Why you need a Microsoft Outlook Skills Test
If you’re hiring for a position requiring email skills such as knowledge of managing diary entries and effective mail box applications, then our Microsoft Outlook 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 re-train your existing employees? Develop them with more complex MS Outlook skills so they can improve their day-to-day work.
Overview of a Microsoft Outlook Test
Designed to test an individual’s ability to perform tasks within a simulated Microsoft Outlook environment. Unlike most Microsoft Outlook 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 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] enabling you to assess at a level relevant to both the candidate and the role. You can choose the level at the point of assignment. 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 Outlook 2003 | Microsoft Outlook 2007 | Microsoft Outlook 2010 | Microsoft Outlook 2013
For persons in office environments who need to demonstrate understanding and capability in utilising MS Outlook for sending & receiving emails on a day-to-day basis.
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 Outlook Test, there are several complementary tests that come under the Microsoft Office Tests module: