[lpi-discuss] Hosting an Exam Lab event - what does it take?
dhorton at speakeasy.net
Wed Oct 19 15:34:23 EDT 2005
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Alan McKinnon [mailto:alan at linuxholdings.co.za]
> Sent: Wednesday, October 19, 2005 06:53 PM
> To: lpi-discuss at lpi.org
> Subject: Re: [lpi-discuss] Hosting an Exam Lab event - what does it take?
> On Wednesday, 19 October 2005 18:40, David Horton wrote:
> > Hi,
> > A college in my area has expressed an interest in hosting an Exam
> > Lab event. What are the procedures for getting this type of thing
> > rolling?
> Hi Dave,
> I've done this myself a time or three, so I can give some tips. The
> most important one:
> All you need are candidates. Everything falls into place after that.
> You need proctor(s), Scott already answered how to find out if these
> are available. One proctor can handle up to 35 people at one sitting,
> so simply arithmetic tells you how many of them you need.
> You need a space for the examinees to write in, with desks or tables -
> a typical exam setting as used in schools/colleges is best. If you
> have multiple sittings, pay some attention to keeping the candidates
> separate so candidates don't discuss the exam questions in earshot of
> those who haven't written yet.
> LPI's process is remarkably easy with a distinct lack of any kind of
> red tape. It literally is as easy as getting the candidates together,
> and the proctor arrives with the papers.
> I take the college will go the paper-based exam route? If they want
> computer based testing it would probably be easier to negotiate a
> bulk deal with a Prometric or Thomson-VUE accredited centre
Actually the college is a Prometric testing site, but the feeling is
that it would be a bonus to students to hold an exam lab a couple weeks
after the end of the course. It seems that exam labs run about $25 per
person whereas Prometric is $100 or more.
Thanks for the tips Alan.
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