chapter  23
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Good examination practice and revision

WithKevin Smith

With proper preparation everyone has the ability to pass any inspection and testing assessment. Modern inspection and testing exams can take three different forms: on-line multiple-choice, on-line short answer, and written. In the past the inspection and testing examination was a formal written exam, where the candidate was given a question paper and had to write the answers out long hand in an answer booklet made up of sheets of lined paper. On-line assessments have the advantage of a more structured format and turnaround times are now down to a matter of days. Although on-line assessments do add a degree of difficulty for those with limited IT skills, generally they are seen as a much easier option when compared with the old written exams. The contents of all practical assessments follow the same format. Often candidates use their own home or build a test rig to allow them to practise.