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    I just sent my second email off, don't know much about this program and I hope this will teach me a bit.
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    Took this a few months ago. I enjoyed some of the test that dug into Orion a bit, but other portions need to be a lot harder IMO- or they need to offer various levels. If you've A) used SolarWinds Orion a few times, and B) know networking on a Network+/CCENT level, you can pass.
    I may just give the test ago then and see how bad I fail lol
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    Thank you for your insight into the exam ! @Mrock4
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    I took my first attempt yesterday, having a basic knowledge of networking covered most of the test but I bombed on the Orion NPM part. I ended up with around a 60%, I'll study up on what I can for Orion and should pass next time.
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    is it typical multiple choice ect?

    Does it give any kind of score report or anything?
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    I've e-mailed both people addresses that were supplied in this thread. Heard nothing back yet. How long did it take for you guys?
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    24 - 48 hours in most cases. As you have sent the mail on Saturday or Sunday. You should expect a response today or tomorrow at the earliest.
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    Yep its a multiple choice. I am not sure about the score report. But hoktauri got a score so I believe you get a score after the exam.

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    If I'm proficient with Solarwinds and have been using it for a year, how much study time should I allocate for this, roughly?
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    I got a reply back in about 48 hours. I replied back with additional information, not sure what the window of opportunity is to take the test once they approve me.
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    It gives you 3 attempts and 1 year to complete the exam.
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    #37
    Well I just took the test, you're given 90 minutes to complete it. I think I did it in about an hour.
    Passed with 54/77 correct, 74%. Passing score is 70%.

    Per the orientation video, I should receive a Cert in the mail in a couple weeks I guess, Until then I have a PDF version I can print out.

    The first 3 sections of the test were all about networking/Trouble shooting and I found it pretty easy. the last 2 were more related to Solarwinds, Ive been using Solarwinds since March when I started my current position. Even the topics I didn't know I felt I could make pretty good educated guesses at and easily eliminate 2 possible options right off the get go.

    Good luck to any one else thinking of taking it.

    PS The PDF Cert shows its good for 5 years from the date listed on the cert.
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    I've e-mailed both people addresses that were supplied in this thread. Heard nothing back yet. How long did it take for you guys?
    I submitted my details on Friday, and received a response this afternoon. They must be busy with all the TE members flooding them with requests
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    I sent my email off, got a response, then signed up for thwack so I could get an ID, and got a response back from the actual SolarWinds membership page admin. I've got my login and I can sign up for the exam and for their intro course. Looks like it's all on the up-and-up.

    I think I'm going to put this one off until I've got a few other things off my plate, (ahem *Microsoft*,) since there's plenty of time to sit for the exam.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slowhand View Post
    I sent my email off, got a response, then signed up for thwack so I could get an ID, and got a response back from the actual SolarWinds membership page admin. I've got my login and I can sign up for the exam and for their intro course. Looks like it's all on the up-and-up.

    I think I'm going to put this one off until I've got a few other things off my plate, (ahem *Microsoft*,) since there's plenty of time to sit for the exam.
    Did they e-mail you AFTER you signed up for thwack and filled out the form?

    I filled it out Thursday and Friday and still haven't received a response.
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    Since it was free, I took this today without studying and managed to pass with mid 80. I was surprised that this test is mostly on networking in general and understanding of protocols. I'd say only a third or so was Solarwinds specific. I'm not complaining, but I did find it very strange. I thought it would have been very detailed stuff on alert creation, report writing, etc, but it just wasn't that in depth on those.
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    You guys are receiving the voucher through e-mail right?
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    No vouchers, you sign up via email, log into the web site and take the test.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cruwl View Post
    No vouchers, you sign up via email, log into the web site and take the test.
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    Yes. We are sure. Once you get the first mail response . You have to give in more details to them including the thwack id. Then you get another email giving you instructions and details on your test.
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    I got registered, they sent me back the information and said I get three attempts and up to a year to take it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chanakyajupudi View Post
    Yes. We are sure. Once you get the first mail response . You have to give in more details to them including the thwack id. Then you get another email giving you instructions and details on your test.
    Yes I've done that. Original e-mail was sent Thursday using the method in the original post (no response yet). Then after I saw the extra thing to fill out on Friday, I filled it out then (no response yet).

    What should I do?
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    You should wait. I am sure there must be at least a 100 requests from the forum itself. If you dont get anything by Monday you can send out another mail to Patrick Hubbard whose email address you should get from this thread.

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    I ran into one issue for folks to be aware of: while taking the test on a Windows 7 machine using Chrome, my session timed out after 40 minutes citing no browser activity. I'm checking with SolarWinds if I can restart that first attempt, but for right now it just has a big ol' question mark on it.

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    Sent my info and got a reply back within 12 hrs

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