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Systems and Methods for Testing Over a Distributed Network

Timbadia, Darshan; Hendershott, Steve; Berger, Ken
Patent Issued:
Oct 08, 2013
Patent Number:
ETS Patent
Document Type:
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Subject/Key Words:
Patent, Active Patent, Computer-Based Testing (CBT), Internet Based Testing (iBT), Computer Networks, Test Delivery, Workstations, Data Storage, Test Items


A computer-based testing system includes testing stations connected to a testing service center and backend via the Internet for providing testing services. The system is operable to perform state management to implement fault recovery due to a computing device failure while a test is being administered. The system is also operable to utilize multiple caching techniques for mitigating network latency while administering tests.

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