Examination Services Catalogue
Global Certification Institute (GCI) provides certification services that enable our partners to achieve their business goals and effectively support their customers.
The below services have been designed in a way to enable a unique, flexible tailored solution for each GCI partner. At GCI we strive to meet your varying and unique business requirements by providing a professional, flexible and secure approach to your examination needs.
- Service 1 - Exam Development and/ or Design
- Service 2 - Exam Ordering and Distribution
- Service 3 - Exam Marking and Results Distribution
- Complete Solution - Exam Development, Design, and Distribution
Why is Certification Important?
Certification refers to the confirmation of certain characteristics of a person, organisation or object. This confirmation is often, but not always, provided by some form of external review, education, or assessment.
One of the most common types of certification in modern society is professional certification, where a person is certified as being able to competently complete a job or task, usually by the passing of an examination.
The purpose of any professional certification is to provide official and public recognition of an individual's competencies and capabilities in a professional subject area.
However, it is important understand that certification is not licensing or registration and does not provide legal authority to practice a profession.
What are the objectives of certification?
- To raise the professional standards and improve the practice of cost engineering by giving special recognition by their peers to those who, in fulfilling prescribed standards of performance and conduct, have demonstrated and maintained a high level of competence and ethical practices.
- To identify for employers, clients and the public persons with a broad knowledge of cost engineering, and capability to professionally apply the principals of total cost management.
- To establish a program with the goal of continuous improvement for individuals cost engineering skills and professional development.
- To clarify the skills, knowledge and standards of conduct for the practice of cost engineering.
Taxonomy of Educational Objectives
The Taxonomy of Educational Objectives, often called Bloom's Taxonomy, is a classification of the different objectives that educators set for students (learning objectives).
Bloom's Taxonomy divides educational objectives into three "domains:" Affective, Psychomotor, and Cognitive.
Like other taxonomies, Bloom's is hierarchical; meaning that learning at the higher levels is dependent on having attained prerequisite knowledge and skills at lower levels (Orlich, et al. 2004). A goal of Bloom's Taxonomy is to motivate educators to focus on all three domains, creating a more holistic form of education.
Most references to the Bloom's Taxonomy only notice the Cognitive domain. There is also a far less referred, revised version of the Taxonomy, published in 2001 under the name of "A Taxonomy for Learning, Teaching, and Assessing", eds. Anderson, Lorin W., Krathwohl, David R., Airasian, Peter W., Cruikshank, Kathleen A., Mayer, Richard E., Pintrich, Paul R., Raths, James and Wittrock, Merlin C.