The skills and knowledge measured by this exam are derived from
an industry-wide and worldwide job task analysis and a survey to
validate the job task analysis. The survey results were used to
weight the test domains and ensure that the weightings are
representative of the job requirements.
This exam blueprint includes the test objectives and the relative
weightings. The table below lists the domains measured by this
examination and the extent to which they are represented in the
examination. Example topics and concepts are included to clarify
the test objectives and should not be construed as a
comprehensive list of all the content of this exam.
The examinee selects the option that best completes the
statement or answers the question from four (4) or more response
options. Distracters or wrong answers are response options that
examinees with incomplete knowledge or skill would likely
choose, but are generally plausible responses fitting into the
content area. Test item formats used in this examination are:
Multiple-choice: The examinee selects one option that
best answers the question or completes the statement. The option
may be to point and click on a selection that is embedded in a
Sample Directions: The examinee reads the statement or
question and selects only the option(s) that represent the best
answer(s) from the options presented.
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