Appearing for Navision Certification

thank you so much for ur replies, but i dont have any CBTs with me, i am into Navision Development since the past 6 months. I would like to know if there is any web site where i can appear for online sample test or downlad a sample test for practice purpose or if anyone has a sample test that can be emailed to me or uploaded on the Online Drives available on the internet for eg. www.xdrive.com I would appreciate if anyone could help me out with this. Thanks again for your co-operation and replies to my query Regards Vishal

Have you been through the class for certification, or are you planning to self-study? I am not saying that it would be impossible to get a hold of the test, but i think that would kind of ruin the concept of it, and give the people who had seen the test uphand an unfair advantage. Soren Nielsen, moderator Integration/Developer NOLUG

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Originally posted by vshal: thank you so much for ur replies, but i dont have any CBTs with me, i am into Navision Development since the past 6 months. I would like to know if there is any web site where i can appear for online sample test or downlad a sample test for practice purpose or if anyone has a sample test that can be emailed to me or uploaded on the Vishal


There are study materials online, but they are kept on a password-protected web site. You would basically have to be employed by an NSC to see those materials. The tests are fairly jealously guarded: students are NOT allowed to take the exams home with them— although they can take home daily quizzes which are similar to the finals. The solution developer test is not a very complicated one. There is a written component, but most of it is practical: you will help yourself more by learning how to use the software than by learning how the test is structured. My US NSC test’s practical component (in mid-1999) consisted of a couple of simple projects where you had to build custom tables, forms to input data, and then you had to build a posting routine to post data from a journal to a ledger. The classroom training is the subject of some controversy: the NSCs do not like having to send their new hires to Atlanta, Toronto, or wherever. Even though the classes are free, it is still expensive to send someone away for a few weeks. The NSC managers also (in many cases) don’t like the fact that this makes the new employees feel like they work for Navision first and their NSC second, nor do they like the fact that employees become aware from the start that there is more than one NSC they could use their skills at :slight_smile: Navision occasionally talks about using online training as an alternative to classroom training. I am not aware that much has been done to create this online training program. Right now, there is a challenge exam program, where you basically take an exam without taking the class it corresponds to. Navision does not encourage NSCs to use it, especially for the more advanced classes. ------- Tim Horrigan horrigan@aol.com

The certification process in the US required attendance at a class. If you have a good programming background and you pay attention during class, you should pass the certification test. None of our seasoned developers have failed. Others from our company that have taken the test have not passed – for example, CPAs, MBAs, etc. But for those with 5 or more years programming, we have never had a failure on the developer certification. The test process may have changed in the last year. We have not certified a developer lately. I hope this helps. Jim Hollcraft NCSD, NCSP, MCSE, CNE, MCP, MST aka Skater http://drilldot.com Unauthorized Navision News

Quote from personal email received from Vishal “Thank you so much Jim for your support, i really appreciate it, if I am not asking for too much could also help me with what kind of questions are asked or are there any sample tests that can taken up for preparation purpose or some other sites on Navision which can be of help.” No sample tests that I know. When I took the test, the questions were multiple choice and fill-in-the-blank questions. That may have changed. However, the most important part of the test was the project. You had to build a Navision add-on. Your programming was then examined to determine whether or not you passed. Normally, if you could get the add-on working at all, you would probably pass. There were a few style rules from class and perhaps if you flagrantly disregarded them you might not pass. Most students who failed simply could not complete the programming assignments. When I took the test, it was designed to determine whether an expert programmer in other languages had been properly introduced to Navision. It was not designed to determine whether you had achieved expert level in programming Navision. This may be changing. I understand that in the future there may be standardized multiple choice tests just like those Microsoft uses for its MCSE and MCSD exams. As part of Navision development of this program, a few years ago, Navision asked all of our certified staff to take a trial exam at a testing center. In my opinion, the test questions were horrible and in no way predicted whether a person should be certified either as a developer or a specialist. That is perhaps why the tests did not appear a few years ago. I’m not aware of what has happened since. You seem overly concerned about passing the test, but perhaps you have circumstances you have not explained, or maybe you will be stuck taking one of the “new” standardized “Microsoft like” tests. Perhaps you should explain why you are so concerned. It might allow someone to give you more useful advice. Other sites focused on Navision are listed in the links section of www.navision.net. Please if you have any more questions, post them on www.navision.net. I really prefer to answer these questions as part of the forum and not via individual e-mail. Perhaps others disagree with my answer and will give you more enlightening support. There just might be someone smarter (or more experienced) than me out there… :slight_smile: Jim Hollcraft NCSD, NCSP, MCSE, CNE, MCP, MST aka Skater http://drilldot.com Unauthorized Navision News Edited by - Jim Hollcraft on 2001 Jun 19 15:31:46

Just to make this clear to me: Let’s assume I wanted to work as Navision Developer in the US. Would I have to pass Navision training and test once again or is my developer license global? ------- With best regards from Switzerland Marcus Fabian

The current policy is that to become a certified Navision Attain developer in the USA you must do the following: If you are not certified in another country, you must self study about 4 days worth of material, pass a one hour written test, attend a 5 day class, and pass a one day programming project. If you are certified in another country, you must still pass the written test and the programming project, but you do not have to attend the 5 day class. It is also assumed that you can pass the written test without doing the 4 days of self study. The cost to take the one hour written test at the CAT center is $50. The cost to take the one day project test at a New Horizons training center is $600. If you attend the class, you do not have to pay to take the project test. You only pay for the project test if you don’t take the class. Jim Hollcraft NCSD, NCSP, MCSE, CNE, MCP, MST aka Skater http://drilldot.com Unauthorized Navision News