After hearing about how certifications are changing I read up on it some. I found the site confusing, so I made this post to put the useful things together.
UPDATE [July 1, 2018]: As of 7/1/2018 you’re need to take a class to register for the exams according to this pdf.
I was looking for a list of the certifications SN offers. As of today This is all I can find. Here’s my sources;
|CSA||ITSM, ITOM, ITBM, CSM, HR, SECURITY, PLATFORM||Blueprint|
|CIS-ITSM||Cert. Impl. Specialist - ITSM||Blueprint|
|CIS-SM||Cert. Impl. Specialist - Service Mapping||Blueprint|
|CIS-SAM||Cert. Impl. Specialist - Software Asset Mgmt||Blueprint|
|CIS-FM||Cert. Impl. Specialist - Fin. Mgmt||Blueprint|
|CIS-CSM||Cert. Impl. Specialist - CSM, Field Service Mgmt||Blueprint|
|CIS-HR||Certified Implementation Specialist - Human Resources||Blueprint|
|CAD||Cert. Application Developer||Blueprint|
|*PLATFORM||Application Developer, Performance Analytics, Service Portal|
|*CIS-CLOUD||Cert. Impl. Specialist - Cloud Mgmt|
|*CIS-ITOM||Cert. Impl. Specialist - Discovery/Event|
|*CIS-PPM||Cert. Impl. Specialist - Project Portfolio Mgmt|
|*SEC-GRC||Governance Risk and C|
A post was made about why training is mandatory. I can’t find my source but some folks have said
@NOWsupport Why are certificates for all things changing to a “you must take a class to test” method on 7/1/2018 for #servicenow certs?
— Jace Benson Jun 29, 2018
We’ve found that knowledge & experience gained in the classroom is critical for success in these roles - both on projects and in the pass rates of exams. Here are some details that may help: (link: http://bit.ly/2lPYj9C) bit.ly/2lPYj9C
— ServiceNow Support Jul 3, 2018
A great disc. about #servicenowdev on the sndevs slack about #certifications.
Some people piped up about the changes applied mid 2018. So I had an idea for a poll. What would the ideal pricing model be?
— Jace Benson Jun 16, 2019
|Follow Salesforce Model||40%|
|Follow Comptia Model||20%|
Prosective #servicenow employers, what do you find more telling of a quality applicant? #servicenowdev. If it’s something else, reply to this.
— Jace Benson Jul 1, 2019
|SN Certification 17%|
|A bunch of side-projects||83%|
With all this being said, I also did some quick math;
|When||2018 Cost||2019 Cost|
|Total Class Cost||0||1,350,000|
|Total Exam Cost||33,750||101,250|
|Maintainence Cost (every 3 releases)||0||100|
|Total Maintainence Cost||0||67,500|