Why do candidates fail maps analyst exam?
When you apply for search engine or maps evaluator jobs at Lionbridge and Appen, you have to pass a qualification exam that is quite difficult. Each company has a name for its project. Appen’s maps evaluation project is called Shasta, and if you work for Lionbridge you work on the Maps Analyst project.
Despite all the fancy names, the exam is the same for these companies because the customer is the same but with different vendors. The biggest problem with this exam is that it is very hard. In fact, even Appen and Lionbridge explain in a welcome mail that there is a high chance of failing it. With that said, you’re going to need all the help you can get.
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Studying the guidelines and doing the exam simulation practice is essential to successfully pass the actual exam.
If you think this is an exaggeration, then just search for comments on passing the exam simulation and look at the results. You’ll find in a lot of cases people claim that they studied for several days before the exam began and still failed it. With that said, it’s just not possible to demonstrate the knowledge of these guidelines without investing a significant amount of effort in the one-week time frame they give you to study the guide. The guide itself is designed in a way that assesses your ability to understand and apply rating concepts and the rules. There is a lot of material to go over, and it can be a bit confusing. But once again, you’re not going to get anywhere near passing if you don’t start going through the guide.
What is The Shasta Maps Analyst Exam Simulation Tool?
This tool will help anyone who is getting ready or considering taking the exam. This tool was designed to assist candidates with exam preparation with the main focus on practical rating tasks that include major maps rating cases and scenarios like single address query, category query, chain query, transit query, variable ratings which depend on query type (a type of business), user location, location modifier, type of area. Maps exam simulation tasks cover basically all rating concepts/task types and skills which will be tested during a real exam.
How can this tool help you pass the exam?
The way the tool is designed will show you exactly your problem area and what you need to focus on. It helps you identify your level of understanding of the rating concepts, and your ability to apply them by practicing first and then identifying your weak points. You will receive your overall score (pass or fail), detailed feedback on your mistakes, and know exactly what you need to go back and study in the guide. Of course, we need to mention that there are no real actual exam tasks because that isn’t going to help you understand anyway. Each one of these is hand-designed from the most typical exam tasks and is also designed to be the best simulation possible. If you pass this, you will be ready to pass the actual exam.
How do I get my hands on the exam simulation tool?
If you’re still skeptical, we have a free demo version which you can try FREE right now! It contains 2 tasks so you can see how it works. Once again, the demo is 100% free.
Exam Simulation Pro
The tool has 10 tasks of all the major query types and rating scenarios. You will be able to practice your rating skills on practical rating tasks that include major maps rating cases and scenarios like single address query, category query, chain query, transit query, variable ratings which depend on query type (a type of business), user location, location modifier, type of area. Maps exam simulation tasks cover basically all rating concepts/task types and skills which will be tested during a real exam.