*** For UNC Charlotte students only ***
You will take all the exams on SimNet. It is a
performance-based testing and training platform. The SimNet
package is available at the bookstore. The package contains a
registration number required for access to the testing
Click on the links below for specific instructions regarding
You will need the registration number included in the Triad
Interactive SimNet for Office 2007 Office Suite Registration
Card to register for SimNet.
Please go to
https://uncc.simnetonline.com to register for SimNet.
You can download the SimNet Registration and Login Tutorial
You can access SimNet from home or campus by pointing your
Be sure to exit SimNet properly by
button on the main screen. You should never exit the program by
closing Windows. If you minimize the program or leave it open
on your desktop, but behind another window, anyone can sit down
at that PC and change your password.
SimNet contains a Self-Study module that provides access to
several guided self-paced labs. Each lab also allows access to
an interactive glossary of terms.
Taking a Test
You must be on campus in a designated lab to take official
SimNet exams. The following is basic information you must be
familiar with before taking an exam in SimNet.
For more information, check out
Each SimNet exam will be timed. There
is a clock on the bottom of the screen and you should keep it in
mind as you work. Tasks have been chosen to test your skill and
it is assumed you can finish the test in the time allowed.
Running out of time before finishing will not be a valid reason
for retaking the exam.
As with any computer and especially those on a network, at
times the computer locks up or the network crashes. If this
happens, reboot your computer and log back onto SimNet. You will
see a message that an uncompleted exam was detected and you will
be given a chance to restart it. If it is a practice test you
will be able to restart it on your own; if it is an official
exam, the proctor will need to reenter the exam password. At
this point you need to realize the test tasks have been
reorganized and the clock is set to the time remaining when the
lockup occurred. You will not have lost any time.
When you finish the exam, the SimNet program will give
you a score. Your responses in the exam are recorded by SimNet.
You can review your answers in a given time period.
You must be familiar with how SimNet works, both in the
objective question and the task mode. You can do this by taking
and retaking practice tests. You can even purposely miss a
question/task and see how SimNet reacts. There is a difference
in how SimNet will work depending on the situation – objective
question vs. task.
On the Excel and Access SimNet exam you will be given
chances to get each question right. For some questions, some of the ways of
doing things (like for example using a right mouse click to
bring up a shortcut menu) may not work, so you will need to know
multiple ways to accomplish tasks. Make sure that you read the
instructions carefully and, when you have to type something in,
make sure that you have it properly spelled.