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- Available Lessons: 122
- Average Lesson Length: 8 min
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Course SummaryReview topics that appear on the National Evaluation Series (NES) Essential Academic Skills Technology Literacy Subtest with this comprehensive online study guide course. The course includes short lessons and practice quizzes that can help you become fully prepared for this invidivual subtest. This Study.com course was last updated in 2018.
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This self-paced test preparation course covers the technology literacy concepts you'll need to know in order to earn a high score on the NES Essential Academic Skills Subtest IV. The course is comprised of entertaining and informative video lessons that break down a variety of technology topics in a way that's easy to understand and remember. Work through the course to review the fundamentals of computer-based communication; Internet privacy; Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint; computer science systems software and much more. To help you remember these topics, we've included plenty of practice assessments throughout the course.
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Syllabus & Course Information
When you use this course to get ready for the NES Essential Academic Skills Subtest IV, you'll only be reviewing topics that you'll encounter on the day of your exam. Complete the course to improve your basic information technology knowledge, as well as your skills in Word, PowerPoint and Excel. By the end of the course, you should be able to:
- Recognize essential hardware technologies and systems
- Discuss the functions of computer science systems and application software
- Define the components of computer storage and data
- Troubleshoot computers and peripheral devices
- Explain the uses and features of Microsoft Word
- Create/format worksheets and workbooks in Excel
- Identify useful Excel functions and formulas
- Use the PowerPoint toolbar and create/manage PowerPoint presentations
- Assess the connections between computer science and the Internet
- Outline basic Internet privacy and safety measures
- Evaluate the elements of computer-based communication and research
The course has 15 chapters and a total of 124 topical lessons. The lessons are short and to-the-point, which helps you quickly review essential computer science terms and concepts. Use the lesson quizzes to help retain the information, and check your overall understanding of the material by taking the chapter exams and final course assessment.
NES Essential Academic Skills Subtest IV: Technology Literacy Exam Information
The Technology Literacy subtest is one of the four NES Essential Academic Skills subtests. These exams are used for entry-level teacher certification purposes in several states. Be sure to contact your state's teacher certification agency for up-to-date testing requirements.
- Number of Questions: 36
- Question Type: Multiple-choice
- Time Limit: 45 minutes
- Exam Cost: $50
NES Essential Academic Skills Subtest IV: Technology Literacy Preparation & Registration
This course is available online 24/7, which makes it easy to incorporate studying time whenever your schedule allows. You can access the course materials on any desktop, laptop or mobile device, and you also have the option of printing the lesson transcripts if you want to study offline. Your course dashboard will keep track of your progress as you work through the course. If you have any questions about these computer concepts, simply use the Ask the Expert feature.
When you register for the exam through the official NES website, you'll select the state in which you're seeking certification. From there, you'll create an account and begin the registration process. The Technology Literacy subtest is offered throughout the year by appointment. Registration also involves agreeing to all testing rules/policies, finding a nearby computer-based testing center and paying an examination fee.
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