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. Student identification (ID) and a picture ID are required when checking in to take the test(s). *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 FIRST.

  2. Contact the Doermer School of Business Student Success Center AT LEAST 48 hours prior to your test date to obtain the Instructions on how to complete the required student profile for the SIMnet software that will be used to administer the exam.

    Email busadvisor@ipfw.edu with your Name, Student ID Number, Major, and Test Date when requesting the instructions. If you have questions, you can call the Student Success Center at 260-481-6472.

    NOTE: Once you have set up your profile, you only have 21 days before you will be “locked out” of the SIMnet software, so it is extremely important that you complete your test within the 21 day period.

  3. READ ALL the registration instructions PRIOR to attempting to register for the SIMnet software. The registration process MUST be completed PRIOR to going to the Testing Center. The PRACTICE Exams MUST be completed PRIOR to going to the Testing Center.

  4. Once the registration is completed, RECORD your user name and password information and BRING that information to the Testing Center on your testing day. The Testing Center Staff WILL NOT have access to your user name and password.

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.

There are two exams: 1) a multiple choice exam, and 2) a simulated exam.

You MUST have a combined score of 70% or higher on the two exams to be exempted from taking the formal course.

The exams are graded electronically at the time you take it, and you will be notified of your score by the Testing Center Staff when you are finished. Should you NOT score a 70%, you can enroll in the K200 course or re-take the K200 Proficiency Exam again in six (6) months.

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