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Technology Proficiency Exams

Proficiency exams are a School of Business Foundation (common body of knowledge) requirement at Stetson University. Undergraduate students are required to show basic proficiency in four Microsoft Office applications.

Students show proficiency by passing two separate exams:

  1. Proficiency for Information Technology I, which covers Microsoft Word and Microsoft PowerPoint
  2. Proficiency for Information Technology II, which covers Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Access

These exemption exams:

  • Are purchased together online (for $98) or at the bookstore (for $118.75). The single purchase of MyITLab will cover both exams. If you are going to purchase the materials from the bookstore, please follow these steps:
    1. Select the bookstore for your campus.
    2. Under the Books tab, select "Textbooks & Course Materials."
    3. Select your term.
    4. Select the BSAN department.
    5. Select the Course: 101.
    6. Select your section (if you are not taking the course, select any section).
    7. Click on "Submit."
  • Have a 1.5-hour time limit.
  • Are offered only on pre-scheduled days. Please see the Schedule section below for a list of days on which the exams are offered. You may only take one exam per pre-scheduled day.

After you've purchased the exams, please email bsantesting@stetson.edu to register to take the exam. Your email must include the following:

  • Your Stetson University ID number
  • Your exam number (either exam one or exam two)
  • Whether you have taken, are currently taking or plan to take the BSAN 101 class option
  • The date on which you'd like to take the exam (see the Schedule section below for available dates)

You are not registered to take the exam until you receive a lab meeting confirmation notice via email. Additionally, you may notice that the timezone on your email account is set incorrectly to a timezone other than Eastern Standard Time or Eastern Daylight Time (e.g., "Moravian"). If your timezone is set incorrectly, the appointments on your Microsoft Outlook calendar will reflect incorrect times. Please make sure your timezone is set properly; if it isn't, contact helpdesk@stetson.edu to have it corrected.

Upcoming Exam Dates

  • Friday, August 29 at 2:30 p.m. in LBC room 317

About the Information Technology Proficiency Exams

Proficiency for Information Technology I

The Proficiency for Information Technology I exam covers Microsoft Word and Microsoft PowerPoint. This exam must be successfully passed to demonstrate proficiency for Information Technology I.

This exam is only offered as a lab-based exam; there is no class offered relating to the material covered in this exam.

  • In-class option: No
  • This exam is a foundation requirement for all School of Business Administration undergraduate programs.*

*- See the Stetson University Catalog, page 227.

Proficiency for Information Technology II

The Proficiency for Information Technology II exam covers Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Access. This exam must be successfully passed to demonstrate proficiency for Information Technology II.

You may choose the BSAN 101 Information Technology II in-class option. BSAN 101 Information Technology II is a half-unit, eight-week class whose final is the same exam as that used for the Proficiency for Information Technology II lab-based exam.

  • In-class option: Yes
  • This exam is a foundation requirement for all School of Business Administration undergraduate programs.*

*- See the Stetson University Catalog, page 227.

Retakes

Should you be unsuccessful in passing either exemption exam, you'll be required to:

  • Retake that exam at a later date to demonstrate proficiency.
  • Retake the exam until you obtain a passing score to demonstrate proficiency and to satisfy any prerequisite requirements.
  • Retake the exam when the grade for the final proficiency exam in the BSAN 101 in-class option results in a failing grade (although the first test score obtained will be used to calculate your final grade for the in-class option).

The in-course test is given as part of the class experience/curriculum and does not have to be separately scheduled unless you don't pass it in class.

Optional Training

In addition to the training material that comes with your examination fee, Stetson University subscribes to an online training service called Atomic Learning. At the Atomic Learning website, you'll find a list of training tutorials that support the topics covered in the exemption exams. They're first grouped by software application: Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Access. Tutorials covering specific topics are listed under each software title. Each tutorial will give a specific link or key number. The training video will last from one to three minutes. You can watch it as many times as you'd like and concentrate on the areas with which you are unfamiliar.

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