The Domain Analysis determines the overall structure of the testing program within a specific domain, identifying the total number of exams and how those exams should be structured and hierarchically grouped. This analysis identifies the components (or sub-domains or systems) that comprise the domain and analyzes the similarities, differences, and other variables that may exist among all the components.
How is a Domain Analysis Performed?
The Domain Analysis can be conducted in either a face-to-face workshop or in a virtual workshop setting with six to fifteen Subject Matter Experts (SMEs). The workshop usually requires 2-3 days of meetings, SME group input and discussion, and documentation.
What outcomes should you expect from a Domain Analysis?
- Hierarchal map of certification structure
- High-level requirements for each certification track
- Test definition documents for each identified exam
- Purpose of the exam
- Description of intended audience
- Definition of the minimally-competent candidate
- Broad content descriptions (section headings)
- High-level competency requirements
- Documentation of the meeting, including BIOs of attendees, location and date of meeting, decisions, relevant background documentation.
How can CMS help your organization?
If your organization is in need of a Domain Analysis or other testing services, please contact us at your earliest convenience. At CMS, your success is our success.