Tuesday, December 9, 2014

K201 Final Exam

The K201 Final Exam will be comprehensive in nature, will be given in SimNet and will have 100 questions worth 200 points.

The Content will be divided into:
34 Computer Concepts questions (Multiple choice & True/False)
33 Excel skill based questions (5 attempts per question)
33 Access skill based questions (5 attempts per question)

The best way to prepare for the Final Exam will be to complete the SimNet Reviews.

There are TWO SimNet Final Reviews (one is an Exam and the other is a Lesson).

The Concepts Review is under the Exam tab and is called REVIEW Final Exam Computing CONCEPTS Fall 2014 and has 200 questions, from which 34 will be on the exam. The Excel/Access Review will be under the Lessons tab and is called REVIEW Final Exam Excel/Access Lesson Fall 2014 and has 100 skill based questions, from which 66 will be on the exam in a different scenario.
The Final Exam content has been selected directly from these Reviews. So if you complete all these reviews you will have seen all the Final Exam questions in a different scenario. Study up!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Access 2013 SimNet Exam

The Access SimNet Exam will allow up to five attempts at each question through SimNet. Be sure to complete the SimNet Access "Lesson" for an overview of the skills you will need to know before you take the Access SimNet Exam. See the Access SimNet Lesson and below for details of content.

  • The Access SimNet Lesson has 42 skills compared to the Access SimNet Exam with 50 skills. There is additional information you may benefit from reviewing in these following skills under the SimNet Teach Me or Show Me portions on the following topics. SimNet Technical Support says that some of the skills on our Exam are covered by the Lesson, but that there are multiple topics related that only appear in the Teach Me or Show Me portions (not the Let Me Try section). Sorry for any frustration! Please review the Teach Me/Show Me sections of SimNet Lessons for these topics, as well as completing all the Let Me Try questions for all 42 skills.
1.      Finding and Replacing Data
2.      Cutting, Copying, and Pasting Data
3.    Modifying Field Properties
4.      Adding Design Elements to Form and Report Headers
5.      Adding Text Criteria to a Query
6.      Adding Numeric and Date Criteria to a Query
7.      Using AND and OR in a Query
8.      Filter Data Using Filter by Selection

Access Case Exam



The Access Case Exam will be given live in Access and hand graded with a rubric. 

The best way to prepare will be to review the Queries You Should Know.pdf which summarizes Access Tutorials 3 and 5, as most of the questions on the Access Case Exam will be queries. You will also need to know how to use a Validation rule, and how to create (and edit) a Form in Design view (including a Title, Logo, and Label field).

 You may also benefit from reviewing the AccessReviewQueriesAndMore.pptx .


Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Concepts Exam 2

Here is the keyword list for the Computing Essentials Exam 2.  Please review all these terms, and do the recommended activities (the EOC quizzes from the text website, and complete the review sheets) in addition to reading the chapters.
Be sure you also complete the SimNet Computing Essentials Lesson 2 Fall 2014 before class the day of the exam. It will help you review the content in another fashion, and is worth 10 points!

Monday, October 6, 2014

Excel Case Exam

Please review ALL the skill topics on this Study Guide for the Excel Case Exam before you come to class to take the Exam. You will see these topics on the exam!

Your SAM Project Cases (especially Tutorials 5-10), your book (extra cases at the end of the Tutorials as well as the example tutorials we did in class) - are great study resources!
Also attached is a PowerPoint presentation, and reference list of the study guide that one of our  K201 instructors made to help her students be prepared for the Excel Case Exam.  Enjoy!

Remember the Excel Case Exam is LIVE in Excel, worth 50 points, and will be hand graded with a rubric.  It will be more like your SAM Projects homework cases than the Excel SimNet exam you previously took.


Friday, September 19, 2014

IT Training Resources for the E-text

Here is a list of resources from IT Training.

For K201 you may find the IU eTexts: Basic Skills for Students link most helpful when we return to the Computing Essentials e-text.

https://ittraining.iu.edu/downloads/Recordings.aspx

Excel SimNet Lesson and Exam

To prepare for the Excel SimNet Exam you should complete the Excel SimNet Lesson before class (the Lesson is worth 10 homework points plus the best way to study for the exam). There will 50 skill based questions on the Exam, with 44 on the Lesson. The skills will be the same in a different scenario. On the Lesson complete the Let Me Try (the exam will be similar but without Hints and feedback).
The content on the Exam is covered in the skill Teach Me content. 
  • The Excel SimNet Lesson has 44 skills compared to the Excel SimNet Exam with 50 skills. There is additional information you should review under the SimNet Teach Me or Show Me portions on the following topics. SimNet Technical Support says that some of the skills on our Exam are covered by the Lesson, but that there are multiple topics related that only appear in the Teach Me or Show Me portions (not the Let Me Try section). Sorry for any frustration! Please review the Teach Me/Show Me sections of SimNet Lessons for these topics, as well as completing all the Let Me Try questions for all 44 skills.
  1. Applying Number Formats (3 questions)
  2. Entering Simple Formulas (2 questions)
  3. Modifying Column Widths and Row Heights (2 questions)
  4. Inserting and Deleting Rows and Columns (2 questions)
  5. Moving a Chart (2 questions)
Remember you can do this Lesson up to 99 times at your own pace.  Goto http://iupuiindy.simnetonline.com Lesson tab to get started.
You also have your Excel SAM Project Case 5 due before class.  The Excel SimNet Exam covers Excel Tutorials 1-5.

Monday, September 15, 2014

FREE K201 Tutoring Fall 2014 Schedule

Here is the K201 Tutoring schedule starting Sept 15th, 2014.  Please note there are a few location changes in November...  due to room conflicts.  See the detailed daily schedule here Detailed schedule K201 Tutoring

Please swipe in with your JagTag at the MAC lab front desk if sessions are held in the MAC Lab UC B001.



K201 Tutoring Schedule Fall 2014
Day of week
Hours
Tutor Name
Location
Monday
10:30 am - 1 pm
3 pm -5:30 pm
Jarred
Cyndi
MAC Lab, Taylor Hall, 
UC B001
Tuesday
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Cyndi
UC 2025B
1:30 pm -2:45 pm
Cyndi
ES 2119
5 pm - 6:30 pm
Jarred
MAC Lab, Taylor Hall, 
UC B001
Wednesday
10:30 am - 1 pm
3 pm - 4 pm
Jarred
Cyndi
UC 2025B
4 pm - 5:30 pm
Cyndi
MAC Lab, Taylor Hall,
 UC B001
Thursday
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Cyndi
UC 2025B
1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Cyndi
ES 2119
5 pm - 6:30 pm
Jarred
MAC Lab, Taylor Hall, 
UC B001