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  • Way to stop the questions being randomly sorted

  • IanB

    May 15, 2020 at 4:32 pm

    It is reallt frustrating that the test questions appear in a random order every time I return to the test. For example I was going through this test yesterday:

    Review Mode Set 3 – AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate

    I had to finish for the day at Q18 so this morning I start the test again at Q18 and it is completely different. So now I have to start set 3 from the beginning again which is frsutrating.

    It takes a while to read the question and then to find that you read it yesterday and it is a topic you are confident on.

    Also it would be better if all the tests recorded your last answers for each question (although I expect this is more coding required).


  • richard

    May 17, 2020 at 9:48 am

    If that’s what you want, you should use the Timed mode instead. AFAIK, the Review Mode is used for quick reviews and it doesn’t save your progress. For the Timed mode, it can save your progress.

  • IanB

    May 18, 2020 at 4:27 pm

    It is because of the weakness in the timed mode I was using the Review mode.

    When I finish a test in Timed Mode then I can click Review. Which is nice. I can then go through 65 questions and review them. Unless I close the browser. In which case I can’t – all the questions get randomised again so if I review my previous attempt then I have to do it all in one session or else face the same random issue I explained above.

    It’s simple. Make the default ‘do not randomise’ and instead have a button after ‘start test’ that says ‘randomise the order’, for those that want it.

  • Jon-Bonso

    May 18, 2020 at 7:59 pm

    Hi Ian,

    Thank you for your message. One of the features that you are requesting is actually available already. In your My Dashboard page, you can view your previous exam attempts by clicking the drop-down box of your course and clicking the Statistics icon. This is also mentioned in our FAQ page:


    Some users like the questions to be randomized all the time to avoid subconscious memorization. And apparently, some people don’t prefer this behavior, just like you. We will look at how we can make this better for everyone. The main purpose behind the “Timed-mode” tests is to give you an actual exam-like time pressure, so when you do the real thing, you’ll be prepared and ready. For the “Review-mode”, it was deliberately made shorter than Timed-mode, so you can do a quick review continuously.

    I acknowledge that our portal is far from perfect. Nonetheless, we will continuously improve on our systems in order to serve you better.


    Jon Bonso @ Tutorials Dojo

    Tutorials Dojo Portal FAQs

  • IanB

    May 18, 2020 at 10:48 pm

    Thanks for replying Jon-Bonso, I appreciate it.

    I eventually figured out how to see the stats page (there is a small icon to click, not very intuitive) but this has a few flaws:

    – the screen pops up as not the whole screen

    – you have to click ‘view’ on every question to see the Q&A

    – after you click ‘view’ the page does not wrap at the browser width, instead I have to scroll right and left to read the question (in Firefox) to see the explanation

    – in short this view is surplus to requirements, please just give a way to reopen the test in the exact same way that is appears when you just finished the test and click ‘review’ i.e. with the order the same as when you took it, with the answers you gave, and the explanations. And make it easy to find this. Perhaps when you click on ‘timed mode set 4’ then you get two buttons: ‘Start Quiz’ for those who want to try again (as now) and ‘Review last attempt at this quiz’ which takes you to the ‘review after test’ view.

    I hear what you say about the benefit of being random, however consider this: for a first time run through of each test the questions have never been seen before so therefore they are effectively random. Many (most?) people will never do the timed tests multiple times, if so just give them a ‘randomise order’ button.

    I appreciate the site is under development, hence why I mention this so that it can be improved. Currently it is very frustrating and would prevent me from recommending it to other people at the moment.

  • Jon-Bonso

    May 19, 2020 at 8:21 am

    Thanks for the response, Ian, and for your constructive feedback. This is duly noted.

    The Statistics pop-up, as the name implies, is primarily used to simply show the statistics of your previous exam attempts plus other information. I understand that it is far from perfect so we will eventually customize and further improve this, in order to serve you better.

    In the Udemy platform, all students are actually using Timed-mode tests since they don’t have a Review-mode nor Final-mode test types. Udemy is quite limited in features, which is why we launched our portal last March 2020 to offer more features to our customers.

    It’s true that Udemy and other platforms have some features that our portal doesn’t have. With this, I ask for your understanding as we are still a relatively new startup with no massive external funding, unlike Udemy or other tech startups. But trust us when we say that we are doing the very best we can to further improve our systems.

    Thanks again and let us know if you need further assistance. The Tutorials Dojo team is dedicated to help you pass your AWS exam on your first try!


    Jon Bonso @ Tutorials Dojo

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