CAP Knowledge and Skills
The development of a valid examination for the CAP certification process began with a clear and concise definition of the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed for competent job performance. Using interviews, surveys, observation, and group discussions, ISA worked with automation professionals to delineate critical job components. The knowledge and skill bases for the questions on the examination were derived from the actual practice of the automation professionals as outlined in the 2004 CAP Role Delineation Study.
CAP test specifications were developed by combining the overall survey evaluations of importance, frequency, and criticality, and converting the results into percentages. Importance, frequency, and criticality ratings were weighted equally in this computation. These percentages are used to determine the number of questions related to each domain and task, as shown in the chart below.
Review the CAP Job Analysis Report, which includes all information compiled to develop test specifications.
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In addition to the CAP test specifications based on the Domains, the test questions are also distributed by knowledge or technical topic categories to ensure broad coverage of technical topics. The distribution of exam questions among these technical topics is particularly important to those preparing for the exam.