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COMPETENCY TESTING INFORMATION

Updated Tuesday, October 20, 2020

 

 

To test out of CMIS courses, students must register in the CIS Lab, Room D314, in the Beatrice E. Doser Building on Montcalm Community College’s main campus.  All CMIS competency testing is administered in the CIS Testing Center.  Students are required to provide photo identification to take all tests.  For hours of operation, call the CIS Lab at (989) 328-1299 or (989) 328-1295, or visit us on the web at https://www.montcalm.edu/hours

 

PREREQUISITE WAIVER

Students who wish to enroll in a higher-level course that requires a prerequisite can opt to test out of the prerequisite course.  The test will not waive the requirement for other courses or for degree/certificate requirements.  A Course Prerequisite Waiver form will be completed by CIS Lab personnel when all requirements have been met; this form must be presented at the time of registration in order to enroll in the higher-level course. Prerequisite waiver forms are valid for one year.

 

CREDIT BY EXAMINATION

After successfully completing the exam and enrolling in the course, students are awarded an “S” grade and full credit for the course at the end of the semester.  If you are transferring and need the credit on your transcript sooner, please contact Student Services.  Credit by Examination forms are valid for one year.

Please note:  Financial aid does not pay for credits earned by exam.

 

WAIVER BY EXAMINATION

Upon successful completion of the exam, the requirement for taking that course will be waived.  If the course is required in a certificate or degree program, the student will be required to take the equivalent number of credits in other course work.  Waiver by Examination forms are valid for one year.

 

CMIS100 Keyboarding—Three-minute speed test requiring a minimum of 30 net words a minute (5 error maximum).  Student should plan for approximately 15 minutes.

 

CMIS101 Computer Literacy—Application-based test covering essential computer skills: Word 2019, Excel 2019, Access 2019, PowerPoint 2019, and computer concepts requiring a minimum score of 75%.  Student should plan for approximately 90 minutes.

 

IC3 Computing Fundamentals, Key Applications, and Living Online certifications also meet competency requirements.  (Further information available at www.certiport.com.)

  

CMIS102 Introduction to Windows—Application-based test covering fundamentals of Windows such as basic operations, manipulation of the Windows desktop, and file management requiring a minimum score of 80%.  Student should plan for approximately one hour.

 

IC3 Computing Fundamentals certification also meets competency requirements.  (Further information available at www.certiport.com.)

 

CMIS104 Ten-Key Numeric Entry—Application-based test covering numeric data entry skills requiring a minimum score of 80%.  Student should plan for approximately 15 minutes.

 

CMIS106 Document Production I—Speed test requiring a minimum of 35 net words a minute (5 error maximum) and a timed production test requiring a minimum score of 80%.  Student should plan for approximately one hour.

 

CMIS153 Microsoft Outlook I—Task-based test covering Outlook (50 tasks). Student should plan for approximately 90 minutes.

 

Microsoft Office Specialist Outlook 2019 Associate certification.  (Further information available at www.certiport.com.) Student should plan for approximately one hour.

 

CMIS156 Microsoft Word I—Application-based test covering fundamentals of Microsoft Word 2019 such as Word function commands; creating, editing, formatting and printing documents; creating graphics and tables requiring a minimum score of 80%.  Student should plan for approximately one hour.

 

Microsoft Office Specialist Word 2019 Associate certification also meets competency requirements.  (Further information available at www.certiport.com.)

 

CMIS157 Microsoft Excel I—Application-based test covering fundamentals of Microsoft Excel 2019 such as using Excel functions and commands; editing workbooks, formulas, and cells; and formatting worksheets requiring a minimum score of 80%.  Student should plan for approximately one hour.

 

Microsoft Office Specialist Excel 2019 Associate certification also meets competency requirements.  (Further information available at www.certiport.com.)

 

CMIS158 Microsoft Access I—Application-based test covering fundamentals of Microsoft Access 2019 such as using Access functions and commands, creating forms and reports, and performing queries requiring a minimum score of 80%.  Student should plan for approximately one hour.

 

Microsoft Office Specialist Access 2019  Expert certification also meets competency requirements.  (Further information available at www.certiport.com.)

 

CMIS159 Microsoft PowerPoint I—Application-based test covering fundamentals of Microsoft PowerPoint 2019 such as using PowerPoint functions and commands, creating and customizing a presentation requiring a minimum score of 80%.  Student should plan for approximately one hour.

 

Microsoft Office Specialist PowerPoint 2019 Associate certification also meets competency requirements.  (Further information available at www.certiport.com.)

 

CMIS176 Microsoft Publisher I—Application-based test covering fundamentals of Microsoft Publisher 2019 such as using Publisher functions and commands, creating a document, manipulating text and graphic objects, enhancing a publication using tools, managing multiple pages, and integrating with other Microsoft Office 2019 programs requiring a minimum score of 80%.  Student should plan for approximately one hour.

 

CMIS206 Document Production II—Speed test requiring a minimum score of 40 net words a minute (5 error maximum) and a timed production test requiring a minimum score of 80%.  Student should plan for approximately one hour.

 

 CMIS256 Microsoft Word II—Application-based test covering intermediate Microsoft Word 2019 skills requiring a minimum score of 80%.  Student should plan for approximately one hour.

 

Microsoft Office Specialist Word 2019 Associate certification also meets competency requirements.  (Further information available at www.certiport.com.)

 

CMIS257 Microsoft Excel II—Application-based test covering intermediate Microsoft Excel 2019 skills requiring a minimum score of 80%.  Student should plan for approximately one hour.

 

Microsoft Office Specialist Excel 2019 Associate certification also meets competency requirements.  (Further information available at www.certiport.com.)

 

CMIS258 Microsoft Access II—Application-based test covering intermediate Microsoft Access 2019 skills requiring a minimum score of 80%.  Student should plan for approximately one hour.

 

Microsoft Office Specialist Access 2019 Expert certification also meets competency requirements.  (Further information available at www.certiport.com.)

 

CMIS259 Microsoft PowerPoint II—Application-based test covering intermediate Microsoft PowerPoint 2019 skills requiring a minimum score of 80%.  Student should plan for approximately one hour.

 

Microsoft Office Specialist PowerPoint 2019 Associate certification also meets competency requirements.  (Further information available at www.certiport.com.)

 

CMIS280 Microsoft Publisher II—Two application-based tests covering intermediate Microsoft Publisher 2019 skills requiring a minimum score of 80%.  Student should plan for approximately two hours.

 

CMIS284 Document Production III—Speed test requiring a minimum of 45 net words a minute (5 error maximum) and a timed production test requiring a minimum score of 80%.  Student should plan for approximately one hour.

  

CMIS285 Microsoft Word III—Microsoft Office Specialist Word 2019 Expert certification. (Further information available at www.certiport.com.) Student should plan for approximately one hour.

 

CMIS286 Microsoft Excel III— Microsoft Office Specialist Excel 2019 Expert certification.  (Further information available at www.certiport.com.) Student should plan for approximately one hour.

 

CMIS287 Microsoft Access III— Microsoft Office Specialist Access 2019 Expert certification.  (Further information available at www.certiport.com.) Student should plan for approximately one hour.

 

CMIS288 Microsoft PowerPoint III— Microsoft Office Specialist PowerPoint 2019 Associate certification.  (Further information available at www.certiport.com.) Student should plan for approximately one hour.

 

NOTE:  The MCC CIS Lab reserves the right to make changes to the Competency Testing Information during the semester.