COMPUTER APPLICATIONS

  • Category: Production & Objective Test 
    Type: Individual Event – Section, State, National

    Overview
    Two parts: a two-hour production test administered and proctored at a designated school-site prior to the conference and a 60-minute objective test administered onsite at the conference. Refer to the Production & Objective Test Guidelines (link below) for proctor registration and test request.

    Production Test Competencies: Create, Search, and Query Databases; Spreadsheet Functions and Formulas; Text Slide Graphics and Presentations; Business Graphics; Word Processing.
    Objective Test Competencies: Basic Computer Terminology and Concepts; Presentation, Publishing, and Multimedia Applications; Email, Integrated and Collaboration Applications; Netiquette and Legal Issues; Spreadsheet and Database Applications; Security; Formatting, Grammar, Punctuation, Spelling, and Proofreading.

    Skills: Knowledge of computer applications is necessary in today’s high-tech business world. Employees must be able to apply various computer applications in a business environment utilizing critical thinking and decision-making skills. This event provides recognition for FBLA members who can most efficiently demonstrate computer application skills.

    Eligibility
    The participant may not have previously competed in this event at the national level.
    SECTIONEach local chapter may enter a maximum of three (3) members. Competitors must have paid for membership and be registered for the section conference by December 11.
    STATEA maximum of the top five (5) places from section competition will represent their section at the State Leadership Conference. Competitors must be registered for SLC by February 28.
    NATIONAL
    The top four (4) places in state competition will represent California at the National Leadership Conference.

    Deadlines Section Conference:
    December 11: Competitor Conference Registration
    December 11: Proctor Registration and Test Request
    January 18: Skill Test Work and Certifications Submitted

    Deadlines State Conference:
    February 28: Competitor Conference Registration

    February 28: Proctor Registration and Test Request
    March 29: Skill Test Work and Certifications Submitted 

    COMPETITORS WHO FAIL TO MEET THESE DEADLINES WILL FORFEIT PARTICIPATION IN THIS EVENT


    Guidelines (Please read all guidelines)

    Production & Objective Test Guidelines
    General Guidelines for all events
    Competitive Event Tips

    Sample Practice Materials
    Sample Practice PDF #1
    Format Guide
    Format Guide PDF
    Website Resources
    Certiport
    Jan's Illustrated Computer Literacy 101
    Microsoft Word Mail Merge Tutorials
    Webopedia
    Free Computer Dictionary

    NBEA STANDARDS:
    Communication
    Information Technology
    CAREER STANDARDS:
    Business Management & Administration
    Information Technology
    S.T.E.M.