meet the company's needs. Their role is to support users and they have an understanding of the standard business processes, standard accounting practices, advanced features, options and capabilities of the product.

Subject Areas Covered by Exam:

  • SuiteAnalytics
  • SuiteBuilder
  • SuiteCloud Platform
  • Setup and Administration
  • Data Security
  • Working with NetSuite

Recommended Requisites:

Administrator Study Guide:

More detailed information about the NetSuite Administrator Exam and included Topics can be found HERE.

FAQ

What Certification will be available this year?

You will be able to pass the NetSuite SuiteFoundation exam as well as become certified as a NetSuite ERP Consultant beginning in October 2013.

  • NetSuite Certified ERP Consultant
  • NetSuite Certified SuiteCloud Developer (Now Available!)
  • NetSuite Certified Administrator (Now Available!)

What terms apply to me if I participate in NetSuite's exam and certification program?

You must review and agree to all terms in NetSuite's Certification Policy and other policies provided or made available to you by NetSuite.

Why "ERP" Consultant? What about CRM, Ecommerce, or other specialisations?

As more customers rely on NetSuite ERP to run their business, customers are demanding experienced NetSuite ERP consultants. We are offering the ERP Consultant Certification to meet this demand. Certifications and specialisations in other areas of NetSuite will be available in the future.

Do I have to pass the SuiteFoundation Exam separately for each additional Certification Title?

Once you have passed the SuiteFoundation Exam, as long as you keep this status Current by passing the annual maintenance quiz, you do not need to take it again. So, if you passed the SuiteFoundation once, this counts toward any or all of our certifications.

Once I have to passed the SuiteFoundation Exam, how long do I have to take the next exam to complete my Certification Title?

Once you have passed the SuiteFoundation Exam, as long as you keep this status Current by passing the annual maintenance quiz, there is no time limit on how long until you take your next exam. However, please remember that there is no credential awarded for passing only the SuiteFoundation Exam.

Where can I take the certification exam? Do I have to go to a testing centre?

You sign up with the third party vendor Kryterion, who administers and proctors the computerised exams. There are two ways to take the exams:

When can I sign up for the test? I want to be certified!

The SuiteFoundations and ERP Consultant exams are available now. You can register for an exam using this link: www.webassessor.com/netsuite

How much does an exam cost?

Each exam costs $250i.e. it costs $500 to take both the SuiteFoundation and ERP Consultant exam which are needed to qualify for the Certified ERP Consultant designation. If you fail to pass an exam, we will offer a discounted fee to retake it after 60 days.

What form will the questions take?

The questions will be multiple-choice, or matching.

Will I have access to a demo account while I am taking the test? (So I can look up SuiteAnswers?)

Computer screens are locked during the exam, so there is no access to any materials or online sources for information. Scratch paper and calculators are not allowed.

Can you provide special accommodation for the exam?

If you need a special accommodation for testing, please contact certification@netsuite.com 60 days in advance of your desired testing date.

Will I know right away if I passed or failed?

Yes, test results will be made available immediately.

What score do I need to get to pass?

The required passing score is confidential.

If I fail, how soon can I retake the test?

There is a required 30-day waiting period between re-tests.

If I fail, will you tell me what areas I should study?

You will be notified of sections where you scored less than 50% correct. It is possible to score above 50% on all sections and still be below the passing score.

How long are the exams?

Duration of each exam, and number of questions, are listed in the study guide for each exam.

How can we reschedule in less than 72 hours before the exam?

The 72-hour advance notice required to reschedule exams is not controlled by NetSuite. This is a policy of our testing vendor, and is part of their contract with the testing centers. We have no ability to reschedule the exam within that 72-hour window, nor can we waive your testing fees.

Where can I find Study Guides for the exams?

The Study Guides are available under the Exam descriptions above, and also linked here:
SuiteFoundation Exam:
ERP Consultant Exam:
SuiteCloud Developer Exam:
Administrator Exam

Will there be required training before I can take the certification exams?

Recommended training is identified in the exam descriptions and study guides found on the certification webpage. Contact training@netsuite.com for assistance in developing a learning plan tailored to your needs and requirements for certification.

If I take the training, will I be guaranteed to pass the exams?

Completing NetSuite training does not guarantee that you will pass the exams; however, formal training will help you prepare for the exam and ensure that you have core NetSuite knowledge.

Where can I find sample questions?

There are a couple of sample questions in the Study Guide for each exam. There are no additional sample questions available at this time, as this is a new program and we do not have any archived exams yet.

I want to do the testing online. What setup do I need?

The most important requirement is that you have a separate camera (NOT the one embedded in your laptop computer) for the online proctor service (called Secure Wrapper Proctored). More details are available at this link: http://www.kryteriononline.com/docs/PreparingForYourExam.pdf

Once I pass the exam, how long to confirm my certification?

Allow approximately two weeks to receive confirmation of certification and enjoy related benefits.

How will I be able to promote my Certification status?

Once you pass the exam and your status is current, you may use the NetSuite Certification logo and other designations under the terms NetSuite provides. You as an individual (not your employer or organisation) have the option to place a NetSuite Certification logo on your business cards, email signatures, resume and social media profiles. Check back here for information about future social media group(s) for people who have passed NetSuite exams.

How can someone be able to verify my Certification Status?

Upon request, NetSuite will confirm whether an individual has passed a particular exam or whether his/her status is current. To verify this information, please contact certification@netsuite.com.

How do I keep my Certification current ?

There are two exam requirements to keep your certification current:

  1. Annual Update Exam for SuiteFoundation and ERP Consultant Exams: Pass New Release quizzes to verify knowledge of the new features
  2. Refresh Re-Test for ERP Consultant Exam: Every three years, pass a rewritten ERP Certification Exam to reinforce your total knowledge

Will I get a logo to put on my company or organisation website?

No, the certification is for individuals only—not companies or organisations. Your employer or organisation may state it has "X" number of individuals with a certification under the terms of the Certification Policy.

How do I notify the NetSuite Certification Program about a change in my email, location, or employer?

The best way is to email us directly at certification@netsuite.com with the new information. You are responsible for keeping NetSuite informed if your contact or employer information changes. This helps NetSuite administer the Program and communicate to you about important information that may affect your Certification. We may also check your profile under www.webassessor.com/netsuite to verify email if something bounces.

What does it mean when an individual says "I have passed the SuiteFoundation exam"?

An individual may only make this statement if they have successfully passed the SuiteFoundation exam and satisfy all current requirements of the program, including periodic re-testing and ongoing compliance. No credential is awarded for the SuiteFoundation Exam. See http://www.netsuite.com/certification under the SuiteFoundation Exam tab for recommended prior background and experience for a test taker.

What does it mean when an individual says "I have passed the ERP Consultant exam" or I see a NetSuite Certified logo on a person's business card, resume, email or social media profile?

An individual may only make this statement if they have successfully passed the ERP Consultant exam and satisfy all current requirements of the program, including periodic re-testing and ongoing compliance. The logo and title of "Certified NetSuite ERP Consultant" indicates that the individual has the knowledge and skills necessary to be a Certified NetSuite ERP Consultant. See http://www.netsuite.com/certification under the ERP Consultant Exam tab for recommended prior background and experience for a test taker.

How do I notify NetSuite of improper use of NetSuite certification logos, titles, or other improper claims?

Please send an email to the NetSuite Certification team at certification@netsuite.com with details of the improper use, including person or company and media involved.

How can I confirm an individual's certification status?

Send an email request to certification@netsuite.com with the individual’s full name, email address, and city/state/country.  Allow 2 business days for a confirmation response.