Computer Proficiency Registration Information
Registration for the February Exam will open February 1st at 10:00am
About the Computer Proficiency Exam
The computer proficiency test requires students to demonstrate proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office 2013 (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Access) as well as other relevant information technology skills.
The test assesses skills related to:
- Personal Computing Basics (4 questions): Basic understanding of operating systems, The ability to create, edit, or delete a folder, Zip files, and Take a screenshot
- Word (13 questions): Basic functions (Open a document, save, print), Bibliography tools, Commenting and track changes tools, Comparing documents, Cover pages, Formatting options (Font and paragraph changes, margins, orientation, bullets, columns), Headers/footers, Line spacing, Page numbers, Spelling/grammar checks, Styles, Table of Contents, and Tables in Word
- PowerPoint (9 questions): Animation, Basic functions (Open, save, print), Charts, Presentation guidelines (organization, content, design, and delivery best practices), Shapes, Transitions, Using design themes, Using different views, and Video
- Excel (14 questions): Basic commands (Open, save, etc.), Worksheet/Workbook differences, How the fill handle can be used, Formatting worksheet appearance (Borders/shading, fonts, etc), Row control (Insert/delete rows, merge and center, freezing, hiding, and protecting), Printing options (Page orientation, page breaks, etc.), Relative and absolute cell referencing, SUM function, IF, VLOOKUP/HLOOKUP, Charts (column, clustered, stacked, bar, pie, line, etc.), Excel "tables" feature, Sorting, Pivot tables
- Access (6 questions): Access basics (objects, saving, backing up, compacting), Create a database and table, Understanding database relationships, Understand queries and the query wizard, Understand functions in Access, and Create reports
- Information Technology Literacy (2 questions): Connecting to the Internet and Understanding computer security and how to protect your equipment
Students will have 75 minutes to complete the test. It is a closed book, closed-notes, computer-based exam and NO support materials will be allowed in the examination room.
A minimum score of 60% must be achieved to pass the test.
Registration for the Computer Proficiency Exam
PLEASE NOTE: This Walker COB Proficiency Exam will be online and will be given using a tool called MYITLab. You will be sent a confirmation email and instructions on how to create a MYITLab Account at least one week prior to taking your exam. The MYITLab Account will cost each student $17.00 each time you take the exam. You will have to have a MYITLab Username and Password to enter the exam room on the date of the exam.
REGISTRATION FOR COMPUTER PROFICIENCY EXAM.
EACH EXAM WILL OPEN FOR REGISTRATION ON THE FIRST DAY OF THAT MONTH AT 10 AM. NO ACCESS IS ALLOWED BEFORE THAT DATE.
February 12, 2016 (Friday): Exam will be given at 2:00pm in Rooms 2011 and 2015
March 18, 2016 (Friday): Exam will be given at 2:00pm in Rooms 2011 and 2015
April 15, 2016 (Friday): Exam will be given at 10:00am in Rooms 2011 and 2015
May 24, 2016 (Tuesday) and June 30, 2016 (Thursday) - time and rooms to be determined
Click here to register. REMEMBER YOU CANNOT REGISTER EARLY!
Preparing for the Test
Online Microsoft MS Office 2013 tutorials are useful to study for the computer proficiency test:
Visit https://www.microsoft.com/enable/training/office2013/ for tutorials on Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Access.
All inquires regarding registration should be directed to Dr. Medlin (email@example.com)
CIS & SCM Interim Department Chair:
Dr. Dawn Medlin
Room 2103 Peacock Hall
Boone, NC 28608
Phone: (828) 262-2411
Fax: (828) 262-6190
Room 2101 Peacock Hall
Phone: (828) 262-2034
Fax: (828) 262-6190