CIS 20400 Test Out

Testing out of CIS 20400

The Testing Services Center administers the CIS 20400 test-out exam.  This exam covers the Microsoft Office suite, including Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Access. 

The CIS 20400 test out windows for Spring and Maymester/Summer 2015 are:

Spring 2015 Test-Out Window:  December 29, 2014 – January 9, 2015

Maymester/Summer 2015 Test-Out Window:  May 4, 2015 – May 15, 2014

The test out is given via MyITLab online in the Testing Services Center, Lawshe 118.  Please note that the test-out must be completed during the test-out windows as shown above.  No course credit for the test-out can be given once the semester has started.

Cost for testing is $15.00 for the MYITLab access code.  This $15.00 code is good for two weeks only, so you must complete the test out within this time frame.  This two-week code can be purchased online at MyITLab at your first appointment.  No other costs are associated with this exam.

The test has five parts:  a 50-question concept test timed at 40 minutes, an Access assignment, an Excel assignment, a Word assignment and a Power Point assignment.  The application assignments are not timed.  You will have more than one attempt to complete the application assignments and must score 70% or better on the labs in order to pass. 

Please schedule in advance with the Testing Services Center at 219-989-2504 or email at testingcenter@purduecal.eduYou may need to schedule multiple visits in order to complete all parts of the exam, so it is recommended that you begin early in the window and plan accordingly in order to finish all components of the test-out before the window closes.

The Testing Services Center hours are Monday- Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 

Bring an ID to the Testing Services Center; you may NOT test without proof of identification.  Acceptable forms of ID are a current drivers’ license, current passport, current state-issued ID card or school ID card with name and photo.

The Testing Services Center is located in Lawshe Hall, Room 118. For questions or to schedule an appointment call us at 219-989-2504 or email us at