You will complete all of your coursework using the Prometheus Series course materials available at myeducator.com. The Prometheus Series is an online program that contains all of the course readings, tutorials, and assignments for this course. You must subscribe to the online course materials to complete this course.
Please complete the following steps to subscribe:
Please complete the following steps to create a user account:
For more information on accessing and using the course software, please reference the “Course Software: Getting Started” section of the course.
When using MyEducator, Internet Explorer may prohibit downloaded Excel workbooks from working correctly. It is recommend to use one of the following browsers to download the MyEducator resource file(s):
At the conclusion of this course, students will be able to do the following:
The learning outcomes above reflect the formal knowledge we plan to help you develop by the end of the course, which are assessed via exams and assignments and reported back for accreditation purposes. However, there is one other unofficial learning outcome I would like you to develop. This is unofficial because it is very difficult to evaluate.
You must learn how to find answers to your own technology questions and to solve your own problems. Yes, as your instructor, I am here to teach and to help. However, what makes someone a technology master is not that they know everything there is to know about IT. That is an impossibility because no other discipline changes faster than IS. You are a real master if you know how to find all of the answers to your IT problems. There is nothing more empowering than knowing that you don’t have to depend on others in order to succeed. Countless recruiters have stressed the importance of this skill to us. They want employees who know how to take the initiative to solve a problem and who can improve existing solutions.
All of the homework instructions are contained in the assignment files you download from the MyEducator website. Use the “Assignment” menu item in the workbooks to access these instructions and to submit assignments for grading. Each of the homework assignments will require you to use the skills you have gained from working through the respective lessons. Please note that only the points earned on the Test Your Skills assignments will count toward your final grade in the class.
You will have two opportunities to complete each homework assignment. Your score will be the average between the two attempts. There is no time limit on the homework assignments.
Contact your instructor at email@example.com once you have completed every assignment in the course and let him know that you have completed all assignments in the course. He will then record your MyEducator.com grade in this system which will allow you to request the final exam. You will not be able to take the final until he records your MyEducator.com grade.
The midterm and final projects are basically extended assignments that will require all of the skills you have acquired throughout the course up to that point. The midterm covers Excel basics; formulas and functions; logic and reference; date, time, and text; and charting. The final project will cover basic modeling, advanced modeling, statistics, and optimization. The rules for exams are the same as those for homework.
This course includes a Final Exam. The final exam is short and only has 10 multiple choice questions. The questions are high level questions regarding the course content. If you have reviewed the course readings, you will have no problem passing the exam. The final exam will account for 6% of your final grade.
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|Logic and Reference||100|
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