Deltek Ajera Core Certification Exam

The Deltek Professional Ajera Core Certification validates skills within the Ajera Core product suite. Successful completion of the Certification exam is required to receive the Professional Certification. A candidate who passes the Deltek Ajera Core Certification exam has demonstrated proficiency within multiple areas of Deltek Ajera Core. To receive Deltek Ajera Core Certification, you must pass the knowledge based exam.

About the Deltek University Ajera Certification

The Deltek University Ajera Core Certification Program provides an opportunity for Deltek clients, partners and employees to enhance their current Ajera system knowledge, and use Deltek tools to allow them to grow their skills and remain competitive in the workforce.

The Deltek Ajera Core Certification validates skills within the basic Ajera Core product suite. Successful completion of the Certification exam is required to receive the Certification.

What does the Certification Mean?

A candidate who passes the Deltek Ajera Core Certification exam has demonstrated proficiency within multiple areas of Deltek Ajera Core. To receive Deltek Ajera Core Certification, you must pass the knowledge-based exam.

Benefits to individuals include:

  • Improved use of current systems
  • Valuable experience and confidence
  • Proof of skills and differentiator employers are looking for in the hiring process

Benefits to employers include:

  • Better return on system investment and employee satisfaction
  • Process improvements and efficiency
  • Ability to identify qualified employment candidates and ensure their users have a certain level of knowledge

Preparing for the Exams

Training is not required to be certified. Passing the exams confirms you have practical application knowledge required to be a Deltek Ajera Core Certified User.

Requirements

There is a 100 question exam comprised of multiple choice questions to test your knowledge of Ajera. This exam is randomly generated and provided via the Deltek Learning Zone.

Conditions

No written or online reference materials may be used during the exam.

The exams are taken online via the Deltek Learning Zone. Access to the exam is included for all users who have a subscription to use the Deltek Learning Zone. The exam must be completed in a single session of up to 90 minutes, with up to two attempts to successfully pass the exam

Terms and Conditions

Following the purchase (if applicable) and launch of the exam, you must read and accept the Deltek Certification Program Terms and Conditions

Maintaining Deltek Ajera Certification

Certification will be valid for up to 2-years and can be renewed by passing the New Release exam. The exam will be available at least 90-days following the release of new Ajera training series by Deltek.

Recommended Training or Background

All questions in the exam are tied to training series found on the DLZ; this includes all training types, such as, Virtual Live Classes (VLC), Recorded Sessions (RS), Self-Paced Learning (SPL), Click Guides (CG), Infographics (IF), and Quick Reference Guides (QRG). The following series are recommended. Go to the Deltek Learning Zone (Deltek.com\Learn) for more information on the certification program, Ajera courses, and how to register.

  • Ajera Series
  • Ajera Reconciliation Troubleshooting Series
  • Ajera Standard Workflow Overview Series
  • Ajera Project Manager Pathway Series
  • Ajera Standard User Series
  • Ajera Advanced Users Series

Study Suggestions

You will need knowledge in all areas of Ajera Core in order to pass the exam. Use your knowledge from work, from your co‐workers, from Knowledge Base Articles and from Deltek University’s Ajera trainings. Below are some suggestions of areas to study that will help with taking the exam:

Acronym Asset Type
CG Clickguide
IF Infographic
RS Recorded Session
SPL Self-Paced Learning
VLC Virtual Live Class
A Recorded Session may be viewed in place of a Virtual Live Class

Focus on:

You will need a understanding of Expense Entry, AP processing, Standard Reporting, Widgets, Security, Configuration, Time Entry, Payroll Processing, Payroll Setup, AR Processing, Reconciliation, Year-End procedures, Bank Registers, Credit Card Registers, Inquiry, Beginning Balances, Invoice Formatting, Financial Statement Designer, the Project Command Center, Budgeting Resources, SQL Formulas and Schedule Manager.

DLZ Assets:

Ajera Series: Expense Entry VLC RS SPL
Ajera Series: Browser Based Expense Reports IF
Ajera Series: Accounts Payable VLC RS
Ajera Series: Reports and Widgets VLC RS
Ajera Series: Security and Setup VLC RS
Ajera Series: Time Entry VLC RS
Ajera Series: Payroll Processing VLC RS
Ajera Series Table Widgets VLC RS
Ajera Series: Chart Widgets VLC RS
Ajera Series: Client Invoices VLC RS
Ajera Series: Client Receipts VLC RS
Ajera Series: Year – End Reconciliation and Review VLC RS
Ajera Series: Monthly Reconciliation VLC RS
Ajera Series: Bank Register, Credit Cards and Reconciling VLC RS
Ajera Series: Inquiry Formulas VLC RS
Ajera Series: Beginning Balances SPL
Ajera Series: Inquiry Basics, Conditions and Links VLC RS
Ajera Series: Invoice Formatting and Customization VLC RS
Ajera Series: Financial Statement Designer VLC RS
Ajera Series: Project Command Center VLC RS
Ajera Series: Understanding Project Reporting, Widgets and Analysis VLC RS
Ajera Series: Schedule Manager VLC RS SPL
Ajera Series: New Features of Ajera 9 CG
Ajera Series: Navigation and General Workflow in Ajera VLC RS
Ajera Standard User Series: Effective Cost SPL
Ajera Standard Users Series: Direct Personal Expense and Overhead Review SPL
Ajera Advanced Users Series: Formulas for Inquiries and Widgets VLC RS

Focus on:

You will need an understanding of the most common items that may cause Control Account reconciliation problems and how to trouble a non-balancing Control Account in Ajera.

DLZ Assets:

Ajera Reconciliation Troubleshooting: Trial Balance VLC RS
Ajera Reconciliation Troubleshooting: Cash Account VLC RS
Ajera Reconciliation Troubleshooting: Accounts Receivable VLC RS
Ajera Reconciliation Troubleshooting: Prepayments VLC RS
Ajera Reconciliation Troubleshooting: Work In Progress VLC RS
Ajera Reconciliation Troubleshooting: Accounts Payable VLC RS
Ajera Reconciliation Troubleshooting: Salaries Payable VLC RS

Focus on:

You will an understanding of Aspects of the Project Lifecycle from Business Development setup all the way through closing a project. Also, knowledge of how to create a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS), budget using Resources, use the Schedule Manager to Schedule Employees, and view/analyze Standard Project Reports and Widgets.

DLZ Assets:

Ajera Project Manager Pathway Series: Business Development Setup and Reporting VLC RS
Ajera Project Manager Pathway Series: Project Command Center and Accounts Receivable VLC RS
Ajera Project Manager Pathway Series: Project Command Center Budgeting VLC RS
Ajera Project Manager Pathway Series: Reports and Widgets VLC RS
Ajera Project Manager Pathway Series: Schedule Manager VLC RS
Ajera Project Manager Pathway Series: Closing your Projects VLC RS

Sample Questions

The Deltek Ajera Certification exam contains multiple choice questions. Below are some examples of the types of questions you will find in the exam, with the answers in bold.

  1. Where would you go to add a company logo to standard reports, assuming you are not multi-company?
    1. Setup Column> Company> Preferences> Billing Tab
    2. Reports Column> Manage Custom Reports
    3. Setup Column> Company> Preferences> General Tab
    4. Reports Column> Quick Reports
  2. What are the ways you can create a Project in the Project Command Center, assuming that you are using Ajera and you have full access in your Role? (Select all that apply)
    1. Copy an existing Project
    2. Import a project from a .csv file
    3. Use a Project Template
    4. Create a new project from scratch
  3. If you need to re-open a Fiscal Year in Ajera, how would you do that?
    1. Go to Setup>Company>Close Fiscal Year (delete button)
    2. Go to Manage>Journal Entries> find the Close Year entries and delete them
    3. Go to Setup>Company>Preferences> General Tab> change the fiscal year back to the previous fiscal year
    4. Go to Setup>Company>Preferences>General Tab> change the do not allow entries prior to date to the first day of the fiscal year you want to re-open
  4. Which one of the listed ways are you unable to create a Project in the Project Command Center, assuming that you are using Ajera and you have full access in your Role?
    1. Copy an existing Project
    2. Import from a .csv file
    3. Use a Project Template
    4. Create a new project from scratch
  5. Where is Overtime entered on a timesheet in Ajera?
    1. In the Hours Detail area for the day
    2. In the Notes area for the day
    3. In the Approval block for the day
    4. In the Manager Notes area for the day

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can take the exam?

Anyone can take the exam. DLZ subscribers have access as part of the subscription, and non-subscribers can pay a one-off fee to take the exam.


How much does it cost to take the exam if I am not a subscriber?

Non-Subscribers can pay a one-off fee to $295 to take the exam.


Are there any pre-requisites?

There are no specific pre-requisites for taking the exam. However, we do list recommended learning materials in the Study Guide should you wish to prepare beforehand.


Where do I find the study guide?

The study guide is available by searching the DLZ, or inside the certification curriculum.


What is the difference between a Master Exam and a Sub Exam?

A Master Exam is defined as a product exam that covers all aspects of the Deltek product. A sub-exam or topic based exam is a shorter exam with a high percentage of the questions related to a specific topic area, or product module. The remainder of the questions (generally less than 30%) are general knowledge based questions. If someone takes the product sub exams, and passes all of them, that is equivalent to the Master Certification.


If I take all of the “sub exams” for a product, does that equal the Master Certification, or do I need to take that exam as well?

If someone takes the product sub exams, and passes all of them, that is equivalent to the Master Certification.


How many attempts do I get to pass the exam?

Each exam taker is given two attempts initially to pass the exam. If the exam taker does not pass on the first attempt, they can immediately try again. If they fail both attempts, we recommend that the exam taker to take the exam prep class, review the study guide and/or take appropriate DLZ classes during a 30-day waiting period.


How long is the exam? Can I take a break or do I need to complete it in one sitting?

The length of the exams vary by product and exam. Master Exams generally require 120 minutes while Sub Exams will require 60 – 90 minutes. The exam must be completed in one sitting. Therefore, it is recommended that the exam only be launched when the exam taker has sufficient time to complete it. Opening new or checking other tabs on the Internet browser is prohibited. This will discontinue the exam and automatically fail the exam taker. Once the exam taker clicks on “Start”, the timer counts down and they cannot pause or exit the exam. If the exam taker stops or runs out of time, the score will be taken on the portion of the exam that the exam taker has completed.

I tried taking the exam but when I click on Start, I receive the error “You have reached the maximum number of allowed attempts. Contact the instructor to re-take the quiz”. What do I do?

Please send an email to DeltekUniversity@deltek.com.

If I don’t pass the exam first time round, do I have to pay again?

No, each purchase entitles the exam taker to three attempts.

What if I fail the second attempt? When can I be eligible to take the exam again?

Each exam taker is given two attempts initially to pass the exam. If the exam taker does not pass on the first attempt, they can immediately try again. If they fail both attempts, we recommend the exam taker to take the exam prep class, review the study guide and/or take appropriate DLZ classes during a 30-day waiting period. Once the 30-day waiting period is over, the exam taker will be notified via email that they are now eligible to take the 3rd attempt. A new instance of the exam will automatically be added to their transcript inside the Deltek Learning Zone (DLZ).

I did not receive the email for my 3rd attempt and/or it is not yet on my transcript. What do I do?

Please reach out to DeltekUniversity@deltek.com for your 3rd attempt to be added to your transcript.

How will I know that I passed the certification?

Exam takers who pass, will see that they passed when they get to the end of the exam. They will also receive an email from Deltek University via Acclaim (admin@youracclaim.com) informing them that their credentials need to be accepted. It is recommended that this email address is whitelisted to avoid emails going to Spam/Junk folder.

Will the badge be emailed to me?

Exam takers will receive an email from Deltek University via Acclaim (admin@youracclaim.com) immediately after completing the exam. Please check your SPAM/junk mail folder if you did not receive the email. Please reach out to DeltekUniversity@deltek.com and we’ll be happy to re-send the email.

I know that I passed the Certification Exam but I did not receive any email. What do I do?

Please check your SPAM/junk mail folder if you did not receive the email. Please also check with your IT if the company firewall is blocking or rejecting our emails. It is recommended that the email address Deltek University via Acclaim (admin@youracclaim.com) is whitelisted to avoid emails going to Spam/Junk folder.

Your email address may have also been misspelled. Please reach out to DeltekUniversity@deltek.com, confirm your correct email address, and we’ll be happy to re-send the email.

Where can I post/share my badge?

Credentials can be posted on social media sites such as LinkedIn, and shared on your resume and company signature line.

How do I share or post my badge?

From your Dashboard in Acclaim, click on the badge you want to share. Click on the Share button and choose the social media platform you would like to connect to and share the badge. You can connect your Acclaim profile with your profile on LinkedIn, Twitter, Xing, and Facebook. You also have the option to email the badge, add a link to the badge on your Acclaim profile, embed the badge on a website through html, download or print the badge. You have the option to link your profiles while accepting the badge or later by going to Settings, then Applications. Once you click on the Connect button, you will be directed to log in to the selected platform.

Where is my Certificate of Completion?

Your Certification of Completion is associated with the Certification Badge you just earned. To access, simply accept the badge, follow the steps for Sharing your Badge, and select Print. The certificate will download as a PDF file.

How to Access Your Badge and Print Your Certificate

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