SOFTWARE VERSION UPGRADE TO MICROSOFT 2013 FOR THE COBE COMPUTER PLACEMENT EXAM PLANNED VERY SOON.
As soon as the BSU Bookstore sells the present supply of the MyITLab exam licenses for Microsoft Office 2010, the exam will change to Microsoft Office 2013. While this could happen anytime this summer we anticipate sometime mid- to late-August.
When the COBE Computer Placement Exam switches to the new Microsoft Office 2013, students with the old 2010 MyITLab passwords will have 30 days to complete their exams with their old Microsoft Office 2010 licenses. Be sure to specify which Microsoft Office version you need when you check in at the testing lab.
If you have purchased the MyITLab exam license for Microsoft Office 2010, be aware the license expires 30 days after completing your student profile in order to take the exam. The new MicroSoft 2013 MyIT Lab licenses will cost less and the license will be valid for 14 rather than 30 days.
Exams are given on a walk in basis in the COBE Computer Lab during the hours listed under Schedule of Exam Times. You do not need to sign up for an appointment. Tell the Computer Lab Monitors that you are taking the COBE Computer Placement Exam; follow their instructions and they will sign you in to the begin the test.
Exams are on a computer available basis. It is in your best interest not to wait until the last minute to take the exam: a computer may not be available for you and the lab will be noisy. The computer lab is very busy the last week of classes or the week before any semester. Avoiding this time period will be to your benefit.
Each exam section is timed at 40 minutes per section. Time is monitored by the computer. You may request your test scores at the end of each section exam. You may print your exam results should you want to do so. A score is 70% or above on each section required to pass. The exams will not show up on the student transcript for credit or grades as it is a placement/proficiency exam only.
Your test will only be recorded if you enter your BSU student ID number in the same box as your last name on your student profile. If you forget to enter your student number in the same box as your last name you will need to contact the IT-SCM Department in order for your exam scores to be recorded: email@example.com; phone 208-426-1181; Micron Business and Economics Building, room 3248. Your student name, student number, and which sections of the placement exam you completed are required in order to enter your placement scores.
Students are allowed to take the exam two times total in your academic career (not per semester), but not twice on the same day. The exam has three parts (ITM104, ITM105, ITM106). If a student starts the exam but does not finish all the required sections, the attempt counts as one of the two times allowed per student.
Exam scores are entered into the student database in batch reports. This exam does not show up on the student transcript, as it is a placement exam, not a class/credit exam.
To request that your COBE Computer Placement exam scores are recorded in the student database within 24-hours, give your name, your student ID#, and the sections of the test you passed to the IT-SCM office staff, either in person in Micron Business and Economics Building, room 3248, or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have conditionally registered for a class pending successful test completion, you must remove the condition with a permission number. BroncoWeb never clears conditional registration automatically. To request a permission number, use the Permission Request Form.
Registration for ITM 104, 105, and 106
If a student is currently enrolled in ITM104, ITM105, and/or ITM106 and successfully completes the corresponding COBE Computer Placement Exam the student must drop that class. Please drop the class(es) as soon as possible: classes are limited and fill quickly. If dropped after the “drop without a W” deadline for the class session, the student will receive a ‘W’ on their transcript. If the student does not drop the class the student will receive an “F” for the class even if they pass the exam. A student may not have taken ITM104, ITM105, or ITM106 for credit or audit in the past, as this would nullify any test results.