The Microsoft PowerPoint test measures proficiency with a wide range of functionalities in PowerPoint 2013 or 2016. The test is 10 minutes and contains 20 questions. The test assesses an individual’s ability to successfully complete basic tasks within PowerPoint that are necessary to a wide range of positions requiring regular PowerPoint use. Some of the tasks include working with images and text boxes, creating presentations, designing and formatting slides, and printing. Employers can use this test to determine whether or not an applicant has the basic competency required to use PowerPoint successfully in the workplace, allowing employers to screen for candidates who won’t require additional training in that area.
Score reports for the PowerPoint 2013 or 2016 test provide a raw score of the number of questions an individual answered correctly, along with the percentile ranking of how well that individual performed compared to others. For instance, if an applicant scored in the 65th percentile, this means that he or she performed better than 65% of the other people who have taken the test.
The score report also presents an itemized list of every question from the test and indicates whether or not the applicant answered that question correctly, along with how long the applicant took to answer each question. This provides a fuller picture of an applicant’s strengths and weaknesses within Microsoft PowerPoint.