Assessments: Q & A
IT Training created assessment exams for JMU employees. The exams are connected to specific Microsoft Office 2013 courses that we teach; including Excel Basic, Word Basic, and PowerPoint Basic.
If you successfully pass the specific assessment, you will not need to take the related IT Training course.
Example: If you register for the Excel: Basic assessment and successfully pass it, you do not need to take the Excel: Basic course. Since you already know the topics covered in that specific course, you can register for the Excel: Intermediate course.
Some skills listed on the Skills Inventory connect with the specific topic included on the assessment. View our Skills Inventory page to review topics taught in our Basic Courses and covered in the assessment.
If you pass the specific assessment connected to the specific module in Module 5 Technology, you will not need to take the specific IT Training course. Table below shows the assessments connected to the specific modules:
|Passing Software Assessment||Equivalent||Training Credit|
|Excel: Basic Assessment Test||IT371 Excel Basic||Same training credit in MyMadison|
|Word: Basic Assessment Test||IT464 Word Basic||Same training credit in MyMadison|
|PowerPoint: Basic Assessment Test||IT424 PowerPoint Basic||Same training credit in MyMadison|
Example: If you register for the Word: Basic assessment and pass it, you will have completed module #5.13 for the Administrative Assistant Certificate Program.Back to top
Contact IT Training to schedule the assessment(s) you want to take. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 8-8046.
The table below shows the maximum time periods for each assessment: you have up to an hour to complete an assessment. If you are doing the IT369 Excel Refresh to Test, allow an additional hour prior to taking the assessment for Excel.
|Excel: Basic||60 minutes|
|Word: Basic||60 minutes|
|PowerPoint: Basic||60 minutes|
All of the assessments are consistent with the same passing score, 80%.
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If you are an AACP candidate who is a regular user of Excel, IT Training has an hour long, narrated refresher of the content covered in Excel Basic. The IT369 Excel Refresh to Test offering reminds, rather than instructs, on 120 Excel Basic concepts. It is intended to refresh those who desire to take the assessment (rather than the 9 hour class), but who are unsure if they know all the content. Though there are 120 concepts in IT369 Excel REfresh, there are only 28 questions on the assessment. IF you are interested in doing the IT369 Excel Refresh to Test as part of the Assessment, email IT Training at firstname.lastname@example.org