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NOCTI and Nocti Business Solutions (NBS) | Evaluated Learning Experience

Computer Technology (4122)

Formerly Computer Technology (4022)
Course Category: 
Location: 
NOCTI and NBS proctored test centers throughout the United States.
Length: 
Varies.
Dates: 

September 2009 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Proficiency exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Students will be able to: identify professional standards and etiquette; discuss copyright laws and licensing; Identify characteristics of computer ethics; identify and convert between different number systems; identify basic computer terminology and basic programming concepts; outline troubleshooting skills; identify and apply general safety procedures; demonstrate familiarity with basic project management and system analysis concepts; identify current technologies; demonstrate understanding of different printing technologies; display knowledge of input devices; exhibit knowledge of output devices; display knowledge of communication devices; differentiate between servers, workstations, laptops; exhibit familiarity with personal computer operating systems; demonstrate familiarity with common software applications; exhibit familiarity with email software and etiquette; demonstrate proficiency with web browsing software; demonstrate familiarity with utility software; recognize various network types and topologies; identify network protocols and LAN access methods; demonstrate familiarity with network services; identify data communications media; identify various Internet connectivity methods; exhibit working knowledge of software security; and demonstrate understanding of physical and logical security procedures. Performance Component: File Management Using Windows GUI (31%), Word Processing Applications (15%), Spreadsheet Applications (19%), and Network Connectivity (35%).

Instruction: 

NOCTI and NBS exams assess individuals' end-of-program knowledge and skills in an online proctored proficiency examination format. In addition, some programs administer a NOCTI/NBS performance component test to assess application of skills.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Computing Processes, Operating Systems, or Networking and Data Communications (5/12) (9/15 revalidation). NOTE: An additional 1-2 credits may be awarded based on successful completion of the Performance Component when given in conjunction with the written proficiency examination.

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