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TestOut Corporation

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TestOut is a certification company offering TestOut Pro Certifications and LabSim, innovative courseware solutions, in information technology.

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TestOut Corporation review by Dee Dee C.
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"Exceptional Customer Service and Continuous Improvement "

What do you like best?

Without a doubt, the best thing about Testout is the customer service. Our account executive is fantastic, and I couldn't ask for a better person to work with. He is prompt and attentive and goes out of his way to help meet our needs however he can. I try and encourage my instructors to reach out to the customer service department for help. They are always willing to help however they can. Unlike many vendors, Testout doesn't "make excuses", they make "solutions."

What do you dislike?

Possibly more content areas - some of the higher level networking concepts would be good - but I can also see that there would be a lower customer base for this content so it's understandable. However, Cloud Computing and maybe some software development content would be intriguing.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Infrastructure and content design is very helpful.

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TestOut Corporation review by Robert P.
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"Assistant Professor"

What do you like best?

Convenience of online experience and potential for certification at the end of each course.

What do you dislike?

Not so much myself as it is the students' constant complaining about the "talking head." Not much interaction, scenery doesn't change, teacher doesn't change shirt, back ground is constant. Biggest complaint - Too Plain Wrapper.

Recommendations to others considering the product

This is a great resource to either use as a stand alone course or to supplement courses already offered. Certification practice tests and exams at the end are always helpful as well.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Lack of faculty at college to support broad spectrum of courses offered while preventing teacher burnout rate. With only two active faculty and a host of adjuncts, the potential is high for attrition and as such, TestOut alleviates this issue allowing us more time for other objectives while sustaining current class offerings.

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TestOut Corporation review by Administrator
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"Software and Support"

What do you like best?

The TestOut account executive, Jared Skelton, has gone above and beyond to provide information and answer questions regarding use of the software and providing assistance to students. The Tech Support answers quickly and is always helpful. The program provides students have the opportunities to review the training through seeing it, practicing the skills, and receiving the necessary feedback. In addition, the students can complete the training around their own schedule. The program doesn't require downloading or uploading and the course can be completed from anywhere.

What do you dislike?

I feel the MS Office training is too broad from beginning skills to more intermediate and advanced levels. For students with little prior knowledge, this can be challenging to learn. My one recommendation would be to have the ability to easily view test scores without downloading them. I would also like to be able to schedule all the exams prior to the course starting so students can see all the pending exams immediately. Currently, the instructor has to schedule groups of students to an exam since they are not all purchasing the software at the same time.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Excellent way to train students and employees to better their MS Office skills.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Students gain confidence in understanding MS Office and computer concepts for their jobs, college coursework, and future careers. Students who are working and unable to attend class in person can take these courses and work on them at home. This provides flexibility to online users and allows more students to complete the course.

TestOut Corporation review by Mari Jayne F.
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"TestOut LabSims"

What do you like best?

The chapters in Network Pro and PC Pro cover a vast amount of information related to a foundation course. The simulations are terrific.

What do you dislike?

In Network Pro, I do not cover:

Chapter 6 - Switch Mgmt

Chapter 7 - Routing

Chapter 12 - Policies & Procedures

Chapter 16 - Network Optimization

There is not enough time to cover these chapters as we have 14 weeks to do so. I have mentioned this to Steve Eller 2 years ago to see if something could be done to insure Chapters 6 & 7 are NOT on the Network Pro exam. We are are a Cisco Academy and these areas are covered in more detail with hands-on labs in CET 1600 and 1610.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We work very closely with our varied business communities training students for employment. We prep our students for CompTIA certifications which our local businesses require.

TestOut Corporation review by Administrator
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"Classroom altering."

What do you like best?

Using TestOUT puts the learning experience into the hands of the students. With follow-up hands on labs I am able to spend a closer one-on-one relationship with the students. It also gives our classroom for our new Simulated Workplace experiences and time for other certifications required by out state, like the NOCTI and OSHA-10.

What do you dislike?

Nothing with TestOUT, my dislike is that some of my students don't see the excellent opportunity in gaining a certification.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If your skeptical, at least try it!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Student Certifications! When my junior and senior high schools students graduate they have had an opportunity to gain three TestOUT Certifications as well as the NOCTI - Computer Repair Technology 4515 and the OSHA-10 General Safety.

TestOut Corporation review by Administrator
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"Issues require product users to be proactive"

What do you like best?

Responsiveness of the technical support staff when updates are requested. Tech Support seems genuinely empathetic and motivated to solve problems.

What do you dislike?

Considering how many installs of the TestOut product there are in well known LMS software there seems to be more broken than functioning between them. LMS can't reach TestOut - TestOut doesn't return grades to LMS. These have been nagging issues with multiple accounts over years of use.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Glitches happen. Be prepared to proactively engage tech support and do NOT play email tag. Get on your phone and talk to them. They are friendly and capable. You need to engage and be a part of the solution.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

online learning of new hires

TestOut Corporation review by Alex W. B.
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"Testout has been a great learning tool for my students to learn."

What do you like best?

Short and concise exam questions. It is always best to have chunk questions instead of a library of questions.

What do you dislike?

At the very end the Practice Certification exam questions is too lengthy. 250 questions as an example, It should be broken down to 50 question banks!

Recommendations to others considering the product

Be patient, it takes time to learn the application.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Testout accommodates the number of users needed during the enrollment process, while the process takes a week or 2 before classes are totally formed.

TestOut Corporation review by Administrator
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"Helping Students with the Best Bang for the Buck"

What do you like best?

Grading is handled perfectly and lessons are complete and accurate. The Cop-Tia certification insures the students will get value from the course, regardless of which certification they pursue.

What do you dislike?

Lack of Customizing Course to better handle the demands of my course.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are looking for the best bang for buck in education students on certified Comp-Tia courses but offering the whole process online, look no further than TestOut.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Integrating their product with our in-house system. Immediate response that was both helpful and timely. They are hands down the best company I have dealt with in regards to support.

TestOut Corporation review by Thomas T.
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"Best training software available"

What do you like best?

The lab simulations allow me to provide real world situations to my students without having to assemble that much hardware in my lab.

What do you dislike?

There is really nothing to dislike with Testout.

Recommendations to others considering the product

TestOut has completely changed the way we educate our students.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Inexpensive, high quality training for students. Testout has allowed us to lower student costs as textbooks are no longer needed

TestOut Corporation review by Robert S.
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"Testout teaches to the greatest number of modalities."

What do you like best?

The diversity of methods used by Testout to get the information across makes learning as easy as possible.

What do you dislike?

Testout could do a better job of proof reading the material;, especially at launch.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Try it, talk with their staff and you'll switch. Good student outcomes as well.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Lower costs versus physical textbooks. Keeping up with the changes in industry.

TestOut Corporation review by Administrator
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"Using Testout products for over 10 years"

What do you like best?

Testout Labsim products feature the best simulations of any we have tried or tested.

What do you dislike?

While the fact sheets are useful and accurate, an additional explanation would be helpful for those students who do not view the videos or read the accompanying transcripts.

Recommendations to others considering the product

A quality product line and great people with which to work. Our students are pleased with the quality of the curriculum.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use Testout products for five courses in our IT curriculum. The cost to students is reasonable, even more so that many textbooks.

TestOut Corporation review by Administrator
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"Great learning tool"

What do you like best?

Mix of explanations, demonstrations, exams and simulation challenges that support student's learning goals and match the certification objectives.

What do you dislike?

Practice exam questions should be refreshed often to give students a better idea of how high expectations certification exams have.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Use it and you will learn

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Is used as a companion tool for our classes. By complementing the in-class delivery with self-paced and online resources, students have better exposure to understand the subjects presented and review the learning on an ongoing basis.

TestOut Corporation review by Steven M.
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"Excellent Certification Prep App"

What do you like best?

The stimulations are very update to date.

What do you dislike?

Would like to see power points added to courses.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Keeps students current on industry changes.

TestOut Corporation review by Administrator
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"LabSim products are the best available!"

What do you like best?

The interactive labs and the fact that the students do not have to install other software products (Microsoft Office for example) onto their computers.

What do you dislike?

Could be more customization available to instructor.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Teaching online classes while being able to offer real-world "hands-on" experiences.

TestOut Corporation review by Administrator
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"will the software help you pass the test"

What do you like best?

the software engine worked without error. Lots of questions in the bank. Lab simulator eliminated the need to set up test network

What do you dislike?

The questions did little to help me better understand the material or pass the test

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Passing IT certification exams

TestOut Corporation review by Administrator
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"My Review"

What do you like best?

Student interface and the labs. Complete solution

What do you dislike?

The administrative functionality for the instructor. Needs better integration with Canvas. Sometimes a bit too much information. The videos could be less lengthy and more animated and exciting.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Easy student ordering.

TestOut Corporation review by Administrator
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"Testout is a major part of our curriculum. "

What do you like best?

The interactive labs that aids student learning and involvement

What do you dislike?

Desktop Pro, tends to freeze up on some of labs

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Certifications When students pass Testout's certifications they are more motivated to succeed with comptia's

TestOut Corporation review by Administrator
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"The offer high quality material and their customer service is very good."

What do you like best?

The high quality materials. Easy for students to use.

What do you dislike?

Not being able to contact someone right away

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Great resource to instructors and students

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