This is now a work in progress as HP is apparently revamping certification. But first they have to get the paid-for support site working--and given the pace of that critical activity I would not be holding my breath waiting for the new certification program.
But more problematic for me is that it apparently will be a 60 multiple choice questions, rather than the hands-on develop a test case model used for the WinRunner 5.0 cert (which I did in 1999).
I suppose this is the only alternative when you farm out certification (which is how Sun did it, and probably still does it, for Java certification), but I felt that being Mercury certified with the old model meant more.
I think that exam is actually equivalent to the old specialist exam. I sat the QTP 9 CPC and that did include lab based questions BUT you didn't actually have to create the tests as the questions were based on tests.
I think they changed this from the previous cert so marking was all done electonically (You know striaght away if you have passed or not, which is pretty nerve racking when it costs so much!).
Finally I found it,
it's amazing the Exam Price: 124.00 USD
before it was around $3000 with Mercury.
plus now I don't have to travel to different state to take the exam , they have many centers all around the place with flexible dates.
I think this is one advantage of HP over Mercury [img]/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]