Smarter assessments for finance professionals

The impact of computer-based testing

Computer-based testing in action

Find out how CIMA and ICAEW transformed their exam programmes

Create opportunity for your programme

Computer-based testing (CBT) isn’t simply putting a traditional paper exam onto a computer screen. In fact, CBT introduces a lot of opportunity, benefiting you with efficient exam delivery, increased candidate reach with on-demand testing, and rigorous security protocols through world-class assessment practices to keep your programme safe.

One of the most exciting elements for assessing the finance industry is the ability to include scenario-based exam questions, or items, that incorporate pre-populated spreadsheets. These items might require candidates to perform simple manipulations and interpret the information to make an appropriate recommendation or arrive at the correct answer. Unlike traditional testing, CBT enables you to test the real-life skills of finance professionals that employers require in the workplace.

Experience you can count on

Pearson VUE has decades of experience working with financial institutions of all sizes to assess the knowledge and skills of millions of finance professionals around the world. Our psychometricians have expertise in developing exams that are relevant to the specific tasks required of financial professionals in the workplace, such as strategic analysis and risk management.

In an increasingly complex and global financial services industry, Pearson VUE works to develop comprehensive and valid assessments with real-world value for candidates, employers, and awarding bodies. With computer-based testing, your programme will benefit from an authentic testing experience that validates your candidates’ skills across diverse finance areas.

Make the change:

The benefits of computer-based testing

The Investment Management Certificate was delivered as a paper and pencil exam for 20 years. Learn why CFA UK chose to transition their exam from paper-pencil to CBT.

The transformation of our exams from pencil-and-paper based testing to computer-based will increase availability of the exams to our candidates and allow even greater levels of customer service and satisfaction.

Professor Lakshman R. Watawala

President, The Institute of Certified Management Accountants of Sri Lanka

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Looking to grow your current programme? Transitioning from a paper and pencil exam? Our experts would be happy to advise you on the next steps.

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