Adit Testdesk Automates Testing Drudgery (December 17, 2007)

NEW YORK, NY - Adit Software today announces the immediate availability of Adit Testdesk 1.6, a major new release of the one-stop suite of tools that enables organizations - educational institutions, certification companies - to make and run tests, assessments and surveys and analyze their results. Adit Testdesk 1.6 now includes SSL protocol support to facilitate client-server interaction and an ability to control the server using a secure SSH protocol. The latest update also features XML schema for the files created in Adit Testdesk and an opportunity for the author to preview a question or a test in the editor. Adit Testdesk 1.6 is available immediately at

"Adit Testdesk 1.6 gives users much greater flexibility and power," says Adit Software's CEO Denis Sletkov. "Still, it remains easy-to-use, allowing anyone to rapidly create rich-media tests, assessments, and surveys without any programming skills. Testing and certification don't have to be a headache! Automate the drudgery with our software."

Adit Testdesk 1.6 is driving the shift from traditional online testing to engaging interactive experiences. To make a test, the author chooses from 14 different question types - including true/false, multiple choice, fill in the blank, matching, etc. Questions and answers can be formatted using various fonts. The author can also incorporate images, audio, video, tables and OLE objects into the test to add interest and clarity to questions so the testees can enjoy high quality testing in an engaging, customized experience. There is a full control over the way questions are chosen and shown to the testees. Testing profiles let the author specify the settings regarding the sequence in which questions appear and assessment of the results for each profile. Switching between testing profiles lets the author quickly change the test procedure, while using the same pool of questions. The results of testing are consolidated automatically and displayed in reports of various kinds.

The testees can quickly get started with the test. There is a friendly interface with a clear navigation and bookmarking capabilities (the testee can bookmark a difficult question and return to it later in a snap). The network editions of the product provide a full control over user access, activities of the server. There's a schedule and remote management capabilities.

Adit Testdesk is ideal for corporate training, preparatory and practice exams and employee skills evaluation. Adit Software tests, for example, can be used by universities as part of their education programs to evaluate student knowledge before starting a course and after its completion. Business trainers can follow up their trainings with tests to reveal the employees understanding and skills and determine readiness for the next training class.

Pricing & Availability

Adit Testdesk 1.6 runs under Windows 98/ME/2000/XP/2003/Vista and starts at $69 (US). Licensed users get a fully functional product, free minor upgrades, priority technical support and discounts on major version updates. Academic institutions get a 50% discount. Additional information on the product is available at

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