An alphanumeric data entry test is one that tests both letters and numbers typed. Typically for this type of test, typing speed is measured in kph, or keystrokes per hour, rather than wpm, or words per minute. The standard conversion rate from kph to wpm is five keystrokes equal one word, so a 1,000 kph speed would translate to 200 words per hour.Know More
A typing speed measured in words per hour can be converted to wpm by dividing by 60. Alphanumeric data entry tests evaluate how quickly a person can type a combination of letters and numbers using the keyboard along with the 10-key pad or with the number line above the letters on the keyboard.
Alphanumeric data entry is used in a wide variety of data entry jobs, such as transcription, billing, coding and 911 call taking. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2013, it was estimated that 207,660 data entry keyers were employed nationwide, and they had a mean wage of $14.27 an hour, or $29,670 a year. The median wage was $13.69 an hour or $28,470 a year. The same year, the top paying states for data entry keyers, according to the BLS, were (in descending order) the District of Columbia, Alaska, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Colorado.Learn more about Keyboard
Web users can type Russian letters with an English keyboard using an online Russian keyboard layout. Users of the Windows operating system can also change the language by adjusting the language input.Full Answer >
For Macintosh and Windows computers, selecting one of the international keyboard layouts using the control panel produces accented characters with any application. If accented characters are required infrequently, use keyboard combinations and special codes unique to each operating system to use accented characters.Full Answer >
Shorthand speed may be calculated by timed tests. These tests are designed to determine the average writing speed of words per minute, taking into account errors.Full Answer >
Websites such as TypingTest.com and FreeTypingGame.net offer free word-per-minute typing tests. Both tests are times tests that run for a minute, after which the results appear on the screen.Full Answer >