Credit by Exam

BADM 161 - Business Software: Word

BADM 162 - Business Software: Excel

BADM 163 - Business Software: Access & PowerPoint

Students who would like to test-out of BADM 161, BADM 162, and/or BADM 163, will have the opportunity to do so by completing the steps outlined below.

Students must sign up and pay for the exam, as well as purchase the software by the Friday before the exam. You must be a current student at WSU and present your Student ID or Driver's License to take the exam. There are a limited number of seats available to take the exam. We will have 38 seats so students will need to sign up as soon as possible with the Testing Center. The total cost of the exam(s) & software: $129 to $169*

Students may take any or all of the exams on the following date:

August 12, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. in Clinton Hall, Room 210

Detailed Instructions & Steps

  1. Students must purchase the class online software by going to the following website: - Click on "No, I need to buy a license" to begin the process of purchasing access to the software. On the product page, select SIMnet 2016 - Skills Approach - Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Word - Custom - Wichita ($109).
  2. Students will need to go to the Testing Center to sign up for the exam and pay a fee of $20 per credit hour.
  3. Students are encouraged to review the course syllabus (available on Blackboard) and online lessons through SIMnet software, prior to take the exam. The exam will require students to perform various tasks by using the software that simulates tasks in MS Office. Please refer to the syllabus for more details. Students may take the BADM 161 exam, the BADM 162 exam, and/or the BADM 163 exam.
  4. Each exam will last 30 minutes and students are encouraged to arrive 5 minutes before the scheduled time and wait outside the computer lab.

These credit by exams will not be administered to a student who has been enrolled in the class unless a "W" was received. If a student has taken the class and failed, they may not take the test (they must repeat the course).

For questions regarding Credit by Exam for BADM 161, BADM 162, or BADM 163, please contact the instructor Steve Helm by email at

*prices may change