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Designed to test an individual’s ability to perform tasks within a simulated Microsoft Excel environment. The 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.
Candidates are presented with 15 questions to complete. Each question is assigned an allocated time to complete; typically 60-80 seconds, depending on the complexity of the question presented. The candidate’s responses are automatically marked and a point is awarded for each correctly answered question. Skipped questions or those that are not taken will result in no point being awarded.
Practice Test Available
20 Minutes Allowed
15 mins average completion time
15 questions presented
80 questions in pool
3 Levels Available
In this test candidates are required to understand the principles of Microsoft Excel and demonstrate they are able to competently navigate the software, create and save their work, and perform essential and common daily tasks.
This level is appropriate for a candidate who uses MS Excel daily as a simple spreadsheet application and has access to assistance if required.
In this test candidates are required to understand the concept of Microsoft Excel and demonstrate they are able to perform tasks which are required frequently for more advanced cell calculations and setting changes.
This level is appropriate for a candidate who regularly writes templates, interactive tables, charts and formulas.
In this test candidates are required to be
highly proficient in using Microsoft Excel and demonstrate they are able to change permission settings, display an understanding of advanced macro commands, lookups, pivot tables and complex formula. This test builds on Core by increasing the rarity of the tasks tested and the depth of knowledge required to complete the task within the given time.
This level is appropriate for a candidate who is expected to use MS Excel autonomously and understand a greater scope of the software’s capabilities.