Certifications SN Offers

After hearing about how certifications are changing I read up on it some. I found the site confusing, so I made this post to put the useful things together.

Certifications

As of 7/1/2018 you're need to take a class to register for the exams according to this pdf Old version SN FAQ.

I was looking for a list of the certifications SN offers. As of today This is all I can find. Here's my sources;

Cert Description Blueprint Path
CSA Certified System Administrator CSA Blueprint CSA
CIS-ITSM Certified Implementation Specialist - IT Service Management CIS ITSM Blueprint ITSM
CIS-SM Certified Implementation Specialist - Service Mapping CIS SM Blueprint SM
CIS-SAM Certified Implementation Specialist - Software Asset Management CIS SAM Blueprint SAM
CIS-FM Certified Implementation Specialist - Finacial Management CIS FM Blueprint
CIS-CSM Certified Implementation Specialist - Customer Service Management CIS CSM Blueprint CSM
CIS-HR Certified Implementation Specialist - Human Resources CIS HR Blueprint HR
CIS-VR Certified Implementation Specialist - Vulnerability Response CIS VR Blueprint VR
CIS-APM Certified Implementation Specialist - Application Portfolio Mgmt CIS APM Blueprint APM
CIS-CM Certified Implementation Specialist - Cloud Management CIS CM Blueprint CM
CIS-D Certified Implementation Specialist - Discovery CIS Discovery Blueprint Discovery
CIS-EM Certified Implementation Specialist - Event Management CIS Event Management Blueprint EM
CIS-FSM Certified Implementation Specialist - Field Service Management CIS FSM Blueprint FSM
CIS-PPM Certified Implementation Specialist - Project Portfolio Management CIS PPM Blueprint PPM
CIS-RCI Certified Implementation Specialist - Risk and Compliance CIS RCI Blueprint RCI
CIS-SIR Certified Implementation Specialist - Security Incident Response CIS SIR Blueprint SIR
CIS-VRM Certified Implementation Specialist - Vendor Risk Management CIS-VRM Blueprint VRM
CAD Certified Application Developer CAD Blueprint CAD

* No Certification Documentation could be found, but it's listed as if one exists on the Certification Guide - locally incase SN updates/takes down original.

Learning Resources

A post was made about why training is mandatory. I can't find my source but some folks have said

Cost of Certifications

With all this being said, I also did some quick math;

When People Certs Class Cost Total Class Cost Exam Cost Total Exam Cost Maint Cost* Total Maint Cost*
2018 1 3 0 0 150 450 0 0
2018 75 3 0 0 150 33,750 0 0
2019 1 9 2,000 18,000 150 1,350 100 900
2019 75 9 2,000 1,350,000 150 101,250 100 67,500
2020 1 17** 2,400 40,800 150 2,550 100 1,700
2020 75 17** 2,400 3,060,000 150 191,250 100 127,500

* Every Three releases, you need to pay 100 USD for maintenance of your certificate.
** There are 41 Certificates listed, but of the CSA, CIS, and CAD type certs that cost money I found 17.

Changelog;\

Date Notes
2018-07-01 As of 7/1/2018 you’re need to take a class to register for the exams according to this pdf.
2020-01-02 Removed Poll Tweet re: how should ServiceNow Training should be
2020-01-02 Added Links to Paths on NowLearning for CSA, CIS, and CAD
2020-01-02 Rewrote pricing table to include new lines for 2020 and 17 certs
2020-01-13 Added link to SN's FAQ