Doermer School of Business

K200 Proficiency Test-Out Instructions for the Computer Literacy Course

Doemer School of Business
K200 Proficiency Test-Out Instructions
for the Computer Literacy Course

These instructions are for students who are planning to take the Proficiency Exam for the K200, Computer Literacy course.

The electronic tests are administered by the IPFW 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 indentification (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 60 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 electornically at the time you take it, and you will be able to see the results of your exam as soon as you finish the exam.  Should you NOT score a 70%, you can enroll in the K200 course or re-take the K200 Profeiciency Exam again in six (6) months.

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

K200, 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, PIM software, 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.

Good Luck on the Exam!