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  • 1. 2005 Industry Certification Guide Business Education
  • 2. Table of Contents A+ Certification ....................................................................................................................................... 6 Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) .............................................................................................................. 8 Bookkeeping Fundamentals............................................................................................................... 18 Certified Coding Associate ................................................................................................................. 20 Certified Internet Webmaster (CIW).................................................................................................. 22 Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) ..................................................................................... 23 Corel Certified Proficient User (CCPU) ............................................................................................ 25 e-Biz ....................................................................................................................................................... 26 IC3 Certification.................................................................................................................................... 28 i-Net+ Certification ............................................................................................................................... 30 Java Programmer Certification .......................................................................................................... 33 Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) ..................................................................................................... 34 Network+ Certification ......................................................................................................................... 36 Office Proficiency Assessment Certification (OPAC) ..................................................................... 38 Oracle Certified Database Associate................................................................................................ 39 Business Education 2
  • 3. Business Education Certifications and Licensures CAREER/TECH DESCRIPTION WEB CERTIFICATION COURSE REFERENCE This test measures your knowledge of bookkeeping tasks and functions. Designed for accounting clerks and others who handle bookkeeping tasks, this test covers the following topics: Bookkeeping Accounts Payable, Accounts www.brainbench.com ACCOUNTING Fundamentals Receivable, Adjusting Entries, Business Math Conversions, Cash, Financial Statements, Fixed Assets, Inventories, Liabilities, Payroll, Recording Transactions, and Taxes. You must be proficient in keyboarding speed/accuracy, OPAC word processing, grammar, ADMINISTRATIVE (Office Proficiency spelling, punctuation, filing, www.opac.com financial recordkeeping/basic PROCEDURES Assessment and math, spreadsheet and database Certification) applications By creating an entry-level coding credential based on job analysis standards and state-of-the-art test construction, AHIMA aims to increase the number of qualified ADMINISTRATIVE new coders. The result? A larger Certified Coding www.ahima.org PROCEDURES— pool of qualified coders for Associates employers to choose from; MEDICAL OFFICE certified coders doing a better job managing health information; and recognition for AHIMA members as industry experts and leaders in clinical coding. You must be able to install, configure, upgrade, troubleshoot, and repair microcomputer BASIC COMPUTER hardware. You must have the A+ basic knowledge of desktop and www.comptia.org TECHNOLOGY portable systems, basic networking concepts, and printers. You must be able to understand basic concepts about computer BUSINESS COMPUTER hardware, software, networks and the Internet and demonstrate the www.certiport.com INFORMATION IC3 SYSTEMS I ability to use a word processor and spreadsheet at a beginning level. Business Education 3
  • 4. CAREER/TECH DESCRIPTION WEB CERTIFICATION COURSE REFERENCE Measures and validates users’ skills with the Microsoft Office MOS suite of desktop productivity www.mos.com (Microsoft Office applications (Microsoft Word, BUSINESS COMPUTER Specialist) Microsoft Excel, Microsoft INFORMATION PowerPoint®, Microsoft Access SYSTEMS II and Microsoft Outlook®). CCPU You should have an in-depth knowledge of Corel WordPerfect, www.corel.com (Corel Certified Quattro Pro, and Presentations. Proficient User) The Java Programmer training focuses on the proper use of the Java programming language to code and test applications, applets or servlets for the Java http://training.sun.co Java Certified platform. Java Programmers m Programmer utilize various features of Java, including language fundamentals, object-oriented design principles, BUSINESS execution threads and Java PROGRAMMING packages. You must be able to create a database, manage a storage structure, data storage, and Oracle Certified security. You must also be www.oracle.com Database able to perform database Associate backups and recovery and other database structure and technique components You must be able to use Frame Maker, Type Manager, templates and share files with other BUSINESS IMAGE ACE platforms. Must be able to plan, www.adobe.com MANAGEMENT AND (Adobe Certified format, layout appropriate MULTIMEDIA Expert) settings, paragraphs, and characters for a variety of documents. The exam measures knowledge around the basic concepts, key issues and critical technologies of www.comptia.com e-Biz e-Business, supplying IT and business professionals with a E-COMMERCE foundation for contributing to e- Business solutions You must know the many, CIW intricate parts of the Internet, from www.ciwcertified.com (Certified Internet front-end programming to back- Webmaster) end hardware issues. You must be able to install, CCNA configure and operate LAN, WAN, INTERNETWORKING and dial access services for small (Cisco Certified www.cisco.com TECHNOLOGIES Network Associate) networks. Business Education 4
  • 5. CAREER/TECH DESCRIPTION WEB CERTIFICATION COURSE REFERENCE You must be able to demonstrate entry-level knowledge of network technologies. www.comptia.com Network + TELECMMUNICATIONS Entry-level Internet and e- & NETWORKING commerce technical professionals responsible for participating in the maintenance of Internet, Intranet www.comptia.com I-Net+ and Extranet infrastructure and services as well as the development of Web-related applications. Business Education 5
  • 6. A+ Certification CAREER CONCENTRATION Basic Computer Technology CREDENTIAL DESCRIPTION You must be able to install, configure, upgrade, troubleshoot, and repair microcomputer hardware. In addition, you must have the basic knowledge of desktop and portable systems, basic networking concepts and printers. REGULATORY ENTITY CompTIA PROCEDURAL REQUIREMENTS You must have approval from the Texas Education Agency to teach Basic Computer Technology as an innovative course. INSTRUCTOR QUALIFICATIONS Instructors teaching the Basic Computer Technology course must: 1. Hold a valid secondary certificate (any area) 2. Demonstrate sufficient technology proficiencies (deemed necessary by the local district) to enroll in training to teach the course 3. Upon completion of the training (by the appropriate organization), the district will ensure the teachers have appropriate technology knowledge and skills to teach the course. STUDENT TRAINING The student analyses various types of configurations and upgrading. The student is expected to: A. Identify basic terms, concepts and functions of system modules B. Demonstrate basic procedures for adding and removing field replicable modules C. Compare and contrast available IRQs, DMAs, and I/O addresses and procedures for configuring them for device installation D. Examine common peripheral ports, associated cabling, and their connectors E. Demonstrate procedures for installing and configuring IDE/EIDE devices, SCIS devices, and peripheral devices F. Identify concepts and procedures relating to BIOS G. Analyze hardware methods of system optimization and when to use them H. Develop the technology skills to diagnose, repair, and maintain computer systems. The student is expected to: I. Analyze common symptoms and problems associated with each module and isolate the problem Business Education 6
  • 7. J. Compare and contrast procedures and devices for protecting against environmental hazards and required special disposal procedures K. Examine the potential hazards and proper safety procedures relating to lasers and high-voltage equipment L. Outline and discuss ESD (Electrostatic Discharge) precautions and procedures M. Distinguish between the popular CPU chips in terms of their basic characteristics N. Investigate the most popular type of motherboards, their components, and their architecture O. Summarize the purpose of CMOS, what it contains and how to change its basic parameters P. Discuss the categories of RAM terminology, their locations, and physical characteristics Q. Possess technology skills to manage printers, portable systems and networks. R. Explain and demonstrate the basic concepts of printers, printer operations, and printer components S. Investigate the types of printer connections and configurations T. Outline and discuss the exclusive components of portable systems and their unique problems U. Analyze the basic networking concepts, including how a network operates V. Demonstrate procedures for swapping and configuring network interface cards W. Explain the ramifications of repairs on the network. TESTING PREREQUISISTE None EXAM/FEE $145 for testing Business Education 7
  • 8. Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) CAREER CONCENTRATION Business Image Management and Multimedia CREDENTIAL DESCRIPTION You must have general knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign or PageMaker. Individuals may become certified in one or more of the above programs. REGULATORY ENTITY Adobe PROCEDURAL REQUIREMENTS This information may be covered as part of the TEKS in the BIMM and BCIS II Business Courses. INSTRUCTOR QUALIFICATIONS Instructors teaching BIMM or BCIS II course must: 1. Hold a valid secondary certificate 2. Be certified in Business Education. STUDENT TRAINING Students will receive training as part of the curriculum for the listed courses. A. Adobe Photoshop 1. Using the work area a. Configure, save and load workspaces b. Create a layer comp by using Layer Comps palette c. Manage libraries by using the Preset Manager d. Describe the functionality provided from the status bar and the tool option bar 2. Importing, exporting and saving a. Import and manipulate files by using the Place command b. Import RAW files from a digital camera c. Given a file format, explain when you would se that format in Photoshop d. Explain when to rasterize and when not to rasterize vector data e. Describe the functionality provided by the File Browser 3. Working with selections a. Given a scenario, choose the correct tool to create a selection b. Modify selections by using a tool or command c. Explain how feathering affects selections d. Explain how to work with Alpha channels to save or modify a selection e. Explain how to create and modify temporary mask by using the Quick Mask command 4. Creating and using layers a. Use the appropriate tools and commands to create and manage layers Business Education 8
  • 9. b. Edit layers by using the editing, vector and painting tools c. Use the appropriate tools and commands to create and modify clipping masks, vector masks, layer masks and layer sets d. Create layer styles e. Given a mask, describe the functionality and when you would use the mask 5. Using channels a. Given a channel, describe the channel and explain when you would use it b. Explain how to create, manage and use channels 6. Managing color a. Discuss the color management workflow process that is used in Adobe Photoshop b. Describe the difference between assigning and converting to ICC profiles c. Configure color settings by using the Color Settings dialog box d. Explain the purpose of and how to use the Proof Setup command e. Discuss the relationship between color gamut and rendering intents 7. Adjusting images a. Analyze a histogram and explain changes that should be made to expand the dynamic range of an I mage b. Explain how to adjust the tonal range of an image by using an adjustment layer c. Explain how to adjust the tonal range of an image using options from the Image> Adjustments menu d. Given an option on the auto Color Correction Options dialog box, explain the purpose of the option e. Discuss issues associated with changing the size and resolution of images f. Given an option on the Shadow/Highlight dialog box, explain the purpose of the option 8. Drawing and editing a. Create shape layers and paths by using the Pen and Shape tools b. Select and modify paths c. Save and export paths d. Transform paths by using the Transform tools 9. Painting a. Paint objects by using a specific tool b. Given an option from the Brushes palette, explain the purpose of that option c. Create and use patterns d. Create and use Gradients 10. Retouching Business Education 9
  • 10. a. Modify an image by using filters b. Retouch an image by using a specific tool 11. Digital camera and video support a. List and describe the options provided by Camera Raw features b. Explain the functionality provided by having non-square pixel support 12. Working with automation a. Create an action by using options in the Actions palette b. Play an action by using the Batch command including using File Browser as the source c. Explain the use and options for commands from the Automate menu 13. Working with type a. Given a palette, explain options for type used in Photoshop b. Create, enter and edit type by using a type tool c. Create and modify text on a path 14. Outputting to print a. Given a scenario, select and explain when to use a specific Print command b. Describe the options available for outputting to print in the Output and Color management pop-up menus in the Print dialog box c. Discuss issues associated with printing duotones 15. Outputting for the Web a. Given a scenario, choose the appropriate file format to optimize images for the Web b. Create transparent and matted images by using the Save for the Web command c. Explain how slices can be used to optimize images for the Web B. Adobe Illustrator 1. General Knowledge a. Describe the major features of Adobe Illustrator b. Describe the native file format used by Adobe Illustrator c. Given a scenario, explain when you would use the Adobe Illustrator to complete a task versus when you would use Adobe Photoshop to complete a task 2. Laying out a document a. Describe the different components of the work area b. Given a document, determine the appropriate document settings for the art board Business Education 10
  • 11. c. Given a scenario, select and configure the appropriate settings in the Document Setup dialog box 3. Working with Shapes and Objects a. Given a shape or object, determine which tool should be used to create the shape or object b. Transform shapes by suing the Transform tools or the Transform palette c. Transform shapes by using 3D effects d. Create spot colors, strokes, fills and gradients to objects by using the Fill box, Stroke box, or Appearance palette e. Create and modify masks, including clipping masks f. Create, use and customize bushes g. Modify overlapping objects by using the Styles palette and Effects menu h. Create, use and edit symbols by using the Symbols palette and Symbols tools i. Create and modify compound shapes by using Pathfinder palette j. Select objects by using the selection tools 4. Working with Type a. Add type to a document b. Modify type by using the character and Paragraph palettes c. Transform type by using setting options for scale, rotate, reflect and shear d. Change the look of type by using the Create Outlines command e. Change the look of type by using the Envelope command f. Insert special characters by using the Type menu and the Glyph palette g. Manage the composition of text by using palettes, menus and preference settings h. Create, apply, import and modify styles by using the Character and Paragraph palettes i. List and describe the advantages and disadvantages when using Open type, TrueType or Type 1 fonts 5. Creating and Working with Layers a. Discuss layers and how they can be used t o help create and manage objects in a document b. Change the attributes of objects in a layer by using the Layers Palette c. Explain the process and guidelines associated with creating clipping masks d. Explain the considerations associated with importing and exporting an Adobe Photoshop file with layers and an Adobe Acrobat file with layers Business Education 11
  • 12. 6. Managing Color a. Discuss the color management workflow process that is used in Adobe Illustrator b. Set up color management in Illustrator by using the Color Settings Dialog box 7. Outputting to Print a. Set crop marks and trim marks in a document b. Prepare a document for printing by choosing and configuring the appropriate resolution and rasterization settings c. Explain guidelines associated with printing gradient mesh objects and color blends d. Prepare and output a document to be used for color separation e. Explain guidelines associated with printing transparencies 8. Saving and Exporting a. Given a file type, describe the options available when exporting an Illustrator document to that file type b. List and describe the options available for saving Illustrator documents by using the Illustrator Legacy Options dialog box c. Describe the differences and explain criteria for when you would output an Illustrator document to various file formats 9. Publishing for the Web a. Discuss options and considerations associated with preparing graphics that will be used on the Web b. Export Illustrator images that are optimized for publication on the Web c. Output symbols to SWF and SVG formats C. Adobe InDesign 1. General Knowledge a. List and describe key features and benefits of Adobe InDesign b. List and describe the features that allow users to manage workspaces c. Explain how Adobe InDesign provides support for interoperability with other Adobe products 2. Setting up documents a. Given a scenario, describe what is affected by selecting various settings b. Given a scenario, create a new document by using the Document Setup dialog box c. Create and apply document presets d. Given a scenario, create the structure of a document by using guides and grids e. Given a scenario, work with Master pages f. Create and use graphic and text placeholders and containers Business Education 12
  • 13. g. Explain how objects are organized in InDesign by using layers 3. Working with text a. Given a scenario, format text by using he appropriate palette or menu item b. Insert special characters by using Type menu, Glyph palette or contextual menu c. Manipulate text by using text frame options d. Create, apply, import and modify styles by using the Character Style and Paragraph Style fonts e. List and describe the advantages and disadvantages when using OpenType, TrueType or Type 1 fonts f. Edit text by using the Story editor g. Create and apply a nested style 4. Drawing, arranging, and transforming objects a. Describe how you can create and edit paths by using the appropriate InDesign tools b. Create, edit and thread text on a path c. Modify and transform objects by using various InDesign features d. Modify the contents of frames by using various InDesign features e. Describe information that is displayed in the Info palette f. Create a stroke style by using the Stoke palette 5. Working with color a. Create, edit and apply colors to objects by using the appropriate palettes b. Explain when you would use the Swatches palette versus he Color palette c. Given a scenario create, modify and apply gradients to objects by using the appropriate palettes and tools d. Explain the purpose of color management and discuss color management workflows in Adobe InDesign e. Describe hoe to create mixed links 6. Working with transparency a. Given a scenario, apply transparency to an object b. Describe how Adobe InDesign supports transparency features in Placed files c. Given a scenario, create and/or apply the proper flattening style to achieve the desired output 7. Importing and exporting files a. Select the appropriate method and file format for importing text and graphics Business Education 13
  • 14. b. Given a scenario, select the appropriate options for exporting an Adobe InDesign document to PDF c. Manage placed graphics by using the Links palette including editing the original in the source application 8. Managing long documents a. Create a book by using the Book palette b. Create a Table of contents and Index using the appropriate palettes and commands c. Create and manage hyperlinks by using the Hyperlinks palette d. Synchronize styles and swatches in a book 9. Preparing documents for crossmedia support a. Describe workflows that are enabled by using XML b. Import an XML file into an InDesign document c. Define and assign XML tags and export an XML file d. Map styles to XML tags by using the Tags palette and the Structure view e. Import a DTD and validate XML structure against DTD 10. Working with tables a. Create and import tables b. Modify tables c. Format a table d. Create headers and footers in tables 11. Prepress and outputting to print a. Describe which elements are checked and flagged during the preflight process b. Describe the resulting objects when a package is prepared c. Configure print settings in the Print dialog box for various types of output d. Select the correct options in he Separation preview palette in order to view the separation on screen e. Select the correct options in the flattener Preview in order to view output 12. eBook authoring a. Create interactivity for an InDesign document that will be exported as an eBook b. Add a movie to an InDesign document that will be exported as an eBook D. Adobe PageMaker 1. General Knowledge a. Describe common terms related to Adobe PageMaker in areas such as print and electronic publishing, typography and color theory Business Education 14
  • 15. b. Discuss issues related to cross-platform file sharing in Adobe PageMaker c. Describe appropriate workflows related to Adobe PageMaker 2. Page Layout a. Given a scenario, setup a publication by using commands an tools in Adobe PageMaker b. Manage the layout of a page by using tools and resources in Adobe PageMaker c. Place and arrange elements on a page by using tools in Adobe PageMaker d. Create and manage layers by using the layers palette e. Adjust page layout by using the Adjust layout command 3. Working with Text a. Format text by using he Type menu b. Format text by using the Control palette c. Explain the difference between text frames and text blocks d. Create threaded stories by using text frames and text blocks e. Manipulate text frames and text blocks by using the appropriate options f. Edit text in the Story editor g. Edit text in the Layout view h. Create and manage styles by using the Style palette i. Given a scenario, explain advantages and disadvantages of using specific types of fonts 4. Working with Graphics a. Create basic objects in Adobe PageMaker b. Modify graphics by using commands from the Elements menu c. Crop graphics by using various tools and procedures d. Explain how to colorize and tint imported graphics e. Given a scenario, determine the appropriate graphic file format to use 5. Working with Color a. Explain the differences between spot and process colors and the appropriate use for each type b. Explain when a color would be added to the Colors palette when importing a graphic c. Import colors from another PageMaker file by using the Colors palette or the Utilities menu d. Apply colors by using the Colors palette e. List and describe the features available in Adobe PageMaker used for color management 6. Importing and Exporting Files Business Education 15
  • 16. a. Given a scenario, determine the appropriate graphic or text file format to use for importing or exporting in Adobe PageMaker b. Manage links between Adobe PageMaker and imported text and graphic files by using various tools and features in Adobe PageMaker c. Describe options for cutting and pasting objects into and between PageMaker publications 7. Working with Utilities: Plug-ins, Adobe Table, Book Features, Data Merge a. Given a plug-in, describe the purpose of the plug-in b. Given a task required to create a long document, determine the appropriate tool or method required to complete the task c. Create and modify tables by using Adobe Table d. Export Adobe Table files for use in PageMaker publications e. List and describe different utilities available on the Windows and Mac OS platforms f. Manage text and graphic collections by using the Library palette g. Automate PageMaker tasks by using the Scripts palette h. Describe the features and options when using the Data Merge plug-in palette i. Merge data by using the Data Merge plug-in palette j. Impose a publication by using the Build Booklet plug-in k. Identify and resolve common issues related to using the Build Booklet plug-in 8. Printing and Prepress a. Identify and resolve common user problems related to printing with Adobe PageMaker b. Identify advantages and disadvantages of PostScript and non-PostScript printing c. Prepare a file for printing color separations and composites d. Create a package by using the Save For Service Provider plug-in 9. Electronic Publishing a. Given a scenario, create an Adobe PDF file from a PageMaker publication b. Given a scenario, create an HTML file containing text, graphics, hyperlinks and anchors from and Adobe PageMaker file c. Create a marked PDF file by using options in the Export Adobe PDF dialog box Business Education 16
  • 17. d. Identify and resolve common issues related to exporting PDF files. TESTING PREREQUISISTES None EXAM/FEE $150 Business Education 17
  • 18. Bookkeeping Fundamentals CAREER CONCENTRATION Accounting I & II CREDENTIAL DESCRIPTION Students must possess basic accounting knowledge and skills including Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Adjusting Entries, Business Math, Fixed Assets, Inventories, Liabilities, Payroll and Financial Statements. REGULATORY ENTITY Brainbench PROCEDURAL REQUIREMENTS This information may be covered as part of the TEKS in the Accounting I & II courses. INSTRUCTOR QUALIFICATIONS Instructors teaching Accounting I & II courses must: 1. Hold a valid secondary certificate 2. Be certified in Business Education. STUDENT TRAINING Students will receive training as part of the curriculum for the listed courses. A. Fixed Assets 1. Depreciation 2. Disposal of Assets 3. Intangible Assets B. Inventories 1. Periodic Method 2. Perpetual Method 3. Valuation Methods C. Liabilities 1. Contingent Liabilities 2. Current Liabilities 3. Long Term Liabilities D. Payroll 1. Accruals 2. Calculating 3. Recording E. Recording Transactions 1. Chart of Accounts 2. Debits and Credits 3. Journal 4. Ledger F. Taxes 1. Income Taxes 2. Payroll Taxes 3. Property Taxes 4. Sales Taxes G. Accounts Payable/Receivable 1. Accruals Business Education 18
  • 19. 2. Collections 3. Interest Computations 4. Notes Receivable 5. Processing 6. Write Off of An Account H. Adjusting Entries 1. Accrued Expenses 2. Accrued Revenue 3. Closing Entries 4. Prepaid Items 5. Trial Balance 6. Unearned Revenue I. Business Math Conversions 1. Decimal Conversions 2. Fractions Conversions 3. Percentage Conversions J. Cash 1. Bank Reconciliation 2. Control of Cash 3. Petty Cash 4. Short Term Investments K. Financial Statements 1. Accrual Basis Accounting 2. Balance Sheet 3. Cash Basis Accounting 4. Cash Flow Statement 5. Income Statement 6. Statement of Shareholders Equity. TESTING PREREQUISISTES None EXAM/FEE $50 Business Education 19
  • 20. Certified Coding Associate CAREER CONCENTRATION Administrative Procedures CREDENTIAL DESCRIPTION By creating an entry-level coding credential based on job analysis standards and state-of-the-art test construction, AHIMA aims to increase the number of qualified new coders. The result? A larger pool of qualified coders for employers to choose from; certified coders doing a better job managing health information; and recognition for AHIMA members as industry experts and leaders in clinical coding. REGULATORY ENTITY American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) PROCEDURAL REQUIREMENTS This information may be covered as part of the TEKS in the Administrative Procedures course. INSTRUCTOR QUALIFICATIONS Teachers teaching Administrative Procedure course must: 1. Hold a valid secondary certificate 2. Be certified in Business Education. STUDENT TRAINING Students will receive training in the following: A. Health Data Content, Requirements and Standards 1. Conduct qualitative analysis to ensure that documentation in the health record supports the diagnosis and reflects the progress, clinical findings and discharge status of the patient 2. Assist in developing health record documentation guidelines 3. Verify timeliness, completeness, accuracy and appropriateness of data and data sources 4. Abstract records for department indices/databases/registries 5. Request patient-specific information from other sources 6. Perform quantitative analysis of health records to evaluate compliance with regulations and standards 7. Ensure facility-wide adherence to health information services’ regulatory requirements B. Clinical Classification Reimbursement Methodologies 1. Assign diagnosis/procedure codes using ICD-9- CM, CPT/HCPCS 2. Validate coding accuracy using clinical information found in health records Business Education 20
  • 21. 3. validate reimbursement classification system assignments 4. collect the data necessary to assign patients to severity of illness categories 5. Analyze the facility’s patient case-mix and payment rates to ensure accurate/appropriate reimbursement 6. Maintain departmental and facility-wide coding guidelines 7. Assist in the facility’s billing process 8. Investigate health plan payment denials 9. Assist in using coded data for strategic planning/reporting C. Information Technology and Healthcare Delivery 1. Protect data integrity and validity using software or hardware technology 2. Query facility-wide databases to retrieve information 3. Use common software packages 4. Understand the role of various providers and disciplines throughout the continuum of healthcare services TESTING PREREQUISISTES High School Diploma EXAM/FEE Member $195 Non-member $250 Business Education 21
  • 22. Certified Internet Webmaster (CIW) CAREER CONCENTRATION Telecommunications and Networking, e-Commerce CREDENTIAL DESCRIPTION You must know the many intricate parts of the internet from front-end programming to back-end hardware issues. REGULATORY ENTITY CIW PROCEDURAL REQUIREMENTS This information may be covered as part of the TEKS in the BCIS II, BIMM, and Telecommunications and Networking courses. INSTRUCTOR QUALIFICATIONS Teachers teaching BCIS II, BIMM, and Telecommunications and Networking courses must be secondary Business certified. STUDENT TRAINING The student will have basic knowledge in the following elements: A. Overview of the Internet B. Browsing the World Wide Web C. Electronic Mail D. Objects, Plug-ins, and Viewers E. Security F. E-Commerce G. FTP, Newsgroups, and Telnet H. Search Engines I. Introduction to Web Page Authoring J. HTML K. Horizontal rules and Graphical Elements L. Hyperlinks M. Tables N. Forms O. Image Techniques P. Frames Q. HTML GUI Editors R. Introduction to Networking S. Networking Protocols T. LANS and WANS U. TCP/IP V. Internetworking Servers. TESTING PREREQUISISTES None EXAM/FEE $125 Business Education 22
  • 23. Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) CAREER CONCENTRATION Internetworking Technologies I & II, Telecommunications and Networking CREDENTIAL DESCRIPTION You must be able to install, configure and operate LAN, WAN, and dial access services for small networks. REGULATORY ENTITY Cisco. Renew every three years PROCEDURAL REQUIREMENTS You must have approval from the Texas Education Agency to teach Internetworking I and II as innovative courses. Telecommunications and Networking does not require innovative course approval, but you must teach the TEKS of the course. INSTRUCTOR QUALIFICATIONS Instructors teaching the Internetworking Technologies course must: 1. Hold a valid secondary certificate (any area) 2. Demonstrate sufficient technology proficiencies (deemed necessary by the local district) to enroll in training to teach the course 3. Upon completion of the training, the district will ensure the teachers have appropriate technology knowledge and skills to teach the courses. The teacher must be certified to teach the software used in the lab. STUDENT TRAINING The student assesses the development of Local Area Network (LAN) management and design. A. Develop the required IPX address and encapsulation type B. Select the IPX protocol and configure interfaces C. Investigate the advantages of LAN segmentation D. Compare two switching methods F. Evaluate full- and half-duplex cabling operations G. Discuss network congestion problem in cabling networks H. Compare and contrast between cut-through and store-and-forward LAN switching I. Interpret the benefits of virtual LANs J. The student demonstrates the concepts and skills necessary to design and manage an advanced network Business Education 23
  • 24. K. Differentiate between the following WAN services: LAPB, frame relay, ISDN/LAPD, HDLC, PPP, and DDR and other WAN protocols and services L. Apply commands to monitor Frame Relay operation in the router M. Investigate PPP operations to encapsulate WAN data on routers. TESTING PREREQUISISTES None EXAM/FEE Prices range from $65-$300 Business Education 24
  • 25. Corel Certified Proficient User (CCPU) CAREER CONCENTRATION BCIS I, BCIS II, Administrative Procedures CREDENTIAL DESCRIPTION You must be proficient in the use of Corel Word Perfect, Corel Quattro Pro, Corel Draw, Corel Photo-Paint, and/or Corel Presentations. REGULATORY ENTITY Corel PROCEDURAL REQUIREMENTS This information may be covered as part of the TEKS in the BCIS I, BCIS II, and/or Administrative Procedure courses. INSTRUCTOR QUALIFICATIONS Instructors teaching the BCIS I & BCIS II courses must be secondary Business certified. Instructors teaching Administrative Procedures must also have Office Education certification plus two years of business work experience. STUDENT TRAINING Students will be able to utilize the basic functions of Corel Word Perfect, Corel Quattro Pro, Corel Draw, Corel Photo-Paint, and/or Corel Presentations. TESTING PREREQUISISTES None EXAM/FEE There is an additional $50 application fee for each certification sought in addition to the exam fee. Business Education 25
  • 26. e-Biz CAREER CONCENTRATION e-Business Commerce (Innovative Course) CREDENTIAL DESCRIPTION The exam measures knowledge around the basic concepts, key issues and critical technologies of e- Business, supplying IT and business professionals with a foundation for contributing to e-Business solutions REGULATORY ENTITY CompTIA PROCEDURAL REQUIREMENTS You must have Texas Education Agency approval to teach the e-Business Commerce innovative course. INSTRUCTOR QUALIFICATIONS Instructors teaching the e-Commerce course must: 1. Hold a valid secondary certificate (any area) 2. Demonstrate sufficient technology proficiencies (deemed necessary by the local district) to enroll in training to teach the course 3. Upon completion of the training (by the appropriate organization), the district will ensure the teachers have appropriate technology knowledge and skills to teach the course. STUDENT TRAINING Students will be able to: A. Identify and understand fundamental terms and concepts used in e-business B. Recognize and explain the current types of e- business models being applied today and contrast them to past business models and the history of e- business C. Recognize the evolution of e-business, best practices and processes demonstrated by e-business leaders D. Recognize the important strategic planning factors to be considered when launching e-business initiatives E. Recognize key factors relating to strategic marketing considerations as they relate to launching an e- business initiative F. Recognize key factors relating to legal and regulatory considerations when planning e-business solutions G. Recognize and understand the basic principles and processes involved with implementing an e-business initiative H. Identify and understand the types of e-business IT projects currently being implemented I. Demonstrate an awareness of deployment and support considerations needed to sustain the key business processes that may be affected by an e- business implementation Business Education 26
  • 27. J. Recognize and understand fundamental aspects of supply chain management in the e-business paradigm K. Recognize and understand the value of client/user interface designs and its affect on business relationships L. Recognize and understand fundamental volume and performance monitoring issues in e-business M. Recognize and understand fundamental network application technology concepts and their affects on e-business implementations N. Recognize and understand fundamental concepts and terms concerning network and information security as it relates to implementing an e-business solution O. Recognize and understand fundamental concepts concerning e-business technology performance and maintenance to support an e-Business solution P. Recognize and understand fundamental concepts relating to data management and usage in supporting e-business technology solutions. TESTING PREREQUISISTES None EXAM/FEE $175 - $225 Business Education 27
  • 28. IC3 Certification CAREER CONCENTRATION BCIS I CREDENTIAL DESCRIPTION The Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC3) program is a global, validated, standards-based training and certification program for basic computing and Internet literacy. It provides specific guidelines for the knowledge and skills required for basic use of computer hardware, software, networks, and the Internet. The certification training and final award requires the successful completion of three online tests: 1. Computing Fundamentals (computer hardware, software and operating systems) 2. Key Applications (word processing and spreadsheet functions) 3. Living Online (networking & internet, electronic mail, using the internet). REGULATORY ENTITY Certiport, National Skills Standard Board PROCEDURAL REQUIREMENTS This information is covered in the TEKS of the Telecommunications and Networking and BCIS II courses. INSTRUCTOR QUALIFICATIONS Instructors teaching Telecommunications and Networking or BCIS II course must be secondary Business certified. STUDENT TRAINING The student learns essentials about computer hardware, software, networks and the Internet and receives training on using a word processor and spreadsheet at a beginner level. Additional training on using a presentation and database program at a beginner level is necessary for an IC³Plus certification. The student is expected to: A. Identify different types of computers, how computers work (process information), and how individual computers fit into larger systems B. Identify the function of computer hardware components, common problems associated with the components, and how computer performance is affected by the components C. Identify the factors that go into a decision on how to purchase a computer or select a computer for work or school D. Identify how software works and how software and hardware work together to perform computing tasks E. Identify different types of software, the tasks for which each type of software is most suited, and the popular programs in each software category Business Education 28
  • 29. F. Identify what an operating system is and how it works G. Be able to manipulate and control the Windows desktop, files and disks H. Be able to change system settings and install software I. Be able to start and exit a Windows application, and utilize sources of online help J. Identify common on-screen elements of Windows applications, change application settings, and manage files within an application K. Perform common editing, formatting, and printing functions L. Be able to add tables and graphics to a document M. Be able to modify worksheet data as well as sort and manipulate data using formulas and functions N. Identify network fundamentals and the benefits and risks of network computing as well as the relationship between computer networks and other communications networks O. Identify how electronic mail works and how to use it P. Identify the appropriate use of e-mail and e-mail related "netiquette" Q. Be able to use a Web browsing application R. Identify different types of information sources on the Internet and be able to search for the information S. Identify how computers are used in different areas of work, school and home T. Identify the risks of using computer hardware and software U. Identify how to use the Internet safely and legally. TESTING PREREQUISISTES None EXAM/FEE $25 - $35 per exam (three exams required for certification) Business Education 29
  • 30. i-Net+ Certification CAREER CONCENTRATION Telecommunications and Networking or Fundamentals of the Internet (Innovative Course), CREDENTIAL DESCRIPTION I-Net is an entry-level Internet certification program that tests baseline technical knowledge of Internet, Intranet and Extranet technologies, independent of specific Internet-related career roles. Learning objectives and domains examined include Internet basics, Internet clients, development, networking, security, and business concepts. REGULATORY ENTITY CompTIA PROCEDURAL REQUIREMENTS You must have approval from the Texas Education Agency to teach Fundamentals of the Internet as an innovative course. INSTRUCTOR QUALIFICATIONS Teachers teaching the fundamentals of the Internet course must: 1. Hold a valid secondary certificate (any area) 2. Demonstrate sufficient technology proficiencies (deemed necessary by the local district) to enroll in training to teach the course 3. Upon completion of the training (by the appropriate organization), the district will ensure the teachers have appropriate technology knowledge and skills to teach the course. STUDENT TRAINING Students must be able to: A. Describe a URL, its functions and components, different types of URLs and use of the appropriate type of URL to access a given type of server B. Identify the issues that affect Internet site functionality (performance, security and reliability) C. Describe the concept of caching and its implications D. Describe different types of search indexes –static index/site map, keyword index, full text index E. Describe the infrastructure needed to support an Internet client F. Describe the use of Web browsers and carious clients (FTP clients, Tel net clients, email clients, all-in-one clients/universal clients) within a given context of use G. Explain the issues to consider when configuring the desktop H. Describe MIME types and their components Business Education 30
  • 31. I. Identify problems related to legacy clients (TCP/IP sockets and their implication on the operating system) J. Explain the function of patches and updates to client software and associated problems K. Describe the advantages and disadvantages of using a cookie and how to set cookies L. Define programming-related terms as they relate to Internet applications development M. Describe the differences between popular client- side and server-side programming languages N. Describe the differences between a relational database and a non-relational database O. Identify when to integrate a database with a web site and the technologies used to connect the two P. Demonstrate the ability to create HTML pages Q. Identify popular multimedia extensions or plug-ins R. Describe the uses and benefits of various multimedia file formats S. Describe the process of pre-launch site/application functionality testing T. Describe the core components of the current Internet infrastructure and how they relate to each other U. Identify problems with Internet connectivity from source to destination for various types of servers V. Describe internet domain names and DNS W. Describe the nature, purpose, and operational essentials of TCP/IP X. Describe the purpose of remote access protocols Y. Describe how various protocols or services apply to the function of a mail system, Web system, and file transfer system Z. Describe when to use various diagnostic tools for identifying and resolving Internet problems AA. Describe hardware and software connection devices and their uses BB. Describe various types of Internet bandwidth technologies (link types). CC. Describe the purpose of various servers—what they are, their functionality, and features DD. Define the following internet security concepts: access, control, encryption, auditing and authentication, and provide appropriate types of technologies currently available for each EE. Describe VPN and what it does FF. Describe access security features for an Internet server GG. Explain the issues involved in copyrighting, trade marking, and licensing HH. Identify the issues related to working in a global environment II. Define e-commerce terms and concepts. Business Education 31
  • 32. TESTING PREREQUISISTES None EXAM/FEE $207 Business Education 32
  • 33. Java Programmer Certification CAREER CONCENTRATION Business Computer Programming CREDENTIAL DESCRIPTION The Java Programmer training focuses on the proper use of the Java programming language to code and test applications, applets or servlets for the Java platform. Java Programmers utilize various features of Java, including language fundamentals, object-oriented design principles, execution threads and Java packages. REGULATORY ENTITY Sun Systems PROCEDURAL REQUIREMENTS Business Computer Programming (with emphasis on Java programming language) can be offered as part of any approved Business Education program in the secondary schools of Texas. No special approval is required to offer the course since it is already approved by the State Board of Education. INSTRUCTOR QUALIFICATIONS The instructor assigned to teach the Java programming language should be a certified Business Education teacher with appropriate training and/or certification in Java programming. STUDENT TRAINING Students will study core concepts and skills required to perform the following Java language components: A. Declarations and access control B. Flow control and exception handling C. Language fundamentals D. Operators and assignments E. Overloading, overriding, runtime type and object orientation F. Threads G. The java.awt, java.lang and java.util packages. TESTING PREREQUISITES Students can prepare for the certification exam by attending training and/or using study materials recommended by the certifying organization (Sun or IBM). Note that the jCert Java Programmer core exam requirement can be fulfilled by passing only one core jCert job-role exam offered by multiple jCert member organizations. EXAM FEE Varies by multiple exam publishers. Business Education 33
  • 34. Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) CAREER CONCENTRATION BCIS II CREDENTIAL DESCRIPTION You must be able to comprehend the Microsoft desktop applications, use their advanced features and demonstrate your ability to integrate them with other software applications. Candidates must successfully complete any ONE of the Core examinations; they will receive a certification for each examination passed. To receive an Expert Certification, the candidate must pass all five applications. REGULATORY ENTITY Microsoft PROCEDURAL REQUIREMENTS This information is covered in the TEKS of the BCIS I and BCIS II courses. INSTRUCTOR QUALIFICATIONS Teachers teaching BCIS I or BCIS II course must be secondary Business certified STUDENT TRAINING For the following exams, students must be able to: Word 2000 A. Work with Text B. Work with Paragraphs C. Work with Documents D. Manage Files E. Use Tables F. Work with Pictures and Charts Excel 2000 A. Work with Cells B. Work with Files C. Format Worksheets D. Page Setup and Printing E. Work with Worksheets and Workbooks F. Work with Formulas and Functions Power Point 2000 A. Create a Presentation B. Modify a Presentation C. Work with Text D. Work with Visual Elements Business Education 34
  • 35. E. Custom a Presentation F. Create Output G. Deliver a Presentation H. Manage Files Access 2000 A. Plan and Design Databases B. Work with Access C. Build and Modify Tables D. Build and Modify Forms E. View and Organize Information F. Define Relationships G. Produce Reports H. Integrate with Other Applications I. Use Access Tools Microsoft Outlook 2000 A. Manage Mail B. Manage Messages C. Manage Calendar D. Navigate and Use Outlook 2000 Effectively E. Use Contacts F. Use Tasks G. Integrate Microsoft Office Applications and Other Applications with Outlook 2000 Components B. Use Notes TESTING PREREQUISISTES None EXAM/FEE $40 and up per exam Business Education 35
  • 36. Network+ Certification CAREER CONCENTRATION Telecommunications and Networking or Networking Essentials CREDENTIAL DESCRIPTION You must have knowledge in the area of network repair and technical support. REGULATORY ENTITY CompTIA PROCEDURAL REQUIREMENTS You must have approval from the Texas Education Agency to teach Networking Essentials as an innovative course. Telecommunications and Networking does not require innovative course approval but the TEKS of the course must be taught. INSTRUCTOR QUALIFICATIONS Instructors teaching Networking Essentials course must: 1. Hold a valid secondary teaching certificate (any area) 2. Demonstrate sufficient technology proficiencies (deemed necessary by the local district) to enroll in training to teach the course. 3. Upon completion of the training, the district will ensure the teachers have appropriate technology knowledge and skills to teach the course. The teacher must be certified to teach the software used in the lab. Instructors teaching Telecommunication and Networking must be secondary Business certified. STUDENT TRAINING The student analyzes various types of configurations and upgrading. The student is expected to: A. Demonstrate an understanding of basic network structure B. Identify major network operating systems C. Associate IPX, IP, and NetBEUI with their functions D. Explain basic terms, concepts and functions E. Define the layers of the OSI model and identify the protocols, services, and functions that pertain to each layer F. Recognize and describe the networking media and connectors G. Identify the basic attributes, purpose, and function of network elements H. Selects an appropriate course of action if a client workstation does not connect to the network after installation or replacing a network interface card Business Education 36
  • 37. I. Identify the use of network components and their differences J. Describe the data link layer K. Explain the routing and network layer concepts L. Explain the distinction between connectionless and connection transport M. Demonstrate knowledge of TCP/IP fundamentals N. Demonstrate knowledge of fundamental concepts of TCP/IP addressing O. Describe TCP/IP configuration concepts B. Explain how and when to use the TCP/IP utilities to test, validate, and troubleshoot IP connectivity C. Specify the elements of dial-up networking D. Identify good practices to ensure network security The student develops technology skills to implement the installation of the network. The student is expected to: A. Demonstrate awareness that administrative and test accounts, passwords, IP addresses, IP configurations, and relevant SOPs must be obtained prior to network implementation B. Explain the impact of environmental factors on computer networks C. Recognize visually common peripheral ports, external SCSI and common network components D. Demonstrate in an installation scenario awareness of compatibility and cabling issues E. Identify the kinds of test documentation that are available regarding vendor's patches, fixes and upgrades F. Demonstrate awareness of standard backup procedures and backup media storage practices G. Identify the steps in a systematic approach to identifying the extent of a network problem and select the appropriate next step H. Identify the steps as a systematic approach to determine whether a problem is attributable to the operator or the system and select the next step I. Given a network troubleshooting scenario, demonstrate awareness of the need to check for physical and logical indicators of trouble J. Given a network problem scenario, including symptoms, determine the most likely cause of the problem based on the available information and select the most appropriate course of action based on the inference K. Specify the tools that are commonly used to resolve network equipment problems. TESTING PREREQUISISTES A+ Certification recommended EXAM/FEE Fees start at $207 Business Education 37
  • 38. Office Proficiency Assessment Certification (OPAC) CAREER CONCENTRATION Administrative Procedures CREDENTIAL DESCRIPTION You must be proficient in basic clerical computer skills. REGULATORY ENTITY NCS PROCEDURAL REQUIREMENTS This information is covered as part of the TEKS in the BCIS I, BCIS II and/or Administrative Procedures courses. INSTRUCTOR QUALIFICATIONS Instructors teaching BCIS I and/or BCIS II courses must be secondary Business certified. Instructors teaching Administrative Procedures must also have Office Education certification plus two years of business work experience. STUDENT TRAINING Students will be able to: A. Keyboard with speed and accuracy B. Word process using Word Perfect or Microsoft Word C. Use correct punctuation, spelling, grammar, etc. D. Manage records E. Keep basic financial records F. Use basic math skills for calculations G. Use spreadsheet and database applications H. Accurately input data I. Demonstrate basic 10-key skills TESTING PREREQUISISTES None EXAM/FEE This is a self-administered examination. The software costs approximately $350 and up. Business Education 38
  • 39. Oracle Certified Database Associate CAREER CONCENTRATION Business Programming, Fundamentals of Database (Innovative) and/or Database Programming (Innovative) CREDENTIAL DESCRIPTION You must be able to create a database, manage a storage structure, data storage, and security. You must also be able to perform database backups and recovery and other database structure and technique components. REGULATORY ENTITY Oracle PROCEDURAL REQUIREMENTS You must have approval from the Texas Education Agency to teach /fundamentals of Database and Database Programming as innovative courses. Business Programming does not require the innovative course approval, but you must teach the TEKS of the course. INSTRUCTOR QUALIFICATIONS Instructors teaching Fundamentals of Database or Database Programming must: 1. Hold a valid secondary teaching certificate (any area) 2. Demonstrate sufficient technology proficiencies (deemed necessary by the local district) to enroll in training to teach the course. 3. Upon completion of the training, the district will ensure teachers have appropriate technology knowledge and skills to teach the course. The teacher must be certified to teach the software used in the lab. Teachers teaching Business Programming must hold a secondary Business teaching certificate. STUDENT TRAINING The student will: A. Have an introductory knowledge of Oracle SQL and PL/SQL 1. Perform basic SELECT Statements 2. DML and DDL 3. PL/SQL basics 4. Data retrieval techniques Business Education 39
  • 40. B. Have basic database administration knowledge 1. Manage and instance 2. Create a database 3. Manage storage structures 4. Manage data storage 5. Manage security C. Have basic backup and recovery knowledge 1. Perform recoveries and backups 2. Backup and recovery troubleshooting D. Have basic knowledge in performance tuning 1. Perform tuning architecture and strategy 2. Memory I/O and contention 3. Optimize sorts and minimize contention E. Have basic knowledge in network administration 1. Basic configuration 2. Additional configuration and troubleshooting TESTING PREREQUISISTES None EXAM/FEE Fees range from $40 for the Beta version to $125. Business Education 40

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