PrepLogic is designed to be user friendly and intuitive. Because the software has a smooth learning curve, your time is maximized because you start practicing with it almost immediately. PrepLogic Practice Exams, Preview Edition has two major modes of study: Practice Exam and Flash Review.
Using Practice Exam mode, you can develop your test-taking abilities as well as your knowledge through the use of the Show Answer option. While you are taking the test, you can expose the answers along with detailed explanations of why answers are right or wrong. This helps you better understand the material presented.
Flash Review mode is designed to reinforce exam topics rather than quiz you. In this mode, you are shown a series of questions but no answer choices. You can click a button that reveals the correct answer to each question and a full explanation for that answer.
Starting a Practice Exam Mode Session
Practice Exam mode enables you to control the exam experience in ways that actual certification exams do not allow. To begin studying in Practice Exam mode, select the Practice Exam radio button from the main exam customization screen. This enables the following options:
On the left side of the main exam customization screen, you are presented with the option of selecting the preconfigured practice test or creating your own custom test. The preconfigured test has a fixed time limit and number of questions. Custom tests, on the other hand, enable you to configure the time limit and number of questions in your exam.
The Preview Edition on this book's CD-ROM includes a single preconfigured practice test. You can get the compete set of challenging PrepLogic Practice Exams at www.preplogic.com to ensure you're ready for the big exam.
Click the Begin Exam button to begin your exam.
Starting a Flash Review Mode Session
Flash Review mode provides an easy way to reinforce topics covered in the practice questions. To begin studying in Flash Review mode, select the Flash Review radio button from the main exam customization screen. Then, select either the preconfigured practice test or the option to create your own custom test.
Click the Begin Exam button to begin a Flash Review mode session.
Standard PrepLogic Practice Exams, Preview Edition Options
The following list describes the function of each of the buttons you see across the bottom of the screen:
Seeing Time Remaining
If your practice test is timed, the time remaining is displayed in the upper-right corner of the application screen. It counts down the minutes and seconds remaining to complete the test. If you run out of time, you are asked whether you want to continue taking the test or end your exam.
Getting Your Examination Score Report
The Examination Score Report screen appears when the Practice Exam mode ends ”as a result of time expiration, completion of all questions, or your decision to terminate early.
This screen provides a graphical display of your test score, with a breakdown of scores by topic domain. The graphical display at the top of the screen compares your overall score with the PrepLogic Exam Competency Score. The PrepLogic Exam Competency Score reflects the level of subject competency required to pass the particular vendor's exam. Although this score does not directly translate to a passing score, consistently matching or exceeding this score does suggest that you possess the knowledge necessary to pass the actual vendor exam.
Reviewing Your Exam
From the Your Score Report screen, you can review the exam you just completed by clicking the View Items button. You can navigate through the items, viewing the questions, your answers, the correct answers, and the explanations for those questions. You can return to your score report by clicking the View Items button.