Certiport Updates Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC³) with Next Global Standard for Digital Literacy
Internationally recognized digital literacy certification validates computer skills needed in today's academic and business environments
SAN DIEGO (ISTE Booth #4901) – June 26, 2012
Certiport (www.certiport.com), the official test delivery solution provider for the global workforce and academic markets, today announced Global Standard 4, the newest release of the Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC³®). Ratified by more than 400 educators, industry experts and government officials on the Global Digital Literacy Council, IC³ provides the most relevant foundational computing skills for today's academic and business environments.
Details about the IC³ Exams: www.certiport.com/ic3
The IC³ Certification program provides students and job seekers with the foundation of knowledge they need to succeed in environments that require the use of computers and the Internet. The IC³ Certification is comprised of three individual examinations: Computing Fundamentals, Key Applications, and Living Online. Some of the new topics addressed in the IC³ GS4 include:
- Social Media
- Digital devices
- Research fluency
- Cloud computing
- Critical thinking
Approved by the American Council on Education (ACE) for college credit and endorsed by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), IC³ is the fastest growing digital literacy program in the world. Today more than one million students are certified.
"Individuals have a hard time proving their critical entry-level computer skills, which can hinder their ability to advance in school, hold government jobs, or be productive in the workplace," said Gary Fluitt, Vice President and IC³ Credential Manager, Certiport. "IC³ provides a clear and measureable standard to validate those skills by demonstrating they can perform basic computing functions. With IC³ certification, individuals are instantly recognized as someone with the critical entry-level skills needed to achieve business objectives and expand productivity immediately in the workplace."
IC³ exams are delivered in 152 countries and 27 languages exclusively by Certiport and Certiport Authorized Partners. With a full pathway of supporting materials including instructor guides, lesson plans and practice exams, the IC³ credential provides schools and learning organizations with the necessary tools to support students in their goal to get certified. The updated IC³ GS4 exams will be available in late August.
"Computer technology and key applications change rapidly, which is why Certiport has once again updated the Global Standard to ensure IC³ is validating the most relevant skills for students and workers," said Ray Kelly, CEO, Certiport. "Cloud computing, for instance, has gone from an abstract concept a few years ago to one of the most in-demand job skills in the technology industry today. We added cloud computing to the new Global Standard so employers know anyone who has earned IC³ certification has learned the fundamentals important for today's workforce."
Certiport offers flexible pricing plans that include classroom vouchers, site licenses, and individual exam vouchers. Academic institutions can find more information on becoming a Certiport Authorized Testing Center to deliver the IC³ program at www.certiport.com/go.
Certiport, a Pearson VUE business, is the leading provider of certification exam development, delivery and program management services delivered through an expansive network of over 12,000 Certiport Authorized Testing Centers worldwide. Certiport manages a sophisticated portfolio of leading certification programs including: the official Microsoft Office Specialist certification program, the Microsoft Technology Associate certification program, the Microsoft Certified Educator program, the Adobe® Certified Associate certification program, the Adobe® Certified Expert program, the HP Accredited Technical Associate, the CompTIA Strata™ IT Fundamentals, the Autodesk Certified User certification program, the Intuit QuickBooks Certified User certification program, and the IC³ Digital Literacy certification. Certiport reliably delivers over three million tests each year throughout the secondary, post-secondary, workforce, and corporate technology markets in more than 148 countries and 27 languages worldwide. For more information, please visit www.certiport.com or follow Certiport on Twitter at www.twitter.com/certiport.
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