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    I am interested in getting MCE certified, where do I start?

    The best place to start is our "Get Certified" page. Here are some of the major points:

    • We generally recommend 800-1500 hours of real world Marketo usage of the product before taking the MCE.
    • In general, practitioners who have worked in other enterprise marketing automation software for over a year and have been using Marketo for at least six months are qualified to take the test.
    • A broad basis of Marketing Automation alone is not enough to succeed on this test.  The test is scenario based on actual usage of the Marketo product.
    • We recommend that you start by looking at this topic list and see how much of the material you are familiar with:
      MCE Exam Topics 
    • We also provide links to product docs that contain study material:
      Certified Expert Exam Preparation
    • Marketo also offers an instructor led 3 hour MCE prep class.  This $375 class is not required to succeed on the MCE exam, but gives students a structured approach to their studying and review:
      Expert Exam Prep Course

    Does Marketo provide a practice test for the MCE exam?

    Marketo does not provide a practice test for the MCE exam as the exam is scenario based and designed to test real world knowledge and use of the Marketo product. We do provide sample questions for you to get a feel of how the test is written:

    Sample Questions

    Does Marketo provide free training materials for the MCE exam?

    Marketo provides a topic breakdown of what is on the exam here:

    MCE Exam Topics


    We also provide links to product docs that contain study material:

    Expert Exam Preparation

    What are my testing options for the MCE test?

    You can either take the MCE exam  or at a Kryterion testing center. 

    What are the requirements to take my exam via the  proctored method?

    Please check this website to ensure your device meets the minimum technical and internet requirements prior to scheduling your exam:

    Proctored Exams | Kryterion Global Testing Solutions


    A guide is available here for exam preparation.

    Where can I find a local testing center?

    You can use this link to locate the closest Kryterion testing centers: . Please note that availability will be shown in detail when you are scheduling your exam during the purchase process.

    Where can I test my computer to ensure it meets  proctoring requirements?

    Please use the following link BEFORE attempting to schedule your test for proctoring to ensure your system meets the requirements:

    Proctored Exams | Kryterion Global Testing Solutions

    How much time do I have to take the MCE?

    The MCE test includes 75 multiple choice or multiple selection questions.  You will have 90 minutes to complete the exam.  A timer will be on the screen during the exam to keep you updated on time remaining.

    Can I see what answers I got wrong on the exam?
    We do not provide any feedback with specific answers or test content.  When you get your results email upon completion of the test, there will be an overall score as well as a score by topic area.  The score breakdown by topic area should give you a good understanding of your strengths and weaknesses in various areas.
    How long does my certification last?
    MCE Certification is valid for two years.  As the Marketo product advances and develops new features and capabilities, we need to ensure our experts are up to speed!  Specializations do not expire.  


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