IC3 – ( Internet Core Competency Certification )

Affiliation: IC3
Duration: 4 days

Course Objective :

The Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC3) course aims to equip individuals with fundamental computer and digital literacy skills necessary for effective use of technology in various personal and professional contexts. The course is designed to empower participants with a solid understanding of essential software applications, online communication, and safe internet practices.

Successful completion of IC3 ensures you have the knowledge and skills required for basic use of computer hardware, software, networks, and the Internet. IC3 is your gateway to advancement in education, employment, or other certification programs.

Target Audience :

  • Anyone seeking to gain a working knowledge of computers and the Internet
  • Employees seeking professional development
  • Job Corps or other vocational participants
  • Employers looking to validate skills
  • Government or private college students
  • Ongoing education students
  • High school students
  • Small Business members

Pre – Requisites :

No Pre-requisites required

Course Outline :

Module A: Computing Fundamentals

Computer Hardware

  • Identify different types of computers 
  • Identify the function of computer hardware components and common problems 
  • Identify the factors that go into a decision on how to purchase a computer 

Computer Software

  • Identify how software and hardware work together 
  • Perform computing task 
  • Identify different types of software

Using an Operating System

  • Identify what an operating system is 
  • Manipulate and control Windows desktop, files & disks
  • Change system settings and install software

Module B: Key Applications

Common Program Functions

  • Windows application and utilize sources of online help 
  • Common on-screen elements of Windows applications 
  • Change application settings, and manage files
  • Perform common editing (cut, copy, paste, spell-check) and formatting (fonts, margins, tabs) functions 
  • Perform common printing functions 

Processing Functions

  • Format text and documents including the tools 
  • Add tables and graphics to a document Spreadsheet Functions 
  • Modify worksheet data and structure 
  • Sort & manipulate data using formulas & functions 
  • Format a worksheet
  • Add pictures and charts to a worksheet

IC3 Certification Module C: Living Online

Networks and the Internet

  • Identify network fundamentals, benefits & risks
  • Relationship between networks and the Internet 

Electronic Mail

  • Identify how electronic mail works 
  • Identify how to use an electronic mail application 
  • The appropriate use of e-mail and related netiquette 

Using the Internet

  • Types of information sources on the Internet 
  • Use a Web browsing application
  • Search the Internet for information 

The Impact of Computing and the Internet on Society

  • Computers usage in areas of work, school & home 
  • Risks of using computer hardware and software 
  • Using the Internet safely and legally