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BUS 20002 Proficiency Test-Out Exam Information

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Doermer School of Business
BUS 20002 Proficiency Test-Out Instructions
for the Computer Literacy Course

These instructions are for students who are planning to take the Proficiency Exam for the BUS 20002, Computer Literacy course.

The electronic tests are administered by the PFW Testing Services, Kettler Hall in room 232. You MUST pre-register to take the tests by calling (260) 481-6600 or by stopping at the Testing Center Office. *Tests are given:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
8:30 a.m. 8:30 a.m. 8:30 a.m. 8:30 a.m. 8:30 a.m. 8:30 a.m.
10:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m.
1:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m.
2:30 p.m. 2:30 p.m. 2:30 p.m. 2:30 p.m. 2:30 p.m.
4:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m.
5:45 p.m. 5:45 p.m. 5:45 p.m. 5:45 p.m.

*Note: no tests are given the week of finals.

Steps required for taking the tests:

  1. Schedule your test date and time with the Testing Center at (260) 481-6600 using the above dates and times.
  2. Take your Student ID and/or a picture ID to the Testing Center when checking in to take the exam(s).
    3.  The exam is a multiple choice exam and has 45 questions.  You are permitted one hour (1) to completed the exam.
    4.  You MUST have a score of 70% or higher on the exam to be exempted from taking the formal course.
    5.  The exams are graded electronically at the time you take it, and you will be able to see the results of your exam as soon as you finish.  Should you NOT score a 70%, you can enroll in the BUS 20002 course or re-take the BUS 20002 Proficiency Exam again in three (3) months.

Preparing for the tests:
It is recommended that students review the possible exam content prior to taking the test-out exams. Below is a brief guideline of the content and/or that could be on the tests, but is not all inclusive:

BUS 20002, Computer Literacy

  • General knowledge of how computers are used in today’s world: medical field, sports, science, legal system, etc.
  • Computer system functions: Input, output, processing, peripheral devices, external hardware, and storage
  • Evolution of hardware: Processors, memory, storage devices, storage technology
  • Application software: word processors, spreadsheets, databases, productivity software, digital image and digital video software, cloud suites, etc.
  • Internet: Podcasts, webcasts, wikis, blogs, VoIP, e-mail, cloud computing, etc.
  • System software: Operating systems, utility systems, and file management
  • Networks: Network components, wireless systems, Ethernet, routers, etc.
  • Internet threats: viruses, Trojan Horses, sniffing, spam, malware, etc.

Below is a list of terminology that would be helpful to understand prior to the exam. This is not an exhaustive list of possible terminology that could be on the exam.

Adware
B2B
B2C
Big data
Binary numbers
Bits and bytes
Boolean operators
Boot process
Broadband
C2C
Cache memory
Clock cycle
Clock speed
CPU
Digital convergence
Domain name
DSL
Extension file names
File path
Firewall
FTP
Hacker
HAN
HD
HTTP
Hyperlinks
Hyper threading
Identity theft
ISP
Kernel
LAN
Malware
Motherboard
NAS
Pipelining
Protocols
Registry
Social networking
Spyware
URL
USB
WAN

Good Luck on the Exam!