Internet & Computing

Core Certification - IC3


IC3 Self-Study Packs now available for all 3 IC3 modules


Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC3) is the world's first global certification for digital literacy.


IC3 is the ideal certification for anyone who wants to demonstrate critical computer and Internet skills valued in today’s academic and professional environments. Because digital literacy is vital to success in both of these areas, IC3 is the perfect credential.


IC3 offers candidates the opportunity to demonstrate to employers and academic institutions a basic level of computer and Internet literacy. IC3 provides core skills and knowledge necessary to use key computer applications and the Internet, provides a CV-building standard certification as proof of successful completion of the program, provides the foundation necessary to further enhance productivity and marketability with additional certifications, and gives individuals confidence and security in being part of today's digital world.


IC3 is a global IT qualification that proves proficiency in computing and internet knowledge skills. IC3 is an internationally recognised symbol of digital literacy.


The latest version of IC3 is Global Standard 4 (GS4)


The Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC3) certification offered includes the following three modules:

  • IC3 Computing Fundamentals
  • IC3 Key Applications
  • IC3 Living Online

IC3 Computing Fundamentals

This module includes the knowledge and skills required to identify different types of computers, the components of a personal computer (including internal components such as microprocessors) and how these components work together. The module also includes the knowledge and skills relating to computer storage as it applies to hardware components like floppy and hard disks and performance as it applies to processor speed and memory.


IC3 Key Applications

This module includes the knowledge and skills required to perform functions common to all Microsoft Windows applications with an emphasis on the common functionality between the two Microsoft Office applications, Microsoft Word and Excel.  Elements include the ability to start and exit either the Word or Excel application, modify the display of toolbars and other on-screen elements, use online help, and perform file management, editing, formatting and printing functions common to Word, Excel and most Windows applications.


IC3 Living Online

This module includes the knowledge and skills required to identify common terminology associated with computer networks and the Internet, components and benefits of networked computers, the difference between different types of networks (LAN and WAN) and how computer networks fit into other communications networks (like the telephone network).



A S&G Training Self-Study pack is available for each of the IC3 modules. This includes an initial assessment, e-learning materials, a practice test and the IC3 exam itself. 


The final exam can be taken at S&G Training’s Authorised Testing Centre located here.  The exam is valid for 12 months from the date of purchase.


To purchase an IC3 Self-Study Pack,

IC3 exam voucher or IC3 practise test