By Carlos Molina
Today Apiexam is receiving requests for a simulator of the API 653 exam. It was designed by me and built by Bareta. It features 48 API 653 questions in a multiple choice question format.
It runs on Windows Vista, 2008, 7, 8 and 2012. It should be preferablly used in operative systems of 64bits, although it can work in 32bits environments.
This software mimics the experience you will have in the real exam, which I think is the most important use of the software at this stage in your study: getting familiar with the computer based testing environment. The software will show you a simplified tutorial screen in the likes of the actual tutorial (the real one has several pages, while this has only one). You can mark the questions where you have any doubt for later review. if you notice you have problems with any specific question, go open your book and answer it, and put that question into your flashcard software.
It has only 50 questions in multiple choice format, because it is a beta version. It will have an upgrade the fastest possible to the most possible quantity of questions. Remember I have by now created 240 questions from the subjects in the BOK. To receive your copy, write your mail to me and I well send it to you in the span of 1-2 business days. If you write your mail in the form below, you will not receive any more mails regarding any other subject. I won´t collect any personal data.
Be aware that this form will work like a subscribing list, so you will have to confirm by entering to your mail account. (I haven´t mastered in internet skills yet) But it will only be used once for the software.
These are 2 screen captures of the software.
In the actual exam, API is the sponsor, which has invested other enterprise with the task of administering the exam. This other enterprise will have then facilities and expert personnel to watch over the test. Be ready to be frisked, at least visually, as you are not permitted to ingress foods, pens or electronic equipment (only eyeglasses are allowed). The test lasts 4 hours, which is much more of the time you actually need if you study enough. They will let you go to the bathroom or let you go retrieve your cellphone, but they may be overseeing your call.
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Thanks and good study.