I really appreciate those who are willing to help
contribute to our development process by participating in our beta
exams. Although the betas are relatively inexpensive, they tend to be
lengthy (many questions) and candidates do not receive their scores
until after production.
I want to clarify a few things about the betas so that participants have a better understanding of the process.
our post-beta analysis of the exam questions requires detailed
statistical reports, reviews, and analysis of the questions.
Additionally - there are multiple reviews that require a team of Subject
Matter Experts (SMEs) to be present. As a result, we plan approximately
11 weeks for the post-beta process - during which time the exam is not
available for scheduling. Most of the time things run 'as-planned', and
we finalize the exam and beta results/scores are sent to candidates. At
this point the exam also goes "live" into production and becomes
available for testing.
Unfortunately there are some instances
where we are unable to complete this work in the 11 week time-frame and
things can get delayed. For example, we currently have an exam where an
important review has been rescheduled several times due to the changing
availability of SMEs. We do communicate delays on our website, however
sometimes (as in this case) it can be a challenge to ascertain an exact
As difficult as it is, we strive to best
communicate to you with information about these delays, beta status and
expected release of beta exams. In the meantime - thank you again for
participating in our betas. Your role is vital to the development of