Computer Proficiency Registration Information

Please only submit ONE ENTRY when registering. If you had a problem with your registration email computerproficiency@appstate.edu for assistance. 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 2016 (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Access) as well as other relevant information technology skills.

The test assesses skills related to:

  1. Personal Computing Basics : Basic understanding of operating systems, The ability to create, edit, or delete a folder, Zip files, and Take a screenshot
  2. Word : 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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : 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 business days of registering for the exam.


NO SHOWS ON EXAM DAY WILL COUNT AS AN ATTEMPT AND A SCORE OF 0 WILL BE ENTERED.

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.

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.

  • December 1, 2017- 2pm- Registration Open
  • January 16, 2018- 5pm- Registration Opens January 2nd 
  • February 16, 2018- 2pm- Registration Opens February 1st
  • March 30, 2018- 2pm- Registration Opens March 1st
  • April 5, 2018- 5pm- Registration Opens March 15th
  • April 6, 2018- 2pm- Registration Opens March 25th
  • April 26, 2018- 5pm- Registration Opens April 6th

All inquires regarding registration should be directed to computerproficiency@appstate.edu.


Preparing for the Test

Online Microsoft MS Office 2016 tutorials are useful to study for the computer proficiency test:

Word 2016

Excel 2016

PowerPoint 2016

Access 2016