• Free Certification Exams at Virtual Summit 2020

    Free certification exam attempt for all attendees of Virtual Summit 2020!

    InterSystems is proud to offer free InterSystems Certification exam attempts to all attendees of InterSystems Virtual Summit 2020. The one free exam attempt will be made available to all registered attendees and can be used at any time until December 31, 2020.

    This is our standard online exam service with online proctoring that is normally priced at $150 per attempt. 

    • One exam attempt for one named exam per attendee
    • The recipient must be a registered attendee for Virtual Summit 2020
    • The desired exam must be requested during the dates of the Virtual Summit, that is, October 20 - Nov 5, 2020
    • The exam must be taken by end-of-day December 31, 2020

    Available Exams

    Please note that usage of this offer requires compliance with InterSystems Certification policies and with the Program Agreement.

    • To request your free exam attempt:

      1. Register for Virtual Summit 2020
      2. Any time during the Summit days, October 20 - Nov 5, 2020, request an attempt for an exam from with the following information:
        • Candidate name and current organization
        • User name in our exam system
        • Name of requested exam for the attempt
      3. Our staff will email confirmation of the free exam attempt issuance and the exam will appear in the user's account in the exam system under "My Assessments"
      4. Schedule and take the exam before end-of-day December 31, 2020 local time. After that time, unused exam attempts will expire.

      • HealthShare Unified Care Record Technical Specialist (Beta) 

        Important Note: This exam will be offered initially in beta test mode. This means that early exam takers will not be given their results immediately at exam completion because their results will be used to calibrate and validate the exam itself. Once the exam is validated by our staff, pre-validation exam takers will be notified of their result and subsequent exam takers will get their results immediately upon exam completion. In any case, both pre-validation and post-validation exam candidates who receive a passing score will receive the same certification credential. 

        Exam Details

        The HealthShare Unified Care Record Technical Specialist exam is designed to validate core skills for technical professionals who implement, extend and manage all aspects HealthShare Unified Care Record. 

        Target Exam Role: HealthShare Unified Care Record Technical Specialist

        • an IT implementation professional who leads the technical implementation of HealthShare Unified Care Record based on requirements generated by the system design by the project's technical architect.

        Exam Parameters:

        • Number of questions: 76
        • Exam time limit: 2 hours
        • Passing Score: Not yet determined due to Beta
        • Language Offered: English

        Recommended preparation:

        Classroom course HealthShare Unified Care Record Fundamentals and recommended prerequisites, either classroom-based Building and Managing HL7 Integrations or online courses: Integration ArchitectureHL7 Business Services and Business OperationsSearching Messages Using the Message Viewer (sections 1 & 2), -and-

        Online courses: Extending SDA and Extending SDA in HealthShare Applications are recommended, as well as reading InterSystems HealthShare Documentation, including:

        Note: HealthShare Documentation requires WRC credentials for access and viewing privileges.

        Recommended practical experience:

        • One completed Unified Care Record implementation, version 15.x or higher
        • Health Connect interfacing experience
        • ObjectScript proficiency 

        Exam Practice Questions
        This exam includes a set of practice questions to help candidates familiarize themselves with question formats and approaches. The document is available here.

        Exam Topics and Content

        The exam contains question items that cover the areas for the stated role as shown in the KSA (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities) chart immediately below. The question items are presented in two formats: multiple choice and multiple response.

        T9Installs Unified Care RecordT9.1Makes pre-installation decisions based on technical architecture documentInterprets solution architecture document; Identifies connectivity options for data receipt

        T9.2Installs software and Unified Care Record componentsInstalls software and license key to target environments; Installs Unified Care Record components with wizards; Activates Unified Care Record components

        T9.3Performs post-installation configurationConfigures production components; Configures external communication; Selects pool sizes for production components; Configures MPI connectivity

        T9.4Upgrades existing installation

        Prepares Edge gateways for upgrade; Upgrades Productions with Installer: Access, Edge, Registry; Confirms upgrade in log files; Reactivates productions; Preserves custom code and layouts

        T10Implements Unified Care RecordT10.1

        Implements consent policy decisions

        Configures consent policies - system, facility, and patient; Configures consent groups; Assigns users to consent groups; Configures clinical information qualifiers, types and rules; Configures consent options


        Implements Clinical Message Delivery

        Creates delivery filters, options, relationships and transformations; Enrolls clinicians; Creates subscriptions; Determines subscription basis; Creates dynamic cohorts1; Creates custom report(s) with patient data

        T10.3Implements IHEEnables and configures IHE production components; Tests IHE connections with IHE test utility; Transforms CDA data to support IHE
        T11Extends and Customizes Unified Care RecordT11.1Configures Unified Care Record data feedsImplements prebuilt adapters or custom business components for messaging; Creates routing rules; Defines data transformations; Creates custom DTL and business host pipelines; Uses HealthShare customization coding best practices; Adds Message Routers; Configures services for message routing

        T11.2Extends SDA for custom data elementsExtends existing SDA objects via extension classes; Creates custom SDA containers and streamlets

        T11.3Customizes terminologyLoads code sets; Adds default code set for incoming data; Creates/Loads a terminology translation map; Sets up code registry; Creates code system profiles; Specifies default coding systems - Access Gateway transforms; Configures terminology translation

        T11.4Customizes clinical user interfaces2Customizes patient search page; Customizes Clinical Viewers, including chartbooks, charts, chart items, and patient banners; Adds custom SDA object as a field in a chart; Customizes Clinical Navigation display; Describes what customizations can be done using CSS vs. ISC tools
        T12Administers Unified Care Record12.1Manages reporting

        Uses Management Reports; Builds custom reports

        12.2Manages registriesViews Gateway Registry; Views/Adds to Facility Registry; Views/Adds to Assigning Authority Registry; Manages cohorts in Cohort Registry3; Views/Adds Service Registry; Views/Adds/Edits Configuration Registry

        12.3Manages users and rolesDefines users, roles and privileges; Uses pre-defined roles; Creates custom roles; Manages access to patient data via roles/policies; Implements federated authentication and authentication domains; Manages users
        T13Supports Unified Care RecordT13.1

        Traces patient data flow through productions

        Sends sample data to Unified Care Record; Identifies key production components in data flow; Uses Visual Trace for troubleshooting; Investigates missing data

        T13.2Interprets messaging through productionsIdentifies key messages in data flow; Determines troubleshooting entry point when message tracing; Identifies custom vs. standard code; Identifies custom code that should not be present

        T13.3Uses tools for troubleshootingInterprets event log entries; Interprets alert messages; Uses Production Monitor for troubleshooting; Uses business rule log
        1. In versions 2019.1 and higher, smart programs have been renamed to dynamic cohorts.
        2. Both v1 Clinical Viewer and v2 Clinical Viewer (introduced 2018.1) and their respective tools are covered in this exam.
        3. In versions 2019.1 and higher, program groups and Program Registry have been renamed to cohorts and Cohort Registry respectively.