The process for developing IBM certification exams ensures that the most important role-related knowledge and skills are tested. The process is facilitated by professionals who specialize in test development and measurement. Subject matter experts experienced in the role are involved throughout the process. The steps of test development include:
Defining the role to be certified,
Identifying the specific content to be covered,
Developing test questions that map to important job tasks and activities associated with the role,
Assembling examination forms that cover the defined role,
Setting passing scores that ensure the proper level of performance.