TrueAbility Shifts Focus to Deliver Performance-Based IT Training and Certification

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Industry move towards real-world IT training and certification influences restructured approach; company partners with Innovative Exams, LLC to offer remotely proctored exams that can be scheduled anywhere, at any time.

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“Today’s IT training and certification methods don’t allow a candidate to prove what they can actually do. There is demand to remedy this with performance-based testing," said Frederick Mendler, CEO/Co-Founder, TrueAbility.

TrueAbility, a trusted global platform provider enabling companies to offer performance-based IT training and certification, today announced it will now focus on offering performance-based IT training and certification through its cloud-based assessment platform, AbilityScreen®. The restructured approach will allow companies to develop and execute remotely proctored, automated exams that require candidates to prove their technology skills in a real-world environment–from anywhere, at any time. The company will move away from sourcing qualified applicants for hiring/recruiting fulfillment, yet continue to offer technical evaluations and assessments for job candidates to test and evolve their skill sets.

The shift comes as a direct response to technology companies needing a solution to address ongoing legacy exam barriers that include: A lack of means to demonstrate expertise in the technology, multiple-choice questions, testing center inconvenience, manual administration and grading, time consuming in-house program development, and unifying third-party tools.

“IT and software vendors have long understood the need to train and certify their users and partners,” said TrueAbility CEO and Co-founder, Frederick Mendler. “Today’s IT training and certification methods don’t allow a candidate to prove what they can actually do. There is demand to remedy this with performance-based testing, but there isn’t a current standard in place for this type of learning. We are helping companies by providing a platform that can both stand alone, or integrate with their current programs, to create such a standard for candidates to demonstrate their skill and expertise in a technology.”

TrueAbility has partnered with Innovative Exams, a technology-focused testing services company, to integrate its AbilityScreen platform to deliver remote proctoring and test taker identity verification for high-stakes exams. The integration ultimately removes costly physical testing center requirements, eliminates geographical limitations and helps prevent fraudulent activity by ‘locking’ in the identity of the examinee from start to finish. Pricing is utility-based, eliminating long-term contract commitments test centers typically require.

“Our goal at Innovative Exams is to become the leader in next-generation high-stakes exam delivery,” said Ruben A. Garcia, Founder/CEO, Innovative Exams, LLC. “TrueAbility’s automated platform is a proven system that enhances our test delivery model to leverage the benefits of cloud technology such as accessibility, scaling and utility pricing. We are pleased to partner with TrueAbility, and look forward to helping more of our customers move towards achieving performance-based training and certification goals.”

AbilityScreen provides IT training and certification educators with an efficient way to implement performance-based exams and receive automated score reports instantly. It is the only fully-managed, performance-based technical assessment platform operating in a cloud environment that puts candidates in a real-world working scenario, and enables companies to definitively assess and qualify a candidate’s true ability and expertise.

About Innovative Exams
Innovative Exams is a technology-focused testing services company whose suite of solutions securely administers and remotely proctors computer-based exams. Their testing solutions give clients a highly secure and broad distribution network. Innovative Exams strives to set testing industry standards on content security, fraud prevention, testing convenience, and accessibility in both metropolitan and rural areas worldwide. Services are offered 24/7/365 and global operations, including all proctoring staff, are headquartered in Chicago, IL, USA. For more information on Innovative Exams, please visit http://www.innovativeexams.com.

About TrueAbility
TrueAbility is a trusted global performance-based IT certification and training platform provider, helping companies manage and execute fully scalable, performance-based exams securely from anywhere in the world. AbilityScreen is the only end-to-end hands-on technical assessment platform operating in a real world, cloud environment that automates the provisioning, delivery, and grading of training and certification exams to definitively assess and qualify a candidate’s technology experience.

TrueAbility has a proven track record of the expertise and extensive knowledge customers need to plan and execute an innovative performance-based exam in a fraction of the time it would take in-house staff to complete. TrueAbility has executed over 40,000 technical assessments and developed over 400 working scenarios.

Founded in 2012, TrueAbility is privately held and headquartered in San Antonio, Texas. For more information, please visit http://www.trueability.com.

AbilityScreen is a registered trademark of TrueAbility in the United States. All other trademarks, trade names or service marks used or mentioned herein belong to their respective owners.

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