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Microsoft Office 2010 Assessments are now available.

Assessments: Q & A


  • To register for an assessment, email ittraining@jmu.edu.
  • (Assessments aren't listed in My Madison)

    Questions

    What is the assessment?
    Why should I take an assessment?
    What topics are included in the assessment?
    How does the assessment relate to the Administrative Assistant Certificate Program?
    How do I schedule an assessment?
    How long does the assessment last?
    What's the passing score for an assessment?
    Where do I go to take the assessment?
    Who do I contact for questions?
    What if I want a refresher on Excel Basic before I take the Assessment?

    Answers:

    What is the assessment?

    IT Training created assessment exams for JMU employees. The exams are connected to specific Microsoft Office 2010 courses that we teach; including Excel Basic,  Word Basic, and PowerPoint Basic.

    Why should I take an assessment?

    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.

    What topics are included in the assessment?

    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.

    How does the assessment relate to the Administrative Assistant Certificate Program?

    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 IT364 Excel Basic Same training credit in MyMadison
    Word: Basic Assessment Test IT461 Word Basic Same training credit in MyMadison
    PowerPoint: Basic Assessment Test    IT423 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.

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    How do I schedule an assessment?

    Contact IT Training to schedule the assessment(s) you want to take. Email ittraining@jmu.edu or call 8-8046.

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    How long does the assessment last?

    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 IT273 Excel Refresh to Test, allow an additional hour prior to taking the assessment for Excel.

    Software Assessment        
    Specific Time     
    Excel: Basic 60 minutes
    Word: Basic 60 minutes
    PowerPoint: Basic 60 minutes

     

    What's the passing score for an assessment?

    All of the assessments are consistent with the same passing score, 80%.

    Where do I go to take the assessment?

    Go to the IT Training Center. Click here for a picture of the building and map.

    Who do I contact for questions?

    Email IT Training at ittraining@jmu.edu

    What if I want an Excel Basic Refresher?

    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 20 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 ittraining@jmu.edu

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