Vantagepoint Accounting Certification Exam

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

About the Deltek University Vantagepoint Accounting Certification

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

The Deltek Vantagepoint Accounting Certification Exam validates skills connected to the Accounting functionality within the Vantagepoint product suite. Successful completion of the Certification exam is required to receive the Professional Certification.

What does the Certification Mean?

A candidate who passes the Deltek Vantagepoint Certification exam has demonstrated proficiency within multiple areas of Deltek Vantagepoint. To receive Deltek Vantagepoint 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 exam confirms you have practical application knowledge required to be a Deltek Vantagepoint Certified User.

Requirements

This is a 75 question exam comprised of multiple choice questions to test your knowledge of Vantagepoint, with a focus on the Accounting functionality within the Vantagepoint product suite. A percentage of the questions will be on general system knowledge, to test your basic understanding of using the system. The exam questions you receive will be randomly generated. This exam is 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 Vantagepoint 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 Vantagepoint training series by Deltek.

Recommended Training or Background

All questions in the exam are tied to learning content found in 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). Go to the Deltek Learning Zone for more information on the certification program, Vantagepoint courses, and how to register.

Vantagepoint Accounting and General Knowledge Learning Paths:

  • Getting Started with Deltek Vantagepoint
  • Reporting in Deltek Vantagepoint
  • Accounting in Deltek Vantagepoint for Accounts Payable Users
  • Accounting in Deltek Vantagepoint for Accounts Receivable Users
  • Invoicing in Deltek Vantagepoint
  • Accounting for Billing Users in Deltek Vantagepoint
  • System Administrator Functions in Deltek Vantagepoint
  • Accounting for Advanced Users in Deltek Vantagepoint

Study Suggestions

You will need knowledge of the basic Vantagepoint system along with a full understanding of the Accounting functionality to pass the exam. Use your knowledge from work, co-workers, Deltek University’s Vantagepoint training content, and Knowledge Base Articles.

For ease of navigation and searching, all learning content in the DLZ is grouped into Learning Paths, which are collections of material that cover specific areas or functionality within the Vantagepoint system. You can choose to watch all or any of the material in any of the Learning Paths that you feel relates most closely to your required areas of knowledge. The recommended Learning Paths for this exam are listed below. Each one has a unique name and code number, making them easy to find within the DLZ.

Focus on:

Start learning Deltek Vantagepoint by focusing on day to day activities such as time & expense entry, navigation and general workflow. Move on to more specific training on Hubs and reporting. Portions of this training can be taken either on-demand or in a virtual live class offered on a rotating calendar

Focus on:

This grouping presents all of the reporting tools curricula and how to use them with Deltek Vantagepoint. It is designed for both high level personnel and the everyday specialist. Use this curriculum to gain an understanding of how to create reports, extract data into Excel, and analyze data residing in Deltek Vantagepoint.

Focus on:

This grouping presents all of the courses for the modules in the Accounting for Deltek Vantagepoint, suitable for an Accounts Payable, including AP processing, expense processing, and reporting.

Focus on:

This grouping presents all of the curricula for the modules in the Accounting for Deltek Vantagepoint, suitable for an Accounts Receivable specialist, including billing

Focus on:

This grouping presents all of the curricula for Invoicing for Deltek Vantagepoint, including Billing terms, Interactive Billing, Invoice Approvals, Invoice Templates, and Accounts Receivable. Use this curricula to gain an advanced understanding of the Billing functions and AR in Deltek Vantagepoint.

Focus on:

Use these courses to build your knowledge and hone your Deltek Vantagepoint skills as a billing specialist. Learn details of the inner-workings of Deltek Vantagepoint, to include invoicing, billing terms, accounts receivable, and reporting capabilities for generating AR reports and reconciliation.

Focus on:

This grouping presents all of the System Admin functional curricula and how to best utilize Deltek Vantagepoint. It is designed for high level software Administrators that are involved in configuring key components of Deltek Vantagepoint including security, password policy, screen design, and other related system admin functions.

Focus on:

This grouping presents all of the curricula for the modules in the Accounting for Deltek Vantagepoint, such as, General Ledger, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Revenue Generation, Organization, GL Setup and Reporting. Use this curricula to gain an advanced understanding of the Accounting functions and Accounting related setup in Deltek Vantagepoint.

Sample Questions

The Deltek Vantagepoint Certification exam contains multiple choice questions. Below are some examples of the types of questions you will find in the exam.

  1. Which feature can you use to customize drop-down fields in Hubs?
    1. Lists
    2. Firm Hierarchies
    3. Dashboard Designer
    4. Labels
  2. Which of these terms refers to an amount collected in advance from a client prior to working on a project?
    1. Retainer
    2. Retainage
    3. Deferred Payment
    4. Cash Receipt
  3. Which report shows outstanding receivables owed to you by your clients?
    1. AR Aging
    2. AR Ledger
    3. AR Statement
    4. All are correct
  4. Revenue Generation is calculated based on what?
    1. Job to date
    2. Current year
    3. Year to date
    4. New transactions only
    5. Based on the specified period

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

Click here to view instructions on How to Access your Badge & Print your certificate through our digital credential platform. This also serves as your guide on how to broadcast your achievement on any professional profile.