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When you start an ECDL diagnostic test (sometimes referred to as a "pre-test") you will be prompted for a security code. This is sometimes called a daily code.
Select, and enter, the relevant daily code from the table below to be able to start the diagnostic assessment ...
If you are having any problems with a daily code please contact insrvEducation by email firstname.lastname@example.org or ring us directly on University extension 74698.
Diagnostic tests are available to anyone registered with us to let you check your competence in any of the ECDL modules to make sure you are ready for an invigilated test. The real tests cost money and if you fail there will be a resit fee so have a go at a diagnostic before taking a real test.
If you score 80% or higher in a diagnostic test then you should be okay in an invigilated test, if you score lower then you may wish to review your understanding of the topics covered by that module.
Rather than needing you to attend one of our advertised testing session to take diagnostic tests we have allocated a diagnostic test for each module to everyone so that you can check when you are ready.
To take a diagnostic test:
Login with the ECDL ID and password supplied to you at http://central.thirdforce.com.
You will be prompted for a security code which changes on a daily basis.
Enter the relevant daily code to start the assessment. Refer to this blog entry for the daily codes.
If you get this error message ...
Missing Authorware Web Player
The resource you are launching requires that AuthorWare Web Player 7 is installed. It was not possible to detect this software installed on your machine
Please contact your test supervisor for assistance.
when you try to use the ECDL online training materials you need to install Authorware components required for the online content to be displayed correctly in the Internet Explorer web browser.[Read More]
As we can only allocate a single diagnostic test to each person, you need to contact email@example.com with your BCS ID number and the diagnostic test you wish to have another attempt at so we can allocate an additional test for you.
There is no charge for multiple attempts at these pre-tests and, in fact, it is quite sensible to make sure you are ready for your real tests so please let us know if you need any additional tests.
If you think you are ready to take an ECDL unit test it is worth checking your knowledge first by taking a diagnostic test first.
Because of the requirements of these interactive tests we recommend that you use one of the open-access workstations on campus for diagnostic tests as you need to install additional Authorware components for the testing software to run correctly.[Read More]
Please note that during the summer vacation period our open ECDL testing sessions will only be available on Wednesdays from 2pm - 4.30pm.
From the start of the autumn term we will reintroduce additional testing sessions. We'll announce these as soon as the schedule is confirmed.
We have received a few reports of the following error message when attempting to take an ECDL diagnostic test ...
You must login to access this page.
Please log out, clear the temporary Internet files in your browser and try again. If the login is still not successful, please contact Technical Support for assistance at 1-800-223-3732 (US) or 0845 378 0040 (UK).
This error is generated when a computer doesn't have the necessary Authorware elements installed and repeated, failed, attempts are made to run a diagnostic test.
To clear the error restart your web browser and install Authorware as described in this blog post.
The ECDL training materials available at http://central.thirdforce.com are specifically designed for use with Internet Explorer on a Windows based PC. But, with the proviso that other browsers are not officially supported, we have tested the training materials and some components do work with either Safari or Firefox on an Apple Mac.
If you are an Apple Mac user and make use of the instructional training materials, please note that the content is designed specifically to demonstrate use of Windows applications which will show different interfaces to what you might have on your own Apple computer.
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