CS101: Introduction to Computers and Computing
CS101: Introduction to Computers and Computing

SIMnet Introduction

There are six parts to today's lab:
Part 1: Your lab instructor will take attendance to verify you are enrolled in the correct CS101 lab section.
Part 2: Your lab instructor will demonstrate how to login and use SIMnet.
Part 3: Your lab instructor will step you through how to register into correct SIMnet course section.
Part 4: You will login to SIMnet and take the First Lecture Exam.
Part 5: Start 'Overview - Chapter 1 - Essential Skills for Office 2016' , 'Word - Chapter 1 - Getting Started with Word 2016' and 'Word - Chapter 2 - Formatting Text and Paragraphs' training and potentially take 'Overview - Chapter 1 - Essential Skills for Office 2016' exam.
Part 6: Conclude today's lab by signing out of SIMnet session and shutting down computer.

Lab Directions:

Part 1: Your lab instructor will take attendance to verify you are enrolled in the correct CS101 lab section.
Your lab instructor will take attendance to makes sure you are enrolled in the correct CS101 lab section before you enroll into SIMnet. 

Part 2: Your lab instructor will demonstrate how to login and use SIMnet.
The SIMnet software will be used to assess your abilities in the various Microsoft Office applications, train you in any skills you need to learn, and assess you after training is complete.  Your instructor will demonstrate how to login and use SIMnet for these purposes.

Part 3: Register into correct SIMnet course section.
You will not be able to complete your enrollment into a SIMnet course until your instructor gives you the required course information during your second lab meeting. In order to use SIMnet you must register into the correct SIMnet course section.  To register you will need a SIMnet access code.  A SIMnet access code can be obtained  directly from the Sonoma SIMnet web site for $90.

During your second lab your instructor will step you through the registration process.  If you are not able to attend your regular scheduled lab time it is recommended that you try to attend another lab section taught by your instructor to complete the registration.

Part 4: Login to SIMnet and take the First Lecture Exam.
Your instructor will now explain how to take the First Lecture Exam.  The exam is for a grade.  You must be in lab to take the exam.  Any score not associated with a student present in today's lab will be counted as a zero.  The exam is restricted so as to only be available during the lab meeting time.  Your instructor will step you through the process of gaining access to the exam.  You only have one opportunity to take the exam.  If you exit the exam before finishing you will not be able access the exam again.  Complete the whole exam before you 'submit' the exam .

Part 5: Start 'Overview - Chapter 1 - Essential Skills for Office 2016' , 'Word - Chapter 1 - Getting Started with Word 2016' and 'Word - Chapter 2 - Formatting Text and Paragraphs' training and exam.
As demonstrated by your instructor earlier use the SIMnet training to prepare for 'Overview - Chapter 1 - Essential Skills for Office 2016' , 'Word - Chapter 1 - Getting Started with Word 2016' and 'Word - Chapter 2 - Formatting Text and Paragraphs' exams.  You are required to try the training for 'Overview - Chapter 1 - Essential Skills for Office 2016' and to open the 'Overview - Chapter 1 - Essential Skills for Office 2016' Exam once before you leave lab.

In two weeks you will be required to take the 'Overview - Chapter 1 - Essential Skills for Office 2016' , 'Word - Chapter 1 - Getting Started with Word 2016' and 'Word - Chapter 2 - Formatting Text and Paragraphs' exams.

There are two options available to work on the material outside of your regular class time:

Option 1) You could attend another CS101 lab section in Darwin 24 and access SIMnet during that period.  You can use the following link to view the CS101 Lab Schedule.

Option 2) Use SIMnet on the Windows or Macintosh computer of your choice. To use SIMnet on the computer of your choice make sure your computer has a broadband Internet connection and then click this link to make sure it meets the minimum requirements needed: SIMnet minimum system requirements

If your computer meets the minimum system requirements then click the below link to login to SIMnet:

https://sonoma.simnetonline.com/sp/

Once logged in to SIMnet you can use the links below to learn how to find the SIMBook training for the three assigned chapters:

Overview - Chapter 1 - Essential Skills for Office 2016

Word - Chapter 1 - Getting Started with Word 2016

Word - Chapter 2 - Formatting Text and Paragraphs

Part 6: Conclude today's lab by signing out of SIMnet session and shutting down computer.
To conclude today's lab make sure you have either completed the exams, or your lab session has ended and you have created a plan to study the needed training to prepare for the exams in two weeks.  In either case make sure to sign out from the SIMnet software and then shut down your computer before you leave lab.