Technical Writing Test

Measures knowledge of the appropriate design and style for technical documents.


The Technical Writing test measures a candidate’s knowledge of the appropriate design and style for technical documentation. This test is designed for experienced technical writers. This test covers the following topics: Document Design, Document Development, Editing/Reviewing Work, Guidelines/Style/Techniques, Job Overview, Online/Hypermedia/Interactive Media, and Project Management.

Category: Clerical
Max # of Questions: 30
Max Time Allowed: 3 Minutes Per Question
Test Length: Approximate Completion Time: 24 Minutes
Dimensions: Technical Writing

Languages Available – English (US)

Average Testing Time (minutes) – 24
Allowed Time (minutes) – 90
Maximum Number of Questions – 30
Number of Sittings – One
Designed for Unproctored Environment – Yes
Question Format Multiple Choice – Adaptive
Product Category – Admin-Clerical

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies Measured

Measures knowledge of troubleshooting end-user problems using common office software and hardware. The following areas are covered:

Document Design

• Audience Analysis
• Document Scope/Purpose
• Document Types
• Needs Analysis
• Organization of Information

Document Development

• Common Software Tools
• Research
• Storyboards/Thumbnail Sketches
• Structural Elements

Editing/Reviewing Work

• Levels of Editing
• Levels of Reviews
• Online Editing
• Usability Analysis


• Format
• Mechanics
• Style Manuals
• Tone/Language
• Visual Elements

Job Overview

• Roles/Setting
• Tech Writing vs Other Types

Online/Hypermedia/Interactive Media

• Audience Analysis
• Common Software Tools
• Media Types
• Navigation
• Organization of Information
• Research
• Storyboards/Thumbnail Sketches
• Structural Elements
• Style Guidelines
• Technical Evaluation


• Characteristics/Competencies
• Organizations

Project Management

• Cost Management
• Schedule Management

Additional information

Appropriate For


Administration Time


Scoring Options



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