Don't forget your Northstar certificates!
When you take the Northstar assessments at a Northstar sponsoring site and pass with a score of 85% or better, you can earn a certificate in one or all of the test areas. Ask your librarian or instructor for more information on taking an assessment and earning this valuable credential today!
Not at a Northstar sponsoring site? You can still take the assessments for free online at www.digitalliteracyassessment.org.
|1. Identify the operating system used by a computer.|
|2. Shutdown, restart, and log off a computer.|
|3. Open, close and switch between windows|
|4. Minimize and maximize windows|
|5. Identify the toolbar and menus.|
6. Identify the taskbar.
|7. Start, and exit programs (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint)|
|8. Identify drives on a computer: CD/DVD, floppy, hard drive (C), USB port, network drives (A, B, D, F, H, etc.)|
|9. Access the help menu.|
|10. Identify the desktop.|
|11. Demonstrate knowledge of Windows file organizational system and use it to locate files/documents (desktop, My Document, My Computer)|
|12. Use "Search" to locate a file or document|
13. Delete documents or files.
|14. Open programs.|
|15. Identify basic office software programs (Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint), demonstrate knowledge of their functions, and identify their corresponding file extensions.|
|16. Open files using appropriate programs|