Contents of the README.TXT file
Read Me File for the
Novell Certification Assessment Diskette
The Novell Certification Assessment Diskette is designed to help
you evaluate your NetWare knowledge. It will also give you practice
answering questions of a similar format to those on the actual
Because this test covers the concepts you are required to know for
certification, the higher you score, the closer you may be to
actually becoming certified. However, the tests do not serve
as actual certification exams, nor does performance on them
guarantee or directly correlate to the degree of success you may have
on the actual certification exams.
You may take the tests one at a time, in any order, and you may
repeat each as often as you wish. They are not scored as pass
or fail. The score enables you to evaluate the quality of your
performance and decide whether you would benefit from additional
At the end of each test, your score will appear along with
recommended study materials, called "prescriptions." Prescriptions
for each section are not customized based upon the section score,
but display all recommended study materials for that section. All
study materials, whether self-study, instructor-led or computer-
based, are available through your local Novell Authorized Education
We thank you for taking the challenge to "put your networking
knowledge to the test." Good Luck.
How to start the program
1. Place the diskette into a disk drive.
2. Transfer control to that drive (e.g., A: then )
3. At the prompt for the disk drive, type CERT then .
If you are having problems running the program, increase the number
of file handles on your system. This can be done by increasing the
"FILES =" parameter in your config.sys file by 5. A common number
of file handles is 20.
When the program begins, you will see screens containing text on
the purpose of the program. Press any key to proceed past these
You will then be asked to enter your first and last names and to
confirm your entries. This creates a data file for your scores on
the tests you will subsequently take. The program will then remember
you and the scores on the tests you have previously taken each time
you use the program. These scores may be printed at any time.
After entering your name you will be given a choice of certification
programs. Choose the program in which you are interested. After
choosing the certification route, you will see a Test List. The test
list is covered on one or more menus. At these menus you should
choose a test.
After you make the test choice, you will see an Options Menu. You
may choose to take a section of topic test, see the reports on
previous tests you have taken, or return to the Test List.
Choosing to take a section will produce a menu of sections within
the test of interest. You may select any of these sections to
receive a subtest on this material. The program will present
several questions dealing with this section. Taking a topic test
will give you 30 randomly selected questions for that topic.
Taking a Test
All of the questions in the tests are multiple choice. When you
see a test question, you can choose an option by typing A, B, C,
etc., or by using the arrow keys to move the highlight bar. You
may Skip a question if you wish; however, the question will appear
again at the end of the test. You may also Cancel the test.
Canceling the test will take you back to the section menu without
giving you a score for the test.
Test Scores and Prescriptions
When you have answered the questions, the program will save your
score to your data file and display the score for you. The score
report tells you how many questions you answered correctly out of the
number that were presented. It also displays the percent value of
You can choose to Print your score or See Prescriptions. If you
choose to see prescriptions a list of appropriate sections from
Novell Education Student Manuals, the Novell Product Red Manuals
and the Novell CBT products will be displayed. If you study the
material outlined in the prescriptions you will likely increase
your score on that section when you take the test again. You may
Print these prescriptions along with your score if you wish.
The Novell Certification Assessment Diskette is a product of Novell,
Inc. and can be copied and distributed, but it is NOT to be
distributed for resale.
Obtaining Study Materials
To obtain any of the source material outlined in the prescription or
for any additional training, please contact your local Novell
Authorized Education Center (NAEC). At each of our 400 NAECs you are
assured of being taught by Certified NetWare Instructors (CNIs),
using Novell-developed material in facilities approved by Novell.
Call (800) 233-EDUC for the NAEC nearest you.
Novell Education Information (800) 233-EDUC
CNA/CNI/CNE/ECNE Program Information (800) 638-9273
Drake Training and Technologies Testing Information (800) RED-EXAM