If you have ever looked into taking computerized certification exams or googled any education products, chances are that you have come across the VCE file format. While we all know what PDF and other commonly used file formats are, the VCE leaves many of us frustrated. Let’s take a closer look as you might find this file format helpful – either for exam preparation, or general learning process in any area (middle school and high school students included).
What is VCE?
VCE stands for Virtual Certification Exam file and is associated with Visual CertExam Software. VCE is the most popular tool for creating, opening and practicing certification tests online. While it had been created with IT certification exams in mind, it can be used for other subjects no less efficiently.
The VCE’s main advantage is that it allows to create and experience the exam environment, identical to what candidates face during their actual exams, on your computer or mobile device. So all VCE files you may come across online are interactive exam/test files.
The VCE provides users with a fully interactive format, where they can choose keys to exam queries, and test their skills with various query types. This is a huge advantage compared to using static PDF or doc files. So, basically, any PDF with test queries too boring to get through can be turned into an interactive exam.
So basically VCE files are an interactive version of your usual exam prep. They make preparation process more convenient and dynamic, also helping you get used to the idea of interactive exams. This is especially valuable if you haven’t taken computerized exams for some time (or ever).
How can I use the VCE?
As mentioned earlier, the software was created with IT exams in mind. Yet, you do not have to be a Microsoft or Cisco candidate to benefit from it. It’s enough to say that VCE allows to embed images in the exam queries. This way, it can be beneficial to everyone: from middle school students preparing for their exams to designers, for example.
As a testing software, the VCE is also used by companies and corporations to test the expertise of their employees, as well as by teachers and tutors to test the knowledge of their students. Given the various features of VCE files, the possibilities are infinite.
These are some features of the VCE Software:
- Create your own VCE files or open the files created by someone else.
- Various query types to suit your needs / specific exam/ practice approach, including: multiple choice queries, fill in the blank queries, select and place / drag-n-drop queries, point and shoot queries (picking a point on the image), hot area queries (picking an area out of the few options given), create a tree queries, build list and reorder, drop and connect queries.
- Print option – you can either print out the entire exam, or select the parts you need printed.
- Importing queries from various file formats, including txt, rtf, PDF (PDF file conversion can be done with Exam Formatter, a free tool that allows for an easy file conversion. A tutorial on how to convert PDF into VCE files, which also includes some other tips and tricks, is available here).
- Embedding images. The option to embed images in jpg, gif and png formats.
- Maximized convenience. The VCE software gives the option of saving the current testing session and coming back to it later. You can also save and review the testing history, go back to the queries that hadn’t been resolved correctly and more.
- Versatility. The VCE software can be useful to anyone and everyone in need to test their knowledge and skills through an interactive exam platform – from middle school students and their parents to language learners to seasoned IT professionals.
- Support of foreign characters. The latest version of the VCE Software supports non-English characters, so it can be used by non-English speakers, as well as by language learners to test their foreign language skills. From Spanish to Chinese, VCE enables the support of foreign characters.
- Various platforms. VCE software is available for Windows, Mac OS, as well as Android and iOS phones and tablets.
Where do I get the VCE Software?
You can get the software from its developer, Avanset. The company has just released the new version of its VCE exam simulator, available for PC, Mac OS, as well as iOS and Android devices. The current version allows to open all VCE files, including those created with older versions. The software runs smoothly and allows for convenient exam preparation, which includes both playing and creating/editing VCE files. You can find more information in Avanset’s FAQ section.
We hope that this article has clarified your queries about the VCE file format, and if you are planning to take an IT certification exam, be sure to check our collection of VCE files here. Also have all your queries replied by our friendly IT community. Or post them in the comment box here.
Disclaimer. This article was written with the goal of clarifying the query our readers have about the VCE files. ExamCollection does not sell the VCE Software, nor do we have any financial interests or obligations in promoting these products.