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INTERNET AND COMPUTING CORE CERTIFICATION

DEFINE YOURSELF IN
A DIGITAL WORLD

FOCUS YOUR
INTERNET SKILLS.

SHARPEN YOUR
DIGITAL LITERACY.

CLARIFY YOUR VALUE


TO EMPLOYERS.

IC3 GIVES YOU A CLEAR ADVANTAGE.

Demand for computer and database If you’re focusing on a future in computers, or any field that
professionals is expected to increase much faster requires the use of computers, one certification can set you apart
than all other occupations (37%) through 2016. from the crowd.
Fueling this demand is the growth of information
networking, the expansion of client-server The Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC3) provides both
environments, and the need for computer students and job seekers with the foundation of knowledge needed
specialists to use their knowledge and skills in a
to succeed in environments that require the use of computers and
problem-solving capacity.
the Internet. The Global Standard 3 is an internationally recognized
(Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics) standard for digital literacy and reflects the most relevant skills for
school and business today.

In an increasingly digital world, where virtually every field and


function is impacted by computers, IC3 certification can help you
refine your knowledge in the most important and valuable areas.
What’s more, IC3 helps you define your student’s proficiency and
marketable skills as they enter the workforce.
INTERNET AND COMPUTING CORE CERTIFICATION

BENEFITS OF IC3 CERTIFICATION:

• Validate your Internet and computing skills


• Highlight your unique talents
• Demonstrate your qualification in emerging fields

IT’S A DIFFERENCE EMPLOYERS CAN SEE INSTANTLY.

With IC3 Certification, you are instantly recognized as someone


with the critical entry-level skills needed to effectively use the latest
computer and Internet technology to achieve business objectives,
expand productivity, improve profitability, and provide a competitive
VALUABLE CREDENTIAL
edge. You also get instant access to Certiport Authenticated Digital
IC³ provides students with a globally Transcript. This first-of-its-kind service let’s you easily access your
recognized and highly valuable credential to exam and certification status, and enables you to share this verified
use in their academic and professional pursuits. information with potential schools, employers, and staffing agencies.

IC3 Certification Exams

Living Online

Covers skills for working in an Internet or networked environment.


“IC3 is the first stepping stone into the
certification path. It is a foundation tool for Key Applications
measuring proficiency in the latest key
Covers popular word processing, spreadsheet and presentation applications
technologies for work and life.”
and the common features of all applications.
–Hayley SmithS&G Training LTD Computing Fundamentals

Covers a foundational understanding of computing.

MAKE IC3 PART OF YOUR VISION FOR SUCCESS.

Based on extensive research, IC3 certification reflects the


foundation skills needed to excel in virtually all career fields and
academic pursuits requiring computer and Internet applications.

Learn more about IC3 Certification.


Visit www.certiport.com/ic3
Or call today at 1-800-488-9371
INTERNET AND COMPUTING CORE CERTIFICATION

COMPUTING FUNDAMENTALS

Demand for computer and database


professionals is expected to increase much faster
than all other occupations (37%) through 2016.
Fueling this demand is the growth of information
networking, the expansion of client-server
environments, and the need for computer
specialists to use their knowledge and skills in a
problem-solving capacity.
(Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)

The IC3 Global Standard 3 Certification comprises three individual


examinations: Computing Fundamentals, Key Applications, and
Living Online. The Computing Fundamentals examination covers a
foundational understanding of computer hardware, software, oper-
ating systems, peripherals, and troubleshooting to help you get the
most value and impact from computer technology.

OBJECTIVES

Computer Hardware, Peripherals and Troubleshooting.

To get the most from computer technology, you need to know


what technology exists, how it works, and what component parts
work with it. This domain explores the various computers available
today, their components and peripherals, including input-output de-
vices such as printers, cameras, scanners and game controllers. You’ll
also learn how to maintain computer equipment, protect hardware
from theft or damage, and solve common hardware problems.

• Identify types of computers, how they process information, and


the purpose and function of different hardware components
• Identify how to maintain computer equipment and solve
common problems relating to computer hardware
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Computer Software.

Software turns a computer into a powerful tool for creating, finding,
organizing, and communicating information. This domain examines
how software and hardware work together to perform computing
tasks and how software is developed and upgraded. You’ll identify
different types of software and explore the fundamental concepts
relating to popular applications, such as word processing, spread-
sheets, presentation software, databases, graphic and multimedia
programs, and many others.

• Identify how software and hardware work together to perform


Sample question: computing tasks and how software is distributed and upgraded
• Identify different types of application software and general
“Restore the default Folder Options
concepts relating to application software categories
General Settings”

Using an Operating System.

A computer’s operating system controls the flow of information


and performs most of the background work. In this domain, you’ll
examine what an operating system is, how it works, and how to
manage it. You’ll learn how to manipulate windows, folders, files and
shortcuts; install, uninstall and run applications; and solve common
problems. Also covered is a discussion of the most popular oper-
ating systems (e.g., Windows, Macintosh OS, Linux, etc.) and their
capabilities.

• Identify what an operating system is and how it works, and solve


common problems related to operating systems
• Use an operating system to manipulate a computer’s desktop,
files and disks
• Identify how to change system settings, install and remove software

Learn more about IC3 Certification.


Visit www.certiport.com/ic3
Or call today at 1-800-488-9371
INTERNET AND COMPUTING CORE CERTIFICATION

KEY APPLICATIONS

The IC3 Global Standard 3 Certification comprises three individual


examinations: Computing Fundamentals, Key Applications, and
Living Online. The Key Applications examination covers popular
word processing, spreadsheet and presentation applications and the
common features of all applications to help you learn faster, work
smarter, and present yourself better.

OBJECTIVES

Common Program Functions.


Demand for computer and database
professionals is expected to increase much faster Today’s programs have many common functions to help you learn
than all other occupations (37%) through 2016. faster and get more out of them. This domain helps you under-
Fueling this demand is the growth of information stand those common functions as well as ways you can use various
networking, the expansion of client-server programs to accomplish common tasks. You’ll learn how to start
environments, and the need for computer and exit an application, modify interface elements, and utilize vari-
specialists to use their knowledge and skills in a ous sources of online help. You’ll also discover how to perform
problem-solving capacity. common functions for file-management, editing and formatting, and
(Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics) printing and outputting.

• Be able to start and exit an application, identify and modify


interface elements and utilize sources of online help
• Perform common file-management functions
• Perform common editing and formatting functions
• Perform common printing/outputting functions

Word Processing Functions.



Modern word processors let you do more than create informative
documents. They enable you to create live data, collaborate with
others, and control access to your valuable information. This
domain focuses on the elements of a well-organized document;
formatting text and documents, and the ability to use word-processing
tools to automate processes such as document review, security
and collaboration.

• Be able to format text and documents including the ability to use


automatic formatting tools
• Be able to use word-processing tools to automate processes
such as document review, security and collaboration
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Spreadsheet Features.

Today’s spreadsheets effectively capture, organize, and display data


from budgets to statistics to inventory and so on. They also include
a wide array of formulas and functions that automatically calculate,
sort, and process information. This domain teaches you how to
build and use spreadsheet efficiently. Among other valuable skills,
you’ll learn how to sort and manipulate data using formulas and
functions, create simple but effective charts, and draw conclusions
based on tabular data and charts.

• Be able to modify worksheet data, structure and formatting


• Be able to sort data, manipulate data using formulas and func-
Sample question: tions and create simple charts
“Specify that a spreadsheet will only
display information in which “COUNTRY”
equals “Japan”(as shown above) is an Communicating with Presentation Software.
example of _______”
In the past, presentation software was only used for large audiences.
Now, laptops, inexpensive projectors, and Internet technology advances
have made presentation software a staple of modern communication
in the classroom and at work and around the world. In this domain,
you’ll learn how to design, manage and modify presentations and
identify different ways presentations are distributed.

• Be able to create and format simple presentations

Learn more about IC3 Certification.


Visit www.certiport.com/ic3
Or call today at 1-800-488-9371
INTERNET AND COMPUTING CORE CERTIFICATION

LIVING ONLINE

The IC3 Global Standard 3 Certification comprises three individual


examinations: Computing Fundamentals, Key Applications, and
Living Online. The Living Online examination covers skills for working
in an Internet or networked environment and maximizing your
communication, education, collaboration and social interaction in
a safe and ethical way.

OBJECTIVES

Communication Networks and the Internet.

Networks and the Internet turn computers into powerful tools


for finding, sharing, and storing information around the globe.
This domain helps you identify network fundamentals and the
benefits and risks of network computing. This includes understanding
Demand for computer and database
that different networks transmit different types of data, the
professionals is expected to increase much faster
roles of clients and servers in a network, and the fundamental
than all other occupations (37%) through 2016.
Fueling this demand is the growth of information
principles of security.
networking, the expansion of client-server
environments, and the need for computer • Identify network fundamentals and the benefits and risks of
specialists to use their knowledge and skills in a network computing
problem-solving capacity.
(Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics) Electronic Communication and Collaboration.

Email, cell phones, blogs, teleconferencing, social networks, and
other electronic communication connect billions of people instantly
worldwide. This domain helps you identify various types of electron-
ic communication and collaboration, how they work, and how to
use them effectively. This includes and understanding of “the rules of
the road” for online communication (e.g., “netiquette), and common
problems associated with electronic communication (e.g., delivery
failure, junk mail, fraud, viruses, etc.).

• Identify different types of electronic communication/collaboration


and how they work
• Identify how to use an electronic mail application
• Identify the appropriate use of different types of communication/
collaboration tools and the “rules of the road” regarding online
communication (“netiquette”)
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Using the Internet and the World Wide Web.

The Internet is not just for entertainment; it has become one of the
principle ways of finding and sharing information, keeping up with
friends, doing business, and even dealing with the government. In
this domain, you learn about the Internet, the World Wide Web and
websites and how to use a Web browsing application. Also learn
how to evaluate the quality of information found on the Web, and
identify responsible and ethical behaviors when creating or using
online content.

• Identity information about the Internet, the World Wide Web


and Web sites and be able to use a Web browsing application
Sample question: • Understand how content is created, located and evaluated on
“Save the current Web page as a Text the World Wide Web
document under the name “Mission” in
the current directory/folder.”
The Impact of Computing and the Internet on Society.

Computers are becoming more and more important to every aspect
of life, including work, school, government, home and social interaction.
This domain identifies how computers are used in different areas of life,
the risks of using computer hardware and software, and how to use
computers and the Internet safely, ethically and legally.

• Identify how computers are used in different areas of work,


school and home
• Identify the risks of using computer hardware and software and
how to use computers and the Internet safely, ethically and legally

Learn more about IC3 Certification.


Visit www.certiport.com/ic3
Or call today at 1-800-488-9371
UPDATES to the IC3 exams for the 2005 Standard
Computing Fundamentals Key Applications Living Online
Entire module is updated to include advances in PRESENTATION SOFTWARE Identify the risks of networked computing, including:
technology such as: Be able to create and format simple presentations · Loss of autonomy
· Interactive books · Identify effective design principles for simple · Potential loss of privacy and security
· PDAs and cells phones connecting to the presentations · Potential of network-wide systems failure
internet · Manage slides, including: Create/insert a new · Vulnerability to a network virus attack
· infrared ports slide with a specified format; Delete a slide; Identify fundamental principles of security on a network,
· virtual storage – memory cards and memory Duplicate a slide including:
sticks · Add information to a slide
· Authorizing users by a network administrators
· Change slide view
· Authentication of users through proper login
Maintaining computer equipment and hardware problem · Change slide layout
procedures
solving including: · Modify a slide background
· Protection from external threats using protec-
· Assign transitions to slides
· Identify factors that can damage computer tive technology such as firewalls
hardware or software SPREADSHEET FUNCTIONS · Regular monitoring of the network by network
· Identify common problems that can occur if Identify how a table of data is organized in a spreadsheet, administrators
hardware is not maintained properly including: Identify the hardware and software required to connect to
· Identify common problems that can occur if · The way data is organized into columns and rows the Internet, including:
hardware is not maintained properly, including: · The way a cell address is identified by column · Computers such as PCs or Macintosh computers
sticky keyboard and mouse letter and row number · Handheld devices such as personal digital
· Identify maintenance that should ONLY be · The importance of using the top row of a data assistants (PDAs)
performed by experienced professionals table to identify information in the columns · Mobile telephones or other wireless devices
· Identify the steps required to solve computer- below · Modems
related problems
Identify how a table of data is organized in a spreadsheet, · Dedicated connection (such as Ethernet)
Identify how software and hardware work together to including: · Wireless connection
perform computing tasks and how software is developed · Pie charts to present percentage information · Telecommunication software
and upgraded · Line charts or area charts to present trends in
· Identify issues relating to software upgrades data Identify effective procedures for ensuring the safe and
· Column or bar charts to compare values effective use of electronic mail, including:
Display and update a list of installed printers side-by-side · Checking mail and attachments for viruses
· Writing and reviewing e-mail carefully before
Identify common uses for database applications and WORD PROCESSING sending
fundamental concepts relating to databases , including: Identify on-screen formatting information, including: · Understanding the rules of "netiquette" and
· Breaks, including line, page and section breaks company/school policies regarding e-mail use
· Records, fields, tables, queries, reports, forms, key and content
fields, relational database · Paragraph markers
· Tab markers · Using encryption software for secure e-mail
· Indent markers · Backing up/Archiving mail on a regular basis