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DASCA certification exams are delivered on the world's most rigorous test-delivery standards and follow the Question and Test Interoperability (QTI) norms that also conform to Portable Custom Interaction Best Practices.

DASCA certification exams can be taken across 180+ countries by registered candidates. Special testing arrangements can also be made for your employees or students if you request for the facility in advance.

DASCA certification exam can be scheduled online from the myDASCA candidate dashboard. DASCA gives a period of 180 days from the day of the payment to the applicants to earn their DASCA certification. This includes a set number of days to study, prepare and take their exam.


No separate fee for exams is to be paid anywhere for any DASCA certification, unless you are taking a re-test, or are re-scheduling after you canceled or could not appear in an exam you had scheduled earlier.

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Overview of DASCA Certification Exams

ABDE™ SBDE™ ABDA™ SBDA™ SDS™ PDS™
Duration of a Certification Examination 100 Minutes 100 Minutes 100 Minutes 100 Minutes 100 Minutes 100 Minutes
Location/ Venue of Certification Examinations

All DASCA certification exams are completely online and digitally proctored. You can take the exam anywhere, even at home or in your office. You'll need your computer and ExamStrong™ verified environment prior to taking the exam.

After confirmation of registration, exam dates can be chosen online. You’ll be given six months of time from the date of payment to schedule your exam.

These certification exams are wired and walled by robust technology and process management policies, the DASCA test-engines on ExamStrong™ ensure correct, zero-lag, cheat-deterrent and examinee-friendly conduct of exams.

Mode of Examination Online
Total number of questions in a certification examination 75 85 75 85 85 100
Type of Questions Multi-choice-Single-answer Multi-choice-Single-answer Multi-choice-Single-answer Multi-choice-Single-answer Multi-choice-Single-answer Multi-choice-Single-answer
Standard Qualification benchmark for credential award Though scoring 65% marks in a DASCA certification exam may be generally sufficient, but unlike typical university academic tests with standardized and fixed qualifications, passing grades, or numeric scores, the DASCA certification qualification criteria are dynamic – they vary across time and examinee batches. Also, they hinge on a statistical measure of the scores obtained by the global 85 percentile of the examinees in a given time period.

ABDE

How to Register & Pay Fee Register on DASCA website at www.dasca.org
Duration of a Certification Examination 100 Minutes
Location/ Venue of Certification Examinations DASCA exam deliveries are geographically differentiated, enabling you take your certification exams in multiple ways. Please check DASCA emails for the exact advice on what would suit you best. You can take exams in a public or exclusive ExamStrong™ test-center in some regions. In most others, you can take the exam in the personal mode - at home or in office after you have take due DASCA approvals of the exam-computer and the exam room (for individual candidates) you are going to use. You will receive an email from DASCA after completing your payment.
Mode of Examination Online
Total number of questions in a certification examination 75
Type of Questions Multi-choice-Multi-answer
Standard Qualification benchmark for credential award Though scoring 65% marks in a DASCA certification exam may be generally sufficient, but unlike typical university academic tests with standardized and fixed qualifications, passing grades, or numeric scores, the DASCA certification qualification criteria are dynamic – they vary across time and examinee batches. Also, they hinge on a statistical measure of the scores obtained by the global 85 percentile of the examinees in a given time period.

SBDE

How to Register & Pay Fee Register on DASCA website at www.dasca.org
Duration of a Certification Examination 100 Minutes
Location/ Venue of Certification Examinations DASCA exam deliveries are geographically differentiated, enabling you take your certification exams in multiple ways. Please check DASCA emails for the exact advice on what would suit you best. You can take exams in a public or exclusive ExamStrong™ test-center in some regions. In most others, you can take the exam in the personal mode - at home or in office after you have take due DASCA approvals of the exam-computer and the exam room (for individual candidates) you are going to use. You will receive an email from DASCA after completing your payment.
Mode of Examination Online
Total number of questions in a certification examination 85
Type of Questions Multi-choice-Multi-answer
Standard Qualification benchmark for credential award Though scoring 65% marks in a DASCA certification exam may be generally sufficient, but unlike typical university academic tests with standardized and fixed qualifications, passing grades, or numeric scores, the DASCA certification qualification criteria are dynamic – they vary across time and examinee batches. Also, they hinge on a statistical measure of the scores obtained by the global 85 percentile of the examinees in a given time period.

ABDA

How to Register & Pay Fee Register on DASCA website at www.dasca.org
Duration of a Certification Examination 100 Minutes
Location/ Venue of Certification Examinations DASCA exam deliveries are geographically differentiated, enabling you take your certification exams in multiple ways. Please check DASCA emails for the exact advice on what would suit you best. You can take exams in a public or exclusive ExamStrong™ test-center in some regions. In most others, you can take the exam in the personal mode - at home or in office after you have take due DASCA approvals of the exam-computer and the exam room (for individual candidates) you are going to use. You will receive an email from DASCA after completing your payment.
Mode of Examination Online
Total number of questions in a certification examination 75
Type of Questions Multi-choice-Multi-answer
Standard Qualification benchmark for credential award Though scoring 65% marks in a DASCA certification exam may be generally sufficient, but unlike typical university academic tests with standardized and fixed qualifications, passing grades, or numeric scores, the DASCA certification qualification criteria are dynamic – they vary across time and examinee batches. Also, they hinge on a statistical measure of the scores obtained by the global 85 percentile of the examinees in a given time period.

SBDA

How to Register & Pay Fee Register on DASCA website at www.dasca.org
Duration of a Certification Examination 100 Minutes
Location/ Venue of Certification Examinations DASCA exam deliveries are geographically differentiated, enabling you take your certification exams in multiple ways. Please check DASCA emails for the exact advice on what would suit you best. You can take exams in a public or exclusive ExamStrong™ test-center in some regions. In most others, you can take the exam in the personal mode - at home or in office after you have take due DASCA approvals of the exam-computer and the exam room (for individual candidates) you are going to use. You will receive an email from DASCA after completing your payment.
Mode of Examination Online
Total number of questions in a certification examination 85
Type of Questions Multi-choice-Multi-answer
Standard Qualification benchmark for credential award Though scoring 65% marks in a DASCA certification exam may be generally sufficient, but unlike typical university academic tests with standardized and fixed qualifications, passing grades, or numeric scores, the DASCA certification qualification criteria are dynamic – they vary across time and examinee batches. Also, they hinge on a statistical measure of the scores obtained by the global 85 percentile of the examinees in a given time period.

SDS

How to Register & Pay Fee Register on DASCA website at www.dasca.org
Duration of a Certification Examination 100 Minutes
Location/ Venue of Certification Examinations DASCA exam deliveries are geographically differentiated, enabling you take your certification exams in multiple ways. Please check DASCA emails for the exact advice on what would suit you best. You can take exams in a public or exclusive ExamStrong™ test-center in some regions. In most others, you can take the exam in the personal mode - at home or in office after you have take due DASCA approvals of the exam-computer and the exam room (for individual candidates) you are going to use. You will receive an email from DASCA after completing your payment.
Mode of Examination Online
Total number of questions in a certification examination 85
Type of Questions Multi-choice-Multi-answer
Standard Qualification benchmark for credential award Though scoring 65% marks in a DASCA certification exam may be generally sufficient, but unlike typical university academic tests with standardized and fixed qualifications, passing grades, or numeric scores, the DASCA certification qualification criteria are dynamic – they vary across time and examinee batches. Also, they hinge on a statistical measure of the scores obtained by the global 85 percentile of the examinees in a given time period.

PDS

How to Register & Pay Fee Register on DASCA website at www.dasca.org
Duration of a Certification Examination 100 Minutes
Location/ Venue of Certification Examinations DASCA exam deliveries are geographically differentiated, enabling you take your certification exams in multiple ways. Please check DASCA emails for the exact advice on what would suit you best. You can take exams in a public or exclusive ExamStrong™ test-center in some regions. In most others, you can take the exam in the personal mode - at home or in office after you have take due DASCA approvals of the exam-computer and the exam room (for individual candidates) you are going to use. You will receive an email from DASCA after completing your payment.
Mode of Examination Online
Total number of questions in a certification examination 100
Type of Questions Multi-choice-Multi-answer
Standard Qualification benchmark for credential award Though scoring 65% marks in a DASCA certification exam may be generally sufficient, but unlike typical university academic tests with standardized and fixed qualifications, passing grades, or numeric scores, the DASCA certification qualification criteria are dynamic – they vary across time and examinee batches. Also, they hinge on a statistical measure of the scores obtained by the global 85 percentile of the examinees in a given time period.

DASCA Examinations - System Requirements

Display (Resolution)

1024 x 768 [Recommended]

Network Connection

Strongly recommend using a wired network rather than a wireless network as it provides better exam delivery performance.

Internet Connection Speed

Minimum 1 MBPS

Please note: While taking the certification exam, if the internet speed falls below 1 MBPS and causes interruption to complete the exam, then candidates would be required to pay a nominal fee of USD50 to reappear for the exam.

Web Browser(s)

Latest version of Google Chrome only

Webcam

Internal or an external webcam connected to the computer

Firewall(s)

Corporate Firewalls (including VPNs) often cause this exam delivery method to fail. Please take your exam in a setting without these firewalls.

Admin Rights

Should have admin rights on your laptop/computer if you are taking the exam from your office premises.

Ready For The Exam? Here’s A Checklist Before You Start!

Register for your DASCA certification exam +
Schedule your exam +
Review DASCA exam policies +
Run a system check +
Attend and complete your exam+

DASCA Exam Policies

The DASCA exam policies support the objectives of the DASCA certification program. Get familiar with the following specific exam policies before taking the exam.

  • Policies For Examinees
    Policies For Examinees

    DASCA practices stringent exam polices to maintain the sanctity and credibility of the exams.

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  • Examinee Testing Policies
    Examinee Testing Policies

    DASCA monitors the exam scoring/scheduling/cancelation of the exams using advanced algorithms.

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  • Examinee ID Policy
    Examinee ID Policy

    DASCA follows a strong identification policy to maintain academic honesty and test integrity.

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  • Audit policy
    Audit Policy

    DASCA audits the select application forms as per the rules and guidelines mentioned in the site.

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  • Exam Development
    Exam Development

    DASCA exam development process maintains a high standard and meets the industry’s expectation.

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  • Exam Security
    Exam Security

    DASCA ensures high integrity of exam content and fairness for all its candidates during the exam.

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