FMSE Certification Frequently Asked Questions

How do I become certified?
You must pass the online exam with a score of 75%.

Where can I take the exam?
This is not a proctored exam, so you can take the exam online from your home or office. Please ensure that you are on a reliable internet connection before starting the exam.

How do I get access to take the exam?
The exam will be delivered through the FMSE online course. Course access can be requested through the User Center from the Training page under the Support tab.

How should I prepare for the exam?
Take the FMSE online course (only available for version 8) and work with all aspects of Security Manager and the Admin Center before taking the exam. Candidates that have used the product regularly (i.e., more than twice a week) for over 3 months seem to have the most success.

How many questions are on the exam and what is the time limit?
You have 90 minutes to answer 50 questions that are pulled from a question bank.

What is the cost of the exam and how much are retakes?
The first attempt is free with purchase of a seat in the FireMon Solutions Expert Class. Additional attempts can be purchased for $100 through your FireMon account representative.

How long do I have to wait to retake the exam?
A purchase order must be received and reconciled before the exam can be taken again. This can take up to 10 business days.

How long does it take to receive my certificate?
Certificates will be mailed within 30 days.

How long is the certification good for?
The certification is good for the major version. We are currently certifying for Security Manager version 8.

How can I remove my name from the public database of certified experts?
Send an email to training@firemon.com to remove your name from the database.