IC3 Digital Literacy Certification

Skills you need now. Credentials for your future.

Technology has become a part of our everyday lives, and understanding how to function in environments that require the use of computers and the Internet is more critical now than ever before. So, whether you plan to pursue a career in IT, or simply become more effective with technology, IC3 Digital Literacy Certification is the place to start.

Exams

The IC3 Digital Literacy suite of products includes solutions that range from assessment to certification. And, as a truly global standard, IC3 is as comprehensive as it is diverse. With learning and practice solutions, assessment tools, and certifications specifically designed for a variety of ages and occupations, the IC3 Digital Literacy program is simply the best way to ensure that students and employees are prepared to succeed in a technology-based world.

Learning materials for IC3 Digital Literacy Certification

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Practice tests for IC3 Digital Literacy Certification

GMetrix practice tests

Performance based assessment and test preparation tools to help individuals achieve IT certification credentials. Many of your students will be anxious to assess their knowledge of applications prior to taking the certification exams. Additionally, we recognize the need for educators to properly assess an individual’s knowledge. To this end, Certiport has partnered with GMetrix to deliver industry-leading practice tests. These tests, with included reporting and insight features, ensure your students are adequately prepared to their certification exam.

Why GMetrix practice tests?

  • Accurately replicate a "live application" testing environment
  • Enhance learning through self-paced practice questions
  • Build familiarity with the testing environment
  • Increase confidence towards certification exams
  • Better prepare students to pass certification exams

GMetrix practice tests are customizable

GMetrix practice tests are customizable, allowing you to create a highly-effective environment conducive to student-centered learning. GMetrix practice tests offer two different modes:

Testing mode:

  • - Students experience what the certification exams will be like
  • - Timed practice tests present scenarios to perform just like the actual certification exam

Training mode:

  • - Students work at their own pace as they receive feedback and step-by-step instructions for each question

Practice tests available for:

  • IC3 GS4/GS5
  • IC3 Fast Track

IC3 Digital Literacy Certification

IC3 Global Standard 5

IC3 Global Standard 5 (GS5) is the newest addition to the IC3 Digital Literacy program. Like its predecessors, the GS5 certification is comprised of three exams: Computing Fundamentals, Living Online, and Key Applications. Certiport is committed to providing a truly global standard, and as digital standards and requirements advance, so does IC3. Best of all, because IC3 includes concepts and skills that apply to almost any school or career pathway, it's the ideal solution for any student or jobseeker looking to validate their digital skills.

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GS5 objective domains

  • Common features
    • Shortcuts
    • Reviewing
    • Selecting
    • Cut/copy/paste
    • Views
  • Word processing
    • Formatting
    • Layout
    • Fonts
    • Saving
    • Printing
    • Tables
    • Productivity
  • Spreadsheets
    • Common terms
    • Insert/delete
    • Modify cells
    • Functions/formulas
    • Charts
    • Formatting and manipulating data
    • Tables
  • Databases
    • Basic concepts
    • Metadata
  • Presentations
    • File types
    • Views
    • Slide management
    • Effects
    • Animations
    • Software
    • Design
  • App culture
    • Obtaining apps
    • Genres
    • Uses
  • Graphic modification
  • Mobile Devices
    • Using cell phones
    • Voicemail
    • SMS
    • Notifications
  • Hardware
    • Device types
    • Storage
    • Networking
    • Wi-Fi
    • Platforms
    • Compatibility
    • Internet
    • Configurations
  • Computer Software Architecture
    • OS and updates
    • Preferences
    • Users
    • File management
    • Navigation
    • Software installation
    • Troubleshooting
  • Backup and Restore
  • File Sharing
  • Cloud Computing
    • Concepts
    • Utilization
    • Web apps
  • Security
    • Credentials
    • Browsing
    • Anti-virus
    • Firewalls
    • e-Commerce safety
  • Internet navigation
    • Usage
    • Searching
    • Browser functionality
    • Common terms
    • Licensing
  • Common functionality
    • Websites
    • Navigation
    • Click types
  • Email clients
    • Applications
    • Etiquette
    • Email management
    • Attachments
    • Contacts
  • Calendaring
    • Events
    • Sharing
    • Usage
  • Social media
    • Digital identity
    • Site types
    • Cyber bullying
  • Communications
    • Tools
    • SMS
    • Chat
    • Distance
  • Online conferencing
  • Streaming
  • Digital principles/ethics/skills/citizenship
    • Changes in tech
    • Personal vs professional

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IC3 Global Standard 4

Our new project-based testing for MOS 2013 provides industry-leading assessments of skills and knowledge, giving students and professionals real-world exercises to appraise their understanding of Microsoft Office.

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GS4 objective domains

  • Common application features
  • Basic text formatting
  • Navigating files and folders
  • Working with multimedia files
  • Word processing activities and methods
  • Tables & lists
  • Page layout
  • Spreadsheet components
  • Worksheet layout
  • Working with data
  • Presentation activities
  • Inserting content
  • Slide management
  • Slide design
  • Basic database interactions
  • Record managements
  • Collaboration
  • Sharing files
  • What is an OS and what does it do?
  • Manage computer files and folders
  • PC configuration, control panel, OS drivers
  • Common computer terminology
  • Types of computers & mobile devices
  • Computer performance
  • Installing/uninstalling software
  • Understanding SW licenses
  • Types of software applications & tools
  • Troubleshooting basic software problems
  • Troubleshooting basic hardware problems
  • Devices and peripherals
  • Backup and restore
  • Internet, browsers, and WWW
  • Navigation on the internet using a browser
  • Internet connection
  • Network types and features, capabilities
  • Network connection troubleshooting
  • E-mail communication
  • Real-time communication
  • Digital citizenship /"NETIQUETTE"
  • Communication standards
  • Legal and responsible use of computers
  • Secure online communication or activity
  • Ergonomics
  • Research fluency
  • Using search engines
  • Evaluate search results
  • Using advanced features of search engines

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IC3 Spark

With a focus on younger demographics, the IC3 Spark certification addresses the same foundational concepts as its precursor - the IC3 Digital Literacy Certification. While both certifications target issues arising from the increasing demands of technology, IC3 Spark is created for younger children who may be new to computers and the Internet, or who lack a solid foundation in digital concepts.

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IC3 Spark objective domains

  1. Operating system basics
    • What is an OS and what does it do?
    • Manage computer files and folders
    • Manage computer configuration, control panel, OS drivers
  2. Computer hardware and concepts
    • Common computer terminology
    • Types of devices
    • Computer usage
  3. Computer software and concepts
    • Software usage (using the right tool for the right task)
  4. Common application features
    • Common features and commands
    • Formatting
    • Navigating
    • Working with multimedia files
  5. Word processing activities
    • Organizing data
    • Layout
  6. Spreadsheet activities
    • Spreadsheet layout
    • Data management
  7. Presentation activities
    • Inserting content
    • Slide management
    • Slide design
  8. Browsers
    • Navigation
    • Internet vs. browsers
  9. Digital Communication
    • E-mail communication
    • Real-time communication
  10. Digital citizenship
    • Communication standards
    • Legal and responsible use of computers
  11. Safe computing
    • Secure online communication or activity
  12. Research fluency
    • Using search engines

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IC3 Fast Track

IC3 Fast Track is a digital literacy skills assessment that can be used to gauge the skill set of incoming students or job candidates. Based on the globally recognized IC3 Digital Literacy Certification, IC3 Fast Track can help assess an individual's ability to perform in any environment where the use of technology is required. IC3 Fast Track is the best way to ensure that your students or employees are up to speed!

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IC PHP Developer Fundamentals

The IC PHP Developer Fundamentals exam is an entry-level certification designed to validate the fundamental knowledge of technology that candidates will need to pursue a career in software development. As the first step to more advanced coding certifications, IC PHP is the ideal starting point for any candidate who is interested in PHP coding, but who may have limited experience with programming or coding.

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IC PHP Developer Fundamentals objective domains

  1. Development environment
    • Web server and database MySQL/MariaDB
  2. PHP Fundamentals
    • General notions
    • Style programming
    • Limitation structure of the data
    • Manage the output of PHP script
  3. Conditional instruction of control and cycles
    • Conditional statement
    • Repetitive operations
  4. Complex data structures
    • Array
  5. PHP code management
    • Re-use the PHP code
    • Functions for the variables management
    • The functions for the management, comparison and string formatting
    • The functions for the management of the complex structures of data
    • The functions for the management of the dates
    • Customized functions
    • Send email in PHP
  6. Data recovery and check in an HTML form
    • Data recovery by a form
    • Data control form
  7. Maintain information in PHP
    • Sessions
  8. The DBMS MySQL and MariaDB
    • DBMS MySQL and MariaDB
    • Management of the MySQLdatabase – SQL
  9. Interaction with I DBMS MySQL and MariaDB
    • Database

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MTA Digital Badging

IC3 digital badges

Digital badges are web-enabled versions of a credential, certification or learning outcome. Representing the credential as a digital badge gives the owner ability to share their skills online in a way that is simple, trusted and can be easily verified in real time.

IC3 certifications are a clear way to validate advanced digital literacy skills and abilities. Digital badges make it easy to validate abilities with potential employers, academic institutions, colleagues, and peers on social media sites such as LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter, as well as email and online portfolios.

IC3 Digital Certification

The IC3 Digital Literacy certification is a credential that is designed to remain relevant in an ever-evolving world of technology. With a focus on the most critical elements that drive technology today, IC3 Global Standard 5 (GS5) delivers a comprehensive solution for learning how to succeed in any environment that requires the use of computers, devices, or the Internet. Best of all, because IC3 GS5 includes concepts and skills that apply to almost any school or career pathway, it’s the ideal solution for any student or jobseeker looking to enhance or validate their digital skills.

IC3 Key Applications

These days, it seems that no matter what you’re doing - “there’s an app for that!” The Key Applications examination covers the most common features of the world’s best spreadsheet, word processing, and presentation applications. And, with the release of IC3 Global Standard 5 (GS5), this domain now includes app culture elements that will help the examinee understand how to obtain and maximize the use of some of today’s most popular apps.

IC3 Computing Fundamentals

These days, it seems that no matter what you’re doing - “there’s an app for that!” The Key Applications examination covers the most common features of the world’s best spreadsheet, word processing, and presentation applications. And, with the release of IC3 Global Standard 5 (GS5), this domain now includes app culture elements that will help the examinee understand how to obtain and maximize the use of some of today’s most popular apps.

IC3 Living Online

We live in a connected world where the Internet plays a vital role in both our personal and professional activities. The Living Online exam is designed to help users understand how to effectively use the Internet or work in a networked environment and maximize communication, education, collaboration, and social interactions in a safe and ethical way. The Global Standard 5 (GS5) release of this exam brings with it various new and enhanced modules including social media, calendaring, streaming, and online conferencing elements that truly measure a candidate’s ability to succeed in an increasingly digital world.

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