Study Guide

Overview and Test Objectives
Field 098: Business, Management, Marketing, and Technology

Test Overview

Table outlining the test format, number of questions, time, and passing score.
Format Computer-based test (CBT) and paper-based test (PBT)
Number of Questions 100 multiple-choice questions
Time
  • CBT: 2 hours 30 minutes*
  • PBT: up to 4 hours 30 minutes
    (up to 2 partial-session tests may be taken in one test session—test session information is on your test's information page)
Passing Score 220

*Does not include 15-minute CBT tutorial

Test Objectives

Table outlining test content and subject weighting by sub area and objective.
Subarea Range of Objectives Approximate Percentage of Questions on Test
I Business 001–005 25%
II Management 006–010 25%
III Marketing 011–015 25%
IV Technology 016–020 25%
Pie chart of approximate test weighting, detailed in the table above.

Subarea I—BUSINESS

Objective 001—Understand the accounting equation and the accounting cycle.

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Objective 002—Apply procedures for using and interpreting source documents, ledgers, journals, and work sheets in manual and computerized accounting systems.

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Objective 003—Apply principles of law to business situations.

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Objective 004—Apply principles of mathematics to analyze and solve business problems.

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Objective 005—Apply principles of business communication.

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Subarea II—MANAGEMENT

Objective 006—Understand types, structures, and functions of business management.

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Objective 007—Understand human resource management, labor relations, and the role of corporate, group, and interpersonal behavior in business management.

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Objective 008—Understand principles of macroeconomics and their application to business.

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Objective 009—Understand principles of microeconomics and their application to business.

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Objective 010—Apply principles of personal finance.

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Subarea III—MARKETING

Objective 011—Apply principles of marketing to business situations.

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Objective 012—Apply financial concepts to marketing decision making.

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Objective 013—Understand entrepreneurship and its role in the economy.

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Objective 014—Understand international trade and the global economy.

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Objective 015—Understand and apply procedures and techniques for selecting and preparing for, obtaining, and maintaining a career in business.

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Subarea IV—TECHNOLOGY

Objective 016—Understand the basic principles of technology and information systems.

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Objective 017—Apply the principles of technology and information systems in a business environment.

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Objective 018—Apply appropriate technology tools to enhance organizational performance.

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Objective 019—Understand how technology impacts key organizational systems.

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Objective 020—Understand professional ethics and legal responsibility as they relate to the information technology field.

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