The following is a criteria guideline to inform candidates of the type of tasks that may be asked in each level of EXCEL testing (all tasks may not be listed). Your personal reference material is allowed for all levels.
Working Level of Knowledge - 30 questions: This test assesses the candidate's ability to create and develop a basic Excel workbook, including the most
commonly used commands for formatting cells, navigating through the
application, using formulas, and changing the overall appearance of the
Considerable Level of Knowledge - 25 questions: This test is designed to assess candidates who will be required to use some of the more advanced features of the program,
while the bulk of their responsibilities fall within conducting more basic
level activities. It assesses the candidate’s ability to do advanced formatting and
formula writing on top of the basic functions. Advanced formatting and formula
include pivot charts, VLOOKUP, custom lists, cell references, etc.
Thorough Level of Knowledge – 55 questions: This test combines the Working Level and
Considerable Level. For topics covered in this test, please see the
All test scores are valid and will be kept on file for two years.
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