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Certification exams

Test your skills and set yourself apart while
working towards an industry-recognized certification


Explore the written and practical exams required to achieve your certification.

Nokia exams come in two formats: written and practical lab exams. Written exams are administered by our test delivery partner, Pearson Vue, and practical lab exams are available at select Nokia facilities worldwide. Written exams can be taken in any order, and practical lab exams require all prerequisite written exams to be successfully completed. 

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Written exams

Nokia written exams are delivered through Pearson VUE. Exams are offered online and at global test sites in a secure and proctored environment. Written exams can be attempted in any order. All exams are offered in English only. If candidates fail to pass a written exam, there is no waiting period required before retaking the exam and no limit on how many times an exam can be rewritten. It may take up to five (5) business days for Nokia to receive an exam result from the test center. Once Nokia has received the result for your exam, we will send you your result and post it to your Student Portal page.

The Student Portal lets program participants manage exams online through a single portal. This includes scheduling, rescheduling, and cancelling exams. For more information on scheduling, see the Nokia Learning Services Written Exam Registration Guide.


Practical lab exams

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Plaques are sent out to those who successfully complete two exams. Candidates will receive new tiles for their plaques for any subsequent past exams. These eye-catching plaques represent the hard work, dedication and accomplishment that go into preparing for a certificate exam.