This assessment tests complex cognitive concepts relating to troubleshooting communications equipment, but it may be applied to a variety of training applications involving equipment maintenance and troubleshooting. Rather than ask the learner to repeat facts, we require the learner to interact with the equipment and apply his or her knowledge to make a judgment. This type of "hands-on" approach can be employed to engage the learner and increase memory retention.

In this example, plug the network cable into ports 1 - 8 to determine which port is defective. When you think you have found the defective port, click Continue.