Technology developed at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) by Dr. Philip Miller, who created, built and headed the Introductory Programming Group that taught nearly every undergraduate. He pioneered performance-based examinations to ensure that everyone who passed a CMU programming course could actually write software.
The World Bank was looking for a way to assess the efficacy in its investment in IT skills education and training around the world. The Kenya Information and Communication Technology Authority decided to apply a portion of their World Bank funding to this task. A Carnegie Mellon team, headed by Dr. Philip Miller, won Kenya's global RFP and created the first Proxor Authentic Examinationᵀᴹ - featuring fully automated grading for objective results.
Currently Proxor offers two solutions, Java and C. Java covers the world of object oriented programming while C is the substrate for databases and rules the world of embedded systems and real-time programming. The resulting Proxor 5-grade rating is the industry leader in assessment of software development proficiency. Front-end Development (FED) exam and other mobile/web tool sets are being developed.
Proxor exams can be taken at an appointed exam centre administered and supervised by a Proxor Partner. Proxor has formed partnership agreements in over 20 countries worldwide and more agreements are being progressed. The Proxor platform also offers a cloud delivery system with online proctoring.
Our institutional clients and government organisations are using Proxor Authentic Examinationᵀᴹ to save valuable time and costs in skill assessment for deploying resources, assigning projects, evaluating candidates, training and development, grading students/trainees, and improving overall reputation. Our individual clients are using Proxor to verify their software development capability against an international standard to improve marketability and career opportunities.
XUP Ltd is the parent company of Proxor, which provides predictive analytics for institutional clients. The analytics can be customised for different clients.