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Mountain Measurement to provide psychometric services for IT industry certification programs

Portland, OR. May 4, 2004 - The psychometric and exam development corporation Mountain Measurement, Inc. will provide ongoing psychometrics and assessment development services for CompTIA, the Computing Technology Industry Association, the leader in vendor neutral information technology certification.

The organizations are partnering to facilitate Mountain Measurement's work on CompTIA's A+ certification that validates the skills of a computer technician with 500 hours of hands-on experience in service and support. Mountain Measurement is eager to provide their high quality assessment services to the leading global IT trade association. "CompTIA provides vendor-neutral certifications for an industry that increasingly recognizes these as a solid foundation upon which to build their own vendor-specific certifications," said Brian D. Bontempo, Ph.D., Principal Consultant, Mountain Measurement, Inc. CompTIA A+ is the association's most widely-recognized certification and is considered the global industry standard for hiring computer service and support professionals. The exam is recommended or required by companies such as BestBuy, Sears, Radio Shack and State Farm Insurance for their service technicians. Formed in 1982, CompTIA is the leading information technology trade association, with 19,000 members in 89 countries. More information can be found at

Mountain Measurement is a Portland, OR based psychometric consulting and exam development corporation committed to creating high-quality assessments that provide accurate and reliable measures of professional achievement. Mountain Measurement combines expertise in psychometrics, information technology and business to develop sustainable assessment solutions. The company is skilled in item response theory (IRT) and computerized adaptive testing (CAT).

Mountain Measurement was founded in 2002 by Dr. Brian Bontempo and is dedicated to improving the theory and practice of objective measurement. Mountain Measurement provides both comprehensive solutions as well as customized services to meet specific client needs. The company's primary market is licensure and certification, with a growing proportion of its business coming from education and the government sector. Complete details are available at

Contact: Brian Bontempo, Principal Consultant, Mountain Measurement, (503) 284-1288

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