BSD Certification

BSD Research is running BSD Associate Certification Exam in Japanese. This exam is developed by BSD Certification Group.

Applicants wishing to take the exam in Japan, please apply via this page. The exam is available in English or Japanese. For detail information about the certification, please visit BSD Certification Group Website.

Application to BSD Associate


  • 15:45-17:15 on March 15, 2014

  • 15:15-16:45 on March 16, 2014


Room 231, Building No.2,
Kagurazaka Campus, Tokyo University of Science


  • Individual: 8,000 JPY

  • Individual: 15,000 JPY

    If you join us as a supporting member at the same time, the exam application fee is 5,000 JPY and the total price of joining fee and annual membership fee of the first year is 10,000 JPY.

  • Student:4,500 JPY

  • Study Courseware DVD: 5,000 JPY

How To Apply

Please visit AsiaBSDCon 2014 registration page. or send an email to


In preparation for your exam:

  • Make sure you have studied all of the exam objectives found in the BSDA Certification Requirements Document. You will not pass the exam if you are not familiar with this material.

  • You may also find the Command Reference useful when studying the exam objectives.

  • At this time, there is not a formal study guide. A wiki has been started which may contain some useful study material.

  • The Certification page contains the Intended Audience and Domain Objectives for the BSDA exam.

Before leaving to take the exam, make sure you have the following with you:

  • Your BSDCG ID.

  • Your government issued photo ID. This ID should match the name you used to register and include a photo. Good examples are a passport or driver's license.

During the exam:

  • All knapsacks, laptop bags, watches, and cellphones must be left at the front of the room with the proctor. If this is a problem, check these items elsewhere or leave them with a friend before entering the examination room.

  • You will be asked to read and sign an NDA (non-disclosure agreement) before taking the exam.

  • You will be provided with a pencil and will not be allowed to use your own writing implements.

  • You will have 90 minutes to complete the exam.

  • The proctor is trained to watch for signs of cheating. Anyone caught cheating will be asked to leave the exam room and will forfeit their exam and exam payment.