Content Updates

This page contains a listing of the most recent exam content updates in all available languages. For system (delivery) updates, the maintenance outage schedule, or our important notices page use the links below.


Maintenance details for August and September 2017 were posted on Monday, August 14, 2017.

August Releases:

   ACP (ENU) | MTA (ENU) | ACA CC (ENU) | IC3 (ENU) | IC3 MAC (ENU)

September Releases:

   ACA CC (ENU) | ACA CS6 (ENU) | ACA (ITA)


Note: The following exam content has undergone maintenance and is scheduled to be released during the month noted. We’ll modify this information as schedules change.


Upcoming Updates

August 2017

ACP: Most Exams (Required)
   Console 8
  • ENU
   

Details: Exams now work with 2016, 2017, and 2018 Autodesk Software. Minor content updates and improvements.



  MTA: 98-349 Windows OS Fundamentals (Required)
   Console 8
  • ENU
   

Details: Small psychometric adjustment.



  ACA: CC 2015 Illustrator and Photoshop (Required)
   Console 8, Mac Launcher
  • ENU
   

Details: Updates include improved functionality, content updates, and changes to the tutorial pages. These exams will require the update to be installed prior to additional testing.



  IC3: GS5 (Office 2016) - New Exam
   Console 8, Mac Launcher
  • ENU
   

Details: Three additional IC3 GS5 exams that test candidates’ digital literacy knowledge and skills with Microsoft Office 2016, Windows 10, and other software. The objective domains for the three IC3 GS5 (Office 2016) exams remain the same as the original IC3 GS5 exams. Candidates can earn the IC3 GS5 certification by passing any combination of either version of the three different IC3 GS5 exams.



  IC3: GS4 Computing Fundamentals - Mac (Required)
   Mac Launcher
  • ENU
   

Details: Addressed problem with simulation functionality.




September 2017

  ACA: CC 2015 Dreamweaver (Required)
   Console 8
  • ENU
   

Details: Improved Simulation functionality, minor content updates, and changes to the tutorial pages.



  ACA: CS6 Dreamweaver (Required)
   Console 8
  • ENU
   

Details: Improved Simulation functionality, minor content updates, and changes to the tutorial pages.



  ACA: CC 2013 Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign (Required)
   Console 8
  • ITA
   

Details: Improved Italian language translations, minor content updates, improve simulation functionality.




Past Updates

June 1st, 2017

  Console 8
  ACA Updates (Required) - Released
  • KOR
  • CHT
 

Details:

Please be aware that the following exams will undergo a maintenance release on June 1, 2017:

  • ACA CC 2015 Photoshop Korean
  • ACA CS 6 Photoshop Korean
  • ACA CC 2015 Photoshop Chinese Traditional

Updates include improved functionality and content updates. These exams will require the update to be installed prior to additional testing.



April 24th, 2017

  Console 8
  MTA Networking Fundamentals (Required) - Released
  • ENU
   

Details:

Microsoft and Certiport perform regular Psychometric evaluations of all Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) Exams to ensure question quality and exam performance.

On Monday, April 24, 2017, Certiport will Rescore the English MTA Networking Fundamentals exam for candidates. This rescore will only move a candidate's score up by one question if they were impacted.

One question had an incorrect graphic. Candidates who did not received credit for this question will be given credit. A very small percentage of candidates will move from fail to pass on the exam and will be emailed directly. All impacted candidates will see a change in their score report at Certiport. Not all candidates who took the exam during this time period will see a change in their score.

The graphic was corrected on the MTA Networking Fundamentals exam release on March 28, 2017.



April 6th, 2017

  Console 8
  MOS 2016 Exam Update (Required) - Released
  • ENU
   

Details:

On Tuesday, April 6, 2017, Certiport will release an update to the English MOS Excel Expert 2016 Exam. This important content update impacting one question will need to be installed prior to further testing.



April 4th, 2017

  Console 8
  IC3 GS4 Exam Update (Required) - Released
  • ITA
   

Details:

On Tuesday, April 4, 2017, Certiport will release an update to all three Italian IC3 GS4 exams. This update includes some content changes and fixes a minor technical issue. The update needs to be installed prior to further testing.



March 28th, 2017

  Console 8
  MTA Exam Updates (Required) - Released
  • ENU
   

Details:

On Tuesday March 28, 2017 an update for the following MTA Exams in English was released. On a regular basis there is psychometric work done for the exams and this update incorporates those small changes.

  • MTA 98-366: Networking Fundamentals
  • MTA 98-369: Cloud Fundamentals
  • MTA 98-375: HTML5 App Dev Fundamentals


March 20th, 2017

  Console 8
  MOS 2016 Exam Update (Required) - Released
  • ENU
   

Details:

On Monday, March 20, 2017, Certiport will release an update to the English MOS PowerPoint 2016 Exam. This question maintenance update will need to be installed prior to further testing.



March 16th, 2017

  Console 8
  MTA Exam Updates (Required) - Released
  • ENU
   

Details:

On March 16, 2017 an update for the following MTA Exams in English was released. On a regular basis there is psychometric work done for the exams and this update incorporates those small changes.

  • MTA 98-361 Software Development Fundamentals
  • MTA 98-364 Database Fundamentals
  • MTA 98-367 Security Fundamentals
  • MTA 98-368 Mobility and Device Fundamentals


March 15th, 2017

  Console 8
  MOS 2016 Exam Update (Required) - Released
  • ENU
   

Details:

On March 15, 2017, Certiport released an update to the English MOS Outlook 2016 Exam. This update will need to be installed prior to further testing.



March 13th, 2017

  Console 8
  ESB | ACE | IC3 Exam Updates (Required) - Released
  • See notes for languages
   

Details:

Updates were made to the following exams on Monday, March 13, 2017:

  • U.S - Entrepreneurship & Small Business exam. The update will fix a glitch with the calculator
  • ENU - ACE CC 2015 Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Premiere Pro. Exam names will be updated to include CC 2015
  • ENU - IC3 GS4 Spark. Minor content updates
  • VIE - IC3 Spark Key Applications. Minor content updates.

Centers should install the updates before continuing testing for these exams.





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