8th Grade Technology Proficiency Test Study Guide


There are 4 proficiency tests that an 8th grader may take to attempt to "clep" the semester Computer Applications class at the high school. They are:  Basic Operations and Concepts, Social, Ethical, and Human Issues, Technology Productivity Tools, and Technology Communications and Research Tools. To pass each test, students will need to know the following:

1.  Basic Operations and Concepts

 
Students will:


You may refer to the following study guides to assist you in preparing for this test:  

http://www.wcu.edu/ccenter_inf/CatOnline/Basics/index.html
http://www.bedford.lib.nh.us/Basics.htm
http://www.ku.edu.tr/text/help/ibm_pc.html
http://computer.howstuffworks.com/operating-system.htm
http://computer.howstuffworks.com/computer-memory.htm

http://computer.howstuffworks.com/hard-disk.htm
http://www.csun.edu/itr/guides/winxp-filemgmt.html
http://www.fgcu.edu/support/office2000/

2.  Social, Ethical, and Human Issues

Students will:
 
You may refer to the following study guides to assist you in preparing for this test:

http://www.internet4classrooms.com/on-line_ibm.htm
http://www.copyright.gov/circs/circ1.html
http://www.copyright.gov/help/faq/
http://www.copyright.gov/register/index.html
http://computer.howstuffworks.com/home-network.htm
http://computer.howstuffworks.com/phishing.htm
http://computer.howstuffworks.com/cookie.htm
http://computer.howstuffworks.com/firewall.htm
http://www.cyberbee.com/citing.html
http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/TeachingLib/Guides/Internet/Style.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Netiquette
http://www.learnthenet.com/english/html/09netiqt_2.htm
http://www.learnthenet.com/english/html/65mailet.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copyright_infringement
 
3.  Technology Productivity Tools  

Students will:
 
You may refer to the following study guides to assist you in preparing for this test:
 
http://www.internet4classrooms.com/on-line_excel.htm
http://www.csun.edu/itr/guides/excel/2003/excel_beg03.pdf
http://www.wcu.edu/ccenter_inf/CatOnline/MSEX/index.html
http://www.bcschools.net/staff/AccessHelp.htm
http://cisnet.baruch.cuny.edu/holowczak/classes/2200/access/accessall.html
http://www.csun.edu/itr/guides/access/2003/AccessBeg2003.pdf
http://www.smartcomputing.com/editorial/article.asp?article=articles/1999/feb99/3202/3202.asp&guid=hde40ml4

  4.  Technology Communications and Research Tools
 
Students will:


 You may refer to the following study guides to assist you in preparing for this test:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telecommunication
http://computer.howstuffworks.com/boolean.htm
http://computer.howstuffworks.com/email.htm
http://computer.howstuffworks.com/newsgroup1.htm
http://computer.howstuffworks.com/search-engine.htm
http://computer.howstuffworks.com/search-engine1.htm
http://computer.howstuffworks.com/search-engine2.htm
http://computer.howstuffworks.com/search-engine3.htm
http://computer.howstuffworks.com/search-engine4.htm