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2004, 2021

2021

Apr

Second Remote Exam Administration for the American Society of Plumbing Engineers

In 2020 ASPE moved their examinations for the Certified in Plumbing Design and the Certified Plumbing Design Technician to the Strasz Online Proctoring Service in response to global COVID-19 lockdowns. This spring they delivered the CPD examination in the online remote format again and will expand the number of administrations of the CPD exam as well as the CPDT exam.

2004, 2021

2021

Mar

The International Dairy Deli and Bakery Association to Develop Items using Strasz Essentials!

The IDDBA has chosen to use Essentials! for item development and test publication of the Certified Charcuterie Professional examination. In May they will deliver the inaugural examination for the certification via the Strasz Online Proctoring Service. There are certificates and possible new certifications to come from IDDBA in future.

2004, 2021

2021

Jan

ICCIFP Adds Remotely Proctored Tests For Candidates

The Institute of Certified Construction Industry Financial Professionals is offering candidates the choice to take their exams remotely through Strasz Online Proctoring or through the Strasz Consolidator Service in Pearson VUE centers. The addition of remote testing gives more flexibility for the CCIFP examination.

2004, 2021

2020

Dec

Online Proctored Tests for the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection

In December, Strasz Assessment Systems provided online live proctoring for the administration of the NJDEP Site Remediation Professional Licensing Exam. The remote administration was part of the NJDEP’s COVID-19 response and was well received by the candidates.

2004, 2021

2020

Sep

American Society of Neuroimaging Commences Test Delivery with Strasz Online Proctoring

With a focus on test delivery that provides sharp images for Neurosonology and Neurovascular Specialists, the American Society of Neuroimaging chose to leverage Strasz’ test delivery in tandem with our online proctoring service. Their first administration in September 2020 featured two 3-part certification exams delivered in varying combinations to their candidates. We look forward to regular administrations in the US and with their global partners.

2004, 2021

2020

Jul

Strasz Online Proctoring Delivers for ACSS

The Association of Certified Sanctions Specialists added online proctored exams this summer to allow their candidates the freedom to test during lockdowns in the US and in Europe. 

Update: After September candidates have had the choice to test remotely or through the Strasz Consolidator Service in a Pearson VUE center, with roughly double the candidates choosing to test remotely. In both cases, candidates receive a seamless test experience.

1109, 2020

2020

Jul 20

Strasz Assessment Systems announced immediate availability of Pro! v2.0. 

The release of Pro! version 2.0 aligns with Strasz Assessment Systems’ dedication to continuous architectural, performance and reliability improvements, as well as the Strasz customer centered business philosophy.

Enhancements to the flexible and comprehensive test publication feature in Pro! for the Pearson Athena test driver support inclusion of supplemental materials for tests, specification of duration events, printed exam receipts for test takers and ability to combine multiple complex examinations within one easy to create publishing package.  Pro! v2.0 assists test developers by creating a QA version of test publication packages. This enhancement facilitates the review of the items contained in several test forms at once while eliminating the need to review common items, such as anchor items, in multiple reviews.

Item authoring has been enhanced with the inclusion of a state-of-the-art Math Expression/Scientific Equation Editor.  Authors can easily write items with advanced scientific notations or mathematical equations in an SME-friendly interface.  In addition, the author has enhanced support for creation of complex tables. Item review capabilities now allow for all reviewers to edit their own copy of an item under review.  The primary reviewer can visually compare the differences between the reviewer’s edits and decide to adopt the change, take portions of the change or revert back to the original version.

Pro! v2.0 delivers additional support for item passages, which are common material such as case statements, associated with discrete items.  Passage material is displayed within a split screen paradigm to allow for simultaneous viewing of the item’s content.

To request a complete list of enhancements please call 1-855-STRASZ-1 or email info@strasz.com.

2707, 2020

2020

Jun

Strasz Selected to Deliver Exams for the Neonatal Therapy National Certification Board

Strasz Assessment Systems began delivery of the Certified Neonatal Therapist examination in June of 2020 on behalf of the Neonatal Therapy National Certification Board. Strasz test delivery enables NTNCB’s candidates to test in a network of over 5,000 brick-and-mortar test centers located worldwide.

2507, 2020

2020

Jun

Certification Board for Structural Integration Chooses Strasz for Exam Delivery

The Certification Board for Structural Integration begins offering the Board Certified Structural Integrator examination through the Strasz Consolidator Service in June 2020. The service offers year round availability to their candidates.

2805, 2020

2020

Jun 1

Strasz Assessment Systems Offers Online Proctoring

Strasz Assessment Systems provides testing programs with the capability to securely test their candidates from home or any other convenient location with internet access. Our expanded Online Proctoring service features dual-camera monitoring, thorough identification and security checks, your choice of “Live” or “Record and Review” proctoring, and 24/7/365 test session availability.

Quickly implement your program’s COVID-19 response with a complete Online Proctoring solution including test publishing, online registration, scheduling, and payment processing. Strasz Assessment Systems’ trained staff guides test sponsors through the Online Proctoring onboarding process.  The Online Proctoring experience is tailored to meet the needs of the test sponsor and provides an expansion of testing options available to candidates.

Your candidates will easily schedule exams, confirm their home technology is suitable, and enjoy a smooth test experience. In-exam live chat support is only a click away. Upon completion, the entire test session is summarized and available for your review.

For more information about Online Proctoring or any of our other assessment products or services visit www.strasz.com or call us at 855-STRASZ1.

2701, 2020

2020

Jan

Strasz Test Delivery Agreement with American Medical Accounting & Consulting, Inc.

American Medical Accounting & Consulting, Inc., has chosen the Strasz Consolidator Service to deliver the Radiation Oncology Certified Coder examination. ROCC candidates have been able to take exams through the consolidator system since January 2020.

2710, 2019

2019

Oct

Strasz Delivers the Certified Sanctions Specialist Examination

The Association of Certified Sanctions Specialists has chosen the Strasz Consolidator Service to deliver their flagship certification exam. Candidates for the Certified Sanctions Specialist examination have tested throughout areas of the US, Pacific, Middle East, and Europe.

2704, 2019

2019

Apr

American Society of Plumbing Engineers Chooses Strasz Test Delivery

In April of 2019, the American Society of Plumbing Engineers delivered their first tests through Strasz Consolidator Service. ASPE sponsors two examinations delivered through Strasz: Certified in Plumbing Design (CPD) and the Certified Plumbing Design Technician (CPDT).

2803, 2018

2018

Mar 28

Strasz Assessment Systems provides the Driver behind New CPA Exam User Experience

Beginning on April 1st, CPA Exam Candidates will enjoy an improved user experience in high definition. In our continuing partnership with the AICPA, Strasz Assessment Systems’ software is used by the AICPA to produce, deliver, and score all CPA Exams. You can learn more here .

2001, 2017

2017

Jan 20

Strasz Assessment Systems signs computer-based testing agreement with Pearson VUE

BLOOMINGTON, MN, Jan. 19, 2017 – Computer-based testing company Pearson VUE has entered into a multi-year agreement with Strasz Assessment Systems, a leading provider of products and customized solutions for exam and assessment development, to deliver exams for Strasz’s clients via computer-based testing (CBT).

The new agreement means that Strasz Assessment Systems’ clients will benefit from using Strasz’s technology solutions and delivering their programs via Pearson VUE’s network of over 5,000 test centers in 180 countries around the world. Candidates are offered the convenience of scheduling their exam on-demand at a local and highly-secure test center with faster results turnaround time.

“We selected Pearson VUE because of the strategic advantages they offer in terms of test center reach, secure test delivery and the flexible range of technology services and options we can utilize,” said Carrie Tuck, business development executive at Strasz Assessment Systems.

Bob Whelan, managing director of Pearson VUE, added: “Our new partnership with Strasz Assessment Systems is good news for the Strasz’s clients and I am delighted that this will have a positive impact on those being assessed around the world as they advance in their careers.”

Read the full press release here.

For more information, contact:

Lisa Everts
direct: 609.520.8522 x 265
e-mail: leverts@strasz.com

2712, 2016

2016

Dec

Strasz Test Delivery Selected by the International Federation of Technical Analysts

The International Federation of Technical Analysts began delivery of the Certified Financial Technician examination (CFTe) in December of 2016 with the Strasz Consolidator Service. Tests are delivered in the candidate’s choice of English, German, Arabic, Spanish, French and Chinese in test centers around the world.

711, 2016

2016

Nov 7

Strasz To Deliver CCIFP Exam

We are excited to announce that the ICCIFP Board of Trustees and Executive Committee has chosen Strasz Assessment Systems to deliver the CCIFP exam! Read the article by the Chairman of ICCIFP. (© 2016 by the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA). All rights reserved. This article first appeared in CFMA Building Profits and is reprinted with permission.)

909, 2016

2016

Sep 9

Congratulations to Certified ScrumMasters

Strasz is committed to continuing education in the workplace. Ensuring that our employees have the skills and competencies needed to succeed is imperative to our company’s competiveness and growth.

We congratulate Frank Corso and Mital Patel on their recent designation as Certified ScrumMasters with Scrum Alliance. Both Frank and Mital are instrumental to delivering our products using the best set of principles and tactics available in agile development.

Leading the Strasz Exam Management Suite team is Gary Spivack, who added the Scrum Certified Product Owner to his portfolio of accomplishments as well. As Product Owner, Gary conveys his vision through development of our computer based testing solutions including item authoring and banking tools, test drivers, scoring and score report systems.

The majority of our staff is located in our Princeton, New Jersey office where we house multiple Agile teams, marketing, sales, HR, operations, customer support and one of our data centers. Additionally, we have a small team providing development, customer support and sales support from our Boca Raton, Florida office.

1807, 2016

2016

Jul 18

CQRS With Decoupled Messaging Part V

Follow this link to read the fifth and final post in a series of articles that show practical application of CQRS architecture with emphasis on decoupling messaging as infrastructure component.

1107, 2016

2016

Jul 11

CQRS With Decoupled Messaging Part IV

Follow this link to read the fourth post in a series of articles, written by Strasz Senior Software Engineer Rishabh S. Ajmera. In this article, we will look at Inventory Manager Application with focus on implementation of Aggregates and Event sourcing.

507, 2016

2016

Jul 5

CQRS With Decoupled Messaging Part III

Follow this link to read the third post in a series of articles, written by Strasz Senior Software Engineer Rishabh S. Ajmera.In this article, we will look at Inventory Manager Application which is following CQRS architecture with decoupled messaging infrastructure component that was built in the previous article.

2706, 2016

2016

Jun 27

CQRS With Decoupled Messaging Part II

Follow this link to read the second post in a series of articles, written by Strasz Senior Software Engineer Rishabh S. Ajmera, that show practical application of CQRS architecture with emphasis on decoupling messaging as infrastructure component.

1706, 2016

2016

Jun 17

CQRS With Decoupled Messaging Part I

Follow this link to read the first article in a series of articles, written by Rishabh S. Ajmera (one of our Senior Software Engineers), to show “how” to achieve architecture with decoupled infrastructure concerns so that the end solution is simple to follow and maintain.

2404, 2016

2016

Apr 24

Reflecting on ATP Innovations in Testing 2016

As one walks through the hotel halls to the exhibit hall and sessions there is a satisfying sense of camaraderie. Among the many assessment industry professionals — all intertwined between colleagues, clients, mentors, business partners and friends — the overall motivation and satisfaction is knowledge and success.

ATP plans a well-run conference bringing together experts in the practice areas of Certification & Licensure, Clinical, Educational, Industrial/Organizational and Workforce Skills Credentialing. Although the setting is always sunny, warm and the pool looks inviting, sessions are filled and the exhibit hall is never empty. Attendees are focused on growth and development — happily learning the newest technologies and trends to better their organizations.

For Strasz, it is an opportunity to mingle with our current clients, lend detail to potential business deals, learn from other industry experts, and showcase our strengths as an exhibitor. This conference remains a priority each year as it is directly engages the best the industry has to offer.

We are eager for the 2016 follow-ups and look forward to seeing everyone in Phoenix in 2017!

2004, 2021

2021

Apr

Second Remote Exam Administration for the American Society of Plumbing Engineers

In 2020 ASPE moved their examinations for the Certified in Plumbing Design and the Certified Plumbing Design Technician to the Strasz Online Proctoring Service in response to global COVID-19 lockdowns. This spring they delivered the CPD examination in the online remote format again and will expand the number of administrations of the CPD exam as well as the CPDT exam.

2004, 2021

2021

Mar

The International Dairy Deli and Bakery Association to Develop Items using Strasz Essentials!

The IDDBA has chosen to use Essentials! for item development and test publication of the Certified Charcuterie Professional examination. In May they will deliver the inaugural examination for the certification via the Strasz Online Proctoring Service. There are certificates and possible new certifications to come from IDDBA in future.

2004, 2021

2021

Jan

ICCIFP Adds Remotely Proctored Tests For Candidates

The Institute of Certified Construction Industry Financial Professionals is offering candidates the choice to take their exams remotely through Strasz Online Proctoring or through the Strasz Consolidator Service in Pearson VUE centers. The addition of remote testing gives more flexibility for the CCIFP examination.

2004, 2021

2020

Dec

Online Proctored Tests for the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection

In December, Strasz Assessment Systems provided online live proctoring for the administration of the NJDEP Site Remediation Professional Licensing Exam. The remote administration was part of the NJDEP’s COVID-19 response and was well received by the candidates.

2004, 2021

2020

Sep

American Society of Neuroimaging Commences Test Delivery with Strasz Online Proctoring

With a focus on test delivery that provides sharp images for Neurosonology and Neurovascular Specialists, the American Society of Neuroimaging chose to leverage Strasz’ test delivery in tandem with our online proctoring service. Their first administration in September 2020 featured two 3-part certification exams delivered in varying combinations to their candidates. We look forward to regular administrations in the US and with their global partners.

2004, 2021

2020

Jul

Strasz Online Proctoring Delivers for ACSS

The Association of Certified Sanctions Specialists added online proctored exams this summer to allow their candidates the freedom to test during lockdowns in the US and in Europe. 

Update: After September candidates have had the choice to test remotely or through the Strasz Consolidator Service in a Pearson VUE center, with roughly double the candidates choosing to test remotely. In both cases, candidates receive a seamless test experience.

1109, 2020

2020

Jul 20

Strasz Assessment Systems announced immediate availability of Pro! v2.0. 

The release of Pro! version 2.0 aligns with Strasz Assessment Systems’ dedication to continuous architectural, performance and reliability improvements, as well as the Strasz customer centered business philosophy.

Enhancements to the flexible and comprehensive test publication feature in Pro! for the Pearson Athena test driver support inclusion of supplemental materials for tests, specification of duration events, printed exam receipts for test takers and ability to combine multiple complex examinations within one easy to create publishing package.  Pro! v2.0 assists test developers by creating a QA version of test publication packages. This enhancement facilitates the review of the items contained in several test forms at once while eliminating the need to review common items, such as anchor items, in multiple reviews.

Item authoring has been enhanced with the inclusion of a state-of-the-art Math Expression/Scientific Equation Editor.  Authors can easily write items with advanced scientific notations or mathematical equations in an SME-friendly interface.  In addition, the author has enhanced support for creation of complex tables. Item review capabilities now allow for all reviewers to edit their own copy of an item under review.  The primary reviewer can visually compare the differences between the reviewer’s edits and decide to adopt the change, take portions of the change or revert back to the original version.

Pro! v2.0 delivers additional support for item passages, which are common material such as case statements, associated with discrete items.  Passage material is displayed within a split screen paradigm to allow for simultaneous viewing of the item’s content.

To request a complete list of enhancements please call 1-855-STRASZ-1 or email info@strasz.com.

2707, 2020

2020

Jun

Strasz Selected to Deliver Exams for the Neonatal Therapy National Certification Board

Strasz Assessment Systems began delivery of the Certified Neonatal Therapist examination in June of 2020 on behalf of the Neonatal Therapy National Certification Board. Strasz test delivery enables NTNCB’s candidates to test in a network of over 5,000 brick-and-mortar test centers located worldwide.

2507, 2020

2020

Jun

Certification Board for Structural Integration Chooses Strasz for Exam Delivery

The Certification Board for Structural Integration begins offering the Board Certified Structural Integrator examination through the Strasz Consolidator Service in June 2020. The service offers year round availability to their candidates.

2805, 2020

2020

Jun 1

Strasz Assessment Systems Offers Online Proctoring

Strasz Assessment Systems provides testing programs with the capability to securely test their candidates from home or any other convenient location with internet access. Our expanded Online Proctoring service features dual-camera monitoring, thorough identification and security checks, your choice of “Live” or “Record and Review” proctoring, and 24/7/365 test session availability.

Quickly implement your program’s COVID-19 response with a complete Online Proctoring solution including test publishing, online registration, scheduling, and payment processing. Strasz Assessment Systems’ trained staff guides test sponsors through the Online Proctoring onboarding process.  The Online Proctoring experience is tailored to meet the needs of the test sponsor and provides an expansion of testing options available to candidates.

Your candidates will easily schedule exams, confirm their home technology is suitable, and enjoy a smooth test experience. In-exam live chat support is only a click away. Upon completion, the entire test session is summarized and available for your review.

For more information about Online Proctoring or any of our other assessment products or services visit www.strasz.com or call us at 855-STRASZ1.

2701, 2020

2020

Jan

Strasz Test Delivery Agreement with American Medical Accounting & Consulting, Inc.

American Medical Accounting & Consulting, Inc., has chosen the Strasz Consolidator Service to deliver the Radiation Oncology Certified Coder examination. ROCC candidates have been able to take exams through the consolidator system since January 2020.

2710, 2019

2019

Oct

Strasz Delivers the Certified Sanctions Specialist Examination

The Association of Certified Sanctions Specialists has chosen the Strasz Consolidator Service to deliver their flagship certification exam. Candidates for the Certified Sanctions Specialist examination have tested throughout areas of the US, Pacific, Middle East, and Europe.

2704, 2019

2019

Apr

American Society of Plumbing Engineers Chooses Strasz Test Delivery

In April of 2019, the American Society of Plumbing Engineers delivered their first tests through Strasz Consolidator Service. ASPE sponsors two examinations delivered through Strasz: Certified in Plumbing Design (CPD) and the Certified Plumbing Design Technician (CPDT).

2803, 2018

2018

Mar 28

Strasz Assessment Systems provides the Driver behind New CPA Exam User Experience

Beginning on April 1st, CPA Exam Candidates will enjoy an improved user experience in high definition. In our continuing partnership with the AICPA, Strasz Assessment Systems’ software is used by the AICPA to produce, deliver, and score all CPA Exams. You can learn more here .

2001, 2017

2017

Jan 20

Strasz Assessment Systems signs computer-based testing agreement with Pearson VUE

BLOOMINGTON, MN, Jan. 19, 2017 – Computer-based testing company Pearson VUE has entered into a multi-year agreement with Strasz Assessment Systems, a leading provider of products and customized solutions for exam and assessment development, to deliver exams for Strasz’s clients via computer-based testing (CBT).

The new agreement means that Strasz Assessment Systems’ clients will benefit from using Strasz’s technology solutions and delivering their programs via Pearson VUE’s network of over 5,000 test centers in 180 countries around the world. Candidates are offered the convenience of scheduling their exam on-demand at a local and highly-secure test center with faster results turnaround time.

“We selected Pearson VUE because of the strategic advantages they offer in terms of test center reach, secure test delivery and the flexible range of technology services and options we can utilize,” said Carrie Tuck, business development executive at Strasz Assessment Systems.

Bob Whelan, managing director of Pearson VUE, added: “Our new partnership with Strasz Assessment Systems is good news for the Strasz’s clients and I am delighted that this will have a positive impact on those being assessed around the world as they advance in their careers.”

Read the full press release here.

For more information, contact:

Lisa Everts
direct: 609.520.8522 x 265
e-mail: leverts@strasz.com

2712, 2016

2016

Dec

Strasz Test Delivery Selected by the International Federation of Technical Analysts

The International Federation of Technical Analysts began delivery of the Certified Financial Technician examination (CFTe) in December of 2016 with the Strasz Consolidator Service. Tests are delivered in the candidate’s choice of English, German, Arabic, Spanish, French and Chinese in test centers around the world.

711, 2016

2016

Nov 7

Strasz To Deliver CCIFP Exam

We are excited to announce that the ICCIFP Board of Trustees and Executive Committee has chosen Strasz Assessment Systems to deliver the CCIFP exam! Read the article by the Chairman of ICCIFP. (© 2016 by the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA). All rights reserved. This article first appeared in CFMA Building Profits and is reprinted with permission.)

909, 2016

2016

Sep 9

Congratulations to Certified ScrumMasters

Strasz is committed to continuing education in the workplace. Ensuring that our employees have the skills and competencies needed to succeed is imperative to our company’s competiveness and growth.

We congratulate Frank Corso and Mital Patel on their recent designation as Certified ScrumMasters with Scrum Alliance. Both Frank and Mital are instrumental to delivering our products using the best set of principles and tactics available in agile development.

Leading the Strasz Exam Management Suite team is Gary Spivack, who added the Scrum Certified Product Owner to his portfolio of accomplishments as well. As Product Owner, Gary conveys his vision through development of our computer based testing solutions including item authoring and banking tools, test drivers, scoring and score report systems.

The majority of our staff is located in our Princeton, New Jersey office where we house multiple Agile teams, marketing, sales, HR, operations, customer support and one of our data centers. Additionally, we have a small team providing development, customer support and sales support from our Boca Raton, Florida office.

1807, 2016

2016

Jul 18

CQRS With Decoupled Messaging Part V

Follow this link to read the fifth and final post in a series of articles that show practical application of CQRS architecture with emphasis on decoupling messaging as infrastructure component.

1107, 2016

2016

Jul 11

CQRS With Decoupled Messaging Part IV

Follow this link to read the fourth post in a series of articles, written by Strasz Senior Software Engineer Rishabh S. Ajmera. In this article, we will look at Inventory Manager Application with focus on implementation of Aggregates and Event sourcing.

507, 2016

2016

Jul 5

CQRS With Decoupled Messaging Part III

Follow this link to read the third post in a series of articles, written by Strasz Senior Software Engineer Rishabh S. Ajmera.In this article, we will look at Inventory Manager Application which is following CQRS architecture with decoupled messaging infrastructure component that was built in the previous article.

2706, 2016

2016

Jun 27

CQRS With Decoupled Messaging Part II

Follow this link to read the second post in a series of articles, written by Strasz Senior Software Engineer Rishabh S. Ajmera, that show practical application of CQRS architecture with emphasis on decoupling messaging as infrastructure component.

1706, 2016

2016

Jun 17

CQRS With Decoupled Messaging Part I

Follow this link to read the first article in a series of articles, written by Rishabh S. Ajmera (one of our Senior Software Engineers), to show “how” to achieve architecture with decoupled infrastructure concerns so that the end solution is simple to follow and maintain.

2404, 2016

2016

Apr 24

Reflecting on ATP Innovations in Testing 2016

As one walks through the hotel halls to the exhibit hall and sessions there is a satisfying sense of camaraderie. Among the many assessment industry professionals — all intertwined between colleagues, clients, mentors, business partners and friends — the overall motivation and satisfaction is knowledge and success.

ATP plans a well-run conference bringing together experts in the practice areas of Certification & Licensure, Clinical, Educational, Industrial/Organizational and Workforce Skills Credentialing. Although the setting is always sunny, warm and the pool looks inviting, sessions are filled and the exhibit hall is never empty. Attendees are focused on growth and development — happily learning the newest technologies and trends to better their organizations.

For Strasz, it is an opportunity to mingle with our current clients, lend detail to potential business deals, learn from other industry experts, and showcase our strengths as an exhibitor. This conference remains a priority each year as it is directly engages the best the industry has to offer.

We are eager for the 2016 follow-ups and look forward to seeing everyone in Phoenix in 2017!

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