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IC3 Digital Literacy Certification (IC3)


Credential: IC3 Digital Literacy Certification (IC3)  GI Bill resource
Credentialing Agency: Certiport

Renewal Period: Lifetime

The Certiport, IC3 Digital Literacy Certification (IC3) validates the user’s understanding of Digital Literacy. IC3 Digital Literacy enables candidates to choose and utilize the appropriate research, collaboration, productivity, and communications tools to find reliable information, communicate safely, create content, and recognize credibility and bias in modern digital environments. The new structure is a set of stackable credentials encompassing seven digital literacy domains. Candidates are required to pass three written exams, each with a certification that validates knowledge of each domain at the basic, intermediate, and advanced levels.

More information can be found on the certifying agency's website.

IC3 Digital Literacy Certification (IC3)

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Attainability:    high

Eligibility Requirements (View Details)

  • Credential Prerequisite
  • Experience
  • Education
  • Training
  • Membership
  • Other
  • Fee

Note: This credential may have multiple options for a Service member to meet eligibility requirements. Requirements listed here are based on the minimum degree required.

Exam Requirements (View Details)

  • Exam
  • Written Exam
  • Oral Exam
  • Practical Exam
  • Performance Assessment

Exam Administration (View Details)

  • In-person exam
  • Remote proctored on-line exam
  • Third-party test vendor

RECERTIFICATION SUMMARY

Renewal Period: Lifetime

  • Continuing Education
  • Exam
  • Continuing Education OR Exam
  • Fee
  • Other

AGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION

Certiport

1276 South 820 East
Suite 200
American Fork, UT  84003

Phone: (801) 847-3100

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  • Technology Basics
    • Access and navigate between digital environments
    • Identify digital devices and connections
    • Explain fundamental software concepts
    • Explain fundamental hardware concepts
    • Explain fundamental operating system concepts
    • Explain fundamental networking concepts
  • Digital Citizenship
    • Create and manage a digital identity
    • Cultivate, manage, and protect your digital reputation
    • Respond to inappropriate digital behavior and content
  • Information Management
    • Use and refine criteria for online searches
    • Understand methods for searching within digital content
    • Understand copyright and licensing restrictions for digital content
  • Content Creation
    • Create basic documents and presentations
    • Understand accepted referencing and attribution practices
    • Save and back up work
    • Understand fundamental printing concepts
  • Communication
    • Express yourself through digital means
    • Interact with others in a digital environment
  • Collaboration
    • Identify digital collaboration concepts
    • Identify digital etiquette standards for collaborative processes
  • Safety and Security
    • Describe digital security threats
    • Protect devices and digital content
    • Be aware of data-collection technology
    • Identify health risks associated with the use of digital technologies

  • Technology Basics
    • Customize digital environments
    • Use a personal digital calendar
    • Define higher-level technology concepts
    • Explain and implement common hardware adjustments
    • Explain core printer concepts
    • Identify digital devices and connections
  • Digital Citizenship
    • Create and manage multiple digital identities
    • Apply digital etiquette standards
    • Seek opportunities to increase your digital competence
  • Information Management
    • Determine digital information needs and requirements
    • Determine the veracity of an individual search result or digital artifact
    • Manage online data collection, storage, and retrieval
  • Content Creation
    • Create and edit digital content
    • Manage digital information and files
    • Responsibly repurpose digital resources
    • Publish or present content for a specific audience
  • Communication
    • Interact with others in a digital environment
    • Understand Internet commerce basics
  • Collaboration
    • Use digital tools and technologies to collaborate on the creation of content
    • Apply digital etiquette standards for collaborative processes
  • Safety and Security
    • Avoid health risks and physical harm while using digital technologies
    • Avoid mental health threats while using digital technologies
    • Understand device security
    • Understand file security

  • Technology Basics
    • Evaluate software and hardware devices
    • Identify digital devices, apps, and add-ins to meet specific requirements
    • Use multiple and group digital calendars
    • Identify, troubleshoot, and resolve technical problems with assistance
    • Understand selected software concepts
  • Digital Citizenship
    • Understand how to protect others’ personally identifiable information
    • Explain best practices for digital citizenship
  • Information Management
    • Construct an effective information search
    • Evaluate digital information sources and multiple search results
  • Content Creation
    • Gather information from digital resources using a variety of tools and methods to create relevant content
    • Compose procedural flowcharts and instructions
    • Create, edit, and publish or present original digital media content
    • Manage digital information and files
    • Understand the principles of cloud versioning
    • Be aware of challenges and solutions for accessibility
    • Apply intellectual property standards
  • Communication
    • Customize the message and medium for a specific audience
    • Use digital tools to engage with people in ways that broaden mutual understanding and learning
    • Communicate complex ideas clearly and effectively by using digital objects such as visualizations, models or simulations
    • Manage interpersonal digital communications
    • Plan and manage a cyclical design process for digital projects
  • Collaboration
    • Use collaborative technologies to work with others to examine issues and problems
    • Contribute constructively to project teams
  • Safety and Security
    • Manage device security
    • Be aware of the physical and environmental impact of digital tools and technologies

Exam Preparation Resources

There are a number of resources available to help you prepare for the IC3 Digital Literacy Certification (IC3) examination:

An additional resource is O'Reilly Learning Safari Books Online, a searchable digital library that provides online access to thousands of books, training videos and conference sessions. See the Educational Resources section on the Related Sites page here on COOL to learn how to get free access.

Testing Information

  • Exam Administration

    Credential exams may be administered in-person at a testing site, proctored on-line remotely, or have options for both. If an exam is administered through a test vendor, the third-party test vendor box will be checked. The following test administration options apply to the IC3 Digital Literacy Certification (IC3) credential where checked:

    • In-person exam
    • Remote proctored on-line exam
    • Third-party test vendor
  • For more information on the Certiport testing process, visit the agency website.

RECERTIFICATION

IC3 Digital Literacy Certification (IC3)

Renewal Period: Lifetime

The IC3 Digital Literacy Certification (IC3) credential has the following recertification information:

  • IC3 certification holders are not required to recertify. However, in order to be certified on the newest versions of the software, certification holders must take the newest exams.

  • Note: Marine Corps COOL will only pay recertification fees for the current year, no arrears will be paid. Voucher requests for recertification fees must be submitted with proof of the current status of the certification (for example, a screen shot of your credentialing agency dashboard or a copy of a current fee receipt).

Additional considerations for the IC3 Digital Literacy Certification (IC3) include:

  • Candidate must certify on the IC3 Global Standard 6, which is the latest version and includes three exams. 

    • Level One measures knowledge of fundamental concepts and essential components.
    • Level Two requires a working knowledge of each of the seven skill groups. 
    • Level Three validates an advanced understanding of digital literacy and indicates that candidate technical foundation needed to advance successfully along educational and employment paths and supports the development of more specialized technological skills. 

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This certification is considered in demand. The U.S. Department of Labor sponsored CareerOneStop's analysis indicates the certification is frequently mentioned in online job postings.

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