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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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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

GS5
(Time Limit: 50 Minutes)

  • Living Online - 50 Questions
  • Computing Fundamentals - 50 Questions
  • Key Applications - 45 Questions

GS4
(Time Limit: 50 Minutes)

  • Living Online - 45 Questions
  • Computing Fundamentals - 45 Questions
  • Key Applications - 43 Questions

Other

  • GS5 Spark - 45 Questions (50 minutes)
  • GS4 Spark - 60 Questions (50 minutes)
  • GS4 Fast Track - 45 Questions (50 minutes)

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