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NetSuite Certification Program


Demand for NetSuite experts is growing rapidly. More and more companies are looking for professionals who have validated NetSuite expertise.

Companies that use certified professionals see more effective deployments and a greater return on their investment.

Being certified will ensure that you receive the recognition you deserve and that you can contribute even more to your organization's success.

The Process


The NetSuite Certification process consists of two exams:

SuiteFoundation Exam Process

You must pass both exams to earn a NetSuite Certified Title.

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SuiteFoundation Exam

This is the first of your two certification exams. Passing this exam confirms that you have the foundational knowledge necessary to be a successful candidate for becoming NetSuite Certified. No credential awarded for SuiteFoundation Exam.

  • Registration Fee: $250
  • Retake Fee: $150
  • 80 minutes allotted to complete 66 multiple-choice and matching questions

Description of a Qualified Candidate:

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

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

Subject Areas Covered by the Exam:

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

Recommended Requisites:

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

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

The Process

The NetSuite ERP Consultant Certification consists of two exams:

ERP Consultant Exam Process

You must pass both exams to become a Certified NetSuite ERP Consultant.

NetSuite ERP Consultant Exam

  • 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 the equivalent experience of performing 5–10 medium scale, or 2–3 enterprise NetSuite ERP implementations, which is roughly equivalent to at least 2 years' worth of NetSuite implementations in a consultant-related role. They are able to match NetSuite ERP solutions to business requirements. This person can advise on how to change standard ERP workflows, when to use scripting tools to meet the business needs, and when to extend use through integrations. This consultant can explain the implications and benefits of NetSuite configuration options.

Subject Areas Covered by Exam:

  • ERP
  • Analytic
  • OneWorld
  • Platform
  • Data Strategy

Recommended Requisites:

ERP Consultant Study Guide:

More detailed information about the ERP Consultant Exam and included Topics can be found HERE.

ERP Consultant Study Session:

Get ready for the ERP Consultant Exam by attending the two-day ERP Consultant Study Session. More details about this class are available 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 customize, 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.

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 (Coming August 2014)

Passing this exam certifies that you have the knowledge and skills necessary to be a Certified NetSuite 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 will be released in a Study Guide upon Exam launch date.

FAQ

What Certifications are available?

You will be able to earn the following NetSuite Certifications:

  • NetSuite Certified ERP Consultant
  • NetSuite Certified SuiteCloud Developer (coming June, 2014)
  • NetSuite Certified Administrator (coming August, 2014)

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 the NetSuite Certification Agreement and other policies provided or made available to you by NetSuite.

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

Most customers rely on NetSuite ERP to run their business. Because of this, customers are demanding experienced NetSuite ERP consultants. We are offering the ERP Consultant Certification to meet this demand.

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 center?

You sign up with the third party vendor Kryterion, who administers and proctors the computerized exams. There will be 2 ways to take the exams:

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

You can register for an exam using this link: www.webassessor.com/netsuite

How much does an exam cost?

Each exam is $250.

To become a NetSuite Certified ERP Consultant, you must pass both the SuiteFoundation and the ERP Consultant Exam, so two exams would cost $500.

To become a NetSuite Certified SuiteCloud Developer, you must pass both the SuiteFoundation and the SuiteCloud Developer Exam, so two exams would cost $500. To become a NetSuite Certified Administrator, you must pass both the SuiteFoundation and the Administrator Exam, so two exams would cost $500.

If you fail to pass an exam, you may request a discounted fee to retake it after 60 days.

What form will the questions take?

The questions are all multiple-choice or matching.

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

The 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 in 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 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?

A 60-day waiting period between re-tests is required.

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 (Coming Soon)

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 tabs. Contact training@netsuite.com for help 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.

How can I get access to the Partner Implementation Training for the ERP Consultant Exam? I don’t see it on the SuiteTraining webpage.

We will provide access to this material in your confirmation email once you have registered for the ERP Consultant Exam.

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 related benefits.

How will I be able to promote my Certification status?

If you pass the exam and your status is current, you can use the NetSuite Certification logo and other designations under the terms NetSuite provides. You as an individual (not your employer or organization) have the option to place a NetSuite Certification logo on your business cards, email signatures, resume and individual social media profile. There are also private Groups on LinkedIn which you may request to join.

How will 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 will be 2 exam requirements to keep your certification current:

  1. Annual Update Exam for all NetSuite Certification Exams: Pass New Release quizzes to verify knowledge of the new features
  2. Refresh Re-Test for Certification Title Exams: Every 3 years, pass a rewritten Certification Exam for each Certification Title to validate your continuing overall knowledge.

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

No, the certification is for individuals, not companies or organizations. Your employer or organization 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 currently satisfy all requirements of the program, including periodic re-testing and ongoing compliance requirements. Passing this exam confirms that the individual has the foundational knowledge necessary to be a successful candidate for becoming a NetSuite ERP Certified Consultant. 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 an individual says "I am NetSuite Certified" or I see a NetSuite Certified logo on a person's business card, resume, email or social media page?

An individual may only make this statement if they have successfully passed required Exams to earn a NetSuite certified title and currently satisfy all requirements of the program, including periodic re-testing and ongoing compliance requirements. . See http://www.netsuite.com/certification under each 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 email to the NetSuite Certification team at certification@netsuite.com with details of the improper use, including person or company and media involved




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