•   BCIS 1305 Competency Exam Information 

    6/3/20 - Due to COVID-19 our testing centers are closed for face-to-face testing.   We will post and let you know when we re-open.   We appreciate your understanding and patience during this time. 

    We will start to remotely proctor the BCIS 1305 test out to our students June 8, 2020.   Go ahead and fill out and submit the
    BCIS 1305 Test Out Remote Voucher Request Form - so that your name can be put on a list for testing. 

    You will pay the Beeville Testing Department - 361-354-2244 - the $25.00 test out fee.  [Payments accepted by phone  - Mondays - Wednesday - until 4 p.m. ]
     Then you will e-mail testing@coastalbend.edu a copy of your receipt with the Receipt#.  
      

    Please read the   CBC Remote Proctoring Tester Information Page 
      

    If you are interested in testing out of the BCIS 1305 course, you will  need to complete the following steps:

    (1)  E-mail your petition form to the Site Director/Assistant Dean/ Dean /or Advisor and have her/him sign your 
    BCIS 1305 Test Out Competency Petition Form .  

    (2)  Call the Beeville Testing Department 361-354-2244 (Mondays - Wednesday until 4 p.m. payments are accepted)  and pay the $25.00 Course Challenge Fee and get your receipt.  
      

    Purchase the SAM 2016 Instant Access code and start your practice training sessions to refresh yourself over MOS 2016.  There is a lot of material available for you to review before you test.

    (3) Go online to purchase your access code:  ISBN# 
    978-1-305-88532-5 

    For Summer 2020 use the following site to purchase your access codehttp://services.cengagebrain.com/course/site.html?id=4531790 (this site will be available from June 1 - July 24, 2020). 


     Scroll to the bottom of the page and you'll see the following.  This is the one you want to purchase for $25.00 - not including taxes. 

    [Example of what link will look like when you purchase your access code] 
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    • SAM 365 & 2016 Challenge Instant Access, 1st Edition  

       
    • SAM 
       

    Instructor-selected course material for BCIS 1305 - Business Comp Apps 

     

       

     
     

     The Institution Key # is T2030335.  You will need this code to create your account.  Then you will use the access code that you purchased before your account is created.

     Guide to create your SAM 2016 Challenge Account. 
     
     Important - if you already have a SAM/Cengage account, be sure to create a NEW account when you purchase the SAM 2016 Challenge Access Code for the BCIS 1305 Test Out exam.  Do not use the same account you may have had for a course.  
     

    On 8/27/19 a Competency Practice Exam was created.  There are 100 questions on the practice exam which will help prospective examinees be aware of SAM 2016 Challenge ways of answering questions.  

     

    We strongly suggest that you take the MOS 2016 Competency Practice Exam and receive a 90 or better and if possible go through Study Center area in the upper right side of the screen.  This will be very beneficial to you.

    If you are not able to access the "MOS 2016 Competency Practice Exam"  please call CBC Testing Coordinator - Roberta Kreis - at (361) 354-2244.
     
     

     (4)  Use our on-line scheduling site - click here to make your appointment. 

    Select the Alice and Beeville Sites only and then select the session that has Remote Proctoring in the name.

    Here's the current schedule for June 2020:

     

    CBC Remote Proctoring Schedule for BCIS 1305 Test Out Exams  
    Summer 2020
    Schedule Subject to Change
     

      

      

      

      

    Day of Week 

    Start Time 

    End Time 

    Remote Proctoring Sites in Time Tap 

    Mondays

    8:45 a.m.

    12:15 p.m.

    Alice and Beeville Site

     

    1:15 p.m.

    5:30 p.m.

    Alice

    Tuesdays

    8:45 a.m.

    12:15 p.m.

    Alice and Beeville Site

     

    12:45 p.m.

    4 p.m.

    Alice

    Wednesdays

    8:45 a.m.

    12:15 p.m.

    Alice and Beeville Site

     

    1:15 p.m.

    5:30 p.m.

    Alice

    Thursdays

    8:45 a.m.

    12:15 p.m.

    Alice and Beeville Site

     

    12:45 p.m.

    4 p.m.

    Alice


     

    Please read the   CBC Remote Proctoring Tester Information Page 


    Go ahead and make sure that your computer meets the system requirements and that you've installed the Microsoft Teams app to your computer before you make your appointment in CBC’s Time Tap Scheduler.

    There is also a 
    CBC Remote Proctoring Acknowledgement Form that must be submitted before an exam may be proctored.

    You will need to have a government issued Photo ID to show on the day of the appointment. 

    Go to the Testing Department - Alice Site - Room 130, Beeville Site - Dirks-131, Kingsville Site - Room 135, or Pleasanton Site - Cougar Center with your signed Petition Form - at least two signatures from Administrators, receipt, SAM 2016 Challenge Code login, and Photo ID so that you can take the BCIS 1305 competency exam.   

    (5)  The exam covers:  Basic Computer Skills / Word / Excel/ PowerPoint/ and Access.  The student needs to earn a score of 70 or better to pass the BCIS 1305 Competency Exam.  There are 100 questions for the exam.  The exam is not timed and can take from forty-five (45) minutes up to two (2) hours to complete – based upon the individual.   
     
     

    The exam is interactive – Example:  A question may ask the student to change the font size, color, etc…  The student will then have to actually go through the motions of making the change requested.  There are not multiple-choice answers, for the Microsoft programs. The Basic Computer Concepts will have mix and match boxes (Example:  Select one box on the left, then click the box that describes, or has components of the other, on the right). When the boxes have been selected a line will connect the answers. There are 5-6 pairs on these questions.     

    (6) After the exam, the student will be given a copy of their score report.  The goal is to earn a score of 70 or higher, 

    The Testing Center will make a copy of the receipt(s), signed Petition Form, and score report for the testing files and will e-mail this information to the Registrar's office. 
     
       
     

    (7) The student will then request for the Testing Department to send their receipt(s), signed Test Out Subject Competency Petition Form, and score report to the Registrar’s Office - located on the Beeville Site and ask for the BCIS 1305 course to be entered onto their CBC academic transcript.  

    T
    he student may call the Beeville Business Office or Alice, Kingsville, and Pleasanton Cougar Center and pay the course fee ($180) for BCIS 1305 so that the course can be transcribed onto the CBC transcript - they will need to e-mail the receipt back to the Testing Office.  If the student plans to graduate with an Associates of Arts or Science - then they will need BCIS 1305 to be transcribed onto their transcript - so they must pay the $180.00.

    Or if they took the exam for Computer Competency to be transcribed onto their CBC transcript - they will not need to pay any additional fee. 
     
     
     

     Page created 2/5/15
    Revised 6/4/20

     
     
     

     

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