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Ten Key Mastery

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Ten Key Mastery (25-30 hours) is the premier data entry course designed to teach the numeric keypad by touch (without looking at keys) and to develop speed and accuracy necessary to apply this knowledge in a variety of data entry situations.

Ten Key Mastery prepares students for efficient and productive computer usage when data entry is part of employment. Industry standards dictate 12,000+ KSPH (KeyStrokes Per Hour) with 98% accuracy. Ten Key Mastery is also used outside of educational institutions: United States government, banks, insurance companies, and manufacturing companies, in areas of accounting, secretarial, book keeping, spreadsheets, database maintenance, etc.

Ten Key Mastery is used successfully in High School, Vocational, and College institutions to help prepare students for employment. The course consists of 1-minute, 3-minute, 5-minute, and 10-minute timings that teach and reinforce the numeric key reaches. The lessons are automatically scored and recorded when the student meets the standards set by the instructor (the instructor sets his/her own grading and accuracy standards. Every lesson contains timed drills and students are encouraged to meet the standards applied by the instructor beginning right with Lesson 1.

Ten Key Mastery has three (3) actual employment tests for students to practice. After completing the skill building exercises, students will be able to compare their skill with the employment tests of three major employers with offices nationwide: A temporary help agency, a major credit card corporation, and a national bank. Students are encouraged to practice and become proficient on these tests. The test from the temporary help agency is alphanumeric and trains students in batch processing. One of the nation’s largest credit card corporations is represented by a test that is used to screen applicants for admittance to their training program. The national bank consulted represents a large chain of banks in Arizona and several other states. They employ a large number of data entry people to verify checks and enter customer data. Their test is also used to screen applicants for admittance to their training program.

The course is divided into twelve (12) sections. Each section can be applied separately or all encompassing.

Standards can be individualized to each type of student so that each student is challenged: the special needs, beginning students, and experienced students can all be graded differently by applying different profiles appropriate for each student type. In additional to individualizing goals, accuracy standards, minimum speeds, etc., the number of lessons assigned can also be individualized. For example, if time commitment is a concern, lessons 25-27 (employment tests) could be omitted.

Ten Key Mastery teaches the numeric keypad with speed and accuracy using industry standards for data entry. Proficiency on three actual employment tests helps the student meet employment standards. 1 to 5 minute timings. Course length is 20-30 hours.

Ten Key Mastery
All lessons have 10 lines.
Click the sections to see lesson content.
Vertical Keys (Lessons 1-10)
Lesson Keys Timing Length
1 7  4  1 1 minute timing
2 7  4  1 1 minute timing
3 8  5  2 1 minute timing
4 8  5  2 1 minute timing
5 7  4  1  &  8  5  2 1 minute timing
6 9  6  3 1 minute timing
7 9  6  3 1 minute timing
8 9  6  3  &  0 1 minute timing
9 All Vertical Keys 1 minute timing
10 Review of All Vertical Keystrokes 3 minute timing
Horizontal Keys (Lessons 11-20)
Lesson Keys Timing Length
11 1  2  3 1 minute timing
12 1  2  3  &  0 1 minute timing
13 1  2  3,   7  4  1,   8  5  2,   9  6  3,  &  0 1 minute timing
14 4  5  6 1 minute timing
15 4  5  6  &  0 1 minute timing
16 1  2  3,   4  5  6,   7  4  1,   8  5  2,   9  6  3,  &  0 1 minute timing
17 7  8  9 1 minute timing
18 7  8  9  &  0 1 minute timing
19 7  8  9,   4  5  6,   1  2  3,   &  0 1 minute timing
20 7  8  9,   4  5  6,   1  2  3,   7  4  1,   8  5  2,   9  6  3,   &  0 3 minute timing
All Keys (Lessons 21-24)
Lesson Title Timings
21 Mixed, All Keystroke Review, 2 Numbers 1 minute timing
22 Mixed, All Keystroke Review, 3 Numbers 1 minute timing
23 Mixed, All Keystroke Review, 4 Numbers 3 minute timing
24 Mixed, All Keystroke Review, 3-5 Numbers 5 minute timing
Employment Tests (Lessons 25-27)
Lesson Title Timings
25 Temporary Help Service (Alpha/Numeric) 5 Minutes
26 Credit Card Corporation (Numeric with +/-/* Entries) 5 Minutes
27 National Bank (Numeric/Random generation of check amounts) 10 Minutes
Optional Timings (6 Lessons)
Lesson Title Timings
OT 1 (Before Lesson 10) 7  4  1,   8  5  2,   9  6  3,   &  0 2 Minutes
OT 2 (Before Lesson 20) 7  8  9,   4  5  6,   1  2  3,   &  0 2 Minutes
OT 3 (Before Lesson 23) Mixed, All Keys 2 Minutes
OT 4 (Before Lesson 24) Mixed, All Keys 4 Minutes
OT 5 (Before Lesson 26) Mixed, All Keys Using +,-, & * 1 Minute
OT 6 (Before Lesson 26) Mixed, All Keys Using +,-, & * 2 Minutes
Created Lessons
Create an unlimited number of personal lessons with up to 10 lines per lesson. You can assign up to 10 at a time for the students to work on. Thats 100 lines of additional typing. Possible lengths are 15 seconds, 30 seconds, 1 minute, 2 minute, 3 minute, 4 minute, and 5 minute timings. Assign vocabulary, science or history homework, or some of the latest news interesting to the students. The possibilities are endless.

Watch and learn best practices to using Keyboarding Online software to get the absolute best results from students. Information for both instructors and their students (PDF and PowerPoint).

General Info
General Course Syllabus
Below is a sample course syllabus that can be utilized for your course. Also included is a sample quiz that can be handed out to ensure that the syllabus was read thoroughly and reduce the amount of time you spend during class repeating what is included in the syllabus. Both PDF and DOC formats are included.
Ten Key Mastery Course Syllabus PPT Syllabus (DOC)
Syllabus (PDF)
Ten Key Mastery Course Syllabus Quiz Questions Quiz Questions (DOCX)
Quiz Questions (PDF)

 

Teacher Information
Teacher Tools
Below are some helpful tools in learning why you should use the program, how to use the program, and videos describing the different features the program has to offer.
Why Keyboarding is Important PPT Presentation (PDF) /  Article Source (PDF)
Why, When, How to Teach Keyboarding Video YouTube On YouTube
Teacher Manager User Manual Link / PDF File Download
Video Tutorials Videos can be viewed on our site or on YouTube

 

Student Information
Student Tour
The tutorial for students will show students how to enter their course and navigate/use Ten Key Mastery appropriately.
Student Tutorials  Video Presentation

 

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