Important Instructions: COP

Exam Details

  • This exam is an online, proctored, performance-based test that requires implementing multiple solutions within a Remote Desktop Linux environment.

  • The exams consist of between 15-20 performance-based tasks.

  • Candidates have 2 hours to complete the exam.

  • The exams are proctored remotely via streaming audio, video, and screen sharing feeds.

  • Results will be emailed 36 hours from the time that the exam is completed.

System Requirements to take the exam

Exams are delivered online and Candidates must provide their own computer with:

  • Current version of Chrome or Chromium

    • you don’t need to install a virtual machine, use a client machine, or anything beyond a Chrome or Chromium browser.

    • Make sure you have third party cookies turned on for the duration of the exam.

  • Reliable internet access

    • Turn off bandwidth-intensive services (e.g. file sync, dropbox, BitTorrent).

    • Ask others who may be sharing your Internet connection not to stream video or download large files.

  • Microphone

    • Please check to make sure it is working before you start your exam session.

  • Webcam

    • Ensure the webcam is capable of being moved as the proctor may ask you to pan your surroundings to check for potential violations of exam policy.

    • Try holding up your ID while viewing your webcam feed to ensure your placement and resolution are sufficient for the person viewing your feed to read your ID.

    • If you will be testing from an employer-provide ISP or will use an employer provided machine, please ensure that streaming will be allowed using WebRTC.

Candidates should run the ​compatibility check too​l to verify that their hardware meets the minimum​ requirements.

Acceptable Testing Location

Below are the expectations for an acceptable testing location:

  • 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.

  • Clear walls

    • 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.

  • Lighting

    • 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.

  • Other

    • 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.

Please see the Linux Foundation Certification Exams: Candidate Handboo​k for additional information covering policies, procedures and rules​ during the exam.

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 match the 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

Primary ID

(non-expired and including photograph and signature)

Secondary ID

(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)

Debit (ATM) Card

Credit Card

Health Insurance Card

U.S. Social Security Card

Additional Allowances:

  • 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 valid Blue Japanese Health Card. In Japan, the Blue Japanese Health Card 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:

    • A Parent/Guardian must complete the Parental Release for Testing of Minors form, and submit it to, at least 2 weeks prior to the scheduled date of the exam

    • 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.

Sanctioned Countries

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.

  • Cuba

  • Iran

  • Syria

  • Sudan

  • North Korea

  • Crimea Region of Ukraine

Resources allowed during exam for COP

During the exam, candidates may only use the browser within the VM to open ONAP Documentation located at: and its subdomains.

The allowed site above may contain links that point to external sites. It is the responsibility of the candidate not to click any links to navigate to a domain that is not allowed.

Candidates will be permitted to access sites included in the exam task instructions or any other referenced link within the exam environment.

Candidates are not permitted to open additional browsers outside of the exam environment.

Exam Environment (workstation)

A dedicated environment will be provisioned for your assessment, which will include a desktop workstation (VM Based on Ubuntu 18.04) and nested virtualized infrastructure to support a limited ONAP deployment.

The following software and services will also be installed:

Software/Services Name








OpenStack AIO

03adca70dcc2c8befe597e2f2dd12bbeb7d88720 (stable/pike)

ONAP Operations Manager




In addition to the GUI the following terminal access may be available:

  • KubeCTL

  • Openstack CLI

International Keyboards

Some keys on international keyboards may not function as expected. Please note the following:

  • To access keys modified by using the ALT key, use the ALT key located on the right side of your keyboard.

  • The ALT or ALT GR key located on the left side of your keyboard will not function as a modifier key.

  • An on-screen virtual keyboard is provided for any special characters that may be needed. To access the on-screen keyboard, double-click the “Virtual Keyboard” Icon on the desktop.