Frequently Asked Questions

1.Should I attend training to attempt the CIMP exam?
EC-Council recommends that CIMP aspirants attend formal classroom training to reap maximum benefit of the internet marketing training course and have a greater chance at clearing the examinations.
2.What are the pre-requisites for taking a CIMP exam?
If you attend CIMP training (online, instructor-led, computer-based, or academia learning), you are eligible to attempt the CIMP examination. If you opt for self study, you must complete the eligibility form and email it to EC-Council to certmanager@eccouncil.org for approval. Once approved, you will be provided with a eligibility code that will allow you to register with an EC-Council Test Center.
3.What are the eligibility criteria for self-study students?
It is mandatory for you to record two years of digital marketing work experience and get the same endorsed by your employer.
4.Where do I purchase the prepaid examination vouchers?
You can purchase the vouchers directly from EC-Council through its website at www.eccouncil.org. Please ensure you have received your eligibility code before buying your voucher.
5.I have just completed the training. Can I defer taking a test to a later date?
Yes, you can - subject to the expiry date of your exam voucher. Ensure that you obtain a certificate of attendance upon completion of the training. You may contact your testing center at a later date and schedule the exam.
6.Do I have to recertify?
You will need to earn EC-Council Continuing Education Credits (ECE) to maintain the certification. Go to http://www.eccouncil.org/Certification/ec-council-continuing-education-ece for more information. If you require any assistance on this, please contact certmanager@eccouncil.org.
7.Why are there different versions for the exam?
EC-Council certifications are under continuous development. We incorporate new techniques and technology as they are made available and are deemed necessary to meet the exam objectives, as students are tested on concepts, techniques and technology.
8.How many times can I attempt the examination in case I do not pass in the first attempt?
There are no restrictions on the number of times you can attempt the examination, as long as you are able to contact the test center and schedule your exam in advance. There is no waiting period between attempts. To request for another eligibility voucher or to re-sit the exam at Prometric APTC, send an e-mail to finance@eccouncil.org with your details. You do not need to go through the eligibility application process again.
9.When will I get my certificate once I pass the certification examination?
You will receive your welcome kit within eight week’s time upon passing the exam.
10.How many questions are there in the exam and what is the time duration?
The examination consists of 100 questions. The duration of the exam is four hours.
11.How much should I score to clear the exam?
You need to score at least 70% to clear the exam.
12.What kind of questions can I expect in the exam? Do you have any exam pointers?
the examination tests you on internet marketing related concepts, techniques and technology. Please refer to the CIMP Test Blueprint to find out the competencies that you would be tested on.
13.Can I review my answers?
You can mark your questions and review your answers before you end the test.
14. Which body certifies the Institute of iBusiness programs?
IIB programs are internationally certified by EC-Council, a world leading ANSI-accredited certification body. To date EC-Council has certified more than 90,000 professionals, with many working for the US Department of Defence, FBI, NATO and Fortune 100 companies.EC-Council certifications are international programs that have been adopted in more than 100 countries across the globe. It has been accredited to meet the ANSI/IEC/ISO 17024 standard, and its Modules have been accredited by the US NSA to meet its highest CNSS standards.
15. How long is IIB certifications valid for ?
IIB certifications are valid for 3 years from the date of award. To renew your certification for another three years, you need to pay USD 50 annual maintenance fee, and earn a minimum of 120 continuing education credits within the 3 years time-frame. Please click HERE to read more.
16. How can I access Online Training Videos? Will it be available for me somewhere online to download?
Videos are streamed online and cannot be downloaded. You will be given 1 year access to the videos, and a lab DVD that includes all of the tools that you need for practice.
17. Will I be given Printed material with iClass?
The iClass package does not come with printed material (apart from the DVD tool that includes whitepapers), but you may always upgrade your package to include printed courseware.
18. How difficult is the CIMP exam? How many people clear the exam?
It depends on the level of preparation that you have undertaken before attempting the exam. We highly recommend that you complete thoroughly the CIMP official curriculum by attending our classroom/online training before attempting the exam. 60% of people taking the exam clear it with adequate amount of preparation.
19. Does doing CIMP or CDM, guarantee a Job or be appreciated by MNCs?
There is no industrial certification that guarantees a job for its certified member. However, it does boost your chance of being employed. There is no other digital marketing certification that offers the comprehensive coverage of domains like CIMP does. Therefore, the chances that potential employers consider you, is much higher. We have professionals from the likes of Accenture, IBM , HSBC etc who are certified from IIB.
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