SofTest Mock Exams
SofTest Mock Exams
We have a number of Mock Exam files available for
download with SofTest. The mock exams are used to test your
installation of SofTest, and to practice using SofTest.
The mock exam files are for testing the SofTest program, and for
practice, only. They may not be used to take a real exam.
CWSL will not accept any exam taken using the mock exam files.
Any exams taken using the mock exam files will not be accepted,
and will not be graded.
three mock exam files available:
Mock_Exam_2012-13.xmzx is the main mock
exam file. It is a secure exam, and it is used to test your
installation of SofTest. You can use any four digit number for the exam
number. No password is needed. This file has limited downloads,
so you may not see it on your list.
MockExamNonSecure_(mock)_20123_final.xmzx is a non-secure exam
file. You can use any four digit number for the exam number. The
password is ABC123.
This can be used as a study aid.
Your computer will not go into secure exam mode when using this
file. Using the non-secure mock exam, you can type a practice
exam, then copy the results to your favorite word processor. This
way, you can practice taking an exam using the same word processor you
will use for your finals, but then look over your anwers later.
Once you exit the exam, you will not be able to retrieve your
work, so make sure you do the copy and paste before you exit.
Mock_Exam_2012-13_MC.xmzx is a mock exam used to simulate
a multiple choice exam in SofTest. We are not using this feature,
so you can ignore this one.
that you use Mock_Exam_2012-13.xmzx after you have installed SofTest to
make sure that SofTest is installed and running properly on your
computer. We also recommend that you run it once more a day or
two before your first exam to refresh your memory as to how SofTest
works, and how the word processor works. You can download the
mock exams more than once, but you can only download the real exam
If you have any questions about using the mock exam files, please contact your computer technician:
Call: 619-525-1473Go To: The tech office in the Student Computer Lab in the Library
Up to version 10 of SofTest, there was a Practice Exam
function built into SofTest. Using the practice exam, you could
choose to run a secure or non-secure exam. You didn't have to
download the mock exam file, just click the button maked "Practice
Exam". The secure exam would lock your computer into secure
mode, just like the real exam. The non-secure mode would not lock your
computer into secure mode. This was handy if you just wanted to
check out the word processor.
main difference between the mock exam and the practice exam, was that
you didn't have to download a mock exam file for the practice exam, and
the practice exam would not upload an answer file. Many schools,
including CWSL, wanted a way to test the upload process. So
ExamSoft started creating the mock exams. These were dummy exam
files that did everything the real exam files did. We told
students to use the mock exams to test the systems, and see what the
process of taking an exam looked like. Many students liked the
idea of doing practice exams in SofTest, but some wanted to be able to
print our their practice essays and look them over later. The
mock exam was a secure exam, so you couldn't print out your work, or
look at it later.
Some students found
a solution in the non-secure practice exam. The students could
practice taking the exam using the SofTest word processor, then copy
the text to Word or Word Perfect before exiting SofTest. This
worked fine until SofTest version 11. With version 11, ExamSoft
figured that since everyone was using the mock exam, they didn't need
the practice exam function anymore. So they eliminated the
practice exam from SofTest, leaving just the mock exam. We
received several requests from students to have the non-secure practice
exam restored. So to meet this need, we have created the
non-secure mock exam file.
So there you
have it. Now you know why there is a secure mock exam, and a
non-secure mock exam. Let us know if this is helpful to you.
If you find the non-secure mock exam to be helpful, or if you run
out of mock exams and need more, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org,
and let us know.