Purpose of Learning Objectives or Outcomes

In the syllabus for each exam we provide a set of learning objectives or outcomes. Our goal is that, by the time of the examination, candidates will have met those learning objectives or outcomes and can demonstrate that knowledge on the examination. Candidates need to be confident that they have met all the learning objectives or outcomes. Note that the objectives or outcomes are stated in terms of being able to "do" something, as opposed to "knowing" something. This is a subtle difference, but important when it comes to being successful on the examination.