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There are a number of web sites out there promising to offer free quizzes for those who are getting prepared for MS Word certification exams.
But let me tell you right away, most of them have very little real value since they reprint the very same set of prep questions. They all look like affiliate sites using the very same canned material over and over again.
All of them present 10 to 20 questions with answers printed right after the question, which immediately kills the suspense and surprise element of course. Then they try to sell you “preparation guides” (a downloadable PDF file) that vary in price from $39 all the way up to a hundred dollars or more.
After a long search on the Internet, I found two free sites that are clearly head and shoulders above all others. These are actually designed as companion to a main book or course, which you have to buy separately. But the very detailed self-test quizzes themselves are free.
There are around 250 quiz questions in all, presented in 24 or 25 individual chapters.
After each set of 10 questions, you can hit the SUBMIT button and see your score.
The questions are not all easy. You’ll be challenged pleasantly even if you’ve been using Word for a number of years.
I suspect, once you start getting at least 9 out of every 10 questions correct, you’ll be in a much better shape to take on the certification exam. Of course I cannot guarantee that you’ll pass the test but still I honestly believe that these quizzes will help you prepare for Microsoft’s exam.