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IC3 Computer Literacy Exam

The KCTCS Computer Literacy Exam is available for interested, qualified students. KCTCS uses Certiport's IC3 exam to determine your computer literacy, which is one of the requirements necessary for a KCTCS diploma or degree.

The Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC³®) provides students and job-seekers with the foundation of knowledge they need to succeed in environments that require the use of computers and the Internet. The Global Standard 3 is an internationally recognized standard for digital literacy and reflects the most relevant skills needed in today's academic and business environments.

In an increasingly digital world, where virtually every field and function is impacted by computers, IC³ certification can help you refine your aptitude in the most important and valuable areas.

Internet and Computing Core CertificationThe IC3 exam consists of three tests in one package.

  • Living Online covers skills for working in an Internet or networked environment.
  • Key Applications covers popular word processing, spreadsheet and presentation applications and the common features of all applications.
  • Computing Fundamentals covers a foundational understanding of computing.

To be fully certified, all three exams must be passed with a minimum of 70 percent. This applies to both the nationally-recognized IC3 certification and the KCTCS computer literacy competency. There are vouchers which must be purchased in order to complete the exam. Vouchers for the exam may be purchased at www.certiport.com or in the campus bookstore. It is highly recommended that the student use the study materials provided in the package prior to scheduling the exam.

You may take the exam twice within seven days. After that, you may take the test two more times in seven days for a total of four attempts. You must purchase vouchers (unless your initial vouchers included a retest) each time you retest. You are only required to retest the components that you did not pass. Refer to the Certiport website for information on certifications, vouchers, retests, and sample questions.

Students may choose to receive three credit hours for CIT 105 by successful completion of:

  • The IC3 exam and the KCTCS Database exam
  • The CIT 105 course

Students may choose to meet the requirements for computer literacy by completion of:

  • The IC3 exam without the database component (transcript will show computer literacy met)

Contact Information:

To receive more information about the IC3 exam and to schedule an appointment, call (270) 831-9772.