Computer & Information Technology 11200 Waiver Exam

Test out of CIT 11200

Students who are proficient in computer hardware, software, networking, security, the Internet, and applications may choose to take the waiver exam for CIT 11200, Information Technology Fundamentals.

You must earn no lower than 80% on the multiple choice and true/false portion and no lower than a 75% on the essay portion. The use of proper grammar and spelling, in addition to technical explanation and application, are considered in the grade.

You will receive an "S" as the grade on your transcript for CIT 11200. A traditional letter grade is not available.

Topics on this exam

The waiver exam consists of 150 multiple choice and true/false questions, in addition to five essay questions. You will be expected to understand, explain, and apply the following terms and concepts in order to successfully pass the exam:

  • Digital revolution (digital vs. analog)
  • Binary number system
  • ASCII
  • Bits and bytes (kilo-, mega-, giga-, tera-, etc.)
  • Convergence
  • Source code
  • Social networking
  • Digital divide
  • Globalization
  • Cyberspace
  • Cache
  • RAM and ROM (volatile and non-volatile)
  • Virtual memory
  • Overclocking
  • Safe mode
  • Resolution
  • Storage devices
  • Plug and play
  • Graphics card
  • Front side bus
  • Spyware
  • Application software
  • Desktop widget
  • Anti-virus software
  • Virus, Trojan horse, worms
  • Utility software
  • Firmware
  • Service pack, software patch, software updates, security updates
  • Rootkit
  • Device driver
  • Operating system (Windows, Mac, Linux platforms, cell phone platforms)
  • Disk partition
  • Multitasking
  • Kernel
  • Bootstrap program
  • File management, Windows Explorer
  • Registry
  • Boot process
  • Dual boot
  • Types of backup
  • User interface
  • Gateway, hub, router, switch
  • Network interface card
  • Bandwidth
  • Broadband vs. narrowband
  • Ethernet
  • Bluetooth
  • Types of networks (wired, wireless, LAN, WAN, MAN)
  • Encryption and security
  • MAC address
  • Client and server
  • File sharing, printer sharing, peer-to-peer network
  • Ad hoc
  • Handshaking
  • Packets
  • Packet and circuit switching
  • Micro vs. radio waves
  • DHCP, SSL, SSH
  • Home PNA
  • SSID
  • Ping, latency, traceroute
  • TCP/IP
  • Internet backbone
  • IP address (dynamic and static)
  • Domain name
  • Types of Internet connections
  • Internet service provider vs. network service provider
  • FTP, file sharing, and Bit Torrent
  • Firewall
  • Port
  • HTML (creating and publishing)
  • Basics of web pages (URLs, navigation, graphics, accessing, browsers)
  • Using search engines
  • Wiki
  • Blogs
  • Web generators
  • E-commerce
  • Spam, cookies, phishing
  • Netiquette
  • Email technology (POP, IMAP, web-based, SMTP)
  • Flash
  • Rasterization
  • CSS
  • Cropping
  • Megapixel
  • Digital signature
  • Sound card
  • Streaming
  • Codec
  • Graphic, video, and audio extensions
  • Offshoring
  • Vacuum tube
  • Transistors
  • Capacitors
  • Generations of computers
  • Alpha and beta tests
  • Ergonomics
  • Computer science vs. information technology
  • Computer jobs
  • Ethics (copyright, confidentiality, code of ethics)
  • Gantt chart
  • Ad hoc report
  • Information system
  • Mission statement
  • SDLC
  • Documentation tools
  • Quality of service
  • PIECES framework
  • Roll back
  • Decision model
  • Database
  • Table
  • Field, record
  • Primary key
  • Relationships
  • Data type
  • Flat file
  • Data mining
  • XML
  • SQL
  • Code
  • Programming paradigm
  • Problem statement
  • Assumption
  • Variable
  • Constant
  • Program editor
  • Algorithm
  • Procedure (also called subroutine or function)
  • Loop (also called iteration)

Step 1: Schedule your waiver exam

You must request approval to take the CIT 11200 waiver exam by sending an email from your official IUPUI email address to nanevans@iupui.edu. Please include your student ID in the body of the email.

Once you are approved, the CIT 11200 course coordinator will notify you and the IUPUI Testing Center of your authorization to take the waiver exam. You may then schedule your exam through the Testing Center during any of these days and times:

  • Monday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The exam will last approximately four hours.

Waiver exams are offered in the Business Building (BS3000).

Schedule your exam 

Step 2: Pay your testing fees

The cost to take the CIT 11200 waiver exam is $25. You will be prompted to pay this fee when you schedule your exam, or you can follow the link below.

Pay the testing fee