Educational Technology Competency Exam

 The Educational Technology Competency Exam consists of four sections:

  • Microsoft Excel 2010
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2010
  • Microsoft Word 2010
  • Basic Computer Literacy and Information Literacy Concepts

Note:  The test is currently based on Office 2010.  This is subject to change as later versions become available.

Testing Schedule & Registration

The Educational Technology Competency Exam is currently being offered in the Technology Learning Center. The exam must be taken in the TLC (Mashburn Suite 102) between the hours of 9:00 AM and 3:30 PM, Monday through Friday. Testing is not available during the month of June or on UCA observed holidays/breaks. Testing seat availability will be on a first-come, first-serve basis and the cost of the exam is $20. Please note that the TLC can only accept exact cash or check. Once an access code is purchased and activated, the student will be allowed two weeks to complete the exam. The student may take all sections of the test at once or take one section at a time during the allotted two weeks.

Please contact the TLC at (501) 450-3400 or for more information.

Study Guide, Tutorials, & Software

ETCE Study Materials Website

After obtaining a login for the site above, you will find a study guide for the Concepts portion of the test, as well as study materials for Office 2010 Word, Excel, & PowerPoint. These materials include access to the chapter PowerPoint files, based on the book from which the test was created. The study materials can be accessed from off campus.

The TLC also has two physical copies of the textbook from which the exam was created. Students may temporarily check out a copy with their UCA ID. However, the books may not leave the TLC.

Additional study materials - Free Microsoft Office 2010 Tutorials*

UCA has now transitioned to Microsoft Office 2013. Access to the Microsoft Office 2013 software is available in computer labs across campus (e.g. - Technology Learning Center lab in Mashburn 102; Torreyson Library).

A fully functional 60-day free trial version of the Microsoft Office 2013 software is available here. Please note that this software is only compatible with PCs running Windows 7 and higher. There is no longer a free trial available for Office 2010 since Office 2013 became available.*

A fully functional 30-day free trial version of Microsoft Office 365 Home Premium is available here. Office 365 Home Premium is a subscription based service offered by Microsoft for $9.99/month or $99.99/year. This subscription provides users with access to the latest versions of Office on up to 5 PCs or Macs. Please check the Office 365 website for more information.*

*Information and websites provided are subject to change. Please contact the TLC at if any of the links above fail to work.