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  • Live Certification Exams at Global Summit 2019

    Get certified on InterSystems technologies at Global Summit 2019!

    Reserve a seat in an exam session and take an InterSystems certification exam for FREE.

    Each day of the Summit, Learning Services will proctor sessions for the following certification exams:

    • HealthShare Health Connect HL7 Interface Specialist – 2 hours
    • InterSystems IRIS Core Solutions Developer Specialist (Beta) – 2.5 hours

    The standard $150 exam attempt fee is waived. Please arrive for Doors Open (see Exam Schedule) to check in with photo ID. Laptops will be ready. The group will start their exams together but you may leave when finished. Proctors will be available for any assistance needed. Please note: Exam start times are sharp and, once the exam session has started, no one will be permitted entry. 

    Live Certification Exams will be held in the Harvard conference room (3rd floor). Space is limited in each exam session, so please sign up in advance.

    • To reserve a seat in a Live Certification Exam session, please email certification@intersystems.com with the following information:

      1. Your full name - as it appears on your photo ID. (Please remember to bring your photo ID).
      2. Your organization
      3. The exam you wish to take (only one attempt per exam per attendee, please)
      4. Desired date and time slot for your session from the Exam Schedule (and, if possible, a second choice)

      Our team will confirm via email.

      Important Note: This event is part of InterSystems Certification Program and is governed by the InterSystems Certification Program Agreement

      • HealthShare Health Connect HL7 Interface Specialist

        The exam has 50 questions and a time limit of 2 hours. Review the Exam Details directly below for exam topics and preparation.

        Exam Sessions

        Date

        Doors Open

        Exam Start

        Exam End

        Sunday, Sept 22

        1:30pm

        1:45pm

        3:45pm

        Monday, Sept 23

        6:45am*

        7:00am

        9:00am

        Tuesday, Sept 24

        6:45am*

        7:00am

        9:00am

        Wednesday, Sept 25

        10:30am

        10:45am

        12:45pm

        *Early Bird breakfast will be available in the main breakfast room, Gloucester, starting at 6:30am each day, but please arrive for Doors Open at 6:45am.


        • HealthShare Health Connect HL7 Interface Specialist Exam Details

          The HealthShare Health Connect HL7 Interface Specialist exam is designed to validate core skills for developers who use Health Connect to build and test HL7 v2.x productions. 

          The exam has 50 questions and a time limit of 2 hours. 

           Target Exam Role: HL7 Interface Specialist

          ·       An IT professional who designs, builds and performs basic troubleshooting of HL7 interfaces with InterSystems Health Connect

          ·       Recommended preparation: Complete available Health Connect learning content (Classroom: Building and Managing HL7 Productions and OnlineBuilding Your First HL7 Production) and at least six months of on-the-job experience, or the equivalent skills.

          ·       Does not require familiarity with ObjectScript

           

          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 multiple formats including multiple choice, multiple response, hotspot, pull-down selection, etc. 

          T1

          Designs HL7 productions

          T1.1

          Interprets interface requirements

          T1.2

          Chooses production architecture components

          T1.3

          Designs custom schemas

          T1.4

          Designs routing rules

          T2

          Builds HL7 productions

          T2.1

          Adds business components to build interfaces

          T2.2

          Creates and applies routing rules

          T2.3

          Applies key configuration settings in productions

          T2.4

          Uses DTL Editor to build DTLs

          T2.5

          Creates and applies lookup tables

          T2.6

          Creates custom schemas

          T2.7

          Applies ACK/NACK functionality

          T3

          Troubleshoots HL7 productions

          T3.1

          Identifies and uses tools for troubleshooting

          T3.2

          Follows message flows in Visual Trace

          T3.3

          Interprets Visual Trace to identify errors

          T3.4

          Searches messages for research

          T3.5

          Identifies and uses logs when troubleshooting


          • InterSystems IRIS Core Solutions Developer Specialist (Beta)

            As the exam is being developed and will be offered in beta, the exam does not yet have a final question number but the time limit will not exceed 2.5 hours. Review the Exam Details below for exam topics and preparation and special Beta exam notes.

            Exam Sessions

            Date

            Doors Open

            Exam Start

            Exam End

            Sunday, Sept 22

            3:45pm

            4:00pm

            6:30pm

            Monday, Sept 23

            3:15pm

            3:30pm

            6:00pm

            Tuesday, Sept 24

            3:15pm

            3:30pm

            6:00pm

            Wednesday, Sept 25

            1:45pm

            2:00pm

            4:30pm




            • InterSystems IRIS Core Solutions Developer Specialist Exam Details

              The InterSystems IRIS Core Solutions Developer Specialist exam is designed to validate core skills for developers who build applications using ObjectScript and other IRIS technologies. 

              As the exam is being developed and will be offered in Beta, the exam does not yet have a final question number but the exam time limit will not exceed 2.5 hours.

              Note: Beta exam results will not be immediately available and will be communicated after exam calibration. At that time, successful candidates will be awarded certification.

              Target Exam Role: Core Solutions Developer Specialist 

              ·      An IT professional who codes applications using InterSystems IRIS technologies

              ·      Recommended preparation: Complete available IRIS development learning content (Classroom: Developing with InterSystems Objects and SQL and OnlineBuilding a Server-Side Application with InterSystems IRIS) and at least six months of on-the-job experience, or the equivalent skills.

              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 multiple formats including multiple choice, multiple response, etc. Many questions will present code samples to be evaluated.

              T4

              Defines and uses classes and methods

              T4.1

              Creates classes and subclasses

              Creates classes; Creates classes that inherit from super classes; Compiles classes; Identifies compilation process and generated routines; Creates datatype classes; Identifies class types and their purposes; Identifies class definition structure; Documents classes; Imports and exports classes.

              T4.2

              Creates and uses class members

              Creates class members; Identifies class and member naming rules; Uses class member parameters and attributes; Creates and uses foreign keys.

              T4.3

              Creates and uses methods

              Defines methods; Specifies method arguments and return type; Uses inherited methods, including callbacks; Calls methods; Passes arguments to methods; Overrides inherited methods; Uses relative dot syntax.

              T5

              Creates and uses objects

              T5.1

              Creates and uses objects

              Uses methods to Create/Read/Update/Delete objects; Creates objects to test classes.

              T5.2

              Creates and uses complex objects

              Uses list and array collection objects; Creates collection properties; Uses stream objects; Creates stream properties.

              T5.3

              Uses JSON and XML

              Manipulates JSON or XML; Uses JSON Adaptor*** or XML Adaptor to serialize and deserialize objects.

              T6

              Uses variables and functions

              T6.1

              Uses variables and operators

              Assigns, displays and destroys variables; Uses multidimensional variables (arrays); Identifies variable naming rules; Uses mathematical and logical operators.

              T6.2

              Uses ObjectScript functions

              Performs string operations; Performs list operations; Performs date/time operations.

              T7

              Controls application flow

              T7.1

              Uses decision constructs

              Uses If constructs; Uses For, While, Do/While.

              T7.2

              Implements error control

              Uses Try/Catch; Throws and handles exceptions; Uses %Status for error processing; Logs errors.

              T8

              Accesses and manipulates data

              T8.1

              Ensures data integrity

              Implements appropriate object concurrency controls - locks, version checking; Describes transaction commit process and concurrency issues.

              T8.2

              Accesses and uses globals

              Stores values in globals; Deletes global nodes; Retrieves values from globals; Defines globals and subscripts; Iterates over data in globals.

              T8.3

              Chooses OOP or SQL for data access

              Distinguishes OOP vs SQL for specific design needs; Describes 1:N relationships in OOP and SQL.

              T8.4

              Uses SQL for data access

              Writes class queries; Uses embedded SQL; Uses dynamic SQL.

              T8.5

              Identifies connection options

              Identifies connection options such as ODBC/JDBC, REST, and XEP.

              ***Note - starred feature is only available in IRIS 2019.1 and higher.