Help and Frequently Asked Questions

Why do you allow community contributed content and questions?

Skillset allows community members to edit questions, contribute new questions, rate the quality of questions, grade test items and provide feedback to other users.blooms-taxonomy

When you contribute a question, you are actually testing your own knowledge of a subject. It is impossible to craft a quality test question without deep knowledge of a subject. A wealth of academic research has been done on Scales of Understanding, showing that when you can apply your knowledge in the form of a question, you have mastered a subject.

While you may encounter some poorly crafted questions on Skillset (which are quickly filtered out and deleted), the sum of all of the community contributed content provides an astounding insight into the zeitgeist of a particular high stakes exam. The “Wisdom of Crowds” effect, when properly moderated, ensures that the content for each high stakes exam is always current, topical and of high quality.

So go ahead. Give it a try. Challenge yourself by trying to create a great question. See how it improves your understanding of a topic.

 

I found a question that is incorrect or not appropriate. What should I do?

Skillset constantly evaluates test question items for quality algorithmically using feedback from our users. Simply answering and viewing a question gives Skillset data to feed our deep learning engine. If we detect that a question is the wrong difficulty for the current level it is in, we move it to the appropriate skill level. If we detect that a question is of low quality, we will delete it and prevent it from being shown to other users.

If you encounter a question you feel is incorrect or inappropriate, feel free to edit the question and fix it. This aids in your understanding of the topic being tested. You can also rate the question, using the star rating, which accelerates the question quality promotion or demotion within the system.

New or poorly rated questions don’t count towards your Exam Readiness, so don’t fret, just move on.

 

Why should I answer a peer assessment question?

Multiple choice test questions are flawed. They are wildly popular because solely because they are easy to design and can be graded by machines, NOT because they are a better test of knowledge. A multiple choice correct answer can be guessed, gamed, and often knowledge of “how to answer” the question is more important than a deep understanding of the topic being tested on. We have all experienced this in our lives, and there is much written about it. Even though the exam you are preparing for may not require essay or hands-on testing, there is no better test of your own mastery of a subject than to answer a complex item related to a key concept in written form. This can take many forms:

  • A short essay question
  • Analyze a set of data and come to a conclusion
  • Perform a hands-on task correctly and report output

The goal of Skillset is to guarantee you pass your high stakes exam. On the first try. Knowing that you have deep understanding of an important topic is key to passing your exam. Peer assessment questions are important data points for Exam Readiness.

Skillset Pro subscribers have their Peer Assessment questions graded faster and are not blocked from advancing in skills while their Peer Assessment questions are being graded.

If you want to replicate what your exam is like, sans Peer Assessment questions, try out the Simulated Exam.


 

How do you determine Readiness Level?

Everything you do on Skillset is used as a factor for Readiness Level. Here are the inputs to the Readiness Level calculation:

  • Frequency of usage
  • Reinforcement question
  • Training completed
  • Test item scores
  • Peer Assessment scores
  • Simulated exam scores
  • Test scores
  • Interdependency between proficiencies on related skills
  • Historical candidate data

 

 

Uncrackable Passwords, Port Ranges, and OOP: Practice Questions of the Day!

Every day in this space, we post a question of the day for each of the certifications we offer on Skillset.com: PMP, CISSP, CEH, CHFI, Network+ and Security+.

We will link to the live question page, where you can test yourself (for free!) and find the answer to these sample questions and more. We will also crosspost these daily questions in their respective Facebook groups, which are linked in context below, so you can discuss them with fellow test-takers there:

 

CISSP Question of the Day

In Object-Oriented Programming, encapsulation is also referred to as… ?

A. Encryption
B. Data hiding
C. Fuzzing
D. Data transfer

View this CISSP practice question on Skillset to test your knowledge and see the answer.
Discuss this question in our CISSP Facebook group.

 

PMP Question of the Day

When project team members are selected in advance, they are considered what?

A. Subcontracting
B. Pre-assigned
C. Activity cost estimates
D. Acquisition

View this PMP practice question on Skillset to test your knowledge and see the answer.
Discuss this question in our PMP Facebook group.

Unreachable Websites, Closing Projects, and Expert Witnesses: Skillset’s Questions of the Day!

Every day in this space, we post a question of the day for each of the certifications we offer on Skillset.com: PMP, CISSP, CEH, CHFI, Network+ and Security+.

We will link to the live question page, where you can test yourself (for free!) and find the answer to these sample questions and more. We will also crosspost these daily questions in their respective Facebook groups, which are linked in context below, so you can discuss them with fellow test-takers there:

 

CISSP Question of the Day

As the network administrator of your organization, customers report that your website is unreachable. What part of security has been compromised?:

A. Authentication
B. Integrity
C. Availability
D. Confidentiality

View this CISSP practice question on Skillset to test your knowledge and see the answer.
Discuss this question in our CISSP Facebook group.

 

PMP Question of the Day

All of the following are inputs into the Close Project or Phase, except what?

A. Accepted deliverables
B. Organizational process assets
C. Expert judgement
D. Project management plan

View this PMP practice question on Skillset to test your knowledge and see the answer.
Discuss this question in our PMP Facebook group.

 

CEH Question of the Day

Which of the following activities are considered to be anti-forensics?

A. Trail obfuscation
B. Artifact wiping
C. Data hiding
D. All of these

View this CEH practice question on Skillset to test your knowledge and see the answer.
Discuss this question in our CEH Facebook group.

 

CHFI Question of the Day

The role of an expert witness is to…?

A. Evaluate
B. Testify
C. Educate
D. Any of these

View this CHFI practice question on Skillset to test your knowledge and see the answer.
Discuss this question in our CHFI Facebook group.

 

Network+ Question of the Day

Which of the following can be used to secure a VPN connection with encryption? Choose all that apply:

A. PPP
B. L2TP
C. IPSEC
D. HDLC

View this Network+ practice question on Skillset to test your knowledge see the answer.
Discuss this question in our Network+ Facebook group.

 

Security+ Question of the Day

True or False: BitLocker cannot provide encryption on computers not equipped with TPM (Trusted Platform Module) in Windows?

A. True
B. False

View this Security+ practice question on Skillset to test your knowledge and see the answer.
Discuss the question in our Security+ Facebook group.

Default Gateways, Project Tracking, and More: Skillset’s Questions of the Day!

Every day in this space, we post a question of the day for each of the certifications we offer on Skillset.com: PMP, CISSP, CEH, CHFI, Network+ and Security+.

We will link to the live question page, where you can test yourself (for free!) and find the answer to these sample questions and more. We will also crosspost these daily questions in their respective Facebook groups, which are linked in context below, so you can discuss them with fellow test-takers there:

 

CISSP Question of the Day

The biggest threat to change implementation can be:

A. Resistance to the change
B. Communication about the change
C. Training relevant to the change
D. Readiness assessment

View this CISSP practice question on Skillset to test your knowledge and see the answer.
Discuss this question in our CISSP Facebook group.

 

PMP Question of the Day

Approved product specifications, delivery receipts, and work performance documents are called what?

A. Historical information
B. Project management plan
C. Accepted deliverables
D. Organizational process assets

View this PMP practice question on Skillset to test your knowledge and see the answer.
Discuss this question in our PMP Facebook group.

 

CEH Question of the Day

Which of the following frameworks is used for exchanging services and resources within a organization?:

A. SPML
B. XAML
C. SAML
D. XML

View this CEH practice question on Skillset to test your knowledge and see the answer.
Discuss this question in our CEH Facebook group.

 

CHFI Question of the Day

As evidence passes from person to person, this is documented in…?
A. Chain of law
B. Chain of analysis
C. Chain of investigation
D. Chain of custody

View this CHFI practice question on Skillset to test your knowledge and see the answer.
Discuss this question in our CHFI Facebook group.

 

Network+ Question of the Day

David is trying to determine the default gateway on a windows server. What command could he run to get this information?

A. tracert
B. ipconfig
C. ping
D. netstat

View this Network+ practice question on Skillset to test your knowledge see the answer.
Discuss this question in our Network+ Facebook group.

 

Security+ Question of the Day

With respect to security, authorization deals with:

A. Identifying a user
B. What a user did
C. Who a user is
D. What a user can do

View this Security+ practice question on Skillset to test your knowledge and see the answer.
Discuss the question in our Security+ Facebook group.

What the EdTech Landscape Looks Like to Students and Users [Infographic]

A link to Skillset.com for IT career planningAs a new and growing member of the education technology industry, Skillset has always been interested in our own industry. The “EdTech” industry is new, diverse, and growing extremely quickly.

In fact, according to a BMO economic report, EdTech has been the fastest and most consistently growing segment of the entire multi-billion dollar education industry, and shows no signs of slowing down.

But where is all of this growth going? Who is it benefitting — students? Teachers? Or the companies themselves.

We decided to take a closer look at the data (and the key players in the industry) to see how it’s impacting actual users and students. The result is the infographic below — with a breakdown of the information after the graphic. Please feel free to comment, share, and repost this infographic!

 

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An infographic showing the growth and key companies in the education technology industry