ActualTests F.A.Q.


Q: Which different ActualTests products are available?
A: There are two ActualTests products available for your certification and exam training:

  • Exam Engines (Questions & Answers, Q&A)
    ActualTest's Exam Engine is an exam simulator that includes questions and correct answers (and explanations when available) which cover the exact same topics as the real exam questions. Our goal is for all of our Q&A products to have explanations, however currently they do not all have them.
  • PDF Test Files
    Give yourself the theoretical background and the practical know-how for your next exam. Download the PDF document which is easily read using Acrobat Reader (an industry standard, free application from Adobe), and use it locally on your PC or print it and take it with you.

Q: What file formats are used for Exam Engines and PDF Test Files products?
A: The Exam Engine is a downloadable Windows application, which utilizes the Java Runtime Environment. (You will need an internet connection for installation and updates. You will be promted to install the JRE if it is not already installed on your PC.)

The PDF test file is an industry standard file format: .pdf. You can use Acrobat Reader from Adobe, or many other readers to view your PDF file, including OpenOffice and Google Docs.

Q: What does your Exam Engine include?
A: Our Exam Engines contain simulated exam questions with the most accurate answers. Each answer is thoroughly explained, including the incorrect answers. With our Q&A you should be able to pass the certification exam on your first attempt. The Exam Engine enables you to simulate a virtual exam (you answer the questions and see your score at the end) or practice exam (you can answer questions and immediately see which answer is correct/incorrect and explanation).

Q: What is the 'subscription' to Exam Engine?
A: For a flat monthly fee you get access to ALL exam engines (over 1800 exams) that ActualTests has. Once your subscription is active you can download, install, activate and use it. While you do have access to over 1800 ActualTests exams, you are limited to downloading and installing five (5) Exam Engines in any month.

We offer the following types of subscriptions:

  • 6-Months Subscription - $119.00 one-time charge (you spend $19.83 per month)
  • 1-Year Subscription - $189.00 one-time charge (you spend $15.75 per month)

Q: OK, I have the active subscription. Can I install and activate all exam engines?
A: In an effort to prevent theft and illegal distribution (as stated in our Terms of Use), we do place a limit on the quantity of Exam Engines you access. Whereas you have access to downloading and installing any of the over 1800 Exam Engines you are limited to downloading and installing a maximum of five (5) Exam Engines in any one month.

Q: What are the system requirements to use Exam Engines?
A: At the moment there are four requirements:

  • You need a Microsoft Windows operating system
  • You need have the permissions to install a program in Windows
  • Your computer must be able to access the Internet
  • You need to install the Java Runtime Environment (JRE)

Q: Can I try the Exam Engine for free?
Yes, we have several Exam Engines, as well as the PDF Test Files available in our Samples page.

Q: My active subscription is going to expire soon. Can I extend it?
Yes, you can extend you active exam-engine subscription with 20% discount. Just log into your ActualTests Member's Area and follow the instructions.

Q: My subscription has expired. Can I renew it?
Yes, you can renew the expired exam-engine subscription with 10% discount. Just log into your ActualTests Member's Area and follow the instructions.

Q: What exactly is in your PDF Test Files?
A: All of our Test Files are designed to ensure that you have the required knowledge to pass the exams on the first attempt. They consist of detailed explanations of the concepts that are tested in the exam as well as a labs section where you can learn the practical implementation of concepts. More information about available study guides can be found on our products page.

Q: Does $149.00 Package mean for one exam or all exams?
A: Our $149.00 Unlimited Access Package buys unlimited access to our library of downloadable PDFs for 1000+ exams. You download the exam you need, and come back and download again when you need more. Your PDF is ready to read or print, and when there is an update, you can download the new version. Download one exam or all the exams - its up to you.

Q: Do I have to buy anything else other than pay the one-time package price?
A: Your one-time payment of $149.00 is the only time we will charge you or your credit card. You can upgrade your package to include the Exam Engine which is a subscription based product and you can be make one-time 6-Months payment or one-time 1-Year payment for that service. However this is an add-on to the $149.00 Unlimited Access Package. Read more about the Exam Engine here.

Q: How long do I have to access the files I need?
A: There is no time limit on your access to the files. In fact you can download as many different exam files that you like, as many times as you like. When exam files are updated, you can download them again.

Q: Are all files in PDF format?
A: Yes all of the downloadable exam files in the $149.00 Unlimited Access Package are in PDF format. You will need a PDF viewer like Acrobat Reader to view or print them. Many applications support the PDF format, such as Google Docs and the Amazon Kindle.

Q: How often are the exam files updated?
A: We monitor websites, trends and question pools on weekly basis and each file is checked for accuracy, corrections, updates and new questions. If no new content is needed, the file is left intact from its previous version. If a file is updated, then the new version will be made available and you will be notified per your settings in your Member's Area.

Q: Do you guarantee that I will pass?
A: If you use our questions and answers to prepare for your exam then yes, you will pass your test. If our products can not help you to pass then no amount of training will.

Q: Can I see any sample downloads before I buy the lifetime access package?
A: Yes, we have downloadable samples of both the PDF exam files and the new Exam Engine.

Q: What does ActualTests Sell Anyway?
A: We sell over 1000+ downloadable exam files in PDF format for you to quickly and easily read or print the exam questions for the test you are preparing to take. We also sell a subscription to the Exam Engine which will simulate the real exam environment and allow you to control the simulated test to focus on areas of the exam you need assistance with the most.

Q: What is included in the $149.00 Price?
A: You receive unlimited access to our downloadable PDFs and free updates to those files forever. You can download as many or as few exams as you like and train at your own pace. Our PDFs are easy to read and can print to any desktop printer.

Q: Do I Get All The Updates For Life?
A: Yes you do. Unless you instruct us to close your account, you can log in at any time and receive the latest updates and download them at your leisure. You will be notified by email unless you have instructed not to in your Member's Settings, and you will have immediate access to the updates, or any new exams added in the future.

Q: Are All Versions Current?
A: has the most current and accurate versions of the exams you are looking for. Our expert trainers update the files regularly and you get the best and latest material every time.

Q: How Can We Sell Everything For Just $149?
A: Our material includes the best features similar to those included in many other sites, compiled by the same dedicated experts who have come together to offer an integrated solution. So the days of $39 per exam are over. With contained cost, all resources have been dedicated to Rest Assured, you get the the most accurate material for absolute certification success every time. Do We Have Samples? Sure! See a Sample here and then decide if this deal of $149.00 is the best money you will ever spend on the certification exams.

Q: How About The Accuracy Of Answers?
A: With answers verified by certified experts and trainers and graphics just like on the real test, Actual Tests are the best and easiest way to pass your certification exams on the first try. And you don't have to spend 100's of dollars on other vendors who sell expensive and inaccurate cheat sheets for $39-$69. You get access to every PDF file for every exam for a total package price of $149.00. Download any or all of your exam files as soon as your credit card has been processed.

Q: How do I pay for the products?
A: You can pay online using a credit or debit card. The following credit cards are accepted: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Maestro, Electron, Solo, Visa Debit. You can also pay using American Express credit card or via PayPal. You can also pay using Western Union.

Q: Is my Credit Card information secure at your site?
A: Absolutely. Payment pages are encrypted with 2048-big SSL key. We do not store credit card or personal identification information on our servers beyond your email address and ActualTests account information.

Q: Can I make a credit card payment in a different currency than USD? I do not have a bank account or credit card with USD currency, what do I do?
A: You can continue to make your purchase using your credit card as normal and your financial institution will make the conversion from your default currency to USD at your bank's exchange rate on the day of purchase. The Actualtests web site will only display the USD price and will not display any other currencies or the current exchange rate.

Your credit card or bank statement may show a different purchase amount based upon your default currency and any fees that your bank charges you for a conversion. Actualtests only charges you for the prioduct you are purchasing. Actualtests does not charge you for currency conversions or exchange rate fees. The buyer is solely responsible for any associated bank fees relating to conversions and exchange rates.

Q: Do I receive a receipt?
A: Yes, you receive an order confirmation e-mail for every purchase. The order confirmation e-mail is your receipt. You also have easy access to stored invoices/receipts in your Member's Area.

Q: I have made an online purchase. Where are the purchased products?
A: The purchased products are available at your Member's Area. Here is the procedure to download your product:

  1. Go to
  2. Find 'Sign in to ActualTests' form (top-right corner).
    Note: If you are already signed in then just click 'Members Area' link in top menu.
  3. Enter your E-mail and Password and press "Sign In" button.
  4. You will see latest versions of the purchased products in the "Download Your Exams" section. Use the 'download' links to access/download your products.

Q: How are the goods delivered?
A: All purchases are activated and downloaded from your Member's Area online at Typically you will have access to your purchases immediately after we have received your payment. If your order is manually reviewed however, there might be a delay up to 12 hours before your product is available for download.

Q: What is the quality of the ActualTests products?
A: Our goal is the have at least 95% exam coverage and at least 95% accuracy.

Q: How is the quality of the ActualTests products achieved?
A: ActualTests experts, including MCSEs, MCDBAs, MCTs, CCNPs, CCIEs, etc. verify the answers and provide explanations. Especially providing explanations increases the accuracy of the answers. We also receive customer feedback on our products. So, we constantly have to review our products. These factors guarantee a high quality product and ensure your success.

Q: I think I have found an incorrect answer in one of your products/I don't understand one of questions/One of the questions seems incorrect. What should I do?
A: Feedback on specific questions should be send to You should state:

  • Exam number and version
  • Page Number
  • Question number
  • E-mail of your ActualTests account