The test was an easy one to navigate. There was a set of instructions at the start on how to complete the test and the interface was very intuitive and easy to use. Each question is presented separately with simple navigation through the questions on the test. You can choose to score the assessment at any time but once you choose to score the test you can not change any answers.
Once you have submitted your answers you are given a score out of 30 and a percentage. On successful completion of the assessment you can add your name and get a certificate to print and/or register your score with Microsoft. You must achieve 80% to pass the test and get the option to print a certificate or register your details. Registering allows you to show others that you have successfully completed the test. The score you are given does not breakdown the questions answered correctly or incorrectly so it is difficult to see what questions were not answered correctly.
Retaking the test provides a different set of questions with some overlap in questions already asked but the overlap is only about 3 or 4 questions out of 30. Questions appear to be randomly chosen with a good and varied bank of questions.
On completion of the test a personalised learning plan is also suggested for the user. This learning plan is for Microsoft courses. An example is the Digital Literacy course which is a free online course on digital literacy covering areas such as working with computers, accessing information online, communicating online etc. These appear to be a very good set of digital literacy education resources.
The lack of feedback on the questions answered correctly or incorrectly makes it difficult to address areas of weakness in the digital literacy domain. A simple feedback mechanism outlining the questions which were not answered correctly would be useful. It would also be helpful if the pass mark was made known to participants as it could be frustrating to get 77% and be told that you have not passed when an 80% is a pass.
The test seems to be a relaible, robust test that assesses the participants digital literacy competence.