The certification exam is proctored remotely via streaming audio, video, and screen sharing feeds. The screensharing feed allows proctors to view candidates' desktops (including all monitors). The audio, video, and screen sharing feeds will be stored for a limited period of time in the event that there is a subsequent need for review.
What are the Testing Environment requirements to take the exam?
Below are the expectations for an acceptable testing environment:
Clutter-free work area
No objects such as paper, writing implements, electronic devices, or other objects on top of surface
No objects such as paper, trash bins, or other objects below the testing surface
No paper/print outs hanging on walls
Paintings and other wall décor is acceptable
Candidates will be asked to remove non-décor items prior to the exam being released
Space must be well lit so that proctor is able to see candidate’s face, hands, and surrounding work area
No bright lights or windows behind the examinee
Candidate must remain within the camera frame during the examination
Space must be private where there is no excessive noise. Public spaces such as coffee shops, stores, open office environments, etc. are not allowed.
What are the ID requirements to take the exam?
Candidates are required to provide a non-expired Primary ID that contains Candidate’s photograph, signature and full name (see acceptable forms of ID in the table below).
The name on your Primary ID must exactly matchthe verified name on your exam checklist.
If the Candidate’s full name on their Primary ID contains non-latin characters, then the Candidate must ALSO provide a non-expired Secondary ID containing their full name in Latin Characters and signature, OR a notarized English translation of their Primary ID along with the non-latin character Primary ID.
(non-expired and including photograph and signature)
(non-expired and including signature
with Candidate name in Latin characters)
Government-issued driver’s license/permit
Government-Issued local language ID (with photo and signature)
National Identity card
State or province-issued identity card
住民基本台帳 (Basic resident register with Photo) or マイナンバーカード(My number card)
Debit (ATM) Card
Health Insurance Card
U.S. Social Security Card
Employee ID Card
Student ID Card
Japanese Health Insurance Card
Some government issued ID such as a passport, driver’s license, military ID or state/country card may be a biometric type and may or may not contain a signature. In these cases Primary ID will be accepted without a signature on condition that you also present a Secondary ID which does contain your signature (e.g. bank, credit or debit card)
For candidates testing in Japan, a Driver’s License (with name and recent recognizable photo) is acceptable as a primary ID as long as it is accompanied with a Japanese health insurance card
(健康保険証). In Japan, the Japanese health insurance card (健康保険証) is an acceptable form of secondary ID.
Minors, between the age of 16-18, are permitted to take an online proctored exam with PSI, provided they complete the following requirements:
At check in, the minor candidate must present a valid student ID as a form of identification
During the PSI check-in process, the candidate's guardian must also present a valid ID and must provide verbal consent during the PSI check-in process.
Exams may be administered to citizens of a sanctioned country listed below PROVIDED the citizens are tested OUTSIDE the sanctioned country and their exam registration and current ID show an address OUTSIDE the sanctioned country.
Crimea Region of Ukraine
How long will the exam take?
Candidates are allowed 2 hours to complete the JSNAD and JSNSD Exams.
What score is needed to pass the exam?
For the JSNAD Exam, a score of 68% or above must be earned to pass.
For the JSNSD Exam, a score of 68% or above must be earned to pass.
How is my exam scored?
Exams are scored automatically, usually within 24 hours of completion. Results will be emailed within 24 hours from the time that the Exam was completed. Exams are graded for results. There may be more than one way to perform a task on an Exam and unless otherwise specified, the candidate can pick any available path to complete the task as long as it produces the correct result.
What resources am I allowed to access during my exam?
What application version is running in the Exam Environment?
The exam environment is currently running Node.js Version 14 LTS.
As the current Long Term Support version changes the environment will be updated to the latest LTS.
See https://github.com/nodejs/Release for information on the Node.js LTS schedule.
What language(s) is the exam offered In?
Exam tasks are available in English and Chinese **
JSNAD and JSNSD Certifications are valid for 3 years.
How do I renew my certification?
Candidates have the option to retake and pass the exam to renew their certification.Certification Renewal must be completed prior to the certification expiration date.
The renewed certification will be valid for a further 3 years effective from the date the exam is passed.
Is there training to prepare for the certification exam?
The Linux Foundation offers The Node.js Application Development (LFW211) a self-paced E-Learning course to improve your versatility in creating various types of Node.js applications. Covering a broad set of use cases and using Node.js core APIs with selected ecosystem libraries, this course prepares you for JSNAD Certification Exam.
The Linux Foundation offers Node.js Services Development (LFW212) a self-paced E-Learning course that provides a deep dive into Node core HTTP clients and servers, web servers, RESTful services and web security essentials.
With a major focus on Node.js services and security this content is an essential counterpart to the Node.js Application Development (LFW211) course, and will prepare you for the OpenJS Node.js Services Developer (JSNSD) exam.
The Linux Foundation and OpenJS Foundation worked with industry experts to craft relevant and challenging exams. These experts include folks from NearForm and Node Source, as well as members of the Node.js community and ecosystem
What is the recourse for someone who attributes exam failure to the testing environment?
We understand that taking the exams via remote desktop and a new platform environment may cause a lag time for some, however there are trade offs needed to offer this exam remotely. We will continually monitor and seek to improve the testing experience over time.
When eligible, we do offer free retakes for those who do not pass the first time, regardless of why.
How do I get additional exam-related questions answered?
If you need additional help, please login with your LF Account to https://trainingsupport.linuxfoundation.org and use the search bar to find an answer to your question, or select your request type from the categories provided.