Pay for Knowledge

Below are the instructions on how to access our GMetrix practice software remotely from your USW computer. First, you must request an access code from Personnel. Please contact Stan Charie at Then, continue with the following:

-Go to the start menu and scroll down until you find Windows Accessories.

-Click the drop-down arrow and select Remote Desktop Connection.

-In the pop-up screen where it says computer, type VM-TEST04 or VM-TEST05, then click connect.

-Another pop-up screen will ask for your credentials. Enter your USW password.

-Your screen will change to the remote desktop screen.

-Click the GMetrix icon on the top left hand side of the desktop.

-If you are a new user, you will have to register to set up a GMetrix account. Create your account and then log in.

-GMetrix will prompt you to enter an access code. Please use the code that was provided by Personnel. You can reuse this code each time you log in to GMetrix.

-Choose your application (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook).

-There will be a training mode or a testing mode. It is suggested that you try the training mode first and then when you are comfortable with that move on to the testing mode. For testing, there is a Core 1, 2, and 3. These are not different levels, they are just 3 different sets of questions. You only have to pass one of the tests at 85% or higher, not all 3.

-When finished, log out of GMetrix and select “Disconnect” on the windows shutdown menu.

Only 2 people can be logged in to the testing software at one time. If you are trying to log in and get the message someone else in currently logged in, switch to either VM-TEST04 or 05, the opposite of what you are currently using.

You must score at least 85% on one of the GMetrix practice tests before receiving a prepaid voucher to take the actual exam. There are two modes in GMetrix – training and testing. Please make sure you are in testing mode before requesting a voucher for the certification exam. The GMetrix practice software for Outlook does not work well, but you can still try. Sometimes it makes changes to your own Outlook settings.

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