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IC3 Endorsements

With over three million exams delivered, in 78 countries, the IC3 Digital Literacy certification has become the preferred solution for measuring and validating digital skills of students and employees all around the world. Certiport has collaborated and partnered with some of the world's most well-known organizations, making IC3 a truly global standard.

ISTE

International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) is a nonprofit membership organization and provides leadership and service to improve teaching, learning, and school leadership by advancing the effective use of technology in PK-12 and teacher education. ISTE and Certiport have formed a strategic alliance to provide assessment tools for ISTE's widely adopted National Educational Technology Standards (NETS). IC3 is the first certification and assessment program on the market to meet alignment requirements outlined by NETS for both teachers and students. ISTE has concluded that the IC3 program clearly supports implementation of the ISTE Readiness for Students.

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ACE

The American Council on Education (ACE) is the USA's unifying voice for higher education. ACE serves as a consensus leader on key higher education issues and seeks to influence public policy through advocacy, research, and program initiatives. IC3 has earned an ACE credit recommendation for college education in general education or computing literacy. From this, students can seek credit from more than 1,800 accredited, degree-granting colleges, universities, and other education-related organizations that are members of ACE.

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National Coalition of Certification Centers

The National Coalition of Certification Centers (NC3) is committed to collaborating with industry partners and educational institutions to promote industry-recognized certifications. The NC3 network recognizes the criticality of digital literacy in the workplace and the value of IC3 Digital Literacy certification as a credential that will make students more productive for jobs in their chosen field.

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SkillsUSA

SkillsUSA is the largest US based vocational skills competition. Over 350,000 US students compete every year in one of the 99 career based competitions. There is no comparable organization in the US. The endorsement of IC3 as part of the SkillsUSA Technical Computer Applications validates that IC3 is the right foundation level certification for digital skills.

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Global Digital Literacy Council

The Global Digital Literacy Council serves as an advisory body and as an authoritative voice on issues driving the development and implementation of global digital literacy standards and systems around the world. The IC3 standard results from periodic reviews by the Global Digital Literacy Council (GDLC) and recommendations from members of the council, to better attack the challenge of digital literacy needs at several levels. The council is made up of industry professionals, government leadership, and academicians who have a strong presence in digital literacy concerns worldwide.

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European Union Committee for Standardization (CEN)

The Comité Européen de Normalisation within their e-Competence Framework for ICT users has identified IC3 as a Foundation for ICT skills. The CEN Workshop on ICT Skills consisted of a network of experts representing the ICT industry, academic institutions, vocational training organizations, ICT professional associations, social partners and research institutions.

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e.Oman

Oman's Information & Technology Authority Implements Digital Literacy Training and Certification for Civil Service Workforce. ITA and Global Skills (a Certiport Solution Provider) provide digital literacy training and/or certification to 93,507 civil service employees under the Government IT Training & Certification (GITTC) Project.

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Iraqi Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research

The Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research approved the IC3 exam as a requirement for all postgraduate applicants in Iraq. This program of graduate student training and certification continues today with tens of thousands of exams being delivered in Iraq each year.

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Qatar University

Qatar University Implements IC3 Digital Literacy exams to assess incoming student computing skills. IC3 helps measure the principles of the Computer Program, and allows the QUFP to simplify the exam administration and process results quickly with an online format. The QUFP has administered the IC3 exam to more than 9,000 students.

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Technical and Vocational Training Corporation (Saudi Arabia)

The Technical and Vocational Training Corporation in Saudi Arabia has endorsed the IC3 Digital Literacy certification as being equivalent to the Introduction to Computer Application class (course 101) in all technical colleges.

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Arab Administrative Development Organization (ARADO)

The Arab Administrative Development Organization (ARADO) is a leading non-profit organization affiliated with the League of Arab States, which was founded in 1961 with the mandate of promoting and advancing administrative development in the Arab region. ARADO has endorsed IC3 as the standard for its Digital Literacy training programs in multiple Arab countries, including Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, and others.

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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)
IC3 GS5
(Windows 7/Office 2013)
Arabic
Chinese Simplified  
Chinese Traditional
Dutch  
English
French  
German  
Indonesian Bahasa  
Italian  
Japanese  
Korean    
Malaysian    
Polish  
Portugese/Brazilian  
Spanish (Latin America)
Thai  
Vietnamese

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