# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Computer Solutions Task/Competency List

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

2019/2020 Competency-Based Task/Competency List for Computer Solutions (6607/9 weeks)

Tasks/competencies bordered in blue are considered optional when marked as such; they and/or additional tasks/competencies may be taught at the discretion of the school division. All other tasks are considered essential statewide and are required of all students.

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Demonstrating Personal Qualities and Abilities

  1. Demonstrate creativity and innovation.
  2. Demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving.
  3. Demonstrate initiative and self-direction.
  4. Demonstrate integrity.
  5. Demonstrate work ethic.

Demonstrating Interpersonal Skills

  1. Demonstrate conflict-resolution skills.
  2. Demonstrate listening and speaking skills.
  3. Demonstrate respect for diversity.
  4. Demonstrate customer service skills.
  5. Collaborate with team members.

Demonstrating Professional Competencies

  1. Demonstrate big-picture thinking.
  2. Demonstrate career- and life-management skills.
  3. Demonstrate continuous learning and adaptability.
  4. Manage time and resources.
  5. Demonstrate information-literacy skills.
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of information security.
  7. Maintain working knowledge of current information-technology (IT) systems.
  8. Demonstrate proficiency with technologies, tools, and machines common to a specific occupation.
  9. Apply mathematical skills to job-specific tasks.
  10. Demonstrate professionalism.
  11. Demonstrate reading and writing skills.
  12. Demonstrate workplace safety.

Addressing Elements of Student Life

  1. Identify the purposes and goals of the student organization.
  2. Explain the benefits and responsibilities of membership in the student organization as a student and in professional/civic organizations as an adult.
  3. Demonstrate leadership skills through participation in student organization activities, such as meetings, programs, and projects.
  4. Identify Internet safety issues and procedures for complying with acceptable use standards.

Exploring Work-Based Learning

  1. Identify the types of work-based learning (WBL) opportunities.
  2. Reflect on lessons learned during the WBL experience.
  3. Explore career opportunities related to the WBL experience.
  4. Participate in a WBL experience, when appropriate.

Demonstrating Keyboarding Skills

  1. Identify computer system components.
  2. Boot, access, and exit operating system and software.
  3. Key alphabetic, numeric, and symbol information, using a touch system and correct techniques.
  4. Improve keyboarding techniques, speed, and accuracy.
  5. Proofread copy.
  6. Edit copy.
  7. Describe ergonomic guidelines related to safe computer use.

Using Word Processing Software to Solve Problems

  1. Key and format documents (e.g., letters, memoranda, reports, outlines, flyers, newsletters, and tables).
  2. Compose documents (e.g., letters, memoranda, reports, outlines, and tables).
  3. Apply word-processing skills to solve a problem.
  4. Use word-processing program to develop notetaking skills.

Using Database Software to Solve Problems

  1. Create a database by defining fields and designing formats.
  2. Populate the database.
  3. Process material using database features such as sort and merge.
  4. Apply database skills to solve a problem.

Using Spreadsheet Software to Solve Problems

  1. Input data and formulas.
  2. Edit data within the spreadsheet (e.g., retrieve, update, move, and save).
  3. Create graphs and charts to visually represent data.
  4. Apply spreadsheet skills to solve a problem.

Using Telecommunications to Solve Problems

  1. Identify emerging telecommunication technologies available to solve problems.
  2. Identify local and worldwide network communication systems.
  3. Use search strategies to retrieve electronic information.
  4. Use electronic sources (e.g., encyclopedias, almanacs, indexes, and catalogs) to retrieve and select relevant information.
  5. Analyze a problem to determine the telecommunication options needed for a solution.
  6. Apply telecommunication skills to solve a problem.

Solving Ethical and Security Problems Relating to Computers

  1. Identify security issues related to computer hardware, software, and data.
  2. Analyze problems involving integrity, courtesy, and confidentiality related to information and communications systems.
  3. Analyze the impact of regulations such as copyright and licensing agreements in computer software applications.

Solving Problems Relating to Computer Maintenance

  1. Identify safety precautions associated with computer use.
  2. Describe the care necessary for internal and external storage devices.
  3. Describe methods of preventing the spread of computer viruses.