Digital literacy is a foundational element of success in today’s technology-driven world. Regardless of your educational goals, career pursuits, or job function, possessing a strong grasp of the digital technologies that drive much of the world is critical.
IC3 certification is an excellent way to tell teachers, potential and current employers, academic institutions, government agencies, and the whole world that you have the digital literacy skills to function successfully, effectively, and productively. IC3 certification is the one credential that applies to whatever direction your education or career pursuits take you.
IC3 Global Standard 4 (GS4) is the newest release in the IC3 family of digital certification exams. GS4 aligns the IC3 standard to the most current and relevant digital literacy requirements, and addresses several new concepts common to digital literacy, such as:
IC3 certification includes three separate exams:
These exams that can all be taken at a Certiport Authorised Testing Center (CATC). To learn more about the IC3 program or the locations of the CATCs in Singapore, click here.
The Computing Fundamentals exam covers subjects needed for a foundational understanding of computing, including knowledge and use of computer hardware, software, and operating systems. In this module you will:
• learn how to start a computer and
access the operating system.
• look at the different ways files or folders
display and explore how to manipulate
• look at the different types of computers
available, and learn basic hardware
• learn how to customize your computer
using the Control Panel in Windows.
• be introduced to software, and how it is
created, and look at different application
programs and explore the typical ways
software can be used.
• look at what troubleshooting means
and what steps you can take to ensure
the maximum performance of the
hardware and software set up on the
The Key Applications exam includes questions covering four applications (word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, and database software) and includes questions on common features of all applications. In this module you will:
• examine the common features shared
between the applications in Microsoft
Office 2010 and explore basic
techniques for working in an Office
• learn some of the basic skills required
to create simple documents using
Word, including letters, reports, and a
• be introduced to the basic skills for
working with a spreadsheet application,
including how to enter and format text
and formulas, navigate and manage
worksheets, filter and sort data, create
and modify charts and set printing
• learn basic skills for working with an
application designed to manage
presentations, set up presentations,
and create and edit slides that include
text, images, charts, tables, or
• be introduced to a relational database
management tool you can use to
organize and retrieve large amounts of
The Living Online exam covers aspects of working in an Internet or networked environment, including basic knowledge of networks and the Internet, skills in specific applications such as electronic mail software and Web browsers, skills required to find and evaluate information, and an understanding of issues related to computing and the Internet being used at work, home and school. In the module you will:
• prepare to browse the Internet by
reviewing how web sites are organized,
and identify common web page
elements, and then learn how to
perform basic tasks using a web
• examine the hardware, media and
configuration settings that are required
to connect to an organization's network
or to the Internet.
• be introduced to different
communication methods and means of
sharing information, with an emphasis
on using electronic mail.
• examine the practices of good digital
citizenship and online safety.
• conduct research and evaluate the
information you find on the Internet.
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Solid technical content, powerful graphics and hands-on exercises in these textbooks will provide you with the fundamental knowledge and skills for working with computers.
These textbooks will prepare you for the IC3 certification exams (Key Applications, Computing Fundamentals and Living Online) as the contents maps directly with the exams.
These textbooks are suitable for classroom-based training for both academic and corporate students
as well as individual, self-directed learning.
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