Introduction to Computers - Credit by Examination - DANTES
Earn three college semester hours credit in "Introduction to Computers" by passing DANTES examination SF-536 with a recommended minimum score of 55% using this study guide:
- Begin your study by downloading the official
for this exam. (If Thompson Prometric has moved these (again)) You will have to drill for it.
(This test has been updated, and The Chauncy Group has dropped the "unlimited reproduction" language from their copyright assertion. I think it's a derivitive work and they should be sued unmercifully by the Department of Defense, but as it is I can't supply the sheet.)
- Assess your current readiness for the exam by reviewing the Content section and
answering the sample questions.
- Obtain materials to improve your skills in areas where you need additional
study from among the following:
- When you are ready, schedule an examination:
- Active duty (U.S.) military personnel contact your command DANTES office.
- National Guard and Reserve personnel may also be eligible for assistance.
- Others contact the College or University administering the test.
(Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Educational Support) offers
credit by examination via a group of standardized tests developed for
the voluntary education programs of the U.S. Armed Forces which have now
been made available for civilian use. The civilian tests are administered
by the Chauncey Group International
, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Educational Testing Service.
Link to these related articles :
The bibliography below is based on the suggested preparation readings for the DANTES tests. It has been updated from the original recommendations with respect to current editions and changes of publisher so far as is practicable. Note: that "Course Technology" is yet another Thompson conglomerate cog, and apparently nobody has read or reviewed their books. Maybe they're good. I don't know.
General Computer Concepts:
- Abernethy, Ken and Allen, Tom. Exploring the Digital Domain 2nd ed. Cambridge, MA: Course Technology, 2003.
- Brookshar, J.Glenn. Computer Science: An Overview 8th ed. Reading, MA: Addison Wesley, 2004
- * Long, Larry and Long, Nancy. Computers 12th ed.
Princeton, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2004.
- Norton, Peter. Peter Norton's Introduction to Computers 5th Student ed. New York : McGraw-Hill, 2002.
- Parsons, June Jamrich and Oja, Dan. New Perspectives on Computer Concepts 8th ed. Cambridge, MA: Course Technology, 2005.
- Schneider, G. Michael and Gersting, Judith. An Invitation to Computer Science: C++ Version 3rd ed. Cambridge, MA: Course Technology, 2004.
- Williams, Brian K. and Sawyer, Stacey. Using Information Technology. 6th ed. Chicago: McGraw-Hill/Irwin, 2004.
Social & Ethical Issues:
- Baase, Sara.A Gift of Fire: Social, Legal, and Ethical Issues in Computing. 2nd ed. Princeton, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2002.
- Ermann, M. David (ed.) and Shauf, Michele S. (ed.) Computers, Ethics, and Society 3rd ed. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002.
Communications & Networks: