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Enemy Analysis

Doug Hieber, Senior Application Architect
October 16, 2018

In assessment exams, item enemies can undermine the validity of your exam. The author of this blog post says, use AI to separate item enemies.

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What is an API and What Can They Do for You?

Lisa Everts, Test Developer, Business Development
August 17, 2018

Associations want to offer certification and learning opportunities to their members, and often that leaves their staff to manually coordinate information across different software systems by exporting information from one system and importing it into another, or even manually re-entering the information. This can add to the staff’s volume of work, and create room for errors or lost transactions. The author of this blog post offers a convenient solution…APIs!

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LMS 101: Train the Dragon

Lisa Everts, Test Developer, Business Development
June 15, 2018

Our blog about confronting the dragon of offering training programs highlighted the desire of certifying bodies to add training and education as a service for their members. Now let’s discuss the role a Learning Management System (LMS) fills in training that dragon to fearlessly offer educational services.

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Open to Adventure, Closed for Modification

Jay Myers, Software Engineer
March 12, 2018

Writing software can be a lot like being an adventurous hero – or at least that’s what this author tells himself.  Luckily for us, one such similarity is highlighted in this post discussing the Open / Closed Principle, which states that software should be open for extension while remaining closed for modification.  In other words, you shouldn’t have to change things you’ve already written to add or modify behavior in the future.

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Digital Badges – An Opportunity to Promote a Credentialing Program

Lisa Everts, Test Developer, Business Development
April 3, 2017

Digital badges are an important way for individuals to display their skill sets or levels of proficiency in specific areas, and they are equally as useful for employers seeking out candidates with those skills. The author of this blog post details the benefits to credentialing programs of implementing a badging system, the importance of badge design, and how to choose a digital badge hosting service.

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How the search for climbing gear led to a better registration system

Doug Hieber, Senior Application Architect
March 7, 2017

One never knows where one will find inspiration. Take the author of this blog post, for example. While shopping online, this application architect encountered some less-than-ideal registration processes, which gave him a greater appreciation for the superb user experience of the Reg! exam candidate registration solution in the Strasz Exam Management Suite. Learn more about the features, and what makes a great registration system.

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Securing Your Exam Content

John DeFalco, Software Developer
March 1, 2017

Before computer-based testing became so prevalent, exam content was created on paper and locked in secure file cabinets to prevent it from being compromised. The author of this blog post explains what steps can you take to keep your content secure in the digital age.

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