Archive for September, 2004

Support Questions: Internet Connections Requirements

Monday, September 20th, 2004

Scintill wrote:


Hi,

I am interested in buying GMAT simulator for my gmat practice, but I don't
have a internet connection at my home.

Can you clarify some of my doubts.
1.Is there any other way I can access your test material without internet.

2.If I use your gmat simulator from my friends house or internet cafe and If
the internet connection gets disconnected in the middle of the exam, can i
continue the test ..
Because I don't know whether I will get a 4 hours continous internet
connection in my place.

3.If i wish to take the same test again for various reason can i do it. or
Is one test charged for one testing session. ?

Thanks,
Scintill

Hi Scintill,

Thank you for your interest in our GMAT Simulator. I’ll try to answer your questions below.

You will need to connect to the Internet initially in order to login to the exam. The simulator software will download the entire question pool as it launches and after the exam begins you will not need to be connected to the Internet. After your session is complete, the software will attempt to connect again in order to save your results, but if it fails it will simply continue without saving.

A broken connection will not affect your test session. You only need to be connected at the beginning when you login and at the end when the software attempts to save your results.

You can access your saved session in order to review your questions, answers, score, timing information, explanations, etc… at any time after completing a simulated session. However, each new session requires a new access code because each session is unique and generates a different set of questions based on the performance of the test taker.



I hope these are satisfactory answers to your questions, if you need any more information please do not hesitate to contact us.

Sincerely,

Rick Jones



User Support

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GMAT Software Supports Candidates with Disabilities

Thursday, September 9th, 2004
New Software Aids GMAT Candidates with Disabilities

GMAT candidates who qualify for nonstandard testing options under the disability guidelines of the Graduate Management Admission Council now have the opportunity to practice under realistic conditions using the latest release of CAT Prep’s popular GMAT Simulator software.

September 9, 2004 — CAT Prep, an online educational software and services provider, today announced the immediate availability of the first GMAT simulator to provide authentic support for students with disabilities. This new version of CAT Prep’s simulator offers prospective business school candidates the ability to practice with the same nonstandard configuration options available to them when they sit for the actual GMAT.

“The Graduate Management Admission Council makes several accommodations available to test takers with documented disabilities, but until now, there have been no study-aids available to recreate these nonstandard accommodations. Candidates with disabilities have not had the opportunity to practice for the computer-adaptive GMAT under realistic conditions,” said Project Manager, Cindy Anderson. “CAT Prep is proud to be the first to introduce an authentic GMAT experience for the thousands of GMAT students with dyslexia, ADHD, physical impairments, or learning disabilities who qualify for special accommodations under GMAC’s guidelines.”

This latest release of the CAT Prep GMAT Simulator also accounts for the rule change of July 1, 2004 that specifies test takers who have been approved for extended testing time due to qualifying disabilities will be accommodated on a section-by-section basis when they sit for the GMAT. To support this change in GMAT Disability Services’ guidelines, the simulator allows qualifying candidates to adjust the time allotted for each section of the GMAT based on the nature of their disability.

The new version of the popular GMAT simulation software is available to students and instructors worldwide and allows non-disabled and disabled GMAT candidates to practice sitting for the GMAT under the same conditions they will experience when they sit for the actual exam.

More information and access to the simulator software is available on the CATPrep.com GMAT Simulator Homepage. Instructors, tutors, or other third-party resellers interested in incorporating the software into their course offerings should visit the GMAT Service Providers Homepage for more details.