Hinemos Certification Exam Now Available Online!
Do you know Hinemos Certification Program?
It is a program created to certify engineers with certain levels of skills as Hinemos certified engineers as shown below.
・Hinemos Certified Associate・・・Basic Hinemos knowledge and skills required.
・Hinemos Certified Professional・・・Knowledge on system management design and experiences in Hinemos-based system development and operation required.
This certification exam, which examinees previously needed to take in an exam venue, was made available online at home or office on August 24, 2021!
We hope you will use this program as a way to make your skills visible if you are already using Hinemos, and as the first step to start using Hinemos if you are planning to use it. Hinemos Certification Program is offered with Hinemos Training Course.
I will explain a little bit about the detail and background of the online exam since I was involved in introducing it.
〇Ensuring the quality of the certification program
We considered this issue first when we started planning the online exam.
In the previous program, examinees were required to gather in a venue to take the exam under the supervision of exam officers.
We were concerned that certificates provided to successful online examinees would be different in quality from those held by previously certified engineers because of the online exam environment where previously prohibited behaviors are technically possible, such as answering in reference to textbooks/manuals or with help from someone else.
〇Allowing examinees to decide when to start the exam
As mentioned above, the training course is offered with the certification exam. In the previous program, examinees needed to take the training from morning to late afternoon, and then the exam afterwards, in a venue.
Although the training was already available online even in the previous program, some said it was difficult to schedule time for the online training compared to the training in a venue.
Online training participants may be distracted or talked to by their colleagues if they are in their office.
Online participants were able to use devices borrowed from the organizer to take the training even on a remote work day in the previous program. However, they have been asked to use their own devices to participate in the program since introduction of the online exam.
They may feel distracted by emails or chat notifications popping up on their own devices, or may feel it necessary to prioritize the tasks requested in those messages.
To solve these issues, we adopted ”Remote Testing”, an examination system provided by e-communications, Inc.
*For more detail, please refer to the page shown above.
〇Fraud detection by AI
In Online Hinemos Certification Program, fraud detection is performed by AI to maintain the same level of exam environment as the exam in a venue.
・Identity confirmation by AI
Identity is confirmed by using images of examinees and their ID documents taken by PC cameras before the exam.
Also, a video of examinees is recorded during the exam. If the exam is taken by someone else, AI will detect it.
・Cheating detection by AI
As mentioned above, a video of examinees is recorded during the exam. If anyone cheats on the exam (reads textbooks or gets help from someone else), AI will detect it.
Online monitor by exam officers is also available as a fraud detection service. However, exams using this service have some restrictions, since the service can be used only when exam officers are available, and the desired slots are often occupied.
We decided to use the AI-based monitor service this time to provide the online exam since its 24/7 availability can provide examinees with great flexibility to take the exam whenever they want.
As just explained, we have, and will continue to develop Hinemos, giving full consideration to the social trend and user voices. So, please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any opinions or requests.