MS ACCESS 2013 Certification-related Info


GMetrix for MOS Practice Testing

Summer Quarter, 2014, Seattle Central has Certiport Voucher w Retake codes provided with the tuition for MIC120: Introduction to MS Access 2013. This MOS study and practice testing is on-your own, and not covered/presented in MIC120. However, the book we are using in MIC120, Microsoft Access 2013 Certification Guide, provides Access 2013 coverage that is in line with the GMetrix MOS certification test.

Get Started

EMAIL ME for your GMetrix Access code and Testing Validation number.

SIGN UP for your free online GMetrix Account with your GMetrix number.

  • GO TO: http://www.gmetrix.net/Login.aspx
  • REGISTER a new Account

Using GMetrix on Seattle Central computers (Computer Lab)

You can do all your GMetrix work at Seattle Central, if you don't have a PC at home, or don't have MS Access 2010 or 2013 at home.

  • CLICK the Start icon on the PC's bottom-of-the-screen taskbar.
  • CHOOSE All Programs, then LOOK for the MIC Resources folder
  • In the MIC Resources folder, CHOOSE the GMetrix folder, then the 2nd icon (for the GMetrix SMS Client)
  • LOG IN to the GMetrix SMSClient with the same login and password you set up for your free GMetrix account.
  • INPUT the GMetrix code I emailed you when asked.
  • SELECT Microsoft Access from the program dropdown list.
  • CHOOSE Training mode or Testing mode.
  • CHOOSE a Question Pool.
  • Have fun.

Download GMetrix on Home Computer for Home Use

DOWNLOAD the GMetrix client: GO TO http://www.gmetrix.net/manage/Access/download.aspx to download the GMetrix client for your HOME computer

  • Supported operating systemsWindows Vista Service Pack 2, Windows 7, Windows 8. NOT MACs unless they run THESE operating systems.
  • Required existing software: .NET Framework 4.0 or newer. Full installation of the version of Microsoft Office that you are practicing with (2010 or 2013). Adobe Flash Player 10 or newer is required for all Add-In practice tests.
  • Connection Required: GMetrix SMS requires a high-speed internet connection.
  • CHECK OUT the Student Tutorial Video to set up the GMetrix program on your computer.

Activate your GMetrix Account

  • OPEN your GMetrix SMS client at home.
  • LOG IN to the GMetrix SMSClient with the same login and password you set up for your free GMetrix account.
  • INPUT the GMetrix code I emailed you when asked.
  • SELECT Microsoft Access from the program dropdown list.
  • CHOOSE Training mode or Testing mode.
  • CHOOSE a Question Pool.
  • Have fun. :0)

Using GMetrix

Testing and Training Modes

GMetrix offers two modes for practice tests - Training mode and Testing mode.

  • Training mode allows practice tests with prompts and hints.
  • Testing mode allows practice tests with no hints - just like the real thing.
  • You need GMetrix to be installed on your home computer for use.
  • Your home computer needs to have either MS Office (Access) 2010 or 2013
  • GO TO http://www.gmetrix.net/manage/Access/Support/testingandtraining.aspx for more information and steps.

How to Redeem a Validation Code

  • NOTE: Seattle Central is NOT scheduling testing and proctors until Fall Quarter. It is recommended you wait until then, even if you are practicing the tests now. You will want to contact BITCA's Michael Taylor in Fall Quarter to learn the schedule.