CompTIA, the Computing Technology Industry Association, has announced that it will run the beta version of the exam for its CDIA+ (Certified Document Imaging Architech) certification through the end of July, though that could be extended if it is determined that more data is required. The launch date for the final updated exam, which is tied to the end of the beta-testing phase, is expected to be in August or September.
“This is the first full refresh of the CompTIA CDIA+ certification exam since its launch in 2002,” said Miles Jobgen, product manager in CompTIA’s skills development group. “The knowledge and skill areas on the beta exam are identical to the current exam, though there are all new questions measuring those skills and knowledge. I do not feel the beta exam will be more challenging than it currently is, but the overall difficulty cannot truly be determined until the results of the beta are analyzed.”
Like most tests in this stage of development, the CompTIA CDIA+ beta will contain more questions than the live exam that follows. The beta test has 95 multiple-choice questions that must be completed in 120 minutes, whereas the current live version consists of 85 questions within a 90-minute span. Although this phase has already started, CompTIA is still seeking additional beta testers to help whittle the test down to an acceptable finished product.
“We need enough testers to be able to make sound statistical and psychometric decisions on the quality of…
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