How do certifications work?
The certifications experience provides complete sets of the official preparation materials to help get you ready for the industry’s most sought-after certifications. You can easily filter by vendor name (e.g., AWS), certification name (e.g., CISSP), and format (e.g., Pearson practice exam) to find the materials for the exam you’ll be taking. Then dive into the official supporting materials from the certifying vendors themselves.
Pearson practice exams—discoverable under the “Formats” filter—are a helpful way to study for your certification exam by going through an actual test. They’re interactive and customizable, so you can track your performance on a module-by-module basis and get immediate feedback to help you focus on areas for improvement. Each exam offers three modes designed to help you prepare.
||This mode works as a study guide to evaluate your knowledge. There are answers and full explanations for each question, and you have the option to NOT time yourself so you can study at your own pace.
||Use this mode to take a simulated timed practice exam.
||This mode provides the questions WITHOUT multiple choice answers for a true test of your mastery.
Certification guides are also selectable from the “Formats” filter of the certifications home page. They’re great for identifying exactly the materials you’ll need to help you prepare for your certification of choice. Each guide contains:
- Official prep materials for tech’s most sought-after certification exams—from the vendors themselves
- A variety of content formats including self-paced books to instructor-led videos, so you can learn on your own time
- Interactive practice tests that verify when you’re ready to sit for the real exam