The test is presented in two
formats: you can take a course test, where you are
tested on the contents of the
whole course; or there may also be individual unit
We recommend that you should
follow the course and then take the course test.
The test results indicate which
units if any you need to review. We suggest that
you should review the
recommended units, and then take the appropriate unit
tests (if available). You could
also repeat the full course test if you wish.
The course test can also be
used as a pre-course test. If you feel you are
reasonably proficient in the
course material, you could test your skills by taking
the course test before you
follow the course. The results may indicate that you
should take the whole course,
or that you should concentrate on particular units.
Again, if you decide to
concentrate on particular units, you can test your
knowledge of these units
afterwards by taking the unit test.
In any case, it is not
recommended that you follow a unit and then take the unit
test immediately. It is better
to allow a time lapse, and perhaps to take a group of
unit tests together.
To take the test, click the
option button Test at the foot of
the Course Map
screen. You will be presented
with a menu, from where you can choose the test
The first option on this menu
is Full Course Test. If you choose
this option, you
will be taken into a test
consisting of a large number of randomly generated
questions ranging over the
content of the whole course. Because the questions are
randomly generated, you may
take the full course test more than once without
being presented with the same
selection of questions.
Alternatively, you may choose
to be tested on any individual unit, simply by
selecting that unit from the
test menu. Note that the questions in the unit-based
tests are not randomly
generated, so if you repeat any unit test, you will be asked
the same series of questions.