Internet & Computing Core Certification (IC3)


Certiport’s Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC3®) is an ideal certification for anyone who wants to demonstrate critical computer and Internet skills valued in today’s academic and professional environments. IC³ is the world’s first certification program for digital literacy and the most commonly recognized standard of digital literacy today. IC³ is both accepted for college credit by the American Council on Education (ACE) and aligned with the National Educational Technology Standards (NETS) for teachers and students from the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). Students and teachers who achieve IC³ certification possess the validated skills and knowledge required for the basic use of computer hardware, software, networks, and the Internet. Not only are they given tools for success in the 21st Century classroom but also for higher education, employment, and life.

Certiport’s Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC3®)

To become IC³ certified, you must pass all of the following three exams (each exam takes less than an hour to complete):

  • Part A: Computing Fundamental: Computer Hardware, Computer Software, Operating System, Mobile, Cloud Computing and Security.
  • Part B: Key Applications: Word Processor, Presentation, Spreadsheet, Database, and Graphics
  • Part C: Living Online: Internet, Electronic Mail, and Social Media.

Part A: Computing Fundamental

The IC3 Part A Certification exam consists of the following topics:

  • Mobile Devices: Using cell phones, voicemail, SMS, and notification features of mobile devices.
  • Hardware: Inside of a computer, the device types, storage, networking, Wi-Fi, platforms, compatibility.
  • Computer Software Architecture: Operating System, setting preferences, user account, file management, folder navigation, software installation, troubleshoot, backup, and restoring files.
  • Cloud Computing: Basics of cloud computing and web apps.
  • Security: Security credentials, Anti-virus, firewalls, and e-commerce safety.

Part B: Key Applications – WordProcessor, Presentation & Spreadsheet

The IC3 Part B Certification exam consists of the following topics related to key applications:

  • Common Application Features: Shortcuts, reviewing, viewing, selecting, cutting, copying and pasting text and images.
  • Word Processing: Formatting document, its layout, font, saving the changes, printing a file, working with tables, combining text and pictures, creating flyers and professional documents.
  • Presentations: Managing slides, adding effects, creating animation and adding text and pictures.
  • Spreadsheets: Formatting cell & column, printing spreadsheet, adding formula and creating a chart.
  • Databases: Basic concepts of storing data in a database.
  • Graphics: Using graphic tools to edit an image.

Part C: Living Online: Networks, Internet & E-Mail

The IC3 Part C Certification exam consists of following topics related to Living Online:

  • Computer Network, Internet Basic & Email – basic features of computer networks and the Internet, components, and benefits of networked computers, using the Internet for research, and sending and receiving emails.
  • Internet Navigation – navigating the Internet, using the search feature, understanding common terms and license to use.
  • Email – Using the basic features of an email application to send and receive emails, email etiquette, email management, attachments and managing contacts.
  • Social Media – Digital identity, site types and cyberbullying.
  • Communication – Using communication tools for using SMS and online chat, online conferencing, and streaming.
  • Digital principles & ethics: Using technology for personal versus professional us


  • Certification exams feature industry-leading testing technology that is both knowledge- and performance-based
  • A portable credential that is valued anywhere and accessible through online digital transcripts
  • Prepares students with tools for higher education or an industry-recognized credential for employment in the 21st Century
  • Provides teachers with the confidence to integrate computer and Internet technology across the curriculum
  • Creates verifiable proof in reaching state or federal technology requirements for teachers and students

Target Audience

  • Anyone seeking to gain a working knowledge of computers and the Internet
  • Workforce members seeking professional development
  • Job Corps or other vocational participants
  • Employers looking to validate skills
  • Community or technical college students
  • Continuing education students
  • High school students
  • GED students
  • Small Business

Preparation Materials

NR Computer Learning Center provides following options to candidates preparing for an exam:

  • Classroom Training
  • 6-week Online Instructor-led Course
  • Video Based Training
  • Corporate Training
  • Practice Test

To order practice Tests, call (714) 505-3475 or send an email to