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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions
Please select from the categories below to read FAQs relating to each of our qualification schemes.

Problem Analyst FAQs - Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is Problem Analyst?

    Developed in response to market demand for practical, focused qualifications, our Problem Analyst role-based qualification is designed for those specializing in problem resolution and who wish to extend or formalize their understanding and knowledge working in a role where IT problem solving forms an integral part of their day-to-day activities.

    The qualification is very closely aligned to the Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA) framework regarding core competencies of an individual in a role, and is also complimentary to the ITIL qualification scheme.

    After completing a training course, candidates will be able to manage, prioritize, review and action problems in line with defined ITIL processes. They will be able to describe Problem Management and the role of the Problem Analyst, identify the importance of communication in this role and demonstrate the specific skills and competencies associated with the role of Problem Analyst.

    Find out more at
    www.apmg-international.com/en/qualifications/problem-analyst/problem-analyst.aspx

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  • How can I train for the Problem Analyst examination?

    Training for Problem Analyst is available from the network of Accredited Training Organizations (ATOs) who are assessed and certified by APMG-International. Details of Problem Analyst ATOs can be found at:
    www.apmg-international.com/en/search/ao-search-en.aspx

    Only these organizations and registered partners/affiliates are authorized to deliver accredited Problem Analyst training.

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  • Do I have to receive training to sit the exam?

    Yes - delegates must have attended an accredited training course prior to sitting the examination.

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  • How do I sit the exam?

    The exams must be sat through a Problem Analyst Accredited Training Organization (ATO). Details on the process will be provided with the ATOs course information.

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  • How much does it cost to sit the Problem Analyst examination?

    The cost of the exam is generally included in the course fee.

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  • Are there any pre-requisites for the Problem Analyst examination?

    Yes - candidates must fulfill the following criteria prior to sitting the examination:

    • Attendance of an accredited Problem Analyst training course

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  • What study material is available for Problem Analyst and where can I purchase it?

    A supporting manual has yet to be developed for the qualification. However, training providers will provide an in-course assessment book which, coupled with accredited training, will be sufficient for delegates to prepare for the exam.

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  • Which languages is the Problem Analyst examination available in?

    The exam is currently available in English only. Translations will be progressed subject to market demand.

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  • How long will it take to learn the Problem Analyst material?

    Training courses are generally delivered over 2-3 days. It is worth investigating with individual providers, as many will offer tailored and blended learning solutions.

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  • What is the structure of the Problem Analyst examination?

    A summary of the structure of the Problem Analyst examination is below:
    www.apmg-international.com/en/qualifications/problem-analyst/problem-analyst.aspx

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  • How long is the Problem Analyst qualification valid for?

    The qualification is not valid for a defined period and does not expire.

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  • When can I expect the results of my Problem Analyst Examination?

    Your result will be sent to your ATO approximately 7-10 days after your exam date. Your ATO should notify you of your results so please contact them for further details.

    If you did not take your exam through an ATO, your results will be sent directly to you via APMG approximately 7-10 days after the date of your exam.

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  • When will I receive my certificate?

    A foundation certificate will be dispatched to you approximately 2 weeks after we have received your exam paper back into our offices.

    Please note that if you have taken your examination via an ATO, certificates will be dispatched based on the preferences that the ATO selected when booking the exam. The ATO can select either an e-certificate or hard copy and whether this type is sent to the ATO or directly to the candidate.

    If you have not received your certificate shortly after the above time frame please contact our Customer Interaction Team – servicedesk@apmg-international.com

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  • What is the pass mark for the Problem Analyst examination?

    Candidates will need to score 13/20 (65%) to pass the examination.

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  • What pass mark is required to be eligible to become a Problem Analyst trainer?

    To be eligible to apply to become a Problem Analyst trainer, individuals must achieve a score of 75% (15/20) in the exam.

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  • How do I find out if I scored enough to be eligible to become a trainer?

    To find out if you scored enough to be eligible as a trainer, please email servicedesk@apmg-international.com noting your interest. A representative of the Service Desk will be able to advise.

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  • How can I advertise myself as Problem Analyst qualified on my business card?

    Candidates who have passed the Problem Analyst examination can put “Problem Analyst (APMG-International) certified” on their business cards.

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  • Can I use the Problem Analyst logo?

    No - only organizations licensed to do so are allowed to use the Problem Analyst logo. Such organizations include Problem Analyst ATOs (Accredited Training Organizations) and registered partners accredited by APMG-International.

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  • How do I become a Problem Analyst approved trainer?

    All Problem Analyst trainers must be "sponsored" by a Problem Analyst accredited training organization (ATO). Details of all Problem Analyst ATOs can be found at:
    www.apmg-international.com/en/search/ao-search-en.aspx

    A trainer application must be submitted by the sponsoring ATO to their relevant APMG-International office.

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  • How does my organization become a Problem Analyst Accredited Training Organization (ATO)?

    An organization wishing to become a Problem Analyst ATO must first submit an application form to either the APMG-International service desk or a regional APMG-International office. The organization will then be subject to APMG-International's ATO assessment process.

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