CPP – C++ Certified Professional Programmer Certification

C++ Certified Professional Programmer (CPP) is a professional certificate that measures your ability to accomplish coding tasks related to the more advanced C++ topics such as templates and the Standard Template Library.

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A test candidate should demonstrate sufficient knowledge of the following concepts:

♦ C++ template mechanism, reading and understanding definitions of template functions and classes;
♦ using property template classes and methods, including third party templates;
♦ creating template functions and classes; C++ STL library including the IO part;
♦ solving common programming problems with STL predefined classes and methods.

Exam name:   CPP – C++ Certified Professional Programmer
Exam code:   CPP
Associated certifications:   CPA – C++ Certified Associate Programmer,
CPS – C++ Certified Senior Programmer
Pre-requisites:   CPA – C++ Certified Associate Programmer
Exam version:   1.0 (2012) CPP-22-01
Duration:   65 minutes (exam) + 10 minutes (NDA/Tutorial)
Number of questions:   60
Format:   Multiple-choice
Passing score:   80%
Full exam price:   USD 295 (see discount information)
Languages:   English

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Rescheduling and canceling

C++ candidates must reschedule and cancel exam appointments at least one full business day (24 hours) before the appointment via the Candidate website (www.pearsonvue.com/cpp) or the Call Centre (+44 161 855 7483). Appointments must be rescheduled within the authorised exam delivery period. All registrations with special requests must be rescheduled or canceled through the Call Centre.

Accommodation of disabilities

C++ Institute will endeavour to accommodate any special requirements. Candidates must submit their requests to C++ Institute (support@cppinstitute.org), who will then notify Pearson VUE by email. Special requests may include:

  • 25% time extension;
  • Adjustable font;
  • Adjustable contrast.

No automatic time extension is given to candidates who reside in a country where the first language is not English.

Retake policy

When a candidate fails an exam, he or she must wait 15 days before being allowed to re-sit that exam. There is no limit to the number of times a candidate may retake an exam. No retakes of a successfully passed exam are allowed.

Each candidate who has paid the full exam price (USD 295), or has completed the CPP course in the self-study mode (50% discount voucher) in the C/C++ Education Platform, is eligible for a free retake of the CPP exam. A candidate who meets the above criteria and wants to receive a free voucher to re-sit a failed exam must write an email to services@cppinstitute.org no later than 30 days after failing the exam, and include in the message the following details:

  • text in the subject line of an email: CPP exam – retake voucher request;
  • information in the body of an email: C++ Institute Testing ID, date of failed exam (day-month-year), full name, email address associated with a candidate’s Pearson VUE account.

A voucher entitling the candidate to a free retake of the exam will be sent within 7 days of receiving the request. The voucher is valid for at least 45 days.

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