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Astride by EXIN - the

free competency assessment

Astride is your guide to knowing what skills you have and how you can develop further.

✓Astride is 100% free, secure, unbiased, and easy to use.
✓ It gives tailored insights into your competencies and ideal job fit.
✓ Based on an internationally recognized framework, the e-CF.
✓ It takes 20 minutes to complete, and you can resume anytime.
✓ Used and trusted by +5000 professionals in 180 different countries.

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Meet Astride!

Astride, our free competency assessment tool, is here to help you find out what you’re best at, and where your skills gaps stand. Learn which job roles you’re a perfect fit for, and where you can improve with tailored recommendations. Also, you can resume the assessment anytime. Let Astride guide you!

1. Astride asks different questions to assess your competencies.

The series of questions are based on the five competence areas of the e-CF, a common framework that uses shared language for IT skills, and proficiency levels. The questions cover a wide range of competencies – from IT-specific skills to management and digital preparedness. It’ll take you no more than 20 minutes to complete the assessment, and you can resume it anytime you want.

2. Astride gathers the information and processes it.

Based on how you answer the questions, the proprietary software will process each result and calculate your match with each skill in the e-CF. Such questions were created and refined after interviews with 80+ leading professionals in different fields, and Astride analyzes more than 250 data points to generate her unique, free Insights Report. Are you ready to discover what Astride has ready for you?

Who is it for?

For Professionals

Get ready to learn what certification is best suited for you – for free!

  • Gain unique and tailored insights into your current job role.
  • Compare your current role with other job roles, and identify if you have any skills gaps.
  • Receive tailored recommendations on what certification(s) suit your career path.

For Training Partners

Added benefit to increase the value of your portfolio offering

  • With our group invite functions, you can instantly gain skill insights into your candidates.
  • The ultimate value-add. Boost your training portfolio with Astride’s unique reporting functions.
  • 100% free to use, only requires an additional clause to our accredited partnership agreement


Discover skills gaps in your workforce and see how certification is a solution

  • Identify and bridge skills-gaps in your organization at a glance.
  • Create and compare skills to customized job roles.
  • Get a concrete starting point for understanding what skills your organization needs.

Frequently asked questions

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Astride is also available to facilitate assessments of larger groups, teams, departments or even complete companies. We have a network of accredited partners that can support you. If you want to get in touch with an EXIN accredited partner or become an EXIN accredited partner yourself, please contact