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.

Cisco CCNA 200-125 Retires on 23rd Feb 2020

CCNA, short for Cisco Certified Network Associate, is one of the premier certs in the area of networking. The topics usually covered by CCNA include TCP/IP and OSI stacks, IPv4 subnets, IP v6 addressing schemes, STP (Spanning Tree Protocol), VLANs (Virtual Local Area Networks), ACLs (Access Control Lists), routing protocols such as RIP v2, OSPF and OSPF v3, BGP, and wireless networks. The new syllabus deviated from the past very significantly. Notable deletions were RIP v2, OSPF v3, and TCP/IP fundamentals. Notable additions are WLC (Wireless Controllers, specifically Cisco WLC), DNA (Cisco Digital Network Architecture,  and network security. Candidates are expected to learn Cisco centric technologies like WLC GUI and DNA in addition to usual iOS that runs on Cisco routers and switches. DNA is the Cisco’s solution to recently emerging Open Networks Architecture.

Apart from the above, two exams track is going to be discontinued. i.e. CCENT (Cisco Certified Entry Network Technician) and ICND2 (Inter Connecting Network Devices 2) exams together used to qualify a candidate to be Cisco certified. It appears that ths track is being discontinued.

Over all, it is expected that the new exam is broader in covering various technologies including the following:

  1. Wireless Controllers
  2. Network Security
  3. DNA (Open Source project that compares with this is Open Daylight project)
  4. Router and Switch iOS

It is recommended that those who are in the middle of preparation for the existing version of CCNA (200-125) complete the same before the deadline (23rd Feb 2020) as the new objectives of the exam require lot of time and effort due to significant differences in exam topics.

Certexams.com offers the following for CCNA 200-125:

  1. CCNA Practice Tests (200-125)
  2. CCNA Network Simulator with Designer
  3. CCNA Cheatsheets
  4. CCNA Online Labs (Physical lab access)

Wish you all good luck!

 

Networking Rack Rentals

CertExams -Lab rentalsCertExams.com recently started offering networking rack rentals for individuals desirous of learning computer networking technologies. The racks currently available include that of Cisco and Juniper racks. You may be aware that Certexams.com already offers netsim products for learning networking in virtual environment. One drawback of virtual product is that they do not support full command set and limited in scope. By using actual physical equipment, it is possible to feel the actual equipment and configure the same for various test cases.

The networking lab setup is ideal for candidates leaning CCNA/CCNP/Juniper networking as the majority of the labs use the equipment from these vendors. Check out the CCNA networking lab for more information on the equipment used and the network diagram.

It may be noted that the lab equipment used need not support giga or tera bit rates and hence older equipment may be used. In actual networks, due to heavy traffic demand, older equipment can’t be used which is not the case for networking labs. For this reason, the racks are available at a very reasonable price and discounts are available for training institutes and instructors. Please email us at cs (at) certexams.com for available discounts.

Though lab racks are of fixed configuration (physical connections), we can offer custom configurations, if required at additional cost.

The labs come with a detailed lab manual (or workbook) that provides various labs with instrucitons and commands and very useful for those preparing for Cisco/Juniper certs.

The complete lab setups had been automated from purchase of lab credit to booking an empty time slot, to login and working on the lab setup.

About Certexams.com: Offers network simulators, lab simulators and exam simulators for various certs like CCNA, CCNP, A+, Network+, JUNCIA, and others. Check out the website certexams.com for up to date information and available products/services.

Disclaimer: Please note that certexams.com or any entity representing certexams.com is not associated with Cisco(R) or Juniper Networks(R), or any other company.