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Marketo Certification FAQs

Is Marketo Certification open to the public?

Marketo Certification is currently available exclusively to Marketo customers and partners.


How long is a Marketo Certification valid?

The Marketo Certified Expert credential is valid for one year from issue date, after which time you can be recertified (see Recertification). 


Is the Marketo Certified Revenue Cycle Analyst credential being retired?

The Marketo Certified Revenue Cycle Analyst examination was retired on  December 31, 2016. Current Certified Revenue Cycle Analyst credential holders or those who were  certified before the exam was  retired will have an active and recognized credential until Dec. 31, 2017.  On Dec. 31, 2017 the Certified Revenue Cycle Analyst credential will be completely retired. 


How can I let others know about my certification status?

Once certified, you’ll receive an electronic certificate of achievement and official designation in the Marketo Community. You’ll also receive a Marketo Certified logo that you can use on business cards and networking sites to showcase your achievement.


Is there a sequence for acquiring certifications?

Yes. The first step is to become a Marketo Certified Expert.


What are the legal terms for certification?

The legal terms can be found here. Note: To maintain the integrity of the program and the value of certification, we do not allow candidates to share or distribute the content of the Marketo exams.


What resources are available to help me prepare for certification?

Be sure to review the Marketo Certified Expert Preparation Learning Path in Marketo University as you prepare for your Certified Expert exam.  Both Marketo Nation Community and Marketo University also provide content and discussions to help you prepare. 


Are free practice exams available?

Yes. Links to the free practice exams are listed below:

Marketo Certified Expert Practice Exam


How long are the practice exams? 

There are approximately 150 questions on the MCE practice exam. There is no time limit to complete the practice exams.


How many times can I take the practice exam? 

You can take the practice exam as many times as you’d like.


How do I register for a certification exam?

Register at WebAssessor.


What do I need to take the exam online?

Create a free Test Taker account with Kryterion and perform a quick system check to make sure that your computer, internet connection, microphone, and webcam meet the specifications for online proctoring. You can find information on Kryterion’s remote proctoring program here.


Why do I need to use a webcam to take the exam?

Exams are proctored to ensure the security and defensibility of our certification programs. All test takers are monitored by Kryterion’s trained proctors.


Do I need to use an external webcam to take the exam?

No. You can use your computer’s internal webcam.


What are the format and time limits for the exams?

The Marketo Certified Expert exam is composed of multiple-choice questions. The exam must be completed within 90 minutes.


Can I use notes or study materials while taking the exam?

No. You may not refer to study materials, notes, or use your Marketo instance during the exam.


I do not live in the U.S. or Canada. Can I be certified in my country?

Yes. Marketo Certification is available globally.


Are exams offered in languages other than English?

Currently all exams are offered in English. The Marketo Certified Expert exam is also offered in Japanese.


What are the policies regarding rescheduling, cancellations, absences, and refunds?

You can reschedule your exam through WebAssessor. You must reschedule at least 72 hours prior to your currently scheduled exam time for all onsite tests. You must reschedule at least 24 hours prior to your currently scheduled exam for all online tests. No refunds are given for cancellation, absences, uncompleted, or incomplete exams.


Where are the Kryterion testing centers located?

The Kryterion Testing Network has over 700 centers, in more than 100 countries. Locate a testing center.


Can I contact someone if I have technical difficulties during the exam?

If you experience technical difficulties during set-up, launch, or while taking your exam, contact KRYTERION from Sunday-Friday 6am–midnight and Saturday from 6am-midnight (Phoenix, Arizona Time, UTC -7):


What is the passing score on Marketo certification exams?

The passing score on the Marketo Certified Expert exam is 75%.  Exams are scored based on the number of correct answers divided by the total number of questions.


How long does it take to get my exam results?

Exam results are provided immediately upon completion of the exam. You will be given your exam score, pass or fail notification, and a breakdown of your results by section.


What if I don’t pass my exam?

If it’s your first or second attempt, you’ll need to wait two weeks before attempting the exam again. If it’s your third or greater attempt, you’ll need to wait six weeks before re-taking the exam. You can take the exam as many times as you need, but you’ll have to pay the full price for each attempt.


Who should I contact if I have a question or comment about my exam experience?

Email your questions and comments to certification@marketo.com. 


 How often do I need to recertify?

The Marketo Certified Expert credential requires annual recertification. 


When should I recertify?

You can take the new certification exam up to 30 days before the anniversary date of your original certification and up to two weeks after that date.


How do I know if I need to recertify?

Marketo will send you email notifications that your certification is nearing expiration or when recertification is required.


What happens if my certification lapses?

If you do not recertify at the required time, you will lose your status and benefits. Until you recertify you may not use the Certification logo or refer to yourself as Marketo Certified. Your membership in the Marketo Certification LinkedIn group will be cancelled and your name will no longer appear in the Expert Locator in the Marketo Community.


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