User Help System



Navigating the Certification Tool

The AutoCert+ tool provides an easy-to-use web interface for navigating through CME Group certification scenarios.

The main AutoCert+ window includes the following tabs:

  • Interview - The Interview tab provides a pre-certification interview in which the responses provided determine which tests are mandatory and optional.

Note: Completion of the Interview is mandatory for all AutoCert+ test suites.

  • Test Suite - The Test Suite tab displays a list of links to all of the available test cases within the suite.
  • Test Case - The Test Case tab list the steps for the certification test selected from the Test Suite tab.
  • Post Certification - The Post Certification tab provides a post-certification interview in which you can provide feedback related to the AutoCert+ test.
  • Help - The Help tab launches the WebHelp for the current AutoCert+ test suite.



  1. To navigate the certification tool:
  2. Log into AutoCert+.
  3. From the main certification window, in the Company Name drop-down menu, enter the name of the company performing the certification.
  4. Select a Market in the drop-down menu.
  5. Select a Purpose in the drop-down menu.
  6. In the Application System drop-down menu, select the system being certified.

Note: The list of Application System options is created and maintained by your Global Account Manager (GAM).

  1. In the Test Suite drop-down menu, select the applicable AutoCert + test suite application.
  2. In the SenderComp drop-down menu, select the appropriate SenderCompID from the list and click Assign.

Each company is assigned a pool of session IDs. Only one ID can be used at a time for certification testing, as the AutoCert+ tool uses session IDs to identify messages being sent and received by the tester.

Note: If there are no SenderCompIDs listed, contact your Global Account Manager (GAM) to create a session for the environment in which you are testing.

Note: Users can unassign and reassign a SenderCompID.

  1. The Test Suite Status section illustrates the Pre-Certification Interview, Test Suite, and Post-Certification status.


Field Descriptions

Field/Name Description


Displays the value from tag 1603-ApplicationSystemName of the iLink Logon from Client System to CME Globex message.


Displays the value from tag 1604-TradingSystemVersion of the iLink Logon from Client System to CME Globex message.


Displays the value from tag 1605-ApplicationSystemVendor of the iLink Logon from Client System to CME Globex message.

Active Instruments

Displays information about instruments that are in use. View this page before sending any new orders to confirm that the instrument is available. You cannot select an instrument for a test if that instrument is already being used for testing.

Application System

Created and maintained by your Global Account Manager. A drop-down menu identifying the system(s) being certified (name, version and type).


Displays category of the application system.

Company Name

Lists available company names.


Shows the session details.

  • SenderCompID
  • SessionID
  • FirmID
  • Hostname
  • Port
  • Environment
  • Designated Contract Markets


Lists the available “Dummy Contracts” or “Certification Dedicated Instruments.”


A gray, green, yellow, or red indicator designating the status of a particular test.

  • Gray indicates not tested
  • Green indicates a completed test
  • Yellow indicates a test in progress
  • Red indicates a failed test


The pre-certification interview tab displays upon entering the test suite.

Post Certification

Tab that displays the post certification interview providing feedback on the certification test.


Lists available test purposes. Test suites are organized by purpose and the available test suites will be determined by what purpose is selected.


Refreshes the screen.


Appears in each row of a certification test after it has been attempted. Allows you to retest a particular certification test. Choosing this option overwrites the current test results.


Assigned value used to identify firm sending message.

Note: If there are no SenderCompIDs listed, contact your Global Account Manager (GAM) to create a session for the environment in which you are testing.

Users can unassign and reassign a SenderCompID by clicking the button that accompanies the SenderCompID.

Start Test

Starts or restarts test.

Note: DO NOT click START TEST once the test is in progress.


Status includes: Completed, Not Tested, Pending, and Failed.

Test Case

Tab that displays the test's purpose, steps, and status.

Test Suite Menu

Drop-down menu of test suites available.

Test Suite Tab

Tab that displays the test cases that make up the test. Indicates the status of each test and whether it is mandatory or optional.

You can sort the test cases by the Status and Mandatory/Optional columns.

Test Suite Status

Displays the status for the pre-certification interview and the test suite.


Displays the type of application system. See:



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