Assessments in Practice General Security

10 Reasons Why Frequent Testing Makes Sense

Posted by John Kleeman It matters to society, organizations and individuals that test results are trustable. Tests and exams are used to make important decisions about people and each failure of test security reduces that trustworthiness. There are several risks to test security, but two important ones are identity fraud and... Read More

Best Practice Security

What is the Single Best Way to Improve Assessment Security?

Posted by John Kleeman Assessment results matter. Society relies on certifications and qualifications granted to those who pass exams. Organizations take important decisions about people based on test scores. And individuals work hard to learn skills and knowledge they can demonstrate in tests and exams. But in order to be... Read More

Announcements General Security Standards

Questionmark is ISO 27001 certified. What this means for you?

Posted by John Kleeman As you may have seen on our news site, Questionmark has just been certified to the Information Security standard ISO 27001. What is ISO 27001? ISO 27001 (full name ISO/IEC 27001:2013) is an international information security standard that is widely recognized as credible and authentic in... Read More

Authoring General Security Standards

Seven tips to recruit and manage SMEs for technology certification exams

Posted by John Kleeman [repost from February 8, 2017] How do you keep a certification exam up to date when the technology it is assessing is changing rapidly? Certifications in new technologies like software-as-a-service and cloud solutions have some specific challenges. The nature of the technology usually means that questions... Read More

Assessments in Practice General Security

Can you be GDPR compliant without testing your employees?

Posted by John Kleeman The GDPR is a new extra-territorial, data protection law which imposes obligations on anyone who processes personal data on European residents. It impacts companies with employees in Europe, awarding bodies and test publishers who test candidates in Europe, universities and colleges with students in Europe and... Read More