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Dispelling the Myths About Performance-Based Assessment

Dispelling the Myths About Performance-Based Assessment

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Expensive. Complicated. Time-consuming.

These are some common misconceptions held by software and platform companies considering Performance-Based Assessment (PBA).

What has motivated companies like Google, Elastic and Chef to make the switch in recent years, despite these misconceptions?

Instead of presenting candidates with only multiple-choice questions — that don’t accurately measure true ability — these organizations can now test users and channel-partners in real world environments that emulate actual project scenarios.

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Helping Google Power 30,000 Certifications in Africa

TrueAbility Powers Google’s Pledge to Certify 30,000 Developers in Africa

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Google recently announced plans to offer certification scholarships in support of its efforts to train and empower Africans to develop world class apps on Android, web, and cloud technologies. They’ll be training and certifying a generation of developers just as a global rollout of 5G networks is about to get underway. As you can imagine, this will undeniably spur a much-needed economic transformation in the region.

Interestingly enough, this announcement is also a milestone for the team here at TrueAbility. Because unbeknownst to many, TrueAbility is the performance-based delivery platform that’s powering two of the three certification programs announced by Google, namely the Android and Mobile Web Specialist certifications. So, Google’s announcement impacts us in three very important ways:

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Performance-Based Certification Program

How DIY Can Stall Your Performance-Based Certification Program

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Her toes were in the sand.

A piña colada was in her hand.

And Lauren wasn’t worried about a thing.  

This was the vacation she had needed — a complete break from tech troubleshooting, exam proctoring and certification grading.

Everything was going great until a blaring car alarm began to overpower the sound of the ocean waves. The noise became louder until Lauren opened her eyes and realized it was her cell phone.

She reached for the phone, looked at the clock and rolled her eyes as she read the time: It was 2 a.m. Her husband woke up and gave her that familiar look that said, “Is this seriously happening again? Please quit, and find a new job, so I can get some sleep.”

Lauren managed the certification program for a growing SaaS provider that had recently launched its first performance-based certification program. This was the third time this week she had awoken to a call from a test-taker halfway around the world.

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Software Performance-Based Assessment: Your Secret Weapon for Impressing IT Buyers

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Last week, you may have “met” Edward — the sales rep tasked with expanding his software company’s reach into APAC.

Despite the fact that Edward possessed more than a decade of SaaS experience, he was having trouble closing deals.

Interestingly, his disappointing conversion rate wasn’t due to poor product knowledge, distracting coworkers or lack of sleep; it actually stemmed from venturing into uncharted territory.

Last year, his organization surprised everyone when it quietly skyrocketed to $100M ARR. Suddenly, IT buyers of enterprise-level companies were contacting the sales rep with increasing frequency.

The problem?

These individuals were significantly more risk-averse than the decision-makers whom Edward was accustomed to working with.

Each lead peppered the sales rep with numerous questions in an attempt to answer one indirect question: Are you credible enough to ensure that MY organization will get what IT needs without fail?

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Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS)

Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS) Selects TrueAbility to Administer New Performance-Based Certification Exams, Allowing Actuaries to Prove Skills in Real-World Environment

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CAS evolves its examination system with the TrueAbility platform to deliver online, Excel-based exams to improve user experience, remove logistical barriers, and streamline distribution and grading processes

Experiential Testing

As Demand for Certifications Continues to Grow, Performance-based Exams Take the Lead in Increasing Certification Value

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Experiential testing a worthy investment for organizations that look for ways to differentiate by increasing fidelity

The message is loud and clear “certification matters,” as 89 percent of hiring managers struggle to find certified talent.  On the flip side, 86 percent of people that are certified claim certification has advanced their career and their pay. Read More

Press Release: TrueAbility Shifts Focus to Deliver Performance-Based IT Training and Certification

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Industry move towards real-world IT training and performance-based certification influences restructured approach; company partners with Innovative Exams, LLC to offer remotely proctored exams that can be scheduled anywhere, at any time

(San Antonio, TX) July 20, 2015TrueAbility, a trusted global platform provider enabling companies to offer performance-based IT training and certification, today announced it will now focus on offering performance-based IT training and certification

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Press Release: TrueAbility Teams with Linode to Promote Open Technical Positions with Launch of Linux Showdown 9: The Arena Challenge

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TrueAbility Teams with Linode to Promote Open Technical Positions with Launch of Linux Showdown 9: The Arena Challenge 

Performance-based technical assessment platform helps Linode take innovative recruiting approach to help staff new support center 

(San Antonio, TX) April 27, 2015 – TrueAbility, a trusted global performance-based technical assessment provider, today announced it has partnered with Linode, a cloud

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