Why do you need a Microsoft Excel Skills Test
Most office employees will use Microsoft Excel for one use or another, whether it be working with formulas or manipulating charts. Our MS Excel tests cover everything from Excel basics to Advanced Excel skills depending on the level chosen allowing you to evaluate their knowledge.
If you’re hiring for a position requiring Excel spreadsheet skills, then our Microsoft Excel Test is exactly what you need to ensure your job applicants have what it takes before you hire them. It’s fast, efficient and will give you confidence to make a smarter hiring decision.
Or do you want to improve your Excel training provision? Using this assessment you can identify your existing employees’ skills gaps and develop them with more advanced MS Excel skills so they can improve their day-to-day work.
Overview of a Microsoft Excel Test
Designed to test an individual’s ability to perform tasks within a simulated Microsoft Excel environment. Unlike most Microsoft Excel Tests this test does not consist of multiple choice questions, instead this simulated test platform is designed to closely mimic the look, feel and functionality of the original spreadsheet software. The functionality is fair to candidates in that it allows the tasks to be completed in a familiar way using menus, buttons, left clicks, right clicks and keyboard shortcuts in a way that they are most accustomed.
The assessment is available at a variety of levels [basic, intermediate & expert levels] enabling you to assess at a level relevant to both the candidate and the role. A comprehensive report breaks down ability by level, percentile and correct answers.
The levels were initially based on Microsoft Training and have been “levelled” in line with real world day to day activities. The levelling is based on a common consensus from Skillsarena’s view, customer feedback and the Skillsarena User Group. Levels assigned to candidates should be chosen as appropriate to the needs of the role. In the vast majority of cases Basic is appropriate and perhaps intermediate in some cases.
Available software versions: Microsoft Excel 2003 | Microsoft Excel 2007 | Microsoft Excel 2010 | Microsoft Excel 2013
For persons who need to demonstrate understanding and capability in MS spreadsheet applications prior to employment or as part of training needs analysis.
Consider that the levels are based on “typical use” of the application; for example basic would cover those tasks that are performed regularly and easily, the majority of times by most people using the application day in day out. More difficult tasks such as those in intermediate and certainly expert levels will only be performed by those that have more in-depth knowledge of the application and typically use far less basic functionality.
As well as our Microsoft Excel Test, there are several complementary tests that come under the Microsoft Office Tests module: