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Powering IT Certification

Your items, your item bank, securely delivered anywhere.

As your test development, delivery and technology partner, we’ll give you the confidence and control you desire over your IT certification programme. Our best-in-class technology includes intuitive tools for effective test development, and advanced item banking functionality with technology-enhanced items, making it ideal for collaborative test production.

With Surpass powering your assessment, you can get your IT certification programme up and running efficiently for delivery via a method of your choice.

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You’re in Control of your Item Bank

With our advanced item banking capabilities, you can securely create and manage your IT certification programme with ease.

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Test what your learners are truly capable of with innovative question types.

Give your candidates an authentic experience with technology-enhanced questions, so you can really test their IT skills. Choose from a range of standard and advanced questions types to test all-round skill, including diagram creation tools and custom question options to create engaging real-world performance-based assessments.

Secure, efficient, and remote item production.

Enable proactive item creation and review with innovative workload management tools, perfect for managing large teams or multiple programmes remotely. Monitor progress, set deadlines, and even provide templates to work to, so you have the confidence that your team have everything they need to complete the task at hand and get your IT certification programme underway.

Get the cut score right with in-built functionality.

Accurately calculating the cut score is essential for keeping your IT certification fair, valid, and identifying candidates who are competent in their field. With our in-built functionality, you can securely present exam content for ratings to be applied and revised, for the efficient calculation of cut-scores, all in one place.

We’ve greatly enjoyed working with the Surpass team during the implementation of Surpass as our Item Bank solution.

IT Certification Development Managerat a global Fortune 100 technology company

Choose a Delivery Method that Suits You

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Test your learners wherever they are, in person or remotely.

For ultimate flexibility over the delivery of your IT certification programme, give learners the option to take their test in a centre, or using our secure remote invigilation solution from the home or workplace.

Deliver tests securely with the Surpass Test Driver.

The secure and resilient Surpass Test Driver can be installed on any device, allowing your learners to take their test anywhere in the world, even in areas with poor internet connectivity.

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Choose your delivery partner.

Got a preferred third-party test driver? No problem. Surpass tests are delivery agnostic, so you can build the right test, first time with our innovative technology, and export for delivery via a vendor of your choice.

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When we saw Surpass we were really excited about it! It was a fully web-based solution. It didn’t require that users install anything on their machines, so that made it much easier to use and all the features were designed to be intuitive. Without any formal training, an item author could go in and start using Surpass to create items. That was really a key reason why we selected it.

NBME (National Board of Medical Examiners)

[Surpass] are flexible and sensitive to end user needs; they have developed a unique assessment tool in the Advanced Question Type, combining the functionality of word-processing and computational aspects of spread sheeting. They work hard to meet the customer's suggested improvements and changes and can be relied upon to work with both customer and end-user feedback to improve the product.

ICAEW (Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales)

WJEC have pushed the boundaries of onscreen summative assessment, creating some engaging and innovative question content which has been delivered in high stakes summative assessments.


The computer based assessments we have developed with [Surpass] enable us to assess students’ skills and knowledge in a robust way that reflects and prepares them for the workplace of today.

AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians)

A key factor in our selection of Surpass was how clean and simple the authoring environment is. Our Clinicians, who produce our question items, do not have time to learn a complex IT process, but we knew we could just give them access to the tool and they would have no problems creating questions.

RCPCH (Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health)

We chose to work with Surpass as it had a great reputation with our Centers and they provide a lot of flexibility in the way exams can be set up and delivered, allowing us to offer a broad range of assessment options. We’ve particularly found their online help and support really useful, which includes on-screen prompts which are very easy to navigate.

ABC Awards (Part of Skills & Education Group)

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How Technology is Shaping the Future of Assessment

Liberty Munson, Ph.D. – Senior Psychometrician at Microsoft Worldwide Learning

Challenge the status quo with Microsoft’s Liberty Munson as she discusses how technology is shaping the future of assessment in this presentation from the 2020 Surpass Conference.

In-person vs remote exam development: Supporting validity at every step

Amanda Dainis – CEO & Lead Psychometrician at Dainis and Company

Keep validity at the forefront of all test development activities whether you’re working in-person or remotely, with this insightful presentation from psychometric expert Amanda Dainis.

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Our team of experts have helped organisations transition to Surpass in a matter of days. From experienced solutions architects who help you understand how our technology can enhance your certification programme, to dedicated training and support so you can get to grips with everything Surpass has to offer, we’re here for you every step of the way.

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