# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Office Specialist I--Preparation Related NBEA Achievement Standards for Information Technology

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Related NBEA Achievement Standards for Information Technology

NBEA Achievement Standards for Information Technology

NBEA (National Business Education Association) standards have been correlated to ensure that students and adults are afforded equal access to fundamental business knowledge and skills and, therefore, an equal opportunity for success in life" (National Standards for Business Education, NBEA, 2007).

Adhere to privacy, safety and security policies and legislation (e.g., acceptable use policy, Web page policies, student photo policies, computer crime, fraud, abuse).


Analyze and compare society's influence on information technology and information technology's influence on society.


Apply a variety of input technologies to maximize productivity.


Apply ergonomic techniques to information technology tasks to avoid injury.


Assess how information technology changes the manner in which training is offered and implemented.


Assess the impact of information technology in a global society.


Demonstrate proper safety techniques using input technologies.


Describe ergonomic issues related to input technologies.


Describe features of operating systems that can be personalized.


Develop proper input techniques (e.g., keyboarding, 10-key touch pad, scanning, speech recognition, handtyping, digital inking, digital cameras, student response systems, and the use of a touch screen, mouse or stylus).


Discuss basic issues related to responsible use of technology and describe personal or legal consequences of inappropriate use.


Identify and research sources of information about information technology hardware and software.


Identify and select controls for personnel, facilities, data, communications systems, and applications appropriate to specific risks.


Identify and use appropriate help resources for hardware (e.g., help desks, online help, manuals).


Identify components of hardware.


Identify productivity software appropriate for specific tasks.


Identify risks to personnel, facilities, data, communications systems, and applications.


Identify the risks of information technology to personal health and safety and privacy.


Identify, analyze, and evaluate emerging communications technologies for use in organizations.


Identify, evaluate, and use resources (e.g., hardware, software, and online) for problem identification and resolution.


Implement controls to prevent loss of integrity of data and other information resources.


Install and customize operating systems and utilities.


Select appropriate input technology to optimize performance.


Troubleshoot advanced hardware and supportive software problems.


Use help features and reference materials to learn software and solve problems.


Use productivity software to create documents, research topics and take notes, categorize data, and perform calculations to improve academic achievement across the curriculum.


Use the collaborative features of productivity software to accomplish organizational tasks.


Use various input technologies to enter and manipulate information appropriately.