Demonstrate your digital literacy skills by taking a proctored Northstar Assessment test during a scheduled test session. If you score 85% or higher, you'll earn a Northstar Digital Literacy Certificate to share with your employers. Tests will be administered and monitored remotely – allowing you to take the test from the convenience of your home. Registration is required. We recommend that test-takers set up their Northstar Learner Accounts prior to the test date. Request one now at: https://mcpl.link/northstar-signup
For your test, you will need:
- A computer (tablets and smartphones will NOT work)
- Internet access
- A webcam (video camera) on your computer
- A quiet space
- A phone to contact the proctor if you have technical problems
- A picture ID - *the proctor will need to see your picture and full name. Acceptable forms of ID include passports, foreign and domestic state-issued ID cards, school ID cards, human services cards, military ID cards and similar identification.
The Zoom link will be shared with test-takers 2-24 hours prior to the scheduled time of the test.
Check out some of our other online courses & resources for improving your computer and technology skills.
Seeking to apply your new digital skills in a new job or career? Check out our resources for Job Seekers.
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By joining this Virtual MCPL program, you agree to abide by our rules of conduct. Library staff has the authority to remove you from this program if we deem your behavior to be inappropriate, to ensure the safety of staff and customers.
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Captioning and interpreting services can be requested by completing the request form. Contact the Assistant Facilities and Accessibility Program Manager at 240-777-0002 with all other accommodation requests. Please make your request for accommodation at least five days before the library-sponsored program you plan to attend.