IC3 Certification Exam Prep

Getting Ready for IC3

The ideal courseware for helping your students prepare for IC3 Certification exams.

In today's world, digital literacy isn't an option - it's a requirement. The best way to demonstrate digital literacy is through Certiport’s IC3 Certification program, and the best way to help your students prepare for the IC3 certification exams is to use Teknimedia's Getting Ready for IC3 (PCIC3) courses.

Delivered over the Internet, local/wide area networks and standalone computers, PCIC3 maps 100% to the IC3 learning objectives and will fully prepare your students for the IC3 certification exams.

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IC3 Global Standard 6

Certiport IC3 GS6 Video

IC3 Digital Literacy Global Standard 6 (GS6), the latest version of the IC3 Digital Literacy program from Certiport, is a comprehensive set of three stackable certifications across seven digital literacy domains:

  1. Technology Basics - Customize digital environments, use a personal digital calendar, define higher-level technology concepts, identify and explain common hardware adjustments, identify digital devices and connections
  2. Digital Citizenship - Create and manage multiple digital identities, apply digital etiquette standards, seek opportunities to increase your digital competence
  3. Information Management - Determine digital information needs and requirements, determine the veracity of an individual search result or digital artifact, manage online data collection, storage, and retrieval
  4. Content Creation - Create and edit digital content, manage digital information and files, responsibly repurpose digital resources, publish or present content for a specific audience
  5. Communication - Interact with others in a digital environment, understand Internet commerce basics
  6. Collaboration - Use digital tools and technologies to collaborate on the creation of content, apply digital etiquette standards for collaborative processes
  7. Safety and Security - Avoid health risks and physical harm while using digital technologies, avoid mental health threats while using digital technologies, understand device security, understand file security

IC3 GS6 is composed of three exams, each awarding its own certificate, that validate an understanding of each domain at the basic, intermediate, and advanced levels:

Measures knowledge of fundamental concepts and essential components.

requires a working knowledge of each of the seven skill domains.

Validates an advanced understanding of digital literacy and indicates that the candidate has the technical foundation needed to advance successfully along their educational and employment paths and support the development of more specialized technological skills.

When a student successfully passes all three IC3 GS6 certification exams, they receive the IC3 Digital Literacy Master Certification and a Master Badge from Certiport which display an advanced understanding of the IC3 Digital Literacy program learning objectives.
IC3 Global Standard 5

IC3 Digital Literacy Global Standard 5 (GS5) is a previous version of the IC3 Digital Literacy program. It is comprised of three exams:

Computing Fundamentals

The Computing Fundamentals examination covers computer hardware, software, operating systems, peripherals, and troubleshooting.

Key Applications

The Key Applications examination covers Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access.

Living Online

The Living Online examination covers skills for using the Internet to communicate and collaborate in a safe and ethical way.

PCIC3 Course Features and Benefits
  • Ideal for instructor-led classes as well as independent study, Teknimedia’s self-paced, competency-based courses make it faster and easier for learners to acquire the digital skills and concepts needed for success in school and the workplace.
  • Performance-based pre-assessments identify knowledge and skills gaps, and create individualized "Custom Learning Paths" for each learner.
  • Performance-based post-assessments verify that learners have mastered the required computer skills and help determine readiness for the certification exams.
  • Clear, step-by-step voice narration makes lessons easy to understand.
  • Adjustable playback speed allows learners to go through lessons at their desired pace.
  • Optional display of the narration text reinforces instruction and makes courses usable by the hearing impaired.
  • High-quality graphics and animation keep learners engaged.
  • Interactive exercises let learners practice, hands-on, the skills they have learned with "hints" provided if needed.
  • Quizzes included within each course measure learners' knowledge and progress.
  • Comprehensive management system allows administrators to manage learners; view, print and export performance records; control title settings; and modify assessment parameters.
  • Frequently Asked Questions offer additional information about lesson topics.
  • Comprehensive index allows quick look-up of desired topics.
  • Microsoft Office Projects provide additional practice for students as they prepare for the IC3 GS5 Key Applications exam.
  • Teacher's Guides, Student Study Guides, and Certificates of Completion supplement Web & computer-based instructional materials.
  • "Online" delivery gives learners 24/7 access from any computer with high-speed Internet access.
  • "Offline" delivery is available for standalone computers and local/wide area networks where Internet access is unavailable.
Customer Comments

"I promised to get back to you when we completed our IC3 test. Well, I am super excited to report that we passed with 100% pass rate. 12 out of 12 ! Teknimedia rocks! Thanks for all your help."

S. Silk
Western Technology Center
Burn Flats, OK


"Teknimedia’s IC3 courses are phenomenal. We have had an outstanding number of students receive certification as a result of working through the courses. I am so thankful we found you."

Cleonia Pittman, Business Education Department
Crestview High School
Crestview, Florida


"I have been evaluating and selecting training material for over fifteen years and this is the best that I have ever seen. It is interactive and provides all of the necessary information to prepare students/candidates to pass the IC3 Certification exams."

Joyce Johnson, Business Technology Instructor
Los Angeles Job Corps
Los Angeles, California

IC3 Certification

"Is your organization’s mission to help individuals become more productive in the new technology-based economy? If so, you should consider IC3, a certification program offered by Certiport that allows individuals to demonstrate their computer and Internet literacy through a worldwide industry standard that accurately validates skills and productivity in the workplace.

IC3 is the ideal starting point for anyone interested in learning computer and Internet basics. The program gives individuals sufficient Internet and computing literacy skills to enter current job markets or begin higher education programs. Prime candidates for IC3 certification are middle school students, high school students, GED and college students, Job Corps participants, job seekers, employees who use technology on the job, and anyone-young or old-who wants to gain a working knowledge of computers and the Internet.

About Certiport

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 13,000 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 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 148 countries and 27 languages worldwide. For more information, please visit www.certiport.com or follow Certiport on Twitter at www.twitter.com/certiport.