Are Trados certification tests timed?
Thread poster: Alain Alameddine

Alain Alameddine  Identity Verified
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Apr 28, 2016

Hello everyone,

Would anyone happen to know if Trados certification tests are timed?



Roy Oestensen  Identity Verified
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I think they are Apr 28, 2016

It is about a year ago that I tried one of the tests, and I seem to remember that it was timed. I am in doubt if the tests are worth the money, though, because you have to take new tests for each new version of Studio. I am not sure if they will gain you more jobs than without the sertificates.


Gabriele Demuth  Identity Verified
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Yes Apr 28, 2016

4 x 10 questions, 10 mins for 10 questions, 40 min per test, multiple choice questions


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Studio certifications Apr 29, 2016

Hi All,

Of course as I work for SDL you may expect my following answer.
Some clients may indeed prefer SDL certified users-
However I think the certification courses are MORE important from a PERSONAL perspective-
By following and completing the certification and exam-
you can be 100% sure you have a far greater in depth knowledge and understanding of the program/functionality than someone who is only able to use the most basic features?
I would even go as far and suggest that the more you understand any given software program- the quicker and more efficient you are able to work.

SDL Guillaume


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