SimulationExams.com Releases Practice Tests Engine for Mac OS

Simulationexams.com recently released it’s popular practice tests engine for Mac OS. With this, the practice tests are available on all major platforms viz Windows 7, 8, 8.1, Vista, and Windows10; Apple iOS, Android, and Mac OS.

The software is available in an integrated form wherein all the available tests are included. The following practice tests are made available:

  1. Comptia A+ Core 1 and 2
  2. Comptia Network+, and Sec+
  3. Cisco CCNA and CCNP Route CCNP Switch
  4. Juniper JNCIA® and a few others.

All the above are available in trial version with one download. The full version for any of these exams may be downloaded and activated online on purchase. The software may be downloaded by following the link given below:

https://apps.apple.com/us/app/se-integrated-exam-engine/id1490987462?ls=1&mt=12

All the above said exams are available in demo mode, which is limited to 30 questions each. Full version of the exams consist of 300+ questions with answers and flash card explanation for each question.

Few of the features of the software are given below:

1. Candidate Exam Screen:

As you can see in the figure below, exam screen is where the user is presented with a question to answer. Each question will have question ID (this is unique for every exam), flash card explanation, timer (you can pause it in Learn Mode), and night mode. You can also take the exam in full screen for better concentration while taking the exam.

2. Question Type – Drag-n-drop (hotspot) Screen

This type of question challenges the user to match the image with respective description. For example, identifying various types of connectors available on computer motherboard.

Comptia exams usually involves identification of various components and respective functionalities.

3. Question Type – Drag-n-drop Screen:

This type of question is similar to image drag n drop, but uses text to match. A sample question is shown in the figure. The user needs to drag the left side box on to the correct box on the right side.

 

4. Review Screen:

The review screen provides an overview of all the questions that have been answered or not. Candidates can directly go to the un-answered questin and answer it using Review Screen. Note that if the time is over for the exam, the exam is terminated and the results are saved.

5. Score Screen:

After completing the exam or after the time is over for completion of the exam, the score card is displayed. The category wise scoring is reported in the exam score sheet.

Various parameters like pass score, number of questions in the exam may be set by the instructor or admin.

In app purchase is made available without having to leave the exam environment for buying and activating the exam. The iOS versions for iPhone and iPad are available here:

https://apps.apple.com/us/app/se-integrated-exam-engine/id1490987462?ls=1&mt=12#see-all/developer-other-apps

Check out the iTunes web page for more information on available exams.

Simulationexams.com is neither associated nor affiliated with Cisco® Systems, Inc. Comptia or any other company. CCNA, CCENT, ICND2, CCNP,CCDA are trademarks of Cisco® Systems and duly acknowledged. Comptia® A+, Network+, Security+ are trademarks of Comptia® organization and duly acknowledged.

Top 3 CompTIA Certifications

If you are an IT Professional working in an area like Computer Security or Networking, there are lots of certifications to showcase your expertise. In this article, you will find the top 3 CompTIA® certifications that will make you a great asset to any company.

  1. CompTIA Security+™ Certification:

Comptia Security+ logo Security+ certification will give a good start in the network security field. CompTIA Security+ certification is a well recognized cert in the area of computer security. Possible job titles for the certification holders would be like:

  • Security Analyst
  • Computer Security Administrator
  • Security/IT Manager
  • CISO/CSO, Systems Administrator
  • Systems Engineer or Integrator

Due to an increase in threats to computer security, there is a high demand for information technology experts. So if you are holding this certificate, then your profile will be eye-catching for many recruiters.

  1. CompTIA A+™ Certification:

The CompTIA A+ is the most widely recognized certification in the field of computer hardware and operating systems for those beginning their career in IT. The exam is designed to certify the competency of entry-level PC computer service professionals in installing, maintaining, customizing, and operating personal computers. No pre-requisites required for CompTIA A+ certification. CompTIA A+ certification deals with computer repair, software & operating systems, home/small office network administration, information security, cloud computing, and troubleshooting of both desktops and mobile devices. Many reputed companies, including US and other government organizations recognize A+ credentials while doing selection process.

Recently, Comptia introduced performance based questions that test the hands-on skills of the individual taking the test. Check out Comptia A+ Labsim for hands-on labs experience.

  1. CompTIA Network+™ Certification:

CompTIA Network+ is a mid-level certification. This certification validates expertise in managing, maintaining, installing, troubleshooting, and configuring the basic network infrastructure. Network+ course not only gives you hands-on experience for the certification exam but also provides skills as a networking professional.  The certification has undergone, as with other certifications, several revisions. The most recent cert exam, N10-007, provides  candidates with knowledge and skills required for networking using current technology products and services.  Recent update includes the following:

1. Critical security concepts that are essential for every security practitioner
2. Important cloud computing best practices
3. Coverage of virtualization techniques in detail
4. Network resiliency concepts and techniques for network engineers

It is a very good addition on the resume of a networking engineer.

Note: Simulationexams.com is not associated with Comptia or any other organization. The views expressed are that of the author. Comptia® is a registered trademark of Comptia® organization. A+, Network+™, and Security+™ are trademarks of Comptia and duly recognized. Contact author Giri.M at giri.m[at]anandsoft.com for feedback or suggestions.

SimulationExams.com Releases Security+ Practice Tests (SY0-501)

SimulationExams.com recently release Comptia Security+ practice tests for SY0-501 exam. The practice tests consist of 300+ questions with detailed answers for each question. As you all might be aware, the English version of the SY0-401 exam is retiring on 31st July 2018. Those who intend to take the older version of the cert exam need to take the test before the deadline, else they will have to take the newer exam (SY0-501). There are a few changes in the new exam compared to the old exam, and emphasis is shifting slowly towards performance based questions.

How to prepare for the new Security+ exam:

The following course of study is recommended for exam preparation:

  1. Study course material: http://www.simulationexams.com/books/comptia/securityplus_books.htm
  2. Practice tests: http://www.simulationexams.com/exam-details/security-plus.htm
  3. (in case you are writing old exam): http://www.simulationexams.com/exam-details/security-plus-401.htm
  4. Exam cram material: http://www.simulationexams.com/exam-cram/Securityplus-Notes.pdf

About Comptia Security+ Certification: The certification is awarded by Comptia after successful completion of SY0-501 exam. There are no pre-requisites for writing the exam, though it is recommended that you have at least one year of practice in administering network security in an organization.

The practice tests provide a platform for self evaluation before appearing for actual exam. The practice tests offered by simulationexams.com provide an environment similar to that of actual exam. The features include Learn and Exam modes, day/night modes, bookmarking, reviewing wrong answers, detailed stats, etc.

Other practice tests available within Comptia stream include A+ Essentials, A+ Practical Application, Network+, and Server+. Demo versions are available for all the titles for evaluating the software before procuring full version.

You may download the software by following the link given below:

http://www.simulationexams.com/downloads/comptia/security+download.htm

 Disclaimer: All Simulation Exams practice tests, study guides and/or material are neither sponsored by, nor endorsed by, nor affiliated with CompTIA® or any other company. All trademarks are trademarks of their respective owners and duly  acknowledged. A+™, Network+™, i-Net+™, Server+™,Security+™ are registered trade marks of CompTIA®. The practice tests material is a copyright of SimulationExams.com and the same is not approved or endorsed by respective certifying bodies. Thank-you for your interest in Simulation Exams. 

Comptia Releases New Security+ exam…

Comptia® recently released revised Security+® exam, SY0-501. The new version of CompTIA Security+ (SY0-501) emphasises on hands-on ability to both identify and mitigate security threats, attacks and vulnerabilities.

CompTIA Security+ is vendor-neutral and widely used by private and public employers and government agencies to validate essential cyber security skills for employees and/or contractors. As per the Comptia website, “On average, a test taker can expect to spend up to one-third of the 90-minute exam completing performance-based items.” So, one can expect a lot of performance based questions in the exam, and it’s almost impossible to pass the exam without having to answer the performance based questions.  As per the official website: “These items include simulations of technology solutions and story-based items that require advanced cognitive thinking on the part of the test taker,”

CompTIA Security+ is ANSI accredited and complies with the ISO/IEC 17024 standard for personnel certification programs. The certification is also approved by the U.S. Department of Defense for Directive 8140/8570.01-M

Comptia has more than two million IT certifications issued and probably stands first in the world.

The practice tests offered by simulation exams .com include Comptia Security+ practice tests. We are in the process of 501 exam practice tests and the same would be available at the earliest.

Disclaimer: Simulationexams.com is not associated with Comptia® organization. Security+® is a trademark of Comptia®.