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Lotus has announced that beta versions of the Notes and Domino 6 System Administration Update Exam and Application Development Update Exam will be released on July 15.
The exams, numbers 601 and 602 respectively, will only be available for a brief time to a limited number of Certified Lotus Professionals (CLPs) worldwide on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Only 100 participants will be able to register for each exam, and those able to register must take the applicable exam between July 16 and July 29.
Lotus is publishing beta versions of the exams in order to calibrate each question in a live testing situation. Despite being called beta exams, a passing score on a beta exam will count toward certification.
Typically, a Lotus beta exam consists of 90-120 questions, though only about 40 of those questions will be selected to appear on the final or Gold versions of each exam. Following the beta testing, Lotus will verify the technical accuracy, appropriateness, and consistency of the exams and make changes accordingly.
Also, since later questions may provide clues to correctly answering earlier questions, moving back to review a previously answered question is not permitted in a beta exam. Results will be available to participants 4-6 weeks following the closing of the beta testing period.
On July 15, CLPs in the U.S. may attempt to register for the exams via Prometric by calling 800-745-6887. Those outside the U.S. must contact a Prometric regional service center. For the System Administration exam, registrants must provide promotional code CLPSA6, and for the Application Development exam, promotion code CLPAD6 must be provided.
Lotus has recommended that those taking the exam should download the latest version of Notes 6 and the accompanying release notes, as well as the latest exam competencies to use as study guides.
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