Training and evaluation of employees. A real story

Investing in continuous training and evaluation of employees is a reality. Organizations invest increasingly into their most valuable resource: Their people, the soul of the organization.

Following the successful completion of the training and evaluation of the KEK ELTA employees, we are delighted to accept our assessment by Mr. Christos Papakonstantinou, Director of Administration & Training at KEK ELTA S.A.

We thank him for his kind words!

Read the assessment of Mr. Papakonstantinou:

“KEK ELTA chose TEST4U for the training and evaluation of employees’ skills in Office applications. Investing in People is always the best investment therefore had to rely on a top tool to be 100% sure for the quality of the result.
Initially, employees were trained using the specialized video lessons by TEST4U at the syllabus of our choice, then practiced at TEST4U, so as to consolidate the new syllabus in the most efficient way, and finally employees were evaluated again with the help of TEST4U to get quantitative data for the success of the project.

Regarding our cooperation with infolearn, I would like to focus on the very good communication we have had as well as the immediate response to our requests.

In the context of the positive impressions we have gained from the use of the TEST4U platform, I must focus in particular on the flexibility that TEST4U has given us, as the syllabus has been tailored to our needs, employees had the chance to login and train/practice wherever they wish, while at all times we had a full picture of the progress of the employees.

For all the above reasons the TEST4U platform was considered the best training and evaluation solution. Thanks to the TEST4U team and we hope to renew our cooperation in the future.”

 

Vimeo Video Uploader WordPress Plugin

Have you ever needed to upload a large video to your WordPress site?

You can upload it on your server and burden it with streaming the video to all your visitors.
You can also end up having your server stream a 4K video to a low resolution smart phone.

The only choice is the video streaming services.

Vimeo is one of them.

The process of adding a video to your post using Vimeo is a little cumbersome.

You first have to upload the video to Vimeo, copy its URL and then return to your WordPress site and paste that URL to your post.

If you use videos in your post a lot, you can understand the need for a more efficient way.

Our Vimeo Video Upload plugin is adding a button to your edit post page.

 

 

By clicking this button, you can just drag and drop the video you want. That video is then automatically uploaded to your Vimeo account and added to your post.

If you change your mind and want to remove the video, you have the option to automatically remove it from Vimeo as well.

Settings

Login to your Vimeo account and create a new App. Follow the instructions from the Vimeo Developer Guide:

Registering your app

Uploading videos through the API always happens in the context of an application. Even if you’re just sending us HTTP requests from a command line, we assume that there’s an app associated with these requests. So the first order of business is to register your app:

  1. Log into your Vimeo account, and go to your My Apps page at developer.vimeo.com/apps.
  2. Click Create an app. Your browser goes to the Create a New App page.
  3. Fill out the brief registration form, and click or tap Create app.

Once created, your app will appear in the list on your My Apps page.

Requesting upload access

Registering your app unlocks many different API features. But for uploading videos specifically, you’ll need to get access before moving forward. To do so, reach out to our moderation team:

  1. From the My Apps page, click the name of your app. Your browser goes to the Details page for this app.
  2. Find the Upload Access heading, and click the Request Upload Access link. Your browser goes to the Request Upload Permissions page.
  3. Provide some basic information about your project, and click Request Upload Access.

Then copy the App ID, Client ID, Client Secret, Access Token from Vimeo and paste them in the settings section of our Plugin.

 

You are ready to go.

 

Want to learn more? Contact us.

Front-End Vimeo Video Uploader plugin

Do you have a LearnDash LMS WordPress site?

Do you use the Front-End Course Creation plugin by Wisdmlabs?

Then you would come across the need to upload a large video lecture.

You can upload that lecture on your server and burden it with streaming the video to all your students, but you can also end up having your server stream a 4K video to a low resolution smart phone.

The only viable choice is to use a video streaming service.

Vimeo is one of them.

The process of adding a video lecture to your course using Vimeo is a little cumbersome.

You first have to upload the video to Vimeo, copy its URL and then return to your Course Creation page and paste that URL to your course.

If you have a lot of video lectures in your course, you can understand the need for a more efficient way.

Our Front-End Vimeo Video Uploader plugin is adding a new area to your Front-End Course Creation page.

By clicking this button, you can just drag and drop the video you want in that area. That video is then automatically uploaded to your Vimeo account and added to your course.

If you change your mind and want to remove the video, you have the option to automatically remove it from Vimeo as well.

Settings

Login to your Vimeo account and create a new App. Follow the instructions from the Vimeo Developer Guide:

Registering your app

Uploading videos through the API always happens in the context of an application. Even if you’re just sending us HTTP requests from a command line, we assume that there’s an app associated with these requests. So the first order of business is to register your app:

  1. Log into your Vimeo account, and go to your My Apps page at developer.vimeo.com/apps.
  2. Click Create an app. Your browser goes to the Create a New App page.
  3. Fill out the brief registration form, and click or tap Create app.

Once created, your app will appear in the list on your My Apps page.

Requesting upload access

Registering your app unlocks many different API features. But for uploading videos specifically, you’ll need to get access before moving forward. To do so, reach out to our moderation team:

  1. From the My Apps page, click the name of your app. Your browser goes to the Details page for this app.
  2. Find the Upload Access heading, and click the Request Upload Access link. Your browser goes to the Request Upload Permissions page.
  3. Provide some basic information about your project, and click Request Upload Access.

Then copy the App ID, Client ID, Client Secret, Access Token from Vimeo and paste them in the settings section of our Plugin.

You are ready to go.

Want to learn more? Contact us.

Congratulations Efi for your MOS World Championship success!

I think it goes without saying that I thank the man who helped me get here!

but I would also like to thank Mr. Stelios Lambropoulos, who supported us in this effort, providing the Greek mission with TEST4U one of the best simulators in the world!

MOS World Championship is a test that requires not only experience and knowledge but also critical ability and perception! By working with test4u, a student can only win from it!

Since it not only covers the whole application spectrum with questions of all levels but also works as an independent teacher through video-solutions in every question!

Helps the user learn and practice!

It is our honor to have this simulator in Greece!

Είναι νομίζω αυτονόητο το ευχαριστώ στον άνθρωπο που με βοήθησε να φτάσω ως εδώ! θα ήθελα, όμως, να ευχαριστήσω πολύ…

Gepostet von Έφη Ζιώτα am Dienstag, 28. August 2018

 

100 Free coupons for the Udemy TEST4U course “MOS Excel Expert 2016 Microsoft Certification Exam 77=728”

The first 100 visitors get a free coupon for “MOS Excel Expert 2016 Microsoft Certification Exam 77=728”.
Well, that is just a preview of the TEST4U course “MOS Excel Expert 2016 Microsoft Certification Exam 77=728”, which is available at Udemy.
Use the following coupon code to claim yours now!

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The first 100 visitors get a free coupon for “MOS Excel Expert 2016 Microsoft Certification Exam 77=728”.Well, that is just a preview of the TEST4U course “MOS Excel Expert 2016 Microsoft Certification Exam 77=728”, which is available at Udemy. Use the following coupon code to claim yours now! https://www.udemy.com/mos-excel-expert-2016-microsoft-certification-exam-77-728/?couponCode=FB82018Valid until 31/8/2018

Gepostet von TEST4U am Montag, 6. August 2018

 

 

The road to the MOS certification (2013 and 2016)

(The character of the following story is fictional, but is inspired on feedback from TEST4U customers)

The best hunter is defined by its prey. Nowadays, the best hunters are those who hunted down the best, most well-paying job. MOS certifications is one of the weapons of these modern- day hunters.

 

 

 

First attempt

When I decided to hunt for a MOS certification in Excel 2013, my first action was to go to Microsoft’s site and order the official study guide. To be on the safe side, I also googled it to see my other options.

 My first search terms were “Practice for the MOS exam” and “Questions for the MOS exam”.

I found the books that were among the first results, ordered them also and began studying.

Pretty soon I realized that reading about it wasn’t going to be enough, so back to Google it was.

Practice Tests for MOS exam” was the search term which landed me to Certiport’s site. There it was. The solution to my problem. Gmetrix.

It is a hands-on training solution for the MOS exams. I paid it, downloaded the software and began practicing.

I completed all the tests it had. I pinpointed my weak spots and I run the tests again. I ignored a few questions and at last I found the first of the questions I wanted to emphasize.

I continued this routine until I have completed all my available test re-runs. Gmetrix allows certain number of tests to be run and when you spent that number you no longer have access to the tests.

So, I went for my first try. I failed.

I was devastated, but not enough to make me stop trying.

Meanwhile Microsoft had launched their MOS 2016 certifications, so I decided to go for the latest.

 

 

Second Attempt

Back to Google.

Failed on the MOS exam. What now?” was my first search term, which didn’t offer any serious results. “Examples of the MOS Exam 2016”, “Actual MOS 2016 exam questions” were my second and third searches to try to find some questions of old tests. I found some and studied them, along with a new subscription to Gmetrix.

MOS 2016 introduced a new examination type. Now the whole examination was one multi-project question.

The time for the second try on the MOS beast was there, and defeat was as bitter as the first time.

I had to try a different perspective, find something else, something new, something better.

 

Third Attempt

Google was my weapon of choice again and the search term this time was “Alternative to Gmetrix”.

Among the results was TEST4U. It seemed the same as Gmetrix but I decided to give it a go.

I went on to buy it and found the first difference. TEST4U had some kind of time charging instead of test repetitions. I opted in for the 15 hours and bought it.

I downloaded the software and installed it, pretty much like I did with Gmetrix.

The first surprise was when I launched the program and clicked on the MOS EXCEL 2016 product I had bought.

TEST4U asked to assess my abilities (benchmark test they called it). I went for it. I had studied so long for the MOS exams that I was sure to ace it. It was also a way for me to assess the level and the difficulty of their questions.

The result was enlightening. It was at about the same percentage I had scored at my last failed MOS exam.

Then there was the second surprise.

There were no tests, at least not in the form I used to see them in Gmetrix.

There were only skill categories as they were shown in the official MOS exam syllabus. Each category had a massive number of questions to train on. This way I could train to the part of the syllabus I was lacking.

First, I went through all of the questions in all categories to have a better idea of where was my real problem and then focused on the categories I wanted. I could even focus on certain questions if I needed.

And then I was mind blown. TEST4U had videos of the solution for each of the questions, for me to see and find out what exactly I was doing wrong. Hundreds of videos at my disposal.

My 15 hours were diminishing and I started to worry that they were not going to be enough but then I realized that as I was focusing on certain categories, and as I was acquiring the missing skills the rate of time-spending, fell drastically.

Line graphs beside each category showed my progress in it and a general graph showed my total progress. They even had questions simulating the MOS 2016 exam environment.

I thought that that was the end of the surprises but I was mistaken.

The moment I passed a certain percentage in my general progress, TEST4U proposed that I should take one of the two available assessment test that would help me realize if I was ready for the exam. I took the test and the final score made me realize the improvement from that initial benchmark test. Note here that the assessment test was an exam simulation, with different projects than the exam simulations that I had practiced on.

I decided to spend all of the time I had left to be readier and went for the exam.

The third time was the charm. The MOS certification was mine.

 

Conclusion

I cannot say whether I would have passed the exam the third time if I had studied with gmetrix instead of TEST4U. It is possible.

What I can be sure though is that I could have passed the exam the first time if I had known of TEST4U and the reason for my belief is its perspective. It is not a software made to bombard you with tests targeting solely on the success in the exam. It is a software dedicated to help you acquire the necessary skills.

Success in the exams comes as a collateral … benefit.