Recently I had appeared for AEM Certification exam and thought I will share my experience with you all.
How did I register for exam?
I went through the AEM certification site and registered my-self choosing a date - A convenient date when I can make myself completely free.
- There were two options, PSI and Examity. I have chosen one.
- Due to the COVID lock-down, majority of the exams are happening online
Procedures on exam day.
The exam notification email said, I can login to the exam system half an hour before. Since this was the first experience, I logged into the system 1 hour before.
System Checks: The exam site asked me to install a secure browser, once installed they do check system requirements. They do a set of checks like system resources, camera, internet speed, browser used etc.
Check-in Personal Information: Once that is done, I was asked to take a pic of 1) Myself 2) my government issued ID 3) and a video scan of my room by rotating laptop around, including the desk where laptop was placed.
Once those files are checked into the system, I was asked to wait for the scheduled time.
My recommendation here: If you are confident enough about your system, internet etc, login just half an hour before the exam - else you will have to wait a lot.
You can even disconnect and login back, but since camera was on, i did not attempt that.
Waiting for proctor
Now my scheduled time came. I had scheduled exam at 10 AM. But I was still getting message like 'Your exam will start once proctor joins on the scheduled time'. It went on for 10 minutes. I saw an option to chat with the executive. I pinged executive via the chat option. Even to connect the customer care executive - it took some time.