A student may earn credit for IS205 by contacting the Park Testing Center, paying the $85 fee, and passing the Dantes Managing Information Systems test.
CS140 TEST-OUT PROCEDURE
This option is available to all campus centers (including the Parkville daytime campus center).
A test-out option is available for CS 140 Introduction to Computers. To complete the test-out option and receive credit for CS140, a student needs to first pass a CLEP exam covering computer-related concepts, and then pass a Microsoft certification exam covering Microsoft Word concepts.
CLEP Exam Details
Students are required to pass CLEP exam Information Systems. For information about the exam (registration, fee, content, where to take the exam, etc.), see Park's Testing Center, and see http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/clep/ex_isca.html, from CLEP. Standard CLEP procedures: If a student fails the CS140 CLEP exam and wants to retake it, he/she must wait a minimum of 6 months before doing so.
When a student takes the CLEP exam, the testing administrator will contact the CLEP organization. If the student passes, the CLEP organization will send a record of the student's pass to the Registrar's office. The Registrar will then add CS199 Computer Science Elective - Information Systems & Computer Applications to the student's degree audit.
Microsoft Certification Exam Details
After passing the CLEP exam and waiting for CS199 Computer Science Elective - Information Systems & Computer Applications to appear on his/her degree audit (the wait might take several weeks), the student may then proceed to the next step. The student must pass Exam 77-418 MOS: Microsoft Office Word 2013. For information about the exam (registration, fee, content, where to take the exam, etc.), see the Microsoft Business Certification Requirements web page athttp://www.microsoft.com/learning/mcp/msbc/requirements. Standard Microsoft certification test procedures: If a student fails the Microsoft certification exam and wants to retake it, he/she must pay the exam fee for each exam retake. For the first exam retake, there is no minimum wait time. For each subsequent retake, the student must wait a minimum of 7 days.
After Passing the Microsoft Certification Exam
After passing the Microsoft certification exam, the student should send an official transcript of the passed exam to the Registrar's office. To do so, the student should follow these instructions:
Upon receiving the Microsoft certification exam transcript, the Registrar will verify that CS199 Computer Science Elective - Information Systems & Computer Applicationsalready appears on the student's degree audit. If it is not there, the Registrar will email the student and inform him/her of the problem. If it is there, the Registrar will edit the student's degree audit by removing CS199 Computer Science Elective - Information Systems & Computer Applications and adding Tested Out next to CS140.
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