What credit will I receive?

The proficiency exam provides credit for CMPS 1013 (TCCNS = COSC 1301) Computer Concepts and Applications.

How do I schedule the exam?

The proficiency exam is administered Wednesday 2:00pm during the week before the beginning of the fall and spring semesters. With prior approval through the Department of Computer Science, the test may be administered during the 14th week of classes during fall and spring.

Contact the Department of Computer Science secretary (940-397-4702) to schedule [the test is 1 and 1/2 hours long and will not be scheduled before 10 a.m. or after 3:30 p.m.].

What does the test cover?

What do I need on the day of the exam?

  • Check in at the Computer Science Office, Bolin Room 126
  • Bring your paid receipt (from the Business Office)
  • Bring a photo ID

NOTE: If you have already taken this test previously or have taken this course (even one similar) you cannot take this test. Credit by examination assumes that you have had no formal classroom instruction, either as a regularly enrolled student or as an auditor in the courses being challenged.

What is the structure of the exam?

The online exam consists of 80 questions. Half of the questions are multiple choice/matching questions about computer concepts. The other 40 questions cover skills related to the Microsoft Office suite (Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel). The skills portion of the test actually requires you complete a task (in a simulated environment).

What is needed to pass the exam?

You must score a grade of C or better to be awarded credit for this course. Credit earned will be posted to the semester in which the test was taken.

Please note that if you do not pass you CANNOT RETAKE THE TEST; you must take the class for credit.