IKM introduces new assessments for Siebel CRM 7, Project Management, IBM COBOL, Data Warehousing, Business-to-Business Sales and Mercury LoadRunner 8

New Jersey – USA – Thursday, October 5, 2006 IKM, a leading provider of web-based employee and candidate knowledge measurement solutions and services, today announced the release of six new or updated assessment packages.Known worldwide for its IT assessment solution, IKM TeckChekTM, the new assessment releases include Siebel CRM 7 Technical, Project Management (PMBOK 2004), IBM COBOL/VS II Programming, Data Warehousing using Ab Initio, Business-to-Business Sales for Low Value Items, and Mercury LoadRunner 8.x.

Based on a unique adaptive testing methodology, IKM’s assessments provide a detailed profile of an individuals strengths, weaknesses and proficiencies at job task (sub-skill) level. Applied for pre-hiring, pre- and post-training, career planning, workforce planning, project management and certification, IKM’s assessments offer the most detailed way to evaluate the extent of a person’s knowledge in the shortest possible time.

Siebel CRM 7 assesses technical knowledge including Client User Interface, Siebel Data Model, Configuration or Security.

Project Management assesses tasks including Project Scope Management, Resource Planning, Cost Estimation and Budget Control, Project Quality Management, Communication, Risk Analysis or Team Management and Development.

IBM COBOL II Programming assesses various knowledge areas including Data Definition and Editing, Procedure Division, Reference Modification, File Handling, Arithmetic Verbs and Data Movement, Reference Modification and Character Handling and is applicable for various operating systems such as OS/390, VSE/ESA or zOS.ÿ

Data Warehousing Using AB Initio assesses Basic Data Warehousing Principles Data Transformation, Built-In Components, Understanding EME, Implementing Parallelism, Performance Tuning and Using Korn Shell Scripting for Wrapper Scripts.

Extending IKM’s existing range of sales tests, IKM SalesChekTM for Low Value Items measures sub-skills in a Business-to-Business environment including Closing a Sale, Negotiation, Professionalism, Numerical Ability, Computer Literacy, or Communication.

Mercury LoadRunner 8.x. assesses skills including Installation and Configuration, Editing and Debugging orLog Management.

For more information on IKM’s latest assessment library visit www.ikmnet.com or contact your local IKM office.

About IKM
IKM provides knowledge measurement solutions and services including web-based assessments, applications, and certification that allow you to enhance and optimize hiring, training, project staffing, skill-gap analysis, benchmarking, career development and certification.

Known for its flagship solution IKM TeckChekTM, IKM’s professional range of solutions offers a unique assessment methodology to deliver the most cost efficient and effective way of measuring knowledge.

IKM has a wide range of assessment and certification packages for all industries and disciplines, including IT, Project Management, Sales, ECDL/ICDL, MS Office, Clerical, Legal, Accounting, Retail, Nursing and Call Center.

Used by corporations, IT Outsourcing companies, staffing agencies, training organizations and schools, IKM is a subsidiary of Krest LLC and is headquartered in the US, with offices and affiliations spanning the globe.

IKM’s client base includes Keane, Compuware, Accenture HR, Bank of America, Deutsche Bank, HSBC, GE Capital, Lloyds TSB, Prudential, IBM, Siemens, Nortel and Reuters Software. For more information visit: www.IKMnet.com

IKM AmericasChief Operating Officer USA
Ken Strauss
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Email: kstrauss@IKMnet.com 
IKM EuropeVP European Operations
Richard Newton
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IKM AustralasiaVP Asia Pacific Operations
Frank Palinkas
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IKM AfricaVP of South Africa Operations
Andrew Stark
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