Career and Technical Ed Curriculum
  Information Systems 1
 

Keyboarding instruction will be a component of this course based on student need.  This computer-based course teaches students to use technology efficiently and effectively to gather and organize information, and problem-solve tasks.  Through a series of software applications and activities, students will establish a strong foundation in keyboarding techniques and proficiency, manage computer systems, produce word processing documents, develop spreadsheets, databases, and multimedia presentations; and, work with telecommunications and networks.  Integrating lessons with real-life business applications and cross-curricular learning activities will enable the students to become better prepared for life-long learning and problem solving.  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: 08/16/12 02:18 PM
 
 
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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
 
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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
 
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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
 
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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 organization chart to explain how a chain of command works
 
Indicator 4.023.002
Provide input for strategic plans & communicating the company's vision
 
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
Ensure equity and access for employees
 
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
 
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Standard 5
  ADDRESS ELEMENTS OF STUDENT LIFE
 

Benchmark 5.030
Describe concepts related to environmental issues in relation to both
 
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
 
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Standard 6
  EXPLORING COMPUTER CONCEPTS
 

Benchmark 6.034
Explain the Functions of Computer System Components
 
Indicator 6.034.001
Explain the operations performed by the processor, memory, input, etc.
 

Benchmark 6.035
Describe the Information Processing Cycle
 
Indicator 6.035.001
Describe the purpose of the cycle as it relates to computer systems
 
Indicator 6.035.002
Identify the parts of the cycle (i.e., input, processing, and storage)
 
Indicator 6.035.003
Discuss each part's role in the cycle
 
Indicator 6.035.004
Discuss varying speeds of information processing
 

Benchmark 6.036
Trace the Development of Computers and Their Impact on Society
 
Indicator 6.036.001
Research the development of computers and their impact on society
 
Indicator 6.036.002
Prepare a timeline of milestones and advances in computer technology
 
Indicator 6.036.003
Indicate major contributors to computer technology
 
Indicator 6.036.004
Identify changes to business & personal life from computer technology
 

Benchmark 6.037
Describe Various Computer Input Devices
 
Indicator 6.037.001
Describe the keyboard
 
Indicator 6.037.002
Describe the mouse
 
Indicator 6.037.003
Describe the scanner
 
Indicator 6.037.004
Describe the USB device
 
Indicator 6.037.005
Describe the touch screen
 
Indicator 6.037.006
Describe the microphone
 

Benchmark 6.038
Describe Wireless and Mobile Devices
 
Indicator 6.038.001
Describe the PDA
 
Indicator 6.038.002
Describe the wireless tablet/notebook computer
 
Indicator 6.038.003
Describe the smartphone
 
Indicator 6.038.004
Describe pocket PC devices
 

Benchmark 6.039
Describe Various Computer Output Devices
 
Indicator 6.039.001
Describe the monitor
 
Indicator 6.039.002
Describe the printer
 
Indicator 6.039.003
Describe the speaker
 

Benchmark 6.040
Describe Various Auxiliary Storage Devices
 
Indicator 6.040.001
Describe a jump or flash drive
 
Indicator 6.040.002
Describe an external hard drive
 
Indicator 6.040.003
Describe a CD
 
Indicator 6.040.004
Describe a DVD
 
Indicator 6.040.005
Describe a tape
 

Benchmark 6.041
Identify Basic Networking Components
 
Indicator 6.041.001
List the primary components needed to build an operational network
 
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Standard 7
  EXPLORE ETHICAL ISSUES RELATED TO COMPUTERS AND COMPUTER SYSTEMS
 

Benchmark 7.042
Identify Security Issues Related to Computer Hardware, Software & Data
 
Indicator 7.042.001
List methods to prevent theft of equipment or intellectual property
 
Indicator 7.042.002
List methods to prevent loss or corruption of data through viruses
 
Indicator 7.042.003
List methods to prevent unauthorized entry into the computer system
 
Indicator 7.042.004
List methods to prevent accidental loss or corruption of data by users
 
Indicator 7.042.005
List methods to prevent loss of private company, customer information
 

Benchmark 7.043
Identify Concepts Related to Copyright, Public Domain, etc.
 
Indicator 7.043.001
Define copyright-related terms and provide examples of each concept
 
Indicator 7.043.002
Identify laws covering the protection of published information
 
Indicator 7.043.003
Discuss the legal & ethical issues arising from copyright infringement
 

Benchmark 7.044
Identify Concepts of Security, Integrity, Courtesy and Confidentiality
 
Indicator 7.044.001
Identify a list of items related to system security
 
Indicator 7.044.002
Identify a list of items related to technological integrity
 
Indicator 7.044.003
Identify a list of items related to electronic courtesy
 
Indicator 7.044.004
Identify a list of items related to confidentiality
 

Benchmark 7.045
Investigate Physical and Logical Security Issues Related to Technology
 
Indicator 7.045.001
Conduct research to identify threats to computer systems
 
Indicator 7.045.002
Conduct research to identify the methods for guarding against threats
 

Benchmark 7.046
Investigate Internet Privacy Issues and Computer Crimes
 
Indicator 7.046.001
Conduct research to identify computer crimes and privacy issues
 
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Standard 8
  MANAGE COMPUTER SYSTEMS
 

Benchmark 8.047
Maintain Workstation, Equipment, Software, and Supplies
 
Indicator 8.047.001
Follow established procedures for boot-up and shut-down of computers
 
Indicator 8.047.002
Follow established procedures for care of the computer equipment
 
Indicator 8.047.003
Follow established procedures for use of software
 
Indicator 8.047.004
Follow established procedures for use and storage of supplies
 

Benchmark 8.048
Obtain Assistance via Electronic & Hard-Copy References/Documentation
 
Indicator 8.048.001
Search for information using a electronic and hard-copy resources
 

Benchmark 8.049
Troubleshoot Hardware Problems
 
Indicator 8.049.001
Use established procedures to resolve hardware problems
 

Benchmark 8.050
Identify Components of the User Interface
 
Indicator 8.050.001
Identify parts of the computer screen
 

Benchmark 8.051
Manage the Desktop Environment
 
Indicator 8.051.001
Create and delete shortcuts/aliases to software
 
Indicator 8.051.002
Scan the hard drive for fragmented files
 
Indicator 8.051.003
Defragment the hard drive
 
Indicator 8.051.004
Delete temporary files
 
Indicator 8.051.005
Manage the history of the Internet browser and cookie files
 

Benchmark 8.052
Manage Files and Folders/Directories in a Variety of Environments
 
Indicator 8.052.001
Create files and folders/directories
 
Indicator 8.052.002
Rename files and folders/directories
 
Indicator 8.052.003
Reorganize files and folders/directories
 
Indicator 8.052.004
Delete files and folders/directories
 

Benchmark 8.053
Backup/Restore Programs and Data Files
 
Indicator 8.053.001
Create a backup copy of files, directories, and software programs
 
Indicator 8.053.002
Replace corrupted, lost, or deleted files, etc. with the backup copy
 

Benchmark 8.054
Scan Storage Devices/Equipment for Viruses and Spyware; Disinfect
 
Indicator 8.054.001
Install anti-virus utility software
 

Benchmark 8.055
Describe the Steps to Install and Remove Software
 
Indicator 8.055.001
Detail the procedure to install and uninstall software
 

Benchmark 8.056
Operate Peripherals
 
Indicator 8.056.001
Use peripheral devices to create and save files
 
Indicator 8.056.002
Use peripheral devices to transmit data
 

Benchmark 8.057
Identify Safety Precautions and Devices Associated with Computer Use
 
Indicator 8.057.001
Identify computer-related items that ensure personal/equipment safety
 
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Standard 9
  PRODUCE WORD PROCESSING DOCUMENTS
 

Benchmark 9.058
Compare Features of a Word Processing Program
 
Indicator 9.058.001
Analyze the features and functions of a word processing program
 
Indicator 9.058.002
Determine the most appropriate word processing tools for the task
 

Benchmark 9.059
Compose a Variety of Documents
 
Indicator 9.059.001
Use a word processing program to create & edit a variety of documents
 

Benchmark 9.060
Use Word Processing Programs to Perform Desktop Publishing Functions
 
Indicator 9.060.001
Format documents using desktop publishing features
 

Benchmark 9.061
Proofread and Edit Documents
 
Indicator 9.061.001
Read a document, mark errors, and correct errors
 

Benchmark 9.062
Enhance Layout of Documents by Using a Variety of Formatting Features
 
Indicator 9.062.001
Use formatting features to improve the visual impact of a document
 

Benchmark 9.063
Import Graphics, Using a Variety of Tools and Sources
 
Indicator 9.063.001
Access files on a computer or network that can be placed in a document
 
Indicator 9.063.002
Use peripherals to save a graphic as a file that can put in a document
 

Benchmark 9.064
Analyze and Use Writing Tools
 
Indicator 9.064.001
Acknowledge suggestions of writing tools and decide whether to accept
 

Benchmark 9.065
Utilize Advanced Word Processing Operations
 
Indicator 9.065.001
Use merge, macro, and template features to improve efficiency
 

Benchmark 9.066
Integrate Databases, Graphics, and Spreadsheets into a Document
 
Indicator 9.066.001
Link a word-processed document to a file so that it will update
 

Benchmark 9.067
Save Word-Processed Documents in a Variety of Formats
 
Indicator 9.067.001
Save a document to preserve the layout/content in a variety of formats
 
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Standard 10
  DEVELOP ELECTRONIC SPREADSHEETS
 

Benchmark 10.068
Compare Features of Various Spreadsheet Programs
 
Indicator 10.068.001
Analyze the features and functions of spreadsheet programs
 
Indicator 10.068.002
Determine the most appropriate spreadsheet tools for the task
 

Benchmark 10.069
Create and Edit a Spreadsheet
 
Indicator 10.069.001
Create a spreadsheet
 
Indicator 10.069.002
Edit a spreadsheet
 

Benchmark 10.070
Enhance a Spreadsheet by Using Formatting Features and Graphics
 
Indicator 10.070.001
Use formatting features to modify font, color, cell size & cell border
 
Indicator 10.070.002
Use graphics to illustrate a spreadsheet
 

Benchmark 10.071
Construct Arithmetic Formulas to Solve Business-Oriented Problems
 
Indicator 10.071.001
Use software features to perform calculations on spreadsheet data
 

Benchmark 10.072
Apply Basic Function Commands (e.g., AVG, MIN, MAX, SUM)
 
Indicator 10.072.001
Choose pre-programmed functions to analyze data
 

Benchmark 10.073
Apply Intermediate Functions
 
Indicator 10.073.001
Use intermediate spreadsheet functions
 

Benchmark 10.074
Analyze and Interpret Data
 
Indicator 10.074.001
Review and compare data in a spreadsheet or a graph; draw conclusions
 

Benchmark 10.075
Create Graphs and Charts to Represent Data Visually
 
Indicator 10.075.001
Use software features that translate data into visual representations
 

Benchmark 10.076
Integrate Word Processing and Database Information
 
Indicator 10.076.001
Link a spreadsheet to a document or database so that it will update
 

Benchmark 10.077
Format Graph Features
 
Indicator 10.077.001
Manipulate graph features using various methods within the graph
 
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Standard 11
  DEVELOP AND MANAGE DATABASES
 

Benchmark 11.078
Determine When it is Appropriate to Use a Database; Identify Benefits
 
Indicator 11.078.001
Review the types of databases used to solve business problems
 
Indicator 11.078.002
Examine the problem; determine the best software; explain benefits
 

Benchmark 11.079
Compare Features of a Variety of Database Programs
 
Indicator 11.079.001
Analyze the features and functions of database software programs
 
Indicator 11.079.002
Determine the most appropriate database tools for the task
 

Benchmark 11.080
Plan, Design, and Create a Database File
 
Indicator 11.080.001
Plan a database by examining requirements
 
Indicator 11.080.002
Design a database
 
Indicator 11.080.003
Create a database
 

Benchmark 11.081
Edit a Database File
 
Indicator 11.081.001
Update data to reflect changes or corrections
 

Benchmark 11.082
Sort, Index, and Filter Databases
 
Indicator 11.082.001
Sort a database by determining the most helpful ordering system
 
Indicator 11.082.002
Index a database by determining the most helpful sorting order
 
Indicator 11.082.003
Filter a database by restricting form records
 

Benchmark 11.083
Create and Run Queries to Access Information
 
Indicator 11.083.001
Set search parameters to help find specific data within a database
 
Indicator 11.083.002
Conduct a query automatically or manually
 

Benchmark 11.084
Generate Reports and Forms
 
Indicator 11.084.001
Create a query to produce a document that displays requested data
 

Benchmark 11.085
Enhance Reports Using Formatting Features and Graphics
 
Indicator 11.085.001
Use formatting features to modify elements such as font, color, etc.
 
Indicator 11.085.002
Use graphics such as clipart or photo files to illustrate a report
 

Benchmark 11.086
Integrate Information Into Word Processing & Spreadsheet Applications
 
Indicator 11.086.001
Create link between a database & document so the document will update
 
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Standard 12
  DEVELOP MULTIMEDIA PRESENTATIONS
 

Benchmark 12.087
Identify the Components of an Effective Presentation
 
Indicator 12.087.001
Identify the components to consider when developing a presentation
 

Benchmark 12.088
Describe Various Output Options from Presentation Software
 
Indicator 12.088.001
Discuss and compare various output options
 

Benchmark 12.089
Research and Organize Information for a Multimedia Presentation
 
Indicator 12.089.001
Gather information to support the subject of the presentation
 
Indicator 12.089.002
Determine the most logical and effective sequence of presentation
 

Benchmark 12.090
Plan and Build a Multimedia Presentation
 
Indicator 12.090.001
Plan a multimedia presentation
 
Indicator 12.090.002
Build a multimedia presentation by creating the slides
 

Benchmark 12.091
Proofread and Edit a Multimedia Presentation
 
Indicator 12.091.001
Review a presentation, marking errors and undesirable items or effects
 
Indicator 12.091.002
Modify the presentation
 

Benchmark 12.092
Utilize Options for Creating, Inserting, and Editing Objects
 
Indicator 12.092.001
Use tools to create or modify graphic elements for the presentation
 

Benchmark 12.093
Enhance a Multimedia Presentation with Specialized Features
 
Indicator 12.093.001
Use specialized features to increase the presentation's effectiveness
 

Benchmark 12.094
Integrate Various Software Applications into a Multimedia Presentation
 
Indicator 12.094.001
Incorporate information entered in another software application
 

Benchmark 12.095
Deliver a Multimedia Presentation Using Effective Communication
 
Indicator 12.095.001
Maintain eye contact with audience members
 
Indicator 12.095.002
Present information to support data without reading the slides/notes
 
Indicator 12.095.003
Synchronize the presentation to advance at the proper times
 
Indicator 12.095.004
Use effective voice projection techniques
 
Indicator 12.095.005
Articulate message
 
Indicator 12.095.006
Summarize main points at conclusion
 

Benchmark 12.096
Critique the Clarity and Effectiveness of Multimedia Presentations
 
Indicator 12.096.001
Critique the relative success of presentations
 
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Standard 13
  COMMUNICATE THROUGH TECHNOLOGY
 

Benchmark 13.097
Identify Various New & Emerging Devices for Electronic Communication
 
Indicator 13.097.001
Identify the latest trends in telecommunication methods and devices
 

Benchmark 13.098
Describe Networking Features and Concepts
 
Indicator 13.098.001
Describe the components/characteristics common to each type of network
 

Benchmark 13.099
Describe How the Internet Works
 
Indicator 13.099.001
Explain the Internet as a global network of linked computer networks
 
Indicator 13.099.002
Describe the seven-layer OSI model of computer communication
 
Indicator 13.099.003
Identify network and telecommunication devices and components
 
Indicator 13.099.004
Identify network protocols for transmitting data
 
Indicator 13.099.005
Describe services such as e-mail and the World Wide Web
 

Benchmark 13.100
Explore Uses of the Internet in Business Applications
 
Indicator 13.100.001
Use resources to discover how businesses utilize the Internet
 

Benchmark 13.101
Incorporate Information from the World Wide Web into a Project
 
Indicator 13.101.001
Gather data from a Web site and use that data to enhance the project
 

Benchmark 13.102
Create a Web Site Using Web Page Design Software
 
Indicator 13.102.001
Plan, design, and develop linked documents to create a Web site
 

Benchmark 13.103
Describe Internet Services
 
Indicator 13.103.001
Discuss the features and functions of a variety of Internet services
 

Benchmark 13.104
Describe the Uses of Electronic Commerce
 
Indicator 13.104.001
Discuss methods of buying and selling products via the Internet
 

Benchmark 13.105
Explore Trends in Communications Technology & Information Processing
 
Indicator 13.105.001
Research recent trends
 
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Standard 14
  PREPARE FOR INDUSTRY CERTIFICATION
 

Benchmark 14.106
Describe the Process and Requirements for Obtaining Certifications
 
Indicator 14.106.001
List the relevant industry certifications & explain how to obtain them
 

Benchmark 14.107
Identify Testing Skills/Strategies for Certification Examination
 
Indicator 14.107.001
Conduct an Internet research project
 
Indicator 14.107.002
Review materials from exam and practice-exam publishers
 
Indicator 14.107.003
Interview certified instructors or industry-certified professionals
 

Benchmark 14.108
Demonstrate Ability to Successfully Complete Selected Practice Exams
 
Indicator 14.108.001
Obtain and successfully complete practice examinations
 

Benchmark 14.109
Successfully Complete an Industry Certification Examination
 
Indicator 14.109.001
Earn an examination score deemed "passing" by the testing organization
 
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Standard 15
  DEVELOP EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS
 

Benchmark 15.110
Research Career Opportunities in Computer Information Systems
 
Indicator 15.110.001
Research careers available in the computer information systems field
 
Indicator 15.110.002
Match an individual's abilities & aptitudes with industry standards
 

Benchmark 15.111
Develop/Update a Résumé
 
Indicator 15.111.001
Develop/update résumé
 

Benchmark 15.112
Compose a Letter of Application
 
Indicator 15.112.001
Compose a letter of application
 

Benchmark 15.113
Complete Manual and Electronic Application Forms
 
Indicator 15.113.001
Complete a manual application form
 
Indicator 15.113.002
Complete an electronic application form
 

Benchmark 15.114
Create and Maintain a Portfolio
 
Indicator 15.114.001
Create and maintain a portfolio
 

Benchmark 15.115
Participate in Mock a Interview
 
Indicator 15.115.001
Play a variety of roles to show desirable/undesirable behaviors
 

Benchmark 15.116
Compose an Interview Follow-Up Letter
 
Indicator 15.116.001
Compose an appropriate interview follow-up letter
 

Benchmark 15.117
Identify Criteria for Evaluating Self-Performance
 
Indicator 15.117.001
Rate specific aspects of job performance
 

Benchmark 15.118
Identify the Steps to Follow in Resigning from a Position
 
Indicator 15.118.001
Identify the steps to follow in resigning from a position
 

Benchmark 15.119
Identify Potential Employment Barriers for Nontraditional Groups
 
Indicator 15.119.001
Identify potential employment barriers for nontraditional groups
 
Indicator 15.119.002
Identify ways to overcome potential employment barriers


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