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Keyboarding/Digital Communication Tools
  • 3-Minute Timed Writing, 30 net words a minute required (with keyboard covers, backspace locked out)
  • Correct touch-typing technique
    * For best results, type the samples and have them graded by a business teacher before test.


  Computer Applications

It is possible to test out of Computer Apps but the information is valuable to learn in its entirety and the test can be difficult to pass. We typically have about 30 students per year make the attempt with only one or two able to pass. Even if you don’t pass the test there is a lot of great material you will learn in class that you will actually use for the rest of your life. If you come into the class with a lot of pervious knowledge I’m confident you will learn new skills that they can use in other areas.

The test out will be given the first two weeks of school. It is two parts (multiple choice and production) and both must be passed with a score of 74% or higher. The test takes two or three days after school. If a student passes Part 1 they continue to Part 2.

Part 1 is 75 multiple choice questions on Excel, Access, Word, and Power Point. Part 2 includes production assignments creating spreadsheet charts, mail merges, database tables and reports.

If you do not prepare for the test you will not pass. Spring 2012 books to check out will be available for practice. After 2011 - 2012 the best way to prepare is to order the old class book on Amazon and complete Word – Project 2 and 3, Excel – Project 1 and 2, and Access – Project 1 and 2.  


Apps BookMicrosoft® Office 2010:
Introductory, 1st Edition

Gary B. Shelly, Misty E. Vermaat
ISBN-10: 1439078386
ISBN-13: 9781439078389
© 2011


Also review the practice tests linked below. Please let me know if you have any questions at all,

Mr. Griffin

  TEST OUT CONTENT & LINKS- Study Guide Handout








Power Point


** 75 multiple choice questions.

You will help yourself greatly by taking the practice tests for Word 2010 Project 1, Excel 2010 Project 1, and Access 2010 Project 1.


  --> Computer Applications Test - Part 1 FHS <--
(Must receive a score of 74% or higher on each part of the test.)


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