Q. What are the prerequisites for the CIW Security Professional (1D0-470) exam?

A. There is no prerequisite for the CIW Security Professional (1D0-470) exam. However, it is recommended that candidates take the CIW Foundations (1D0-510) exam prior to taking the CIW Security Professional exam.

Q. What are the objectives of the exam?

A. Visit the following link to view the objectives of the 1D0-470 exam: Objectives

Q. What is the exam fee?

A. The exam fee for 1D0-470 is approximately US$125. The fee is to be paid at the time of registration through credit card, check, or voucher. After the payment has been made, a candidate can schedule his exam date and time.

Q. How can I register for the exam?

A. You can register for the exam through a Prometric Test Center Locator at Prometric, or on the Pearson VUE Web site at Pearson VUE. You will have to go through a complete registration process, make payments and schedule the date and time for the exam.

Q. What type of questions are asked in the exam?

A. There are two types of questions asked in the exam as follows:

  1. Identification multiple-choice
  2. Situational multiple-choice

Q. How many questions are there in the exam?

A. There are 60 questions in the exam.

Q. What is the duration of the exam?

A. The duration of the exam is 75 minutes.

Q. What are other important factors that I should consider while taking the exam?

A. You should reach 15 minutes before the start of your exam.

Books, laptops, notes or any other study material is not allowed in the exam center. All the CIW exams are online so there is no need to bring any stationery.

You must bring two identification proofs with yourself. The identification proofs can include driving license, passport, government or company identity card or a major credit card. One of the identification proofs must have your photograph affixed and both of them must contain your signature.

An opportunity will be given to you to learn the use of the testing system. This session will not be included in your actual exam time.

Q. How will I get the result?

A. After you have completed the exam, you can see your result. You will also receive a hard copy of the result from the center in-charge. The result will include marks obtained in each area.

Q. What is the exam retake policy?

A. If a candidate fails in the exam in the first attempt, he can appear for the second attempt after a 24-hour waiting period. If a candidate fails in the second attempt, he will have to wait for thirty days to make a third or subsequent attempt. If a candidate passes the exam, he cannot retake the exam until and unless an upgrade of that exam is announced.

Q. What credit does the 1D0-470 exam provide?

A. CIW Security Professional certification is a requirement for the following CIW certifications:

  • Master CIW Administrator
  • CIW Certified Instructor
  • CIW Security Analyst

Q. Is there any facility for a disabled candidate?

A. Yes, Prometric and Pearson VUE provide accommodation for a disabled candidate. The facilities such as scratch paper, extension in exam time, readers, etc. are provided to the disabled candidate. A proof of the disability has to be produced in front of the center in-charge.

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