The IC3 Global Standard 4, GS4, is the most recent IC3 digital literacy standard.
Technology is always changing, therefore it is critical that world's fastest growing digital literacy program, IC3, keep up-to-date. The IC3 GS4 was developed to align the IC3 standard to the most current and relevant digital literacy requirements. With IC3 GS4, teachers and students can have confidence that their IC3 certification measures the technology and skills that are relevant today.
IC3 GS4 also addresses the newest concepts in digital literacy, such as social media, collaboration, digital devices, research fluency, cloud computing, and critical thinking to the certification. Like previous IC3 standards, IC3 GS4 aligns to the ISTE NETS-S standard and is also approved by the American Council on Education (ACE).
The IC3 GS4 exams align to Microsoft Office 2010 and Windows 7.
The IC3 GS4 exams are delivered though Certiport's iQsystem at a Certiport Authorized Testing Center. Any IC3 exam inventory and/or vouchers can be used for the IC3 GS4 exams.
Absolutely. We encourage everyone who wants to stay up-to-date on their technology skills to become IC3 GS4 certified. We especially encourage teachers and IC3 instructors to take the IC3 GS4 exams to ensure that they are aware of changes that have occurred within the standard.
Candidates who take and pass the IC3 Computing Fundamentals, Key Applications, and Living Online exams will receive their IC3 certification regardless of what standard those exams are in. For example, a candidate that has taken and passed IC3 2007 Computing Fundamentals, IC3 GS3 Key Applications, and IC3 GS4 Living Online will receive an IC3 certificate.
The IC3 GS4 exams are currently available in English. IC3 GS4 will also be available in other languages, such as Arabic, Spanish, Chinese Traditional and Simplified, Japanese, and others will soon be available.