Computer Proficiency Registration Information
Please only submit ONE ENTRY when registering. If you had a problem with your registration email Samantha Fuentes at firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr. Regina Hartley at email@example.com.
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.
Please contact the Office of Disability Services if accommodations due to a disability are needed for this exam.
Registration for the Computer Proficiency Exam
PLEASE NOTE: This Walker COB Proficiency Exam is a web based test given in a Classroom Lab 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. 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 SCHOOL DAY OF THAT MONTH AT 10 AM. NO ACCESS IS ALLOWED BEFORE THAT DATE.
- October 20, 2016 (Thursday) - 5pm in Peacock Hall rooms 2011 and 2012
- October 21, 2016 (Friday) - 2pm in Peacock Hall rooms 2011 and 2015
- November 18, 2016 (Friday) - 2pm in Peacock Hall rooms 2011 and 2015
Preparing for the Test
Online Microsoft MS Office 2013 tutorials are useful to study for the computer proficiency test: