ExamGear comprises two main elements: the interface and the database. The interface is the part of the program that you use to study and to run practice tests. The database stores all the question-and-answer data.
The ExamGear Special Edition interface is designed to be easy to use and provides the most effective study method available. The interface enables you to select from the following modes:
- Study Mode. In this mode, you can select the number of questions you want to see and the time you want to allow for the test. You can select questions from all the modules or from specific modules. This enables you to reinforce your knowledge in a specific area or strengthen your knowledge in areas pertaining to a specific objective. During the exam, you can display the correct answer to each question along with an explanation of why it is correct.
- Practice Exam. In this mode, you take an exam that is designed to simulate the actual certification exam. Questions are selected from all test-objective groups. The number of questions selected and the time allowed are set to match those parameters of the actual certification exam.
- Adaptive Exam. In this mode, you take an exam simulation using the adaptive testing technique. Questions are taken from all test-objective groups. The questions are presented in a way that ensures your mastery of all the test objectives. After you have a passing score or if you reach a point where it is statistically impossible for you to pass, the exam is ended. This method provides a rapid assessment of your readiness for the actual exam.
The ExamGear Special Edition database stores a group of test questions along with answers and explanations. At least three databases are included for each product. One includes the questions from the ends of the modules. Another includes the questions from the Practice Exam. The third is a database of new questions that have not appeared in the book. Additional exam databases may also be available for purchase online and are simple to download. Look ahead to the section "Obtaining Updates" in this appendix to find out how to download and activate additional databases.
Installing ExamGear Special Edition