Computer Proficiency Registration Information

 

Please only submit ONE ENTRY when registering. If you had a problem with your registration email Samantha Fuentes at fuentesse@appstate.edu or Dr. Regina Hartley at hartleyrd@appstate.edu. PLEASE NOTE WHICH DATE REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR.

 

 

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:

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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. You are allowed two separate attempts to pass the exam.

 

Please contact the Office of Disability Services if accommodations due to a disability are needed for this exam. The request must be made within 5 buisness days prior to the 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 REGULAR BUSINESS DAY (no weekends) OF THAT MONTH AT 10 AM. IF MORE THAN ONE EXAM IS OFFERED FOR THE MONTH THEN THE SECOND EXAM REGISTRATION WILL OPEN 10 DAYS PRIOR TO THE EXAM AT 10 AM.  NO ACCESS IS ALLOWED BEFORE THAT DATE.

  • January 13, 2017 
  • January 20, 2017 

 

Preparing for the Test 

Online Microsoft MS Office 2013 tutorials are useful to study for the computer proficiency test:

Word 2013

Excel 2013

PowerPoint 2013

Access 2013

 

 

 

 

 

All inquires regarding registration should be directed to Samantha Fuentes (fuentesse@appstate.edu) NO SHOWS ON EXAM DAY WILL COUNT AS AN ATTEMPT.

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 Walker College of Business

Contact

CIS & SCM Interim Department Chair: 
Dr. Dinesh Dave
Room 2103 Peacock Hall
Boone, NC 28608
Phone: (828) 262-6239
Fax: (828) 262-6190
 daveds@appstate.edu

Administrator
Ms. Samantha Fuentes
Room 2101 Peacock Hall
Phone: (828) 262-2034
Fax:  (828) 262-6190

fuentesse@appstate.edu

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