Thursday, April 8, 2010

The (ISC)2 Takes the CSSLP To Computer Based Testing

The (ISC)2 has joined the ranks of security certification organizations in allowing computer based testing for its exams. The CSSLP is the first, as described by the (ISC)2 in the email quoted below:

"(ISC)2 today announced the availability of computer-based exams for its Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP) credential. The CSSLP is the first (ISC)2 certification exam to make the transition from paper-and-pencil delivery. Computer-based testing for (ISC)2 's other credential exams will be phased in over the next three years."
Moving the CSSLP and other certification tests from a large scale pencil and paper exam to an online format isn't a huge change, but should make the testing process more approachable for many. Why it will take three years is a better question - this should actually make the tests easier to maintain, and it should mean that the (ISC)2 's exam creation process and question randomization is far simpler.

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