Will updated preparatory materials be made available for the new Skills Application Exam? KB Admin, ATD Updated January 19, 2018 16:30 Follow Yes. A short preparation guide for the Skills Application Exam is available here. A sample of the new SAE exam format (a sample practice test) is also available. Related articles Who is the CPLP for? Can I have the PowerPoint slides for my class? Why does my completion status in the Learning Portal show as incomplete? Will the name of the credential change from CPLP to something else? Are there CPLP testing centers outside the United States?