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Certiport Debuts Updated Digital Literacy Certification

The latest release of Certiport's digital literacy certification touches on social media, collaboration, digital devices, research fluency, and cloud computing, to name a few.

Certiport announced the latest version of its Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC3), Global Standard 4, at this week's ISTE 2012 conference in San Diego.

The IC3 program includes three examinations--Computing Fundamentals, Key Applications, and Living Online--designed to build proficiency, in students and job seekers, with popular computing and Internet technologies. Some of the new topics added to the GS4 exams, which will be available in August, include: social media, collaboration, digital devices, research fluency, cloud computing, and critical thinking.

"Computer technology and key applications change rapidly, which is why Certiport has once again updated the Global Standard to ensure IC3 is validating the most relevant skills for students and workers," said Ray Kelly, CEO, Certiport, in a prepared statement. "Cloud computing, for instance, has gone from an abstract concept a few years ago to one of the most in-demand job skills in the technology industry today. We added cloud computing to the new Global Standard so employers know anyone who has earned IC3 certification has learned the fundamentals important for today’s workforce."

Certiport and its authorized partners offer IC3 exams in 152 countries and 27 languages. The company offers pricing plans that include classroom vouchers, site licenses, and individual exam vouchers. Academic institutions can apply to become a Certiport Authorized Testing Center. Additional details about IC3 exams are available at the company's website.

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