Exam/Certification Library

Certification Simplified

AUTHOR(S): Mickie Rops
PUBLISHER: Mickie Rops Consulting Inc, 2009

Certification Simplified
 

Certification Simplified is a primer and reference for volunteer leaders and staff in certification. If you're new to the certification role, you're likely realizing this is a responsibility unlike any other you've had. Certification is a complex topic. There's a lot to learn and the stakes are high. Readers will learn the certification essentials, like: What's the difference between certification, certificate programs, licensure and accreditation? What are the steps to developing a quality certification program? (What’s a job analysis? what are test specs?) What are the key legal issues and how do we avoid them? What are the key certification concepts and testing terms I need to know? What are the industry standards for certification programs? Where can I go for more training or information?


Criterion-referenced Test Development: Technical and Legal Guidelines for Corporate Training (Third Edition)

AUTHOR(S): Sharon A. Shrock and William C. Coscarelli
PUBLISHER: Pfeiffer, 2007

Criterion-referenced Test Development: Technical and Legal Guidelines for Corporate Training (Third Edition)
 

Criterion-Referenced Test Development is designed specifically for training professionals who need to better understand how to develop criterion-referenced tests (CRTs). This important resource offers step-by-step guidance for how to make and defend Level 2 testing decisions, how to write test questions and performance scales that match jobs, and how to show that those certified as "masters" are truly masters. A comprehensive guide to the development and use of CRTs, the book provides information about a variety of topics, including different methods of test interpretations, test construction, item formats, test scoring, reliability and validation methods, test administration, a score reporting, as well as the legal and liability issues surrounding testing. New revisions include: Illustrative real-world examples/Issues of test security/Advice on the use of test creation software/Expanded sections on performance testing/Single administration techniques for calculating reliability/Updated legal and compliance guidelines.


Measuring For Success: What CEOs Really Think About Learning Investments

AUTHOR(S): Jack J. and Patricia Pulliam Phillips
PUBLISHER: ASTD Pres, 2009

Measuring For Success: What CEOs Really Think About Learning Investments
 

What value do learning initiatives bring to organizations? Measuring for Success presents surprising answers from CEOs and other top leaders representing some of the most recognizable company names in the world including Walgreens, Microsoft, Dell, and Federal Express. Readers are provided a clear pathway to creating learning metrics in their own organizations that resonate with company CEOs and other top decision makers.


Measuring Learning and Performance

AUTHOR(S): Jack J. Phillips and Toni Krucky Hodges
PUBLISHER: ASTD Press, 1999

Measuring Learning and Performance
 

Explore 16 case studies with proven approaches to measuring learning and performance. Numerous settings, methodologies, processes, tools, and techniques span the fields of communication, pharmaceuticals, software development, microcomputer technology, insurance, utilities, and manufacturing.

 

Performance-Based Certification

AUTHOR(S): Judith Hale
PUBLISHER: Pfeiffer, 1999

Performance-Based Certification
 

Are your employees qualified? Looking for qualified people to do competent work? How do you ensure that the people you hire can do the job right? An ever-increasing number of organizations are asking the same questions.

Certification planning is the answer and Performance-Based Certification is the key. This is the only book on the market that addresses the growing need to monitor the qualifications of employees. You'll be able to quickly customize the certification tests and other job aids provided on the accompanying disk.

Create a certification program within your organization to: Instill confidence that employees, members, or suppliers are qualified to meet the needs of your customers; Ensure that your workforce is trained and competent to their job; Make your hiring process more cost effective and legally defendable; Recognize competence and consistency of your employees; Once you've identified the need for a certification program, what's the next step? All of the answers are here!


Performance-Based Evaluation

AUTHOR(S): Judith Hale
PUBLISHER: Wiley, John & Sons, Inc, 2002

Performance-Based Evaluation
 

If you are an experienced trainer, an instructional designer, a specialist in performance improvement, or a manager responsible for learning and performance, Performance-Based Evaluation . . . offers you the proven tools and information to evaluate programs and people performance. Filled with real-world examples, this practical resource will help you to determine what to do and (just as important) what not to do. Performance-Based Evaluation contains a wealth of information including: Suggestions on how to measure both hard and soft skills; Guidance on measuring required and mandated programs; Ideas for measuring elective training and employee relations programs; Procedures for comparing different delivery systems; Information on how to sample people and documents; Tips for both collecting data and information on analyzing data using descriptive and inferential statistics.

In addition, the book includes a CD-ROM with customizable and reproducible job aids, charts, and exercises.

 

Unlocking the Power of Certification: How to Develop Effective Certification Programs

AUTHOR(S): Tracey M. Flynn
PUBLISHER: BookSurge Publishing, 2008

Unlocking the Power of Certification: How to Develop Effective Certification Programs
 

Need to know how to develop a certification program? This book has it all, with 20 tools to complete all phases. Learn how to DEFINE, DESIGN, DEVELOP and DELIVER an entire program that includes a recertification strategy as well. A how-to book that guides you to define your strategy, create the plan and how to execute to deliver a world-class program. When it comes to the business of certification you need a sound solution that can meet time-to-market demands. This book shortens your learning curve and avoids the most common mistakes.

This book provides answers to the most common questions that have helped others create their programs:

  • How much will it cost?
  • How much time to develop?
  • Where do we begin?
  • Unlocking the Power provides guidance for beginners or pros. Save money
  • In lost ramp-up time, lost SME time, and wasted marketing efforts.

What keeps you from winning in certification? Unlocking the Power provides you the keys to unlock the full potential of your program.