How to Obtain a NetSuite Certification

How to Obtain a NetSuite Certification

How to Obtain a NetSuite Certification

By on August 2, 2018

The NetSuite Certification Program has become an increasingly valuable resource for users looking to develop greater skills and increase their knowledge, as well as for any clients looking to better utilize the platform.  If you haven’t yet achieved a certification, or are looking to obtain additional certifications, there’s no time like the present to dive right in.

The NetSuite Certification program was founded in 2013 and has since certified more than 4,000 individuals using the platform in a variety of different roles.  Over the past 5 years, the program has expanded and now offers seven exam-based certifications, including accreditations for both NetSuite service providers and end users.

What’s the point of getting certified?  There are a number of reasons, but getting certified increases a users’ knowledge and skills with NetSuite.  The certification benefits not only clients but companies and partners as well.

For end users, getting certified in NetSuite can improve your career prospects as many employers are actively seeking employees who are more advanced and experienced with the #1 cloud-based ERP platform.  It looks prestigious and may give you that slight edge you’re looking for. You can also get a 30% discount on many of the NetSuite training courses.

For employers, having NetSuite certified staff ensures you will get the most out of your investment in the platform.  With improved skills and increased knowledge at their fingertips, your team will gain confidence and minimize errors.

For a NetSuite partner like Keystone, certification is a requirement for the implementation and service staff. We believe it’s the best way for all of us to stay on top of the application as it evolves, and it shows the marketplace that we are serious about our work.

Ready to get started?  Here are a few tips to get you started on the path to becoming NetSuite Certified:

Choosing a Certification

There are currently seven different certifications available for administrators, developers, consultants and end users.  For more information on which one is right for you, click here.

The seven certifications include:

  • Administrator
  • ERP Consultant
  • SuiteCloud Developer
  • SuiteCommerce Developer
  • SuiteFoundation
  • Financial User
  • SuiteAnalytics Use

Study and Prepare

NetSuite offers a number of resources to help prepare for each of the certification exams.  Click here for descriptions on each of the different certifications, including costs, exam information, study guides, sample tests, and more.  Take the time and do your homework!  Make sure to check out the FAQ section at the bottom the description page.  A quick Google search will also reveal some helpful resources to assist in your preparation.

Register and Take the Test

Once you’ve studied up and you’re ready to take the exam, you have a few options: You can click here to find a location nearby and sign up for an in-person exam at a testing center run by Kryterion, a NetSuite contractor. Another option is to take an online exam, also managed by Kryterion. Or you can take the test at the SuiteWorld. At SuiteWorld 2018, you can take training courses, prep classes and a certification test April 22-23, before the main SuiteWorld event gets underway.

Once you’ve completed the exam, you’ll be informed of the results immediately and know your score was a pass or fail. Annual recertification by a quiz is required for all except for the Financial User and SuiteAnalytics User certifications.

Don’t wait any longer, get started today and enjoy the benefits of NetSuite certification for years to come. If you have questions, you can reach NetSuite by email at certification@netsuite.com.

For more information on NetSuite or getting certified, contact Keystone today!

Keystone. Your Chicago-land on-demand software solution and integration provider.

Call – 866­-546-­7227 | Email – info@keystonebusinessservices.net

Seth is the Marketing Manager for Keystone Business Services.  He is responsible for developing and maintaining the annual marketing calendar and budget, as well as executing and analyzing marketing campaigns for Keystone.  Seth has over 7 years of Marketing experience, having spent a year as Assistant Marketing Manager for Officite, as well as the prior 5 years as Marketing Coordinator for Tauer & Johnson.  He has over 10 years of experience with a variety of different ERP and CRM platforms, including NetSuite, Salesforce, Goldmine, ACT, and Pivotal.  Seth is currently an online MBA student at Louisiana State University-Shreveport and holds a BS in Speech Communication with a specialization in Public Relations from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale.