Starting a Test

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Starting a Test

GMetrix offers many different types of practice test.

  • Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
  • Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA)
  • Autodesk Certified User (ACU)
  • Adobe Certified Associate (ACA)

For MOS practice tests, you will need to install the GMetrix SMS desktop software. All other tests are taken through the GMetrix Student website at GMetrix.net

For MOS Tests, first install the SMS software and open it. When you open GMetrix you will have two options available - Start a New Test or Resume a Saved Test. The options are slightly different depending on the version of GMetrix you are running.


Version 3.2.1.3

To Start a New Test in 3.2.1.3 there are two options.

If you are starting GMetrix for the first time:


  1. You will see a bar that says Choose an Access Code. Click in this box and type in your Access code.
  2. Click Next.
  3. Select the drop down for Application and choose which test you would like to take.
  4. Select Training or Testing mode.
  5. Select the pool of questions you wish to take. Each pool goes over all of the objectives in the official test. We offer multiple pools of questions to help you get ready for the official test.
  6. Click Next.
  7. Read through the information and click Next to start your test.


If you are starting GMetrix a subsequent time:


  1. Select the drop down for Choose an Access Code. Select your code.
  2. Click Next.
  3. Select the drop down for Application and choose which test you would like to take.
  4. Select Training or Testing mode.
  5. Select the pool of questions you wish to take. Each pool goes over all of the objectives in the official test. We offer multiple pools of questions to help you get ready for the official test.
  6. Click Next.
  7. Read through the information and click Next to start your test.


To Resume a Saved Test:


  1. Select Resume a Saved Test.
  2. Click the drop down and select your test.
  3. Click Next.
  4. Read through the information and click Next to start your test.


Version 4.0 or Newer

To Start a New Test:


  1. Click Take a Test.
  2. Either insert a new Access code or select from one of the codes listed.
  3. Select the drop down for Application and choose which test you would like to take.
  4. Select Training or Testing mode.
  5. Select the pool of questions you wish to take. Each pool goes over all of the objectives in the official test. We offer multiple pools of questions to help you get ready for the official test.
  6. Click Next.
  7. Read through the information and click Next to start your test.


To Resume a Saved Test:


  1. Click My Tests.
  2. Select your saved test.
  3. Read through the Practice Test Selection section and click Next.
  4. Read through the Instructions and click Next.