Important notices

The following page lists important notifications first published in our newsletters or through official channels regarding exam products, delivery systems, security, and our support thereof for the past six (6) months.

Online Test Delivery System Retirement

Published: October 2017

Certiport will complete the retirement of the Online Test Delivery System on December 31, 2017. We encourage all customers still using the system to prepare to deliver tests using Console 8. See our instructions for installation and delivery of exams through Console 8.

The following exams currently available on the Online Test Delivery System will only be available on Console 8 in currently available languages. Please see the Exam Releases page for exam availability.

Adobe Certified Associate (ACA):
  • Creative Cloud 2015 Exams: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Premier Pro, and Animate
  • Creative Suite 6 Exams: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Premier Pro, and Flash

IC3 Digital Literacy Certification (IC3):
  • IC3 GS4: Computing Fundamentals, Key Applications, Living Online, Database Fundamentals, Typing, and Cyber Security
  • IC3 GS5: Computing Fundamentals, Key Applications, and Living Online
  • IC3 Spark
  • IC Citizen
  • IC DAC
  • IC Health

Microsoft Certified Educator (MCE):
  • Technology Literacy for Educators

Online Exam Retirement

The following exams are not supported on Console 8 and will be retired with the retirement of the Online Test Delivery System.


Adobe Certified Associate (ACA):
Creative Cloud 2013 Exams:
  • Dutch: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Premier Pro
  • Portuguese: Photoshop
  • Chinese Traditional: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, and Flash
  • Spanish: Illustrator, InDesign, Premier Pro, and Flash

Autodesk Certified User (ACU):
ACU Simulation Exams
  • Spanish: 3ds Max, AutoCAD, Inventor, Maya, Revit Architecture
  • Portuguese: 3ds Max, AutoCAD, Inventor, Maya, Revit Architecture
  • Japanese: AutoCAD
  • Korean: AutoCAD, Inventor

Please take the new Live in the Application ACU exams available on Console 8. See the Exam releases page for exam availability.

 

Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS):

  • OneNote 2010
  • SharePoint 2010

Console 8.6.1 Information

Published: August 2017

The Console 8.6.1 release is a minor update that ensures that Center’s using Mass Deployment and LAN Mode features have a smooth experience rolling out Console. This release also includes minor bug fixes and improvements. This update will be release as an "Optional" update in all languages starting with English on September 5th, 2017. It’s recommended that ALL CATCs take this update at their earliest convenience. Here are the available options to install the update:

  1. You can download the new Console 8.6.1 installer from www.certiport.com > Org Admin/Member Role > Training & Tools > Download Console 8.
  2. The update will be made available in Console 8.5x. To install the update, go to the Console home screen, click on the Updates tile, expand System Update and select all system updates available. Follow the standard installation process to install the update.
  3. The update will be made available in Console 8.6.1, and will automatically download & install to your system(s).

Exam Content Releases

Published: August 2017

Console 8.6 released this week in English, and all languages will be released by end of the month! New automated updated functionality is built into this release as the default. Please keep the default. Now that Console 8.6 is released, Certiport will release many exam updates and new exams in August and September. We recommend visiting and bookmarking the Content Updates Page which describes the timing for particular exams and languages. Important details about the exams being released are contained on that page, and are very important for teachers, administrators, and system technicians.

Intuit Quickbooks Certified User Retirements

Republished: July 2017

As a reminder: Certiport retired all QuickBooks exams from the Certiport Online Delivery System for Windows (LMS) on June 30, 2017. Moving to and learning the Console 8 system is required to continue delivering the Intuit QuickBooks Certified User exams.

The retirement of the Intuit QuickBooks Certified User 2013 exam took place on June 30, 2017, as well.

With the release of the Intuit QuickBooks Certified User 2017 Exam in July 2017, Certiport will be retiring the Intuit QuickBooks Certified User 2014 exam on October 31, 2017.

Console 8.6.0 Release Overview

Published: June 2017

The Console 8.6 release includes major improvements to the updating process’ making it easier to manage updates within your CATC environment. Update Includes:

  1. Simplified UI for installing and configuring the system
  2. Easy management of updates:
    • Automatically install updates
    • Simple UI
    • Only see updates for exams you've downloaded

IMPORTANT! Console 8 software requirements have changed. For stability and security issues we have update Console 8.6 and its components to use .NET 4.5.2. Before installing this update please verify that your system has this version of .NET installed.

Additionally, this release includes stability, security and other enhancements to improve the test taking experience.

This update will be release as an “Optional” update in all languages starting with English in the next few weeks. Check the CAP newsletter weekly for upcoming release dates. It’s recommended that ALL CATC’s take this update at their earliest convenience.

There are two ways to access the update:

  1. From the Console home screen, click on the Updates tiles, expand System Update and select all system updates available. Follow the standard installation process to install the update.
  2. Alternatively, when the update is released in the next few weeks you can download the new Console 8.6 installer from www.certiport.com > Training & Tools > Console 8 Installer.

Please continue to check the CAP newsletter for updated information and release dates.

Global Maintenance Outage

Published: June 2017

On Saturday, June 24, 2017, from 8am to 12pm MDT Certiport will undergo our second periodic server maintenance of the year:

  • London: 3 pm to 7 pm
  • Hong Kong: 10 pm to 2 am

Note: You will not be able to administer exams during this time.

For additional information on the outage, or to see other dates and times for maintenance dates throughout 2017, please see our System Maintenance Page.