Open iT | Certification Information

Open iT Certifications

Earn certifications to demonstrate proficiency with Open iT Systems and advance in your career.

Certified Systems Engineer and Certified Advanced Reporter

Each certification could be achieved by passing two timed tests:
  • Theoretical Test (1 hour)
    • Closed Book
      Taken by an examinee without notes, documentation, or access to any Open iT system.
    • Open Book
  • Practical Test (3 hours) Work through Open iT systems to solve real-world problems and provide a clearly written documentation. The documentation may include descriptions and screenshots.
  • The exam must be completed within 4 hours. If the closed book portion is completed early, the test can be turned in to begin the open book portion.

A passing score is 70 and above on both theoretical and practical tests. Examinees will only be allowed to retake the exam after a waiting period of 6 months.

A Certified Systems Engineer is the administrator of the Open iT database and maintains data integrity.

The basis of this certification is the ability to install, configure, and troubleshoot Open iT solutions, which requires in-depth knowledge and administration skills in LicenseAnalyzer2020 (Levels 1-3), StorageAnalyzer, ComputeAnalyzer, and CLIMS.

The basis of this certification is the ability to collect and analyze data from the Open iT Core Server and Analysis Server, providing the in-depth picture of an organization’s usage, which requires comprehensive familiarity of Open iT’s standard reports, templates, and underlying data models.

A Certified Engineer is officially awarded after passing both Certified Systems Engineer (CSE) and Certified Advanced Reporter (CAR) exams. Each of the certifications are valid for a period of 3 years.

Schedule of Examination

Friday, September 24, 2021 | Tests will be administered at the Open iT offices:
Houston, TX
Oslo, Norway
Lucena City, Philippines
Advanced Reporter 8 am to noon CST 8 am to noon CET 1-5 pm PHT
Systems Engineer 1pm to 5pm CST 1pm to 5pm CET 6-10 pm PHT


$600 USD | each certification

  • $1000 USD | both certifications
  • $300 USD | if taken together in conjunction with completion of the Open iT classes in the last 12 months ($600 total)

Price based on the country in which the exam is proctored.

*The registration fee includes a study guide.

Early bird discount until AUGUST 24

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