IC3 Global Standard 4 (GS4) exam

IC3 Global Standard 4 (GS4) exam objectives are aligned with today's most current technologies and relevant digital literacy requirements, including social media, collaboration, and cloud computing concepts. The GS4 certification is comprised of three individual exams and is designed to validate competency in three key areas: Computing Fundamentals, Living Online, and Key Applications.

Create a Solid Technical Foundation. Enhance Your Digital Literacy. Validate and Promote Your Skills.

In a world where computer technology is an essential part of school and work life, one certification can give your students a clear advantage: The IC3 Digital Literacy Certification.

This globally recognized certification provides both students and job seekers with the foundation of knowledge needed to excel in fields that involve computers and the Internet.

As technologies evolve, standards and requirements change. IC3 Global Standard 4 reflects the most relevant skills for schools and business today, including:

  • Computing Fundamentals
  • Key Applications
  • Living Online

IC3 Digital Literacy Certification provides your students with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in their academic and career pursuits.

Living Online: Covers skills for working in an Internet or networked environment.

Key Applications: Covers popular word processing, spreadsheet and presentation applications and the common features of all applications.

Computing Fundamentals: Covers a foundational understanding of computing.

Benefits to Teachers

Based on the current thinking and best practices in technology education, the IC3 Certification equips teachers with a proven, state-of-the-art program that offers several advantages, including:

  • Data-driven decision making through reporting to show successful completion of funding requirements.
  • Unbiased examination through psychometrically validated certification exams.
  • Universal portability and relevance as a recognized global standard in digital literacy.
  • Ready solution that is more cost effective and time efficient than assembling an assessment to meet national or local educational requirements.
  • A professional development tool that boosts instructor confidence to integrate the latest technology in the classroom.

Benefits to Students

By helping you focus and validate your students’ skills in the critical areas of computer technology and the Internet, IC3 Certification provides your students educational and occupational advantages, including:

  • Strong foundation of skills on which to pursue higher education.
  • Portable credential that is valued anywhere and accessible through fraud-proof online digital transcripts
  • Provides students with tools and an industry-recognized credential for employment
  • Accelerated success and shorter learning curve in areas involving computers and Internet.