Certiport IC3 GS4 Exam

HotSauce6226HotSauce6226 Posts: 7Member ■□□□□□□□□□
Hello All, my name is Lee and I work in the technology field for a public school system. I have my Associates degree in Computer Networking. I just registered to take the IC3 GS4 certification. Also know as "The Internet and Computing Core Certification".

Ive been studying with LearnKey and just passed Session 1 yesterday with an 889 out of 1000. There are 3 sessions to get the certification. Has anyone else taken this or thinking about it?

Thanks for your time.

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  • networker050184networker050184 Posts: 11,962Mod Mod
    I've never even heard of this before. It seems to be pretty low level technical wise. Is this something required by your job or something you are looking to get for career advancement?

    Good luck on the remaining portions!
    An expert is a man who has made all the mistakes which can be made.
  • HotSauce6226HotSauce6226 Posts: 7Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    The test is through Certiport so I figured Id give them a try. I got the test voucher for working for the school system. The test is more terminology than anything. Session 2 gets into alot of different stuff like access, photoshop, audacity and video editing.
    Here are the different sessions:

    Session 1
    Section A: Introduction
    • IC3 Overview
    Section B: Getting Started
    • Software vs. Hardware
    • Types of Devices
    • Terminology Basics
    Section C: Hardware Basics
    • Internal Hardware
    • I/O Ports
    • Input Devices
    • Output Devices
    • Storage Devices
    Section D: Ergonomics
    • Computer Position
    • Keyboards and Mice
    • Chairs, Lighting, and Posture
    • Introduction to Keyboarding
    • Proper Keyboarding Techniques
    • Keyboard Tour
    • Portable Devices
    Section E: Operating Systems
    • OS Basics
    • Common Desktop Operating Systems
    • Common Mobile Operating Systems
    • Common Operating System Features
    Section F: File Management and Manipulation
    • Directories and Folders
    • File Managment Tasks
    • File Management Basics
    • Formatting Data within Files
    • File Naming Conventions
    • Common File Extensions
    • Desktop Customization
    • Print Basics
    Section G: Software Concepts
    • Software Basics
    • Licensing
    • Software Considerations
    • User Acounts and Rights
    Section H: Troubleshooting
    • Software and Operating Systems
    • Backup/Restore
    • Hardware
    • Devices and Peripherals
    Session 2
    Section A: Word Processing
    • Page Layout
    • Formatting Paragraphs
    • Headers and Footers
    • Formatting Text
    • Styles
    • Editing Text
    • Outlines and Lists
    • Working with Objects
    • Document Extras
    • Editing
    • Printing Options
    Section B: Spreadsheets
    • Spreadsheet Basics
    • Formatting
    • Rows and Columns
    • Cells
    • Formulas
    • Tables
    • Charts and Graphs
    • Additional Features
    Section C: Databases
    • Database Basics
    • Working with Databases
    • Datasheet View
    • Sorting and Deleting Records
    • Running Queries and Reports
    • Exporting Data
    Section D: Presentation Software
    • Presentation Basics
    • Working with Slides
    • Formatting Content
    • Adding Slide Content
    Section E: Graphics Software
    • Graphics Software Basics
    • Image Formats
    • Graphics Terminology
    • Creating Images
    • Working with Premade Images
    • Legalities
    • Saving and Exporting
    Section F: Video Software
    • Video Basics
    • Video Equipment
    • Editing Video
    • Exporting Video
    Section G: Audio Software
    • Audio Basics
    • Working with Audio
    Session 3
    Section A: Web Basics
    • Web Page Construction
    • Internet vs. Intranet
    • GUI Authoring Tools
    • Web Authoring Tools
    • Basic HTML Tags
    • Web Considerations
    • Advanced Web Design
    Section B: Collaborating Projects
    • Comments
    • Sharing Files
    Section C: Understanding Networks
    • Network Basics
    • Network Devices
    • IP Addressing
    Section D: The OSI Model
    • TCP/IP Basics
    • Network Protocols
    • The Transport Layer
    • The Network Layer
    • The Data-Link Layer
    • The Physical Layer
    • Network Connectivity
    • Troubleshooting Networks
    Section E: Connections and Security
    • Terminology and Types
    • Internet Connection
    • Internet Security
    Section F: Browsers
    • Browser Protocols
    • Navigation Tools
    • File Transfer Tools
    Section G: Digital Citizenship
    • Communication Standard
    • Digital Communities
    • Social Networking Safe Practices
    Section H: Digital Responsibilities
    • Cyberbullying
    • Sexting
    • Online Gaming
    • Digital Piracy
    • Spamming, Flaming, and Libel
    • Acceptable Use and Copyright
    Section I: Digital Communication
    • E-mail
    • E-mail Components
    • Managing E-mail
    • Real-Time Communications
    • Audiovisual Communications
    • Telepresence
    Section J: Internet Research
    • Using the Internet for Research
    • Searching
    • Evaluating Results
    • Standards for Evaluation
    Section K: Online Security
    • Identity Protection
    • Data Protection
    • Viruses vs. Malware
    Avoiding Risks
  • HotSauce6226HotSauce6226 Posts: 7Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    Update: So I took all 3 test (Computing Fundamentals, Key Applications, and Living Online) and passed, so now im IC3 GS4 certified.
    I think ill try for the MTA Windows OS Fundamentals (98-349) next.
  • filkenjitsufilkenjitsu CCNA R&S, CCNA SP Posts: 561Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    Congrats! How valuable do you feel the training and certification will be for you?
    CISSP, CCNA SP
    Bachelors of Science in Telecommunications - Mt. Sierra College
    Masters of Networking and Communications Management, Focus in Wireless - Keller
  • HotSauce6226HotSauce6226 Posts: 7Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    Training.....Helped me out with the terminology...Thats about it
    This being my first cert, i feel pretty happy about it. Possible promotion to a Level 1 specialist, so I would save very valuable.
  • gabyprgabypr Posts: 136Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    Hi, glad you pass the 3 exams. I heard about this certification a time ago. Its one of the most popular low entry certs regarding to computer literacy. Its designed for high school students mostly if im not wrong. Another good entry certification are the MTA certifications from Microsoft. They are low entry but more specialized compared to Certiport IC3. These are more towards general knowledge in different aspects of computers with some emphasis on Microsoft technologies. Other certifications that could help you towards your career are the CompTIA ones such as A+, Network +, Security +, Project +, Linux +, Storage +, among others. These can help you start your specialization or gather general knowledge on different aspects of computing.

    Good luck!!!
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  • crashdumpcrashdump Posts: 134Banned
    How old are you?

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  • charlemagnecharlemagne Posts: 113Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    gabypr wrote: »
    Hi, glad you pass the 3 exams. I heard about this certification a time ago. Its one of the most popular low entry certs regarding to computer literacy. Its designed for high school students mostly if im not wrong. Another good entry certification are the MTA certifications from Microsoft. They are low entry but more specialized compared to Certiport IC3. These are more towards general knowledge in different aspects of computers with some emphasis on Microsoft technologies. Other certifications that could help you towards your career are the CompTIA ones such as A+, Network +, Security +, Project +, Linux +, Storage +, among others. These can help you start your specialization or gather general knowledge on different aspects of computing.

    Good luck!!!

    Exams such as IC3 and I'll throw in CompTIA's Strata certificate are designed not merely for high school students but the huge number of people that are transitioning from a completely non-technical field to another field and this level of knowledge is a good boost for anyone. It isn't about "certification" but knowledge of the basics (not all here have any plans nor inclination to be a "tech." This is an assumption on your part and what you consider "low level" is actually what many people need.
    I know many physicians in their late '40's and beyond that couldn't define a router nor do they have what in 2013 is considered "basic computer literacy." Yet, if you need them due to their medical specialty, you wouldn't care if they knew what a router was as it doesn't matter for them.
    My point is: IC3 has a specific audience and it goes beyond high school students and there exists many professionals (non-IT obviously) that gain much from learning what these Certificates offer.
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