You will need to have the full version of Office 2016 on your computer for the software to function properly. Active SMU students can obtain Office here. If you encounter problems taking a GMetrix practice exam you can contact them through their support form.
GMetrix practice exams allow you to choose between Training mode, which will allow you to view hints and retry missed questions, and Testing mode, which will simulate actual testing conditions. As part of SMU’s pilot program, in order to be eligible to sit for the Office 2016 certification exam, you must first score an 800 on the practice exam in Testing Mode. This must be achieved prior to scheduling your exam. Exam objectives and a list of FAQ’s may be found on the Microsoft Office Specialist site.
All Microsoft Office 2016 certification exams are administered in Microsoft Windows. Owners of Windows computers may access and download GMetrix on their personal computers. Instructions for setting up your GMetrix account and installing software can be found in the GMetrix MOS Practice Tests Quick Start Guide .
A Special Note for macOS Users:
Unfortunately, the GMetrix software is not compatible with the macOS. This is due to the functionality of the Mac versions of Office differing from what is used for the official certification, which is Office 2016 for Windows. Some students using macOS have been successfully installed GMetrix using Boot Camp to create a Windows partition to install the Windows version of Microsoft Office and the GMetrix software. While it is possible to get this setup to work on a Mac, this is not something GMetrix supports. If you need assistance with getting GMetrix installed on your MacBook or MacBook Pro, the IT Help Desk can help install it for you.
For your convenience, we have also installed GMetrix on all public windows computers throughout Fondren Library.
In order to access GMetrix on the Fondren Library:
- Log in to the computer.
- Select the GMetrix icon from the desktop.
- The first time you access this account click Sign Up and create your own unique user account and click Confirm. Then log out of the Gmetrix website.
- From the desktop, launch the GMetrix Skills Management icon again. Log in with your newly created credentials.
- Enter your newly created login credentials. Then, select Access Code to redeem the access code. The access code will be found in the Canvas course for your class. Once this is complete you may begin utilizing the practice exam software.