RD and DTR Practice Exams Academic Editions Are Now Available!

Throughout the years, we’ve been providing software study guides for dietetic students preparing for their upcoming RD Exams or DTR Exams.  We’ve sold to individual students and also to colleges and universities.  The same product was delivered to both parties.

The Practice Exam programs keep track of the student’s test results and progress as they work through the program.  In order to keep student A’s test results private from student B, we created a method of the students adding themselves as a user of the program.  This method was created for the primary use of the product in a school computer lab where several students can be accessing the program to study while on campus.  However working well to fit the needs for students on campus, this brought up confusion to some students who bought the software as an individual to study at home.  Why do I need to create a user profile if I am the only one using the program?

When a school’s IT department went ahead with installing the software, many times, they ended up needing to call us for assistance.  In the academic setting, the program needed to be installed on a general user account for all students to login with, not installing as the administrator and each student could access the program from their own credentials, as the program was user-specific.

This all warranted a change to the software.  This article is to announce a split to the Practice Exam software into a Student edition and an Academic edition.

So What’s the Difference Between Student and Academic Editions?

Student Editions are designed for an individual student who purchased the program on their own, are studying at home. and are made for only one user.

  • The Student Edition is exactly the same as you’ve seen the software in the past, except now there is no need to create a user profile and choosing yourself before entering the Practice Exams.
  • The User Screen has been omitted.

Academic Editions are designed for colleges, universities, or other academic institutions where the plan is to install the software in a computer lab for multiple users to access the software.

  • The IT departments can now install and register the software as administrator.
  • As students log into the computer with their own credentials, the databases will be copied over, so they can access the program from their Windows logins.