Practice Tests enable instructors to create comprehensive, longform simulated exams that users can use to assess their knowledge of a particular subject. The practice test are timed, so you’ll know when you’re taking more time than the official test allows, and at the end of the test you’ll receive a personal breakdown of the questions you answered correctly and incorrectly to help you continually improve. You’ll also be able to see an explanation for each question at the end of the test to help you avoid making the same mistakes, if you’re preparing for a certification exam.
Here are some of the frequently asked questions we expect from users regarding this new and exciting feature.
- How will I know which courses offer these exams?
- Can I take the practice test more than once?
- Will I be notified if I take longer than the time allotted to complete the exam?
- Do I have to finish the exam once I’ve started it? Or can I pause it and return to the practice test later?
- How do I submit my answer for the question?
- Will the practice test show my final score?
- Can I review my answers?
- Do practice test-only courses offer Certificates of Completion?
How will I know which courses offer these exams?
If a course includes a practice test this will be noted on the course landing page, under Enroll Now.
Can I take the practice test more than once?
Absolutely. Just like our quiz feature, you can go back and retake the practice exam as many times as you wish.
Once you have completed the exam, the option to “Retake Test” ” will appear on the right hand side. Just click on that and you can retake the practice test.
Will I be notified if I take longer than the time allotted to complete the exam?
Yes. The practice tests include a timer, which is set to match the same amount of time that’s allowed for the official, certifying exam. If you go past the time allotted, the practice test will alert you.
Do I have to finish the exam once I’ve started it? Or can I pause it and return to the practice test later?
If you need to leave during the practice test, or decide that you want to work on something else, the feature will automatically pause the exam and the test’s timer. So, when you’re ready to return to the practice test you can resume where you left off!
How do I submit my answer for the question?
Once you’ve selected the answer you wish to enter, click Next Question at the bottom right of the practice test screen.
You can also click on the “Mark For Review” button for questions you would like to take a closer look at after you complete the test.
Will the practice test show my final score?
Yes. When you’ve completed the practice test your final score will be posted. In addition, the ratio of correct answers versus incorrect answers you entered will be shown, based on knowledge area. You can also review all your answers by clicking on “Review Questions”.
Can I review my answers?
Yes. You can review all the answers you submitted by clicking on “Review Questions” after you’ve completed an exam, and see which questions you got right or wrong. You can also search through them for specific subjects in the exam using the “Knowledge Areas” filter. By clicking on the “All Questions” filter you’ll be able to select the questions you would like to review (correct, incorrect, skipped, marked for review.)
Do practice test-only courses offer Certificates of Completion?
No. Currently, courses that only include practice tests, and no other curriculum items like lectures, quizzes etc, do not offer a Certificate of Completion.