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Certification Dedicated Instruments

The AutoCert+ Market Data Platform and iLink 2.X Order Entry processes use “Dummy Contracts” or “Certification Dedicated Instruments” during the certification process. When the user accesses the actual test case, AutoCert+ requires that you select from a drop-list a set of instruments used in certification testing.

The instrument sets presented in the drop list are based on the answers that you provided in the interview. Once selected, these instruments are locked and cannot be used by other users. The following illustration displays the Contracts drop-down list.

These instruments are certification-dedicated contracts that are not present in production but have all characteristics of production instruments with the exception of their security description and their symbol. Each set of instruments is associated with a Market Data Platform channel dedicated to certification. It is strongly recommended to “listen” only to the channel of the instrument set that you selected. This allows, by isolating the market data messages from the rest of the environment, AutoCert+ to reproduce specific scenarios and validate that your system properly process all events of these scenarios.

Note: After a specified period of time without activity on AutoCert+, the tool will release the certification-dedicated instruments. If you want to continue testing and certifying Market Data Platform or iLink 2.X on AutoCert+, you will have to go through the same process mentioned above and select a new set of instruments which may be different that the previously selected set.

Note that for the recovery tests, additional certification-dedicated instruments may be introduced by AutoCert+ on the channel to which you are listening.