IC³ GLOBAL STANDARD 3 Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How do I access the new IC³ Microsoft Windows 7 / Office 2010 exams?
Whether using a voucher, inventory or site license, these exams will automatically appear in the usual manner (same as other exams).
Q: Are supporting IC³ Microsoft Windows 7 / Office 2010 courseware offerings available to support these new exams?
Yes, contact your Certiport salesperson for more information.
Q: When will the IC³ Microsoft Windows 7 / Office 2010 practice tests be available?
Practice tests are under development and will be available later in 2011.
Q: Why did Certiport create the IC³ GS3 standard?
The IC³ Global Standard 3(GS3) standard was created to ensure that the standard is always current and relevant to today's digital literacy requirements. We recognize that technology is always changing, so it's critical that our program measures technology and skills that are relevant today.
Q: Which operating system and Microsoft Office product versions are covered with each IC³ exam?
The new exams are based on Microsoft Windows 7 / Office 2010. The original IC³ GS3 and 2007 exams are based on Microsoft Windows Vista / Office 2007. The IC³ 2005 exams are based on Microsoft Windows XP / Office 2003.
Q: I'm already IC³ certified. Can I take the new exams again?
Absolutely. We encourage people to stay up to date on their technology skills by taking the new exams. We especially encourage teachers or IC³ instructors to take the new exams to ensure that they are aware of changes that have occurred within the standard.
Q: I've already taken an IC³ GS3 exam. Will I need to retake the exams in order to receive my IC³ certificate?
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 2005 Computing Fundamentals, IC³ 2007 Key Applications, and IC³ GS3 Living Online will receive an IC³ certificate.