Network Testing

SAM provides a media rich, interactive learning experience for Cengage customer institutions and their students. It may rely heavily on content rendered in Flash and other formats for delivery to the students’ workstations. The considerable size of these content objects can have a negative impact on SAM’s overall performance (network communications congestion and latency).

The following are check points and recommendations for your institution’s network.

Note The results of these tests may vary significantly from day to day and at different times of the day as users consume network bandwidth. These tests can provide an early warning of potential problems.