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IC3 Stories to Inspire

Have you ever wondered what it really means to be successful with the IC3 Digital Literacy certification? We have collected some of the best examples from around the world to show you how others are succeeding with IC3 and how you can do the same thing within your own school or business. These stories and case studies show just how IC3 can help validate critical skills now, while providing credentials for the future.

K-12 Stories

Jefferson County Public School District (PDF)

Jefferson County Public School District Deploys Foundational Technology Certification District-Wide
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Emanuil Godju National College (PDF)

Romanian High School Verifies Student Technology Skills with IC3 Digital Literacy Certification

Eastern High School (PDF)

Certiport IC3 and IC3 World Cup energize students to acquire digital literacy skills and credentials

Warren County Middle School (PDF)

Certiport IC3 Measures Valuable IT Skills and Prepares Students for Further Education and Workforce

Canyons Technical Education Center (PDF)

Certiport IC3 Provides High School Students with Industry-Recognized Credential for School Credit and Workforce Preparation

Secondary Technical Schools (STS) (PDF)

Secondary Technical Schools Equip United Arab Emirates High School Students with Industry Standard Basic Technology Skills

Higher Education Stories

Salve Regina University (PDF)

Salve Regina University implements IC3 Digital Literacy Certification
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Romanian Ministry of Education Recognizes IC3 Digital Literacy Certification


Long Beach City College Increases Student Engagement with IC3 Digital Literacy Certification


Thai Nguyen University of Economics and Business Administration Implements IC3 Benchmark for all Graduates

The Stride Center (PDF)

Certiport IC3 Exam Prepares Students in Career Training Program for Advanced Technical Certification

Merced College Career Advancement Academy (PDF)

Certiport IC3 Helps Members of California Community Update Skills for New Careers

Dublin Institute of Technology (PDF)

Program offers hope to thousands of Irish citizens who need computing skills and experience to pursue higher education, find work

Tallahassee Community College (PDF)

Tallahassee Community College Validates Basic Computer Skills to Prepare Students for College Studies and Workforce

Vietnam General Department of Vocational Training (PDF)

More Than 11,000 Vietnam Vocational Students Learn and Validate Global Digital Literacy Skills

Vocational Education Development Centre (VEDC) (PDF)

VEDC Equips United Arab Emirates Students with Industry Standard Digital Literacy Skills

Success Videos

College of Southern Nevada (Video)

The College of Southern Nevada implements the IC3 Digital Literacy certification to help their students succeed in their academic and career pursuits.
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Salve Regina University (PDF)

Salve Regina University implements IC3 Digital Literacy Certification
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Jefferson County Public School District (PDF)

Jefferson County Public School District Deploys Foundational Technology Certification District-Wide
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Computing Fundamentals

  1. What is an OS and what does it do?
  2. Manage computer files and folders
  3. PC configuration, Control Panel, OS drivers
  4. Common computer terminology
  5. Types of Computers & Mobile devices
  6. Computer performance
  7. Installing/Uninstalling Software
  8. Understanding SW licenses
  9. Types of software applications & tools
  10. Troubleshooting basic software problems
  11. Troubleshooting basic hardware problems
  12. Devices and Peripherals
  13. Backup and Restore

Key Applications

  1. Common Application Features
  2. Basic Text Formatting
  3. Navigating Files and Folders
  4. Working with multimedia files
  5. Word processing activities and methods
  6. Tables & Lists
  7. Page Layout
  8. Spreadsheet components
  9. Worksheet Layout
  10. Working with Data
  11. Presentation activities
  12. Inserting content
  13. Slide Management
  14. Slide Design
  15. Basic Database Interactions
  16. Record Managements
  17. Collaboration
  18. Sharing files

Living Online

  1. Internet, Browsers, and WWW
  2. Navigation on the internet using a browser
  3. Internet Connection
  4. Network types and features, capabilities
  5. Network connection troubleshooting
  6. E-mail communication
  7. Real-Time communication
  8. Digital citizenship /"NETIQUETTE"
  9. Communication standards
  10. Legal and responsible use of computers
  11. Secure online communication or activity
  12. Ergonomics
  13. Research fluency
  14. Using Search Engines
  15. Evaluate search results
  16. Using advanced features of search engines

Computing Fundamentals

  1. Mobile Devices
    • Using cell phones, voicemail, SMS, notifications
  2. Hardware
    • Device types, storage, networking, Wi-Fi, platforms, compatibility, internet, configurations
  3. Computer Software Architecture
    • OS and updates, preferences, users, file management, navigation, software installation, troubleshooting
  4. Backup and Restore
  5. File Sharing
  6. Cloud Computing
    • Concepts, Utilization, web apps
  7. Security
    • Credentials, Browsing, anti-virus, firewalls, eCommerce safety

Key Applications

  1. Common Feature
    • Shortcuts, reviewing, selecting ,cut/copy/paste, views
  2. Word Processing
    • Formatting, layout, fonts, saving, printing, tables, productivity
  3. Spreadsheets
    • Common terms, insert/delete, modify cells, functions/formulas, charts, formatting and manipulating data, tables
  4. Databases
    • Basic concepts, metadata
  5. Presentations
    • File types, views, slide management, effects, animations, software, design
  6. App Culture
    • Obtaining apps, genres, uses
  7. Graphic Modification

Living Online

  1. Internet Navigation
    • Usage, searching, browser functionality, common terms, licensing
  2. Common Functionality
    • Websites, navigation, click types
  3. Email Clients
    • Applications, etiquette, emailmanagement, attachments, contacts
  4. Calendaring
    • Events, sharing, usage
  5. Social Media
    • Digital identity, site types, cyber bullying
  6. Communications
    • Tools, SMS, chat, distance
  7. Online Conferencing
  8. Streaming
  9. Digital Principles/Ethics/Skills/Citizenship
    • Changes in tech, personal vs professional
  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)
  1. Common Application Features
    • Common Features and Commands
    • Formatting
    • Navigating
    • Working with multimedia files
  2. Word Processing Activities
    • Organizing data
    • Layout
  3. Spreadsheet activities
    • Spreadsheet Layout
    • Data Management
  4. Presentation activities
    • Inserting content
    • Slide Management
    • Slide Design
  1. Browsers
    • Internet vs. Browsers
    • Navigation
  2. Digital Communication
    • E-mail communication
    • Real-Time communication
  3. Digital citizenship
    • Communication standards
    • Legal and responsible use of computers
  4. Safe Computing
    • Secure online communication or activity
  5. Research fluency
    • Using Search Engines
  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
  1. 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 inPHP
  1. Data recovery and check in an HTML form
    • Data recovery by a form
    • Data control form
  2. Maintain information in PHP
    • Sessions
  3. The DBMS MySQL and MariaDB
    • DBMS MySQL and MariaDB
    • Management of the MySQLdatabase – SQL
  4. Interaction with I DBMS MySQL and MariaDB
    • Database
Language IC3 GS4
(Windows 7/Office 2010/Office 2013)
(Windows 7/Office 2013)
Chinese Simplified  
Chinese Traditional
Indonesian Bahasa  
Spanish (Latin America)

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