Career and Technical Ed Curriculum
  Advanced Information Systems
 

Advanced Information Systems provides students with the opportunity to develop professional computer and technology skills in a project-oriented and student-centered environment.  Working independently or in teams, students apply problem-solving, decision-making, creative-thinking, and communication skills to relevant, real-life situations through a series of software and peripheral applications.  Instruction in current and emerging information technology includes operating systems, networking and hardware principles, document preparation, presentation tools, spreadsheet analysis and charts preparation, relational database management, technical writing, desktop publishing, copyright issues, and basic web page design.  Upon completion of this course, students will be able to apply technology to analyze and solve problems and to complete technology tasks efficiently and effectively.  The cooperative education (Business Cooperative Internship--679920) method is available for this course.  Students combine classroom instruction and supervised on-the-job training in an approved position with continuing supervision throughout the school year.

Last Updated: 07/26/10 10:25 AM
 
 
CTE.AIS
Standard 1
  DEVELOP WORKPLACE READINESS SKILLS: PERSONAL QUALITIES & PEOPLE SKILLS
 

Benchmark 1.001
Demonstrate Positive Work Ethic
 
Indicator 1.001.001
Maintain punctual and consistent attendance
 
Indicator 1.001.002
Take direction willingly
 
Indicator 1.001.003
Exhibit motivation to accomplish the task at hand
 

Benchmark 1.002
Demonstrate Integrity
 
Indicator 1.002.001
Identify and abide by laws and workplace policies
 
Indicator 1.002.002
Exhibit honesty and reliability
 

Benchmark 1.003
Demonstrate Teamwork Skills
 
Indicator 1.003.001
Contribute to the success of the team
 
Indicator 1.003.002
Assist others
 
Indicator 1.003.003
Request help when needed
 

Benchmark 1.004
Demonstrate Self-Representation Skills
 
Indicator 1.004.001
Dress appropriately
 
Indicator 1.004.002
Use language and manners suitable for the workplace
 

Benchmark 1.005
Demonstrate Diversity Awareness
 
Indicator 1.005.001
Work in a respectful & friendly manner with all customers & coworkers
 

Benchmark 1.006
Demonstrate Conflict-Resolution Skills
 
Indicator 1.006.001
Negotiate diplomatic solutions to interpersonal & workplace conflicts
 

Benchmark 1.007
Demonstrate Creativity and Resourcefulness
 
Indicator 1.007.001
Contribute new ideas
 
Indicator 1.007.002
Work with initiative
 
Indicator 1.007.003
Deal skillfully and promptly with new situations and obstacles
 
CTE.AIS
Standard 2
  DEVELOP WORKPLACE READINESS SKILLS: PROFESSIONAL KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
 

Benchmark 2.008
Demonstrate Effective Speaking and Listening Skills
 
Indicator 2.008.001
Communicate effectively with customers and fellow coworkers
 
Indicator 2.008.002
Comprehend details and follow directions
 
Indicator 2.008.003
Repeat directions or requests to ensure understanding
 

Benchmark 2.009
Demonstrate Effective Reading and Writing Skills
 
Indicator 2.009.001
Read and correctly interpret workplace documents
 
Indicator 2.009.002
Write with clear and correct language, appropriate to audience
 

Benchmark 2.010
Demonstrate Critical-Thinking and Problem-Solving Skills
 
Indicator 2.010.001
Analyze and solve problems that arise in completing assigned tasks
 

Benchmark 2.011
Demonstrate Healthy Behaviors and Safety Skills
 
Indicator 2.011.001
Manage personal health
 
Indicator 2.011.002
Follow safety guidelines
 

Benchmark 2.012
Demonstrate an Understanding of Workplace Organizations, Systems, etc.
 
Indicator 2.012.001
Identify “big picture” issues
 
Indicator 2.012.002
Explain one’s role in fulfilling the mission of the workplace
 

Benchmark 2.013
Demonstrate Lifelong-Learning Skills
 
Indicator 2.013.001
Continually acquire new industry-related knowledge
 
Indicator 2.013.002
Improve professional skills to stay current in the field & to advance
 
Indicator 2.013.003
Seek education and experiences that enhance personal growth
 

Benchmark 2.014
Demonstrate Job Acquisition and Advancement Skills
 
Indicator 2.014.001
Prepare to apply for a job
 
Indicator 2.014.002
Seek promotion
 

Benchmark 2.015
Demonstrate Time, Task, and Resource-Management Skills
 
Indicator 2.015.001
Organize and implement a productive plan of work
 
Indicator 2.015.002
Manage resources
 

Benchmark 2.016
Demonstrate Job-Specific Mathematics Skills
 
Indicator 2.016.001
Use mathematical reasoning/processes to accomplish job-specific tasks
 

Benchmark 2.017
Demonstrate Customer-Service Skills
 
Indicator 2.017.001
Address the needs of all customers
 
Indicator 2.017.002
Provide helpful, courteous, and knowledgeable service
 
CTE.AIS
Standard 3
  DEVELOP WORKPLACE READINESS SKILLS: TECHNOLOGY KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
 

Benchmark 3.018
Demonstrate Proficiency with Technologies Common to an Occupation
 
Indicator 3.018.001
Select & use technological resources to accomplish work efficiently
 

Benchmark 3.019
Demonstrate Information Technology Skills
 
Indicator 3.019.001
Work with hardware, file-management techniques, and software/programs
 
Indicator 3.019.002
Work with equipment and software appropriate to occupation
 
Indicator 3.019.003
Seek additional technology that might improve work processes/products
 

Benchmark 3.020
Demonstrate an Understanding of Internet Use and Security Issues
 
Indicator 3.020.001
Use the Internet efficiently and ethically for work
 
Indicator 3.020.002
Take measures to avoid Internet security risks
 

Benchmark 3.021
Demonstrate Telecommunications Skills
 
Indicator 3.021.001
Select and use telecommunications devices
 
Indicator 3.021.002
Select and use telecommunications services
 
Indicator 3.021.003
Select and use Web-based applications
 
CTE.AIS
Standard 4
  UNDERSTAND ALL ASPECTS OF INDUSTRY
 

Benchmark 4.022
Examine Planning at Individual Business and Overall Industry Levels
 
Indicator 4.022.001
Develop strategic plans-mission, vision, goals, objectives, etc.
 
Indicator 4.022.002
Work with planning tools
 
Indicator 4.022.003
Anticipate needs for staffing and purchases of equipment and supplies
 
Indicator 4.022.004
Develop plans for training and upgrading of staff
 
Indicator 4.022.005
Forecast market trends
 
Indicator 4.022.006
Develop business plans for entrepreneurial ventures
 

Benchmark 4.023
Explain Management Methods
 
Indicator 4.023.001
Use an organization chart to explain how a chain of command works
 
Indicator 4.023.002
Use an organization chart to explain how a corporate chain of command
 
Indicator 4.023.003
Lead employees in carrying out strategic plans and action plans
 
Indicator 4.023.004
Evaluate employee performance
 
Indicator 4.023.005
Anticipate technology and other major purchasing needs
 
Indicator 4.023.006
Anticipate technology and other major purchasing needs
 
Indicator 4.023.007
Resolve conflicts
 
Indicator 4.023.008
Develop job descriptions and written policies/procedures
 
Indicator 4.023.009
Identify recruitment procedures, training opportunities, etc.
 
Indicator 4.023.010
Work with professional associations and community outreach efforts
 

Benchmark 4.024
Examine Finance: Decisions, Raising Capital, Expansion, etc.
 
Indicator 4.024.001
Develop budgets
 
Indicator 4.024.002
Prepare financial statements
 
Indicator 4.024.003
Analyze and manage financial transactions and records
 
Indicator 4.024.004
Implement payroll procedures
 
Indicator 4.024.005
Determine and pay taxes
 
Indicator 4.024.006
Identify indirect wage costs
 
Indicator 4.024.007
Make loans and grant credit to customers
 
Indicator 4.024.008
Develop graphs and charts related to company finances
 
Indicator 4.024.009
Identify & implement methods of sustaining profitability of a business
 
Indicator 4.024.010
Manage 401K plans
 
Indicator 4.024.011
Identify sources of capital
 

Benchmark 4.025
Describe Technical and Production Skills for Production Techniques
 
Indicator 4.025.001
Use troubleshooting and problem-solving techniques
 
Indicator 4.025.002
Analyze information to make decisions
 
Indicator 4.025.003
Identify and implement quality assurance techniques
 
Indicator 4.025.004
Employ communication skills (writing, listening, speaking, etc.)
 
Indicator 4.025.005
Participate in team efforts
 
Indicator 4.025.006
Implement projects and new techniques
 
Indicator 4.025.007
Demonstrate basic computer skills
 
Indicator 4.025.008
Employ time management techniques in completing tasks
 
Indicator 4.025.009
Demonstrate ethical behavior and work ethic
 

Benchmark 4.026
Examine Underlying Principles of Technology
 
Indicator 4.026.001
Identify principles of technology an employee should know
 

Benchmark 4.027
Examine Labor Issues: Worker Rights, Labor Unions, etc.
 
Indicator 4.027.001
Identify a variety of labor issues
 

Benchmark 4.028
Describe Community Issues
 
Indicator 4.028.001
Explain the impacts of community issues on business
 
Indicator 4.028.002
Identify methods used by business to become involved in the community
 

Benchmark 4.029
Examine Concepts of Health, Safety & Environmental Issues
 
Indicator 4.029.001
Describe concepts related to health issues
 
Indicator 4.029.002
Describe concepts related to safety issues
 
Indicator 4.029.003
Describe concepts related to environmental issues
 
CTE.AIS
Standard 5
  ADDRESS ELEMENTS OF STUDENT LIFE
 

Benchmark 5.030
Identify the Purposes and Goals of the Student Organization
 
Indicator 5.030.001
Identify the purposes of the student organization
 
Indicator 5.030.002
Identify the goals of the student organization
 

Benchmark 5.031
Explain the Benefits and Responsibilities of Organization Membership
 
Indicator 5.031.001
Explain membership benefits of student and civic organizations
 
Indicator 5.031.002
Explain membership responsibilities of student and civic organizations
 

Benchmark 5.032
Demonstrate Leadership Skills Through Participation in Activities
 
Indicator 5.032.001
Participate in activities: meetings, community-service, competitions
 

Benchmark 5.033
Identify Internet Safety Issues & Comply with Acceptable Use Standards
 
Indicator 5.033.001
Identify Internet safety issues
 
Indicator 5.033.002
Identify procedures for complying with acceptable use standards
 
CTE.AIS
Standard 6
  USE ADVANCED WORD PROCESSING FUNCTIONS
 

Benchmark 6.034
Compare Advanced Features of a Word Processing Program
 
Indicator 6.034.001
Analyze advanced features, functions, etc. of word processing software
 
Indicator 6.034.002
Determine the word processing tools best suited for the given task
 

Benchmark 6.035
Create Documents Using Advanced Merge Functions
 
Indicator 6.035.001
Create the data source
 
Indicator 6.035.002
Create the main document
 
Indicator 6.035.003
Insert merge fields into the main document
 
Indicator 6.035.004
Merge data from the data source into the main document
 

Benchmark 6.036
Produce Documents Incorporating Advanced Features
 
Indicator 6.036.001
Use advanced word processing features to produce documents
 

Benchmark 6.037
Create a Professional Document Demonstrating Principles of Design
 
Indicator 6.037.001
Apply principles of graphic layout and design
 

Benchmark 6.038
Import Text and Graphics from Other Sources
 
Indicator 6.038.001
Follow established procedures to import, scale, crop, rotate, etc.
 

Benchmark 6.039
Integrate a Variety of Software Applications into a Document
 
Indicator 6.039.001
Link a word-processed document to a database so that it will update
 

Benchmark 6.040
Create an Online Form with a Word Processing Program
 
Indicator 6.040.001
Determine the form’s contents
 
Indicator 6.040.002
Set the form’s fields and parameters
 
Indicator 6.040.003
Design user data entry options
 
Indicator 6.040.004
Publish the form
 
CTE.AIS
Standard 7
  USE ADVANCED SPREADSHEET FUNCTIONS
 

Benchmark 7.041
Compare Features and Functions of a Variety of Spreadsheet Programs
 
Indicator 7.041.001
Analyze features, functions, etc. in spreadsheet software programs
 
Indicator 7.041.002
Determine the spreadsheet tools best suited for the current task
 

Benchmark 7.042
Create a Spreadsheet Using Advanced Formatting Features and Graphics
 
Indicator 7.042.001
Open a blank spreadsheet in the software program
 
Indicator 7.042.002
Format rows and columns of the spreadsheet
 
Indicator 7.042.003
Input and format data (e.g., as text, as number)
 
Indicator 7.042.004
Save the file
 

Benchmark 7.043
Use Advanced Formulas and Functions
 
Indicator 7.043.001
Use advanced formulas and functions to perform complex calculations
 

Benchmark 7.044
Use Advanced Tools (e.g., Macros, Scenarios, Auditing, etc.)
 
Indicator 7.044.001
Use advanced tools to manipulate and analyze data in a spreadsheet
 

Benchmark 7.045
Create and Reformat Complex Graphs
 
Indicator 7.045.001
Edit the data range
 
Indicator 7.045.002
Edit the series
 
Indicator 7.045.003
Combine chart/graph types
 
Indicator 7.045.004
Edit formatting options
 

Benchmark 7.046
Analyze, Interpret, and Present Data
 
Indicator 7.046.001
Review and compare data in a spreadsheet
 
Indicator 7.046.002
Draw conclusions about information
 

Benchmark 7.047
Sort and Filter Spreadsheet Data
 
Indicator 7.047.001
Sort spreadsheet data in ascending or descending order
 
Indicator 7.047.002
Filter data to display only the rows that meet the criteria specified
 

Benchmark 7.048
Import and Export Data To and From a Spreadsheet
 
Indicator 7.048.001
Import data, text, and/or graphics from outside sources
 
Indicator 7.048.002
Export data, text, and/or graphics to outside sources
 

Benchmark 7.049
Create Templates
 
Indicator 7.049.001
Create documents using a variety of templates to enhance the document
 

Benchmark 7.050
Organize a Large Workbook with Multiple Worksheets
 
Indicator 7.050.001
Create multiple worksheets
 
Indicator 7.050.002
Rename and move worksheets
 
Indicator 7.050.003
Create links among multiple worksheets
 

Benchmark 7.051
Apply Linear Programming to Optimize Spreadsheet Results
 
Indicator 7.051.001
Use spreadsheet tools to determine production/purchasing optimization
 
CTE.AIS
Standard 8
  USE ADVANCED DATABASE FUNCTIONS
 

Benchmark 8.052
Evaluate Features of Various Database Programs
 
Indicator 8.052.001
Discuss and compare features, functions, etc. of database programs
 
Indicator 8.052.002
Determine the database features best suited for the current task
 

Benchmark 8.053
Plan, Design, and Create a Database File with Advanced Features
 
Indicator 8.053.001
Plan a database by examining requirements
 
Indicator 8.053.002
Design a database
 
Indicator 8.053.003
Create a database
 

Benchmark 8.054
Generate Customized Reports & Forms Using Advanced Formatting Features
 
Indicator 8.054.001
Create a query to produce a document that displays requested data
 
Indicator 8.054.002
Use formatting features to modify elements such as font, color, etc.
 
Indicator 8.054.003
Use graphics such as clip art or photo files to illustrate a report
 

Benchmark 8.055
Create and Conduct Advanced Queries to Access Information
 
Indicator 8.055.001
Extract multiple fields from the database
 
Indicator 8.055.002
Display query results in a report
 
Indicator 8.055.003
Display query results in a mail merge
 

Benchmark 8.056
Import and Export Data To and From a Database
 
Indicator 8.056.001
Import data, text, and/or graphics from outside sources
 
Indicator 8.056.002
Export data, text, and/or graphics to outside sources
 
CTE.AIS
Standard 9
  ENHANCE MULTIMEDIA PRESENTATIONS
 

Benchmark 9.057
Research and Organize Information to Build a Multimedia Presentation
 
Indicator 9.057.001
Gather information to support the subject of the presentation
 
Indicator 9.057.002
Determine the most logical and effective sequence of the presentation
 

Benchmark 9.058
Plan and Build Multimedia Presentations, Using Advanced Features
 
Indicator 9.058.001
Plan a multimedia presentation
 
Indicator 9.058.002
Build a multimedia presentation
 

Benchmark 9.059
Utilize Templates and Master Slides in the Design of Presentations
 
Indicator 9.059.001
Use a presentation template
 

Benchmark 9.060
Enhance Multimedia Presentation Layout, According to Design Principles
 
Indicator 9.060.001
Enhance a multimedia presentation layout
 

Benchmark 9.061
Enhance a Multimedia Presentation With Advanced Features
 
Indicator 9.061.001
Use the clip art gallery, a scanned picture, etc. to insert graphics
 
Indicator 9.061.002
Copy and paste graphs/charts or use Graph to create graphs/charts
 
Indicator 9.061.003
Use the slide sorter view & transition dialog box to set timings, etc.
 
Indicator 9.061.004
Alter the color scheme and the background
 

Benchmark 9.062
Incorporate Visual Elements
 
Indicator 9.062.001
Use a scanner to scan photographs and graphics
 
Indicator 9.062.002
Use a digital camera to take digital photographs
 
Indicator 9.062.003
Insert scanned images, digital photographs, and video clips
 

Benchmark 9.063
Incorporate Audio Elements
 
Indicator 9.063.001
Insert files that enhance a document or presentation
 

Benchmark 9.064
Integrate a Variety of Applications Into a Multimedia Presentation
 
Indicator 9.064.001
Use the multitasking feature by having the applications side-by-side
 
Indicator 9.064.002
Use the Cut, Copy, and Paste commands, buttons on the toolbars, etc.
 
Indicator 9.064.003
Use the Insert menu or tab to insert symbols, text boxes, movies, etc.
 

Benchmark 9.065
Proofread and Edit Multimedia Presentations
 
Indicator 9.065.001
Check format, mechanics, and clarity of message
 
Indicator 9.065.002
Analyze the document for effective presentation components
 

Benchmark 9.066
Create Handouts and Other Visuals
 
Indicator 9.066.001
Create handouts and other visuals by selecting the desired views
 
Indicator 9.066.002
Print handouts and other visuals by making the appropriate selections
 

Benchmark 9.067
Deliver a Multimedia Presentation Using Effective Communication
 
Indicator 9.067.001
Incorporate appropriate written and oral skills
 
Indicator 9.067.002
Maintain clarity of content
 
Indicator 9.067.003
Wear professional attire
 
Indicator 9.067.004
Maintain good posture
 
Indicator 9.067.005
Practice effective elocution
 
Indicator 9.067.006
Use presentation software
 
Indicator 9.067.007
Keep the presentation within the allotted amount of time
 

Benchmark 9.068
Critique the Clarity and Effectiveness of Advanced Presentations
 
Indicator 9.068.001
Critique advanced multimedia presentations
 
CTE.AIS
Standard 10
  PRODUCE DESKTOP PUBLISHED DOCUMENTS FOR PRINT/ELECTRONIC DISTRIBUTION
 

Benchmark 10.069
Gather or Create Documents & Graphics for use in Desktop Publishing
 
Indicator 10.069.001
Prepare text in exportable format
 
Indicator 10.069.002
Select appropriate graphics or illustrations
 
Indicator 10.069.003
Select appropriate font, font size, font style and effects
 
Indicator 10.069.004
Prepare storyboard/mock-up using prepared text and graphics
 

Benchmark 10.070
Determine Appropriate Desktop Publishing Products
 
Indicator 10.070.001
Compare program costs versus program features
 
Indicator 10.070.002
Select appropriate desktop publishing software based on criteria
 

Benchmark 10.071
Apply Principles of Design, Layout, and Typography
 
Indicator 10.071.001
Use appropriate font, white space, column position, page margins, etc.
 

Benchmark 10.072
Design a Layout for Ease of Readability and Attractiveness
 
Indicator 10.072.001
Prepare a storyboard/mock-up that uses white space, margins, etc.
 

Benchmark 10.073
Enhance Appearance of Document Using Desktop Features
 
Indicator 10.073.001
Use graphic boxes, illustrations, lines, clip art, drop caps & bullets
 

Benchmark 10.074
Create Templates or Master Pages
 
Indicator 10.074.001
Identify the characteristics of a master page
 
Indicator 10.074.002
Create a master page
 

Benchmark 10.075
Create a Variety of Multi-Page and Multi-Column Documents
 
Indicator 10.075.001
Create multi-page, multi-column documents by following guidelines
 

Benchmark 10.076
Demonstrate Use of Keyboard Shortcuts
 
Indicator 10.076.001
Use keyboard shortcuts from drop-down menus
 
Indicator 10.076.002
Identify and use function key combinations that provide shortcuts
 

Benchmark 10.077
Incorporate Original/Imported Text, etc. From a Variety of Sources
 
Indicator 10.077.001
Use copy/cut and paste to insert/import text, graphics, tables, etc.
 
Indicator 10.077.002
Drag a file of one type and drop it into a file of another type
 
Indicator 10.077.003
Use a scanner to scan photographs and graphics
 
Indicator 10.077.004
Use a digital camera to take digital photographs
 
Indicator 10.077.005
Save sound as WAV files
 
Indicator 10.077.006
Insert scanned images, digital photographs, and sound files
 
Indicator 10.077.007
Download royalty-free graphics and sound clips from the Internet
 
Indicator 10.077.008
Insert downloaded graphics and sound clips
 

Benchmark 10.078
Convert a Document to Electronic Format
 
Indicator 10.078.001
Use software to change a document format to electronic formats
 
CTE.AIS
Standard 11
  DESIGN AND PRODUCE WEB PAGES
 

Benchmark 11.079
Evaluate the Various Methods of Web Page Creation
 
Indicator 11.079.001
Identify software packages, etc. that may be used to create Web pages
 
Indicator 11.079.002
Review the features of the programs, browsers, and languages
 
Indicator 11.079.003
Identify the purpose and target audience for a Web page
 

Benchmark 11.080
Research and Organize Information for a Web Site
 
Indicator 11.080.001
Research and organize information for a Web site
 

Benchmark 11.081
Compare the Features/Functions of the Internet, Intranets, Extranets
 
Indicator 11.081.001
Define/describe the Internet, intranets, and extranets
 
Indicator 11.081.002
Examine features and functions of each
 
Indicator 11.081.003
Explore business applications of each
 

Benchmark 11.082
Plan and Create a Web Site Applying Design Features
 
Indicator 11.082.001
Write a mission statement that defines the goals of the site
 
Indicator 11.082.002
Set up a storyboard/mock-up site
 
Indicator 11.082.003
Establish a hierarchical navigation scheme
 
Indicator 11.082.004
Use a programming language or a Web page creation software program
 
Indicator 11.082.005
View pages using a Web browser
 

Benchmark 11.083
Apply Web Page Design Features
 
Indicator 11.083.001
Experiment with a variety of applications to produce different effects
 

Benchmark 11.084
Create Hypertext Links to Other Pages or Sites
 
Indicator 11.084.001
Create hyperlinks between pages in the Web site and to external links
 

Benchmark 11.085
Proofread, Edit, and Test a Web Site for Functionality
 
Indicator 11.085.001
Proofread and edit to achieve correct format, mechanics, and clarity
 
Indicator 11.085.002
Test links to internal pages and external pages/sites.
 
Indicator 11.085.003
Test the Web site offline by opening Web pages in various browsers
 

Benchmark 11.086
Critique a Web Site According to Accepted Web Design Principles
 
Indicator 11.086.001
Analyze the design/technical elements used in professional Web sites
 

Benchmark 11.087
Develop a Plan for Posting, Updating, and Maintaining a Web Site
 
Indicator 11.087.001
Identify a Web site host
 
Indicator 11.087.002
Decide frequency of updates, content provider, and site maintenance
 
Indicator 11.087.003
Communicate the plan for posting, updating & maintaining the Web site
 

Benchmark 11.088
Describe Various Methods of Publicizing and Promoting a New Web Site
 
Indicator 11.088.001
Present options for promoting a Web site
 
CTE.AIS
Standard 12
  MAINTAIN, MANAGE, AND TROUBLESHOOT SYSTEMS
 

Benchmark 12.089
Evaluate Workstations, Equipment, Software & Supplies for Design, etc.
 
Indicator 12.089.001
Analyze design features, usability, ergonomics, and affordability
 

Benchmark 12.090
Maintain and Upgrade Workstations, Equipment, Software, and Supplies
 
Indicator 12.090.001
Follow established procedures for boot-up and shut-down of computers
 
Indicator 12.090.002
Follow established procedures for care of the computer equipment
 
Indicator 12.090.003
Follow established procedures for use of software
 
Indicator 12.090.004
Follow established procedures for use & storage of supplies, etc.
 
Indicator 12.090.005
Install and make upgrades to virus-protection software
 

Benchmark 12.091
Analyze Software Problems to Obtain Assistance
 
Indicator 12.091.001
Use references to determine the type of software problem
 

Benchmark 12.092
Troubleshoot Hardware Problems
 
Indicator 12.092.001
Use established procedures to resolve hardware problems
 

Benchmark 12.093
Explore Tools to Manage the Operating Systems
 
Indicator 12.093.001
Create shortcuts/aliases to software
 
Indicator 12.093.002
Scan the hard drive for fragmented files and defragment the hard drive
 
Indicator 12.093.003
Delete temporary files, history of Internet browser, and cookie files
 

Benchmark 12.094
Demonstrate how to Install Software and Customize Defaults
 
Indicator 12.094.001
Install software by following the procedures in the reference manual
 
Indicator 12.094.002
Determine which defaults to change from the original
 

Benchmark 12.095
Backup/Restore Programs and Data Files
 
Indicator 12.095.001
Create a backup copy of files, directories, and software programs
 
Indicator 12.095.002
Replace corrupted or deleted files, directories, and software programs
 

Benchmark 12.096
Investigate Advanced Desktop Configuration Techniques
 
Indicator 12.096.001
Investigate advanced configuration management techniques
 

Benchmark 12.097
Scan Storage Devices for Viruses & Spyware, and Disinfect as Needed
 
Indicator 12.097.001
Install anti-virus utility software that searches for viruses/spyware
 
Indicator 12.097.002
Install anti-virus utility software that removes viruses/other malware
 

Benchmark 12.098
Install Peripherals (Scanner, Digital Camera, Fax Machine, Modem)
 
Indicator 12.098.001
Connect peripherals to create and save files and transmit data
 

Benchmark 12.099
Comply with Safety and Ergonomic Precautions for Computer Use
 
Indicator 12.099.001
Use computer-related items that ensure personal & equipment safety
 

Benchmark 12.100
Compare Operating Systems (e.g., Windows, Macintosh, Unix, Linux)
 
Indicator 12.100.001
Test the use of each operating system
 
Indicator 12.100.002
Research each operating system
 
Indicator 12.100.003
Interview users of various operating systems
 

Benchmark 12.101
Investigate Security Issues Related to Internet Technology
 
Indicator 12.101.001
Conduct research to identify threats to computer systems
 
Indicator 12.101.002
Conduct research to identify methods for guarding against threats
 
CTE.AIS
Standard 13
  EXECUTE NETWORKING ACTIVITIES
 

Benchmark 13.102
Identify Network Types and Topologies
 
Indicator 13.102.001
List the types of networks and the components required for operation
 

Benchmark 13.103
Connect Components of a Local Area Network
 
Indicator 13.103.001
Connect components of a local area network
 

Benchmark 13.104
Identify File Structures on Networks
 
Indicator 13.104.001
Discuss the various methods of organizing files on a network
 

Benchmark 13.105
Download Software/Files to a Specific Workstation
 
Indicator 13.105.001
Download software/files to a specific workstation
 

Benchmark 13.106
Identify Basic Network Protocols
 
Indicator 13.106.001
Identify industry-standard network protocols
 
Indicator 13.106.002
Explain the role each network protocol plays in network operations
 
Indicator 13.106.003
Analyze the advantages and disadvantages of each protocol
 

Benchmark 13.107
Explain the Importance of Network Security
 
Indicator 13.107.001
Explain/enforce well-documented usage policies to protect the network
 

Benchmark 13.108
Troubleshoot Network Problems
 
Indicator 13.108.001
Provide support to users with computer problems
 
CTE.AIS
Standard 14
  IMPLEMENT PROGRAMMING ACTIVITIES
 

Benchmark 14.109
Enter, Run, and Debug a Program
 
Indicator 14.109.001
Enter a program
 
Indicator 14.109.002
Run a program
 
Indicator 14.109.003
Debug a program
 

Benchmark 14.110
Code an Application Program Using Arithmetic Functions
 
Indicator 14.110.001
Code an application with a variety of mathematical situations
 

Benchmark 14.111
Code an Application Program Using Embedded Data
 
Indicator 14.111.001
Code an application using embedded data
 

Benchmark 14.112
Improve the Appearance of Printed Reports
 
Indicator 14.112.001
Edit code to ensure correct syntax for formatting report's contents
 

Benchmark 14.113
Design Interactive Programs
 
Indicator 14.113.001
Design an interactive programs
 

Benchmark 14.114
Write Programs to Summarize Data
 
Indicator 14.114.001
Write programs which summarize data by using functions and formulas
 

Benchmark 14.115
Write Programs to Subtotal and Group Print
 
Indicator 14.115.001
Write programs to subtotal and group print
 

Benchmark 14.116
Write Modular Programs
 
Indicator 14.116.001
Write modular programs
 

Benchmark 14.117
Write Programs Using Controlled Loops
 
Indicator 14.117.001
Write programs including "For", "While", or "Do While" loops
 

Benchmark 14.118
Implement Tables
 
Indicator 14.118.001
Write and execute a program that creates tables
 

Benchmark 14.119
Code an Application Program Using Sort Routine
 
Indicator 14.119.001
Code an application program using a sort routine
 

Benchmark 14.120
Code an Application Program to Display Graphic Scene
 
Indicator 14.120.001
Write and execute a program that displays a graphic scene
 

Benchmark 14.121
Explore the Characteristics and Uses of Artificial Intelligence, etc.
 
Indicator 14.121.001
Conduct research on artificial intelligence and expert systems topics
 
CTE.AIS
Standard 15
  EXPLORE LEGAL AND ETHICAL ISSUES
 

Benchmark 15.122
Comply With Copyright and Patent Laws
 
Indicator 15.122.001
Identify copyright and patent laws as they pertain to images, etc.
 
Indicator 15.122.002
Discuss the consequences of illegal use of any images, documents, etc.
 
Indicator 15.122.003
Discuss the different methods for obtaining permission to use
 
Indicator 15.122.004
Create and maintain documentation of all copyrighted materials used
 

Benchmark 15.123
Analyze Situations Where Use of Items May Be Ethically Questionable
 
Indicator 15.123.001
Examine the differences between legal and ethical questions
 
Indicator 15.123.002
Examine the implications of using elements that have been altered
 

Benchmark 15.124
Comply with Policies Regarding Acceptable Use of Technology
 
Indicator 15.124.001
Evaluate the components included in various acceptable use policies
 
Indicator 15.124.002
Adhere to acceptable use of technology policies
 

Benchmark 15.125
Investigate Computer Crime and Privacy Issues
 
Indicator 15.125.001
Conduct research to identify computer crimes and privacy issues
 

Benchmark 15.126
Apply Concepts of Security, Integrity, Courtesy, and Confidentiality
 
Indicator 15.126.001
Apply concepts of security, integrity, courtesy and confidentiality
 

Benchmark 15.127
Investigate the Design of Web Sites for Accessibility & Accommodation
 
Indicator 15.127.001
Review Internet sites about accessibility guidelines based on the ADA
 
Indicator 15.127.002
Review Internet sites about accommodating multilingual users
 
CTE.AIS
Standard 16
  PREPARE FOR INDUSTRY CERTIFICATION
 

Benchmark 16.128
Describe the Process/Requirements for Obtaining Industry Certification
 
Indicator 16.128.001
List the relevant industry certifications & explain how to obtain them
 

Benchmark 16.129
Identify Testing Skills/Strategies for a Certification Examination
 
Indicator 16.129.001
Conduct an Internet research project about testing skills/strategies
 
Indicator 16.129.002
Review materials from publishers for the certification examination
 
Indicator 16.129.003
Interview certified instructors or industry-certified professionals
 

Benchmark 16.130
Demonstrate Ability to Successfully Complete Practice Examinations
 
Indicator 16.130.001
Obtain and successfully complete practice examinations
 

Benchmark 16.131
Successfully Complete an Industry Certification Examination
 
Indicator 16.131.001
Earn an examination score deemed "passing" by the testing organization
 
CTE.AIS
Standard 17
  DEVELOP EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS
 

Benchmark 17.132
Explore Domestic and International Job Opportunities
 
Indicator 17.132.001
Research careers available in the computer information systems field
 
Indicator 17.132.002
Match an individual's abilities & aptitudes with industry standards
 

Benchmark 17.133
Update résumé
 
Indicator 17.133.001
Update résumé
 

Benchmark 17.134
Add Representative Work Samples to Portfolio
 
Indicator 17.134.001
Add representative work samples to portfolio
 

Benchmark 17.135
Use Electronic Sources to Research in Preparation for a Job Interview
 
Indicator 17.135.001
Locate Web resources on a company with useful interview information
 

Benchmark 17.136
Participate in a Mock Interview
 
Indicator 17.136.001
Play a variety of roles to show desirable/undesirable behaviors
 

Benchmark 17.137
Compose an Interview Follow-Up Letter
 
Indicator 17.137.001
Compose an interview follow-up letter
 

Benchmark 17.138
Identify Criteria for Evaluating Self-Performance
 
Indicator 17.138.001
Rate specific aspects of job performance
 

Benchmark 17.139
Prepare a Letter of Resignation
 
Indicator 17.139.001
Prepare a letter of resignation
 

Benchmark 17.140
Explore Career and College Options for Life-Long Learning
 
Indicator 17.140.001
Explore a variety of sources for continuing education
 

Benchmark 17.141
Investigate New and Emerging Technological Trends in the Workplace
 
Indicator 17.141.001
Prepare a report about new and emerging technological trends
 

Benchmark 17.142
Identify Potential Employment Barriers for Nontraditional Groups
 
Indicator 17.142.001
Identify potential employment barriers for nontraditional groups
 
Indicator 17.142.002
Identify ways to overcome potential employment barriers


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