The main purpose of the TestOut PC Pro certification is to verify necessary skills to work as an IT support professional. In an IT support job, you’ll be asked to install, repair, configure, secure, and manage computer hardware, operating systems, and software in home or corporate environments. These are the most basic and foundational skills required of all IT professionals. Additionally, communication, listening and analysis skills are essentials for interacting with customers.
The TestOut Network Pro certification measures an examinee's ability to perform tasks commonly performed by IT network professionals, including systems administrators, network administrators, network engineers and related careers. The core responsibilities of these job roles typically revolve around the management of hardware and software networking components and include IP configuration, setting up wireless and wired networks, managing networks, basic network security, software updates, hardware upgrades and network protocols.
The TestOut Security Pro certification measures an examinee's ability to perform tasks commonly performed by IT security professionals such as network and systems administrators and IT security specialists. These professionals are typically responsible for helping to implement and maintain security protocols and best practices. Passing the TestOut Security Pro Certification means you are capable of implementing layered security through group policy objects, access control lists, wireless and wired local area network security measures, and workstation and mobile device security measures.
The TestOut Desktop Pro certification exam measures an examinee's ability to perform essential tasks in Microsoft Office productivity applications (Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint). Examinees have the opportunity to prove their proficiency using these applications to create word documents, spreadsheets, and presentation slides. These skills are beneficial in a wide variety of jobs across many different industries, such as business, IT, healthcare, and education. Desktop Pro certified individuals have greater career and job readiness, increased confidence, and increased job satisfaction
IT Essentials covers fundamental computer and career skills for entry-level IT jobs. The IT Essentials course includes hands-on labs that provide practical experience to prepare you for enterprise networking. Simulation tools help you hone your troubleshooting skills and practice what you learn.
•Develop working knowledge of how computers and mobile devices operate.
•Identify common security threats and vulnerabilities like malware, phishing, spoofing and social engineering.
•Apply skills and procedures to install, configure, and troubleshoot computers, mobile devices, and software.
WebXam is the online test delivery system for the Ohio Career-Technical Education Testing System. The WebXam system is the platform used to administer Ohio's Career-Technical Education (CTE) statewide tests to students in qualifying career-technical programs. The tests are based on Ohio's CTE content standards WebXam is owned and operated by CETE at The Ohio State University (CETE/OSU). A list of all the State Standards for ISS can be found here:
Ohio Information Technology Career Field Techinical Content Standards