COMPUTER APPLICATIONS

  • Category: Production Test & 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.


    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.
    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

    Eligibility: The participant may not have previously competed in this event at the national level.

    SECTION: Each 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 13.
    STATE: A 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. NOTE: Some SLC top-10 finalists will become eligible for the national conference as a result of drops. Make sure you get early approval from your parents to attend the National Conference so you will be in a position to say "yes" to your adviser if you are "bumped up".

    SECTION CONFERENCE
    Proctor Registration:
     
    See Competitive Events Overview for submission form.
    Step 1: Register School Site Proctor using the form found on the Overview Page. Submission date: December 13th. (see link above)
    Step 2: Register competitors using conference regististration by December 13th. (Only students registered in the event will receive a test.) 

    Submission: - Completed Skill Test Work and Certifications: January 17th 

    STATE CONFERENCE
    Proctor Registration:
     
    See Competitive Events Overview for submission form.
    Step 1: Register School Site Proctor using the form found on the Overview Page. Submission date: February 28th. (see link above)

    Step 2: Register competitors using conference regististration by February 28th. (Only students registered in the event will receive a test.) 

    Submission: - Completed Skill Test Work and Certifications: March 20th 


    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.