The AlienVault Certified Security Engineer (ACSE) certification validates skills in planning, designing, implementing, and operating the AlienVault USM system. The certification is a valued designation of knowledge and skills that demonstrates expertise among AlienVault customers, partners, and employees.
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ACSE is the only certification that validates knowledge and skills with AlienVault USM. You might seek to earn the ACSE credential to grow in your current role, build your credentials when seeking a new role, or gain recognition among peers and in the security industry.
Benefits* of Certification:
*Benefits accrue to those who earn ACSE by taking the current ACSE exam via Kryterion, our exam delivery provider.
**AlienVault Support assigns a severity level to every case. Our support engineers will handle cases submitted by current ACSE holders first among all cases at the same severity level. This benefit is provided to ACSE holders due to their demonstrated expertise. The ACSE holder needs to identify their ACSE status when opening the case, and remain engaged in the case through resolution.
About the ACSE Exam
The ACSE exam was created using industry-standard psychometric techniques. Though no exam is perfect, the ACSE exam is specifically designed to identify those with the requisite knowledge and skills in planning, designing, implementing, and operating the AlienVault USM system. The exam was created with the participation of the AlienVault Certification Advisory and Development Board. Board members include AlienVault customers, partners, and employees with broad expertise in AlienVault USM and the security industry.
Follow These Steps to Prepare:
Registering for the ACSE Exam
The ACSE exam is administered through Kryterion, our exam delivery partner. Kryterion delivers the exam using their Webassessor platform. Follow these steps:
Scheduling your ACSE Exam
In order to maintain the integrity of the testing process and the value of the ACSE certification, all exam deliveries are proctored. You have two options—Onsite Proctored or Online Proctored. Your voucher is good for one attempt—either Onsite Proctored or Online Proctored. No matter which option you choose, the exam is the same.
Rescheduling your ACSE Exam
If you need to reschedule your exam, you may do so on Webassessor at no additional cost. However, as noted during the registration process, reschedules are not permitted within 72 hours of the your scheduled exam time.
Online Proctored Exam
Kryterion offers you the ability to take the ACSE exam from your own computer. You’ll need to meet the system requirements, and you’ll need to have a detached webcam that can sit to the side while you take the exam.
To schedule an online proctored exam, please contact the Kryterion Online Proctoring Support Team. You can reach them at 800-491-6595 (US and Canada) or +1 602-659-4665 Monday through Sunday from 8:00 AM to 12:00 AM Mountain Standard Time (UTC-7) or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Onsite Proctored Exam
Kryterion maintains a network of over 800 Kryterion Testing Network (KTN) centers around the world. To schedule an onsite proctored exam, please follow the instructions in Webassessor. You will be able to select from the available locations, dates, and times for your exam.
Please review the information on Kryterion’s web site to see what to expect when taking an exam at a KTN center.
If you’d like to search in advance for a testing center that’s convenient for you, please use the KTN center locator.
If you pass the exam, congratulations! You will receive your certificate and logo via email. We will also update our records to provide you with priority access to AlienVault Support if you work for an organization that has a support contract with AlienVault.
If you do not pass the exam, you will receive an email showing you how you performed on each section of the exam. The sections match the ACSE Exam Blueprint. You can use this information to help you prepare for your next attempt at the exam. You are welcome to purchase a voucher and retake the exam at your convenience. However, we require that your next attempt take place at least 30 days later.
The ACSE certification is valid for three years from the date on which you earn it. Your expiration date is printed on your certificate. To recertify, take the current version of the ACSE exam.
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