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Northstar: Proctored Assessment

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Prove your technology skills!

Pass a proctored assessment with a score of 85% or higher, and receive your certification (valuable to list on your resume) as an indication of your skill level. During this virtual Zoom session, you will have one hour to complete your assessment(s). You must fully complete the assessment(s) during the provided one hour time slot to obtain credit. If you are unable to finish or obtain the needed score of 85%, you can sign up for another session to try again on a different day.


  • Must show your picture ID to take an assessment (will need to display privately to Proctor at beginning of session)
  • Must register for a Northstar Learning account with Charlotte Mecklenburg Public Library
  • Must use a computer or laptop with a web camera and microphone for the assessment (Note: You cannot complete a Northstar Assessment using a smartphone or tablet type device).
  • Attendees must join the meeting within the first 15 minutes (prior to the start of the assessment period). Attendees joining after the 15 minute verification period, will need to reschedule for another proctored assessment.

Register to virtually to complete a proctored assessment of your technology skills in any of the following subjects:

Essential Computer Skills:

  • Basic Computer Skills (Practice Lessons also available)
  • Internet Basics (Practice Lessons also available)
  • Using Email (Practice Lessons also available)
  • Windows
  • Mac OS

Essential Software Skills:

  • Microsoft Word (Practice Lessons also available)
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Google Docs

Using Technology in Daily Life:

  • Social Media
  • Information Literacy
  • Supporting K-12 Distance Learning
  • Career Search Skills (Practice Lessons also available)
  • Your Digital Footprint

Watch the below short video, to learn what to expect during your Northstar Proctored Assessment:

New to using Zoom? Check out these videos to help you get started:Zoom How-To Videos

Suitable for:
Older Adults
Teens (12-18)
Computer/Technology Skills

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