The final step to launching the new IST certification is to run a beta exam to test the quality of the questions, gather feedback and ensure that the final exam version is built to highest standard.
The IST beta exam will run for a limited time (September 1 – October 31) and includes a higher number of test questions as not all of them will be selected. Candidates who take the beta exam will receive their final results when the passing score is set in November. Candidates who pass, earn the full IST certification.
To encourage high participation during this short window the exam price has been heavily discounted to $50.