Happy New Year! Together, we'll make it great.

Posted by Yaunah Hairston on Jan 1, 2016 11:59:24 AM

Back in October, we traveled to Portland, Oregon to participate in the 2015 ICE Exchange. It was great to connect with friends, build new relationships and soak up industry knowledge. We were busy at the conference--we debuted our new messaging campaign and exhibit creative, hosted our second annual Happier Hour and intrigued and entertained booth visitors with a working 3D printer that printed plastic models of the Portland skyline during exhibit hall hours. Sharing best practices for the betterment of our industry is core to Alpine's principles, so if you were unable to attend ICE or missed out on any of Alpine's thought leader presentations, allow us to help get your new year (and your brain!) started out on the right foot, we assembled our staff and co-presenter presentations from ICE in one convenient place for easy review and download, enjoy!

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Happy Holidays from Team Alpine!

Posted by Yaunah Hairston on Dec 9, 2015 3:19:00 PM

The holidays are upon us and during this time of year, we are reminded that there are others who could benefit from a little extra help. Despite individual traditions or preferences, around the holidays one thing that becomes abundantly clear is the vast amount of need that exists. This year, as part of Alpine's Real World marketing campaign and with much thought and consideration in lieu of sending a traditional printed card or gift, we would make a donation to a charity of Alpine staff members’ choosing. We know that in the "real world" it's not just about creating tests, it's about the interconnectivity of the the human race and the part we all play in helping to make things better.

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Value of an independent review

Posted by AndrewW on Apr 7, 2015 2:52:13 PM

The management of any assessment programs continues to be a complex, challenging task for any organization. Regardless of whether the program operates in the education, professional credentialing or IT credentialing sector, competing demands place a significant amount of stress on your program. For the program sponsor, there is a consistent need to respond to new demands and find solutions that preserve the value of your testing program while maintaining its credibility.

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Test Security – Strategies for Prevention

Posted by AndrewW on Mar 31, 2015 2:53:59 PM

In our previous post, we discussed some of the issues that assessment programs consider when building a comprehensive security program. For this post, we will focus on a few key preventive strategies that programs should evaluate in the context of their needs . There are inherent risks in testing so no approach can guarantee perfect compliance and no security breaches. However, these steps can go a long way in the right direction, and are worth the time and investment involved. Although many of these components may seem self-evident, they continue to be critical activities that can significantly reduce the risk of serious security breaches.

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Security Risk Assessment

Posted by AndrewW on Mar 17, 2015 2:53:06 PM

Everyone understands the value and importance of test security. It is one of the most critical aspects of any assessment program and one that requires constant attention because of the potential damage that can be done to a program’s brand and reputation. In this post, we will review the three broad categories that are essential in any security program – prevention, detection, and enforcement – along with an overview of what can be done within each area. In future posts, we will discuss greater detail on each area, and provide specific examples as well as a discussion of some innovative solutions that organizations have developed. While these broad categories certainly contain a fair amount of overlap and dependencies across each category, it can be useful to talk about each one, because it can highlight the steps required within each.

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Security: it’s about validity!

Posted by Emily Barnes on Feb 28, 2014 11:58:20 PM

March 2014
Security: it’s about validity!

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Certifications vs. Assessment-based Certificates – Understanding the Difference

Posted by Emily Barnes on Feb 1, 2014 11:55:04 PM

February 2014

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Candidate Management Migration – Is it worth it?

Posted by Emily Barnes on Jan 1, 2014 11:56:44 PM

January 2014

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