Q. Are there quizzes for each Module?
A. Yes. There is a required quiz at the end of each module.
Q. What is the passing grade for quizzes? For the final exam?
A. In order to obtain your DES certification, you must achieve at least a 80% or higher in all quizzes, and a 70% or higher on the final exam.
Q. What is the deadline for each quiz?
A. Since the course is self-paced and was built to be flexible and support busy schedules, you can take the quizzes whenever you’d like, as long as you complete them before taking the final exam.
Q. What is the format of the quizzes?
A. Quiz questions are repeated but randomized with each attempt. If you do not achieve an 80% or higher and must retake the quiz, you will see the same 10 questions.
Q. Do I need to pass each quiz before I move on to the next module?
A. It is not required to take the quizzes in order, but we do recommend passing each quiz before you proceed to the next module.
Q. What is the timeline I should follow for the coursework?
A. The course was designed with your busy schedule in mind. The video lessons and quizzes can be completed on your own time. However, we do encourage learners to complete one module each week to align with the topics being discussed during each weeks’ Expert Hour.
Q. What is the format of the final exam? What is the average time most people take to complete the exam?
A. There are 100 questions
- You have a time limit of 3 hours
- You will not have an option to save and finish later
- It will not let you finish with any questions left unanswered
- You have to achieve a score of 70% or higher to pass
- If you do not receive a passing score of 70% or higher you can take it again an unlimited amount of times with the same link and password
The actual time taken to complete the exam varies from student to student, but many students do not need the full 3 hours if they have studied adequately.
Q. What happens if I don’t pass the exam?
A. You will have unlimited chances to take the final exam at no additional cost.