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Automated IT skills testing

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We are looking for some software which will allow us to test IT skills of graduates who are coming onto a funded scheme that we run. In order to place these graduates with a company we need an accurate picture of their IT skills. Can anyone recommend a product (hopefully inexpensive) that will do the job.
Karen Robertson

6 Responses

  1. IT Skills Testing
    Focus Multimedia Ltd (www.focusmm.co.uk) sell a range of reasonably priced CD-based training products (particularly MS Office applications) that contain a pre-assessment module that can be used to determine current competency.

  2. Skills Assessment
    Hi Karen,

    if you find that the assessments on the CD’s that you have been recommended are not what you are looking for then I suggest that you contact:

    Philippe Gomez
    Directeur Associe
    Skill Technologies
    78, rue de la Condamine
    75017 Paris – France
    Mobile: +33 (0)6 85 81 31 53
    Tel: +33 (0)1 44 70 48 38
    Fax: +33 (0)1 44 70 48 49
    web: http://www.skill-technologies.com
    e-mail: p.gomez@skill-technologies.com

    Philippe has developed a very comprehensive web bsaed evaluation system that can grade people as beginner, intermediate and advanced in a range of IT fields.

    Before starting Skill Technologies, Philippe was Managing Director of Global Knowledge France and prior to that, ran his own IT skills business in France called Institute Eris.

    I have known Philippe for a long time and I know that he will do an excellent job for you.

    Regards,

    Gary
    gary.homes@changescape.com
    0788 079 0815

  3. Automated Testing Software
    NCC Education offer Automated IT Skills Testing Software recognised by the ECDL/lCDL Foundation and the British and Singapore Computer Societies.

    This assesses a student’s proficiency of using an application by testing within the actual application. An example would be: Module 3 Word Processing would be tested in MS Word® : Module 5 Graphics would be tested in MS Powerpoint®.

    The biggest advantage of testing in-application is that a student is flexible to perform the task using any method they are used to [e.g. shortcut keys, the tool bar or menus and the marking system remains the same).

    The software is split into two distinct areas : test administrator and test software. The central administration area holds the questions, the results database, student information and reports. The test software can be installed on many machines and is what the students use to actually take the test. Results are fed back and stored in the administration area upon completion.

    I have no information on costs but you can get more information from:

    NCC Education Limited
    The Towers, Towers Business Park
    Wilmslow Road, Didsbury
    Manchester M20 2EZ, UK

    Tel: +44 (0)161 438 6200
    Fax: +44 (0)161 438 6240

    ats@nccedu.com

    I hope this helps

    Regards

  4. Automated MS Office Skills Assessment
    I would highly recommend a product from Quesing Ltd called Skills Assessor, A LAN based automated testing solution for MS Office. The software allows you to:

    • evaluates accurately students’ computer skills
    • manages student enrolment with low administration efforts
    • measures the impact of training by offering a wide variety of reports
    • includes questions for popular applications

    I find it indispensable & also very affordable. Give
    the guys at Quessing Ltd a call on 01908 546100 or check out http://www.quessing.co.uk.

    Best Wishes,

    Andrew

  5. Net Assess
    Electric Paper offer an excellent online IT Skills testing package that is very cost effective – If you need a contact or further information please let me know

  6. Try Senminar4Web
    I designed and created a cutomised IT skills questionaire using Seminar4Web software. This allows you to create your own questions and can be distributed by various methods. The cost is low and this does not restrict you to just IT, but can be utilised for other tests. Go to they web site for more information http://www.seminar4web.com or call 01223 312227.

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