uCertify: Not another exam preparation software

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The software development business is a fast paced world.

If you don't update your knowledge you'll easily become less relevant.

A certification can help you differentiate yourself in today's competitive job market, broaden your employment opportunities by displaying your advanced skills, and result in higher earning potential.

uCertify is a company that provides IT certification preparation PrepKits for all major companies such as Microsoft, IBM, Sun, Oracle, CompTIA, Cisco, Adobe, ISC-2, EC-Council, LPI and CIW.

They kindly offered me the opportunity to review one of their PrepKits. Since I've been developing web solutions with C# for 4 years, I chose the "Web Applications with C# .NET" PrepKit.

After I followed the uCertify plan, from beginning to the end, I felt much more confident about my .NET skills. I felt this way because not only I've refreshed my memory about important concepts and tested my knowledge with practice tests, but I also reviewed my performance so I could fine tune the areas that needed more work.

I invite you to come with me and discover what a uCertify PrepKit is all about.

This is not another exam preparation software. uCertify's preparation kits offer much more than practice tests.

uCertify offers a learning platform where you can enhance, test and take your knowledge to the next level.

This learning platform is based on a plan that is divided into four critical areas:

  1. Study and learn
  2. Practice tests
  3. Track your progress
  4. Enhance your understanding

Study and learn

An ancient Chinese proverb says tell me and I'll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I'll understand.

That is exactly what uCertify does in the Study and learn area.

uCertify's Study and Learn area

It involves you in the learning process by explaining the key concepts that you need to know to pass the final test.

A chapter of the Study and Learn area

uCertify will also prompt you to answer to a fully interactive pop quiz. This helps you to learn the technical terms, concepts and definitions etc., that are essential for the real exams in a test-like environment.

A pop quiz shows up while you're studying

Remember, that the real fight is won in the practice days not in the match day. So, the more you sweat in the Study and Learn area the less you will bleed in the Test area.

Practice tests

Practice is the best of all instructors - Publilius Syrus

The Practice tests area is designed for you to evaluate the quality of the work that you did in the Study and Learn area.

The pratice test area

The uCertify PrepKit comes with Diagnostic Tests that will help you find out how well prepared you are for the real exams and identify your weak points. This way, you can build up your weaknesses until they become your strong points.

You can choose your preferences for the test such as the number of questions, the test duration and the passing score.

The first page of a diagnostic test

Depending on the test mode that you've chosen, the PrepKit engine will provide immediate feedback after each answer.

Reviewing the answer to a question of a diagnostic test

At the end of the test, the PrepKit engine will not only show you the correct and wrong answers that you entered but it will also explain you why the answer is correct or wrong.

The PrepKit also comes with 6 Practice tests that simulate the environment and type of questions that you'll find in the final test.

The Final test is designed to be your final preparation before the exam and the last challenge before you pass your real exam at the first attempt.

The Adaptive test is a special type of test. Like the suggests, in this type of test, the PrepKit engine will choose the next question based on your answer and difficulty level of the previous one.

The Custom test exits for you to test your skills according to your needs. You can choose your questions based on a topic, study note or case study.

Track your progress

You can't control what you can't measure - Tom DeMarco

The track your progress area is divided into 2 sub-areas: Test History and the Readiness Report.

The track your progress area

In the Test History sub-area you have access to your exam preparation performance over time.

Inside the Test History sub-area

It helps you review your progress with the help of a wide array of data:
  • Number of tests completed
  • List of all the types of tests you have taken
  • The date on which you took a particular test
  • The result for a test
  • Your score in percentage for a test
  • The uCertify remark for the test
From here you can review and take a retest of all or only the questions you have marked wrong in a test.

The Readiness Report sub-area , as the name suggests, tells you if you're ready for the real thing.

Enhance your understanding

Knowledge has to be improved, challenged, and increased constantly, or it vanishes - Peter F. Drucker

To help you take your knowledge to the next level, uCertify PrepKit comes with a section called enhance your understanding. In this area you will remember the exam objectives, browse through 210 flash cards containing key exam concepts, study notes, expert articles, study tips from the pros and a series of how to.


I'm thinking about taking a certification. To help me succeed I will definitely count with uCertify PrepKits.

uCertify have gone well beyond the call of duty delivering a learning platform where you can enhance, test and take your knowledge to the next level using a simple and intuitive user-interface.

uCertify gives a 10% discount for all BCoelho2000's Software Adventures. Just use the code UPG033.

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