Computer Competency Challenge

(Only for UIW students)

TEST BASED ON MICROSOFT 2010 – 1 HOUR

Procedures for Taking a Computer Competency Challenge Exam:

  1. Computer Competency Challenge exams are available by appointment only, and generally are offered on Fridays at 8:30 am and 1:30 pm. These exams are also offered one Saturday a month at 10:30 am. The Saturday dates for the Spring 2014 semester are: January 18th, February 22nd, March 8th, April 19th, and May 17th
  2. The Computer Competency Challenge Exam may be taken to obtain credit (3 hours) or simply to waive the course requirement (without receiving credit hours). The test is the same; the payment and process are different.
  3. Pick up a Request for Credit by Examination form in the Registrar’s Office. Have it signed by your advisor and approved by the Registrar. The test MUST be taken within a month of the date on the form, or new approval must be obtained. The form must be presented to Testing Services staff at the time of the appointment.
  4. TO WAIVE the course requirement: After you have processed your Request for Credit by Examination form, purchase a Computer Competency Challenge Exam bar code at the UIW bookstore. Then make an appointment by calling Testing Services at (210) 829-3876 or stopping by AD 216. To secure your appointment, you will need to pay a non-refundable, non-transferable $15 administrative fee with UIW’s Business Office at (210) 829-6043. If we do not have a record of your receipt number at least 48 hours before the date of your test, the appointment will automatically be cancelled. On the day of the test, bring a current government-issued photo ID, the Computer Competency Challenge Exam bar code, and the yellow copy of the Request for Credit by Examinationform properly processed (even though no credit hours will be earned).FEES:
    Amount Fees Description
    $15 UIW Administrative Fee to secure the appointment(TO WAIVE OR FOR CREDIT) Non-refundable, non-transferable.Payable by cash, personal check or credit card no later than 48 hours prior to the test date.
    $26.00 Computer Competency Challenge Exam Bar Code(TO WAIVE OR FOR CREDIT) You will need to purchase a bar code at the UIW bookstore in order to take your test.
    40% tuition for 3 hrs UIW(FOR CREDIT) You must pay this fee and process the Application to Challenge form before the date of the test.
  5. TO RECEIVE CREDIT: Fill out an Application for Challenge Exam form (found in the Registrar’s Office) prior to the test, fill out the Request for Credit by Examination form and get the relevant signatures. Purchase a Computer Competency Challenge Exam bar code at the UIW bookstore. Call Testing Services at (210) 829-3876 or stop by AD 216 to make an appointment, and secure your spot by paying a non-refundable, non-transferable $15 administrative fee with UIW’s Business Office at (210) 829-6043. If we do not have a record of your receipt number at least 48 hours before the date of your test, the appointment will automatically be cancelled. Prior to the test, take the Application for Challenge Exam form to the Business Office to pay 40% tuition for 3 credit hours (based on the current schedule of tuition fees, depending on your classification as a main campus, ADCaP, Virtual University student, etc.). Bring a current government-issued photo ID, the Computer Competency Challenge Exam bar code, the Request for Credit by Examination form, a receipt issued by the Business Office upon payment, and the Application for Challenge Exam form at the time of the test.
  6. You will have up to one hour to complete your test. The exam includes both multiple-choice and simulation questions.
  7. To study for the exam: the UIW computer competency test study guide will give you an overview of the material that is covered on the test, as well as information on a textbook you can obtain for a more in-depth review.
  8. You must earn a score of at least 70% to pass the test. You will receive an unofficial copy of your score immediately after you finish the test. The official results will be sent to the Registrar’s Office and should be applied to your transcript within three weeks.
  9. If you are more than 15 minutes late, we reserve the right to open your seat to other students who are waiting to test.