Corona and the World

It appears that the Corona virus problem is turning in to an epidemic very fast with tech company employees testing positive to Carona virus. Recently a Google employee tested positive for Carona, a first such case. Additionally, those who never travelled or come direct contact with Carona effected individuals had been infected with the virus, raising doubts whether the epidemic is in control.
Precautions:
1. Avoid plastic and readymade (uncooked) foods
2. Use copper or stainless steel utensils and avoid other types.
3. Wash hands everytime you return home
4. Keep home or office well ventilated (natural ventilation)
5. Avoid un-necessary travel and crowds
F5 tower in Seattle, USA closes temporarily after virus outbreak:
Corona in Seattle

F5 tower in the middle.

Washington state health authorities now say six people have died from coronavirus. King County announced an emergency declaration on Monday as the number of COVID-19 cases there rose to 14, including five deaths. The sixth death was a person from Snohomish County, just north of Seattle.
Dr. Jeff Duchin of Public Health – Seattle & King County said there were four new cases of novel coronavirus. Of those four cases, two patients have died. One patient in a previously reported case has also died, he said.

Twitter asks all of it’s 5000 employees to work from home in view of mounting Corona virus infections.

India suspends visas for Italy, Iran, S Korean and Japanese nationals; AI cuts frequencies 3/3/2020

Simexams.com Exam Software with Authoring Tool – Web Version

SimExamsSimexams.com, leading exam software developer, recently released web  version of it’s examination software with authoring tool. The software works in conjunction with web and uses advanced authoring software. Given below are the important features of the authoring software:

  • Create any number of exams with any number of questions.
  • Add and Remove any number of candidates and assign them to different groups.
  • Assign questions to different categories or topics.
  • Full control to configure exam parameters like number of questions per exam, exam time, pass percentage, allowed exam modes and permitted buttons.
  • Support different question types including Multiple choice single answer and Multi Answer, image, audio and video.
  • Preview questions to see how they are presented to candidates.
  • Export exams for distribution.

Most importantly, the exam software works offline and integrated with the web for dynamic exam module download and upload of exam results. Detailed stats are available for analysis of results. Granular management of features offered by the exam engine by the test author allows rendering the exam as required.

Some screenshots of the exam software are provided below:
I. Authoring Options: The figure below shows the features available to an author. These include a) Exam Options, b) Author Options, c) Candidate Options, and d) Group Options. As may be seen in the screenshot, you will be able manage all said options.

Author Question Input Screen: The screen shot below shows MCQ question input screen. There are several question types that may be used with the exam software, including MCQs, Drag-n-Drop, Hot Spot, etc.

Exam Software Question Input

III. Exam Engine Home Screen: The exam engine home screen is shown below. It shows available exam modules for the candidate. The candidate just needs to select one of the available exams and click on start to begin taking the exam.

Exam Engine Home Screen

IV. Question Screen: An MCQ question type is shown below. Other question types are available. As may be seen from the screen shot, several features like Flash card, pause/restart timer, full screen mode and night mode are available among other things. Any of these features may be blocked by the author as per the requirements. For example, “Previous” navigation button may be disable, if required by the author.

Exam Engine - Questions

V. Review Screen:

Exam Review Screen

VI. Exam Results Screen: The screen shot below provides a brief view of exam results screen. As you can see, it provides the name of the candidate, result, pass score, and category wise scoring among other things.

exam results

In addition to the above, detailed web stats are available on exam results, wherein, you can see individual candidate exam results or compare the groups results and sort the candidates in ranking order.

Check out the trial version of the exam software and email us for more information.

Anand Software Releases Cert Practice Tests for Apple Mac Computers

Anand Software and Training released Mac compatible version of its practice tests for various leading certs. These include Comptia® A+, Network+, Security+, Cisco® CCNA, CCNP, and Juniper JNCIA®. With this, the practice tests are available on all the leading platforms viz Windows, Mac, Android, and iOS.  The Mac version is compatible with the latest version of Mac software and backward compatible.

The software is available in an integrated form wherein all the available tests are included. The following practice tests are made available:

  1. Comptia A+ Core 1®
  2. Comptia A+ Core 2®
  3. Comptia Network+®
  4. Comptia Security+®
  5. Comptia Server+®
  6. Cisco CCENT®
  7. Cisco ICND2®
  8. Cisco CCNA®
  9. Cisco Route®
  10. Cisco Switch®
  11. Juniper JNCIA® and a few others.

All the above are available in trial version with one download. The full version for any of these exams may be downloaded and activated online on purchase.

The software may be downloaded by following the link given below:

https://apps.apple.com/us/app/se-integrated-exam-engine/id1490987462?ls=1&mt=12

All the above said exams are available in demo mode, which is limited to 30 questions each. Full version of the exams consist of 300+ questions with answers and flash card explanation for each question.

Few of the features of the software are given below:

1. Exam Screen:

Practice Exam -MacAs you can see in the figure below, exam screen is where the user is presented with a question to answer. Each question will have question ID (this is unique for every exam), flash card explanation, timer (you can pause it in Learn Mode), and night mode. You can also take the exam in full screen for better concentration while taking the exam.

2. Question Type – Drag-n-drop (hotspot)

This type of question challenges the user to match the image with respective description. For example, identifying various types of connectors available on computer motherboard.

Comptia exams usually involves identification of various components and respective functionalities.

3. Question Type – Drag-n-drop:

This type of question is similar to image drag n drop, but uses text to match. A sample question is shown in the figure. The user needs to drag the left side box on to the correct box on the right side.


4. Review Screen:

The review screen provides an overview of all the questions that have been answered or not. Candidates can directly go to the un-answered questin and answer it using Review Screen. Note that if the time is over for the exam, the exam is terminated and the results are saved.

5. Score Screen:

After completing the exam or after the time is over for completion of the exam, the score card is displayed. The category wise scoring is reported in the exam score sheet.

Various parameters like pass score, number of questions in the exam may be set by the instructor or admin.

In app purchase is made available so that a candidate need not leave the exam environment for buying and activating the exam. The iOS versions for iPhone and iPad are available here:

https://apps.apple.com/us/app/se-integrated-exam-engine/id1490987462?ls=1&mt=12#see-all/developer-other-apps

Check out the iTunes web page for more information on available exams.

Anand Software and Training is neither associated nor affiliated with Cisco® Systems, Inc. Comptia or any other company. CCNA, CCENT, ICND2, CCNP,CCDA are trademarks of Cisco® Systems and duly acknowledged. Comptia® A+, Network+, Security+ are trademarks of Comptia® organization and duly acknowledged. The cheatsheets and practice tests material is a copyright of CertExams.com and the same is not approved or endorsed by respective certifying bodies.