IC³ (Internet and Computing Core Certification)


Course Outline
Bridge your digital divide with IC³ Global Standard 3 (GS3). The IC3 courses cover a broad range of computing knowledge and skills that proves competency in computing fundamentals (hardware, software and using an operating system), key applications (common program functions, word processing, spreadsheet and presentation functions) and living online (networks and the internet, email and the impact of computing on society). Content is suitable for students, job seekers, business and home users. IC³ is an internationally recognized qualification and reflects the most relevant, practical and up-to-date foundation computer skills needed in every-day life.

Computing Fundamentals
Course Description
This module includes the knowledge and skills required to identify different types of computers, the components of a personal computer (including internal components such as microprocessors) and how these components work together. The module also includes the knowledge and skills relating to computer storage as it applies to hardware components like floppy and hard disks and performance as it applies to processor speed and memory.

Key Applications
Course Description
This module includes the knowledge and skills required to perform functions common to all Microsoft Windows applications with an emphasis on the common functionality between the two Microsoft Office applications, Microsoft Word and Excel. Elements include the ability to start and exit either the Word or Excel application, modify the display of toolbars and other on-screen elements, use online help, and perform file management, editing, formatting and printing functions common to Word, Excel and most Windows applications.

Living Online
Course Description
This module includes the knowledge and skills required to identify common terminology associated with computer networks and the Internet, components and benefits of networked computers, the difference between different types of networks (LAN and WAN), and how computer networks fit into other communications networks (like the telephone network).
Networks, the Internet and Communications

Duration : 2 months (3 Contact weekly)