Malaysia’s top employers are setting higher standards for employment, reports The Star, Malaysia’s leading newspaper. Prestariang Berhad (Prestariang), a leading provider of Information Communications Technology (ICT) training and certification, has partnered with Prometric to develop and deliver its Proficiency in Enterprise Communications (PEC) exam, giving higher education graduates the communications skills they need to gain a competitive advantage in the job market and ascend the professional ranks.
For a complete end-to-end solution, Prestariang turned to Prometric for the development of a multiple form exam, including two essays and seven speaking items per form. The PEC exam measures a candidate’s listening, speaking, writing, grammar, vocabulary and reading comprehension.
Prometric completed development and piloted the full exam in one-third the time of industry norms by leveraging its 20-hour, global test development operation. Prestariang is now able to bring the PEC certification to market in a schedule more flexible to its strategic goals.
The process involved three concurrent item review sessions, resulting in more than 500 approved items. From start to finish, the project was completed just over four months and included job analysis, item writing, item review and administering the exam in beta testing.