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Mastery tests are used to verify the mastery of knowledge covered in a course or a defined set of learning materials. They are not certification tests, which are designed to validate skills needed in a specific job-role. Rather, mastery tests help to assure an individual has achieved a foundation of knowledge and understanding of a subject matter.

Mastery tests supplement certifications as a method used by IBM to evaluate knowledge of IBM Sales and Technical Professionals. As with certifications, the successful completion of a mastery test may be required for participation in some IBM Business Partner activities.

DM = Test duration in minutes
NQ = Approximate number of questions
PS = Passing score



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Mastery test information by product
Test # Mastery title DM NQ PS Proctored
IBM Retail Store Solutions
M6040-427IBM SurePOS 300 Series Models 350 and E50 Sales Mastery603671No
M6040-520IBM Retail Store Solutions Sales Professional mastery test755075No
IBM System z
P4070-005IBM System z and z/OS Fundamentals Mastery907371Yes

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