Certification Program - Accordion

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BenefitsPERSONAL BENEFITS: An RSA certification provides credibility and proof that you have the knowledge, skill and confidence necessary to offer the best possible services to those who rely on certified experts for guidance and solutions. It allows an individual to become a trusted advisor in our high risk world of Cybersecurity. Certifications in RSA product knowledge are critical in this competitive market and offer professionals an advantage over those who lack certification in the hiring process.


RSA Certification Program Overview

Understanding your Learning Journey with RSA University


ORGANIZATIONAL BENEFITS: An RSA Certification guarantees you have proficiency in the product for higher utilization, functionality and Return on Investment for your company.


ROLE BENEFITS: To determine which learning path and certification best supports you in your current role,RSA Customer Roles

or one that can launch your proficiency and career to a whole new level, please visit our Customer Roles pages that will help you map your tasks & responsibilities to suggested learning paths and certification exams that are just right for YOU.

RSA ARCHER:  RSA Archer® Suite Administrator , RSA Archer® Suite Business User ,  RSA Archer® Suite End User , RSA Archer® Suite Custom End User

RSA NetWitness:  RSA NetWitness® Certification Details, Role-Based Training Details

RSA SecurID Suite:  RSA® Identity G&L Administrator , RSA® Identity G&L Business User , RSA® Identity G&L System Engineer

RSA SecurID® Administrator ,  RSA SecurID® Help Desk Technician , RSA SecurID® System Engineer


Each RSA product features a recommended learning path, exam guide and Practice Test to help prepare you for certification. Find your product below to view the learning path, download the exam guide and test your knowledge by taking the practice test.


After completing the courses in your learning path and acquiring professional experience with the product of choice, you can schedule time to take an exam at a local testing center through Pearson VUE, our vendor for proctored exam administration. With over 5,000 authorized testing centers in more than 165 countries, Pearson VUE offers a worldwide resource to support the RSA Certification Program.


Exam Delivery Options & Registration Information

Schedule to take your proctored exam at a Pearson VUE test center near you or explore the on-line proctoring option to test from the comfort of your home or office.

  • Create a Pearson VUE account to schedule an exam here
  • Choose a delivery option:
    • Test Center - Read the Professional Examination Rules
    • On-line Proctoring - Review system requirements, run system test & exam simulation here (required before registering for on-line proctored testing)
  • Exam fee due at registration - $150
  • See instructions to request your exam voucher (included w/ subscription purchase)


Non-Disclosure Agreement

Be sure to review the RSA Certification Program Agreement prior to scheduling your exam. You will be given 5 minutes to acknowledge your understanding and acceptance of the Terms and Conditions in the agreement before you begin the exam. If you do not agree to the Terms and Conditions, you will be excused from the exam, forfeiting the examination fee.


Exam Retake Policy (for all RSA exams)

If you do not pass an exam on your first attempt, you may retake the exam at any time. If you do not pass an exam on your second attempt, you must wait at least 2 weeks (14 days) between each additional attempt. If you need to retake an exam that you have already passed in order to fulfill a certification track requirement, you may do so after 3 months. Candidates are required to pay the $150 exam fee when registering to retake the exam. 


Upon passing an exam, you will have the option to retrieve a badge from Acclaim to represent product certification. Badges are valid for two years from the date of the exam. View all available RSA badges and their descriptions on the Acclaim website.


Badge Sharing and Benefits

  • Sharing - Can be shared on various social media profiles such as LinkedIn, Facebook & Twitter as well as email signatures and digital resumes. 
  • Verification - Easy to verify earner’s date of achievement, badge expiration as well as qualifications and skills acquired to achieve the badge.
  • Professional Growth & Opportunity - View current job openings, locations, employers and salary ranges based on the skills tags represented by your badge.
  • Recommendations - View additional training and requirements necessary to achieve the next level of certification.

Helpful Information


How to access your Acclaim badge if you did not receive an email notification

If you did not receive an email notification from admin@youracclaim.com after passing the exam, follow the below steps to create your Acclaim account.

  • Go to youracclaim.com
  • Click on the round profile icon at the right top of the page
  • Select Create an Account
  • Fill in the required fields, Read and Agree to the terms of use
  • Click Create My Account
  • Acclaim will send you a confirmation email (from admin@youracclaim.com)
  • Click the link in that email to confirm your account


If your badge is not linked to your account, please double check that your Acclaim account was setup using the email address associated to your Pearson VUE account. For additional support, please submit a web form request here - https://rsa.secure.force.com/contactrsauniversity/.


Renewing Your Certification

As new product versions are released, existing exams will be retired. New exams reflecting new features from the release will be incorporated into the exams and made available.