Certiport Launches IC3 Spark Digital Literacy Certification for Primary and Middle School Age Students

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New Certification Designed to Build a Strong Foundation in Digital Concepts

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Certiport (http://www.certiport.com), a Pearson VUE business, the leading test delivery solution provider for the global workforce and academic markets, today announces IC3 Spark. IC3 Spark is a new certification specifically designed to build a solid foundation in digital concepts for primary and middle school age children. IC3 Spark is a single, 50-minute exam that covers objectives spanning basic computing skills, key applications, and the use of the Internet.

“We often hear the term ‘digital native,’ but the fact remains that although most youth today have used smart phones and computers, few know how to use these tools efficiently and for academic purposes,” said Bob Whelan, president and chief executive officer for Pearson VUE. “IC3 Digital Literacy certification has long been successful in preparing individuals all over the world to compete in the digital age. Now with IC3 Spark we are satisfying a need to arm even younger students with basic digital literacy skills.”

According to Common Sense Media, by age 8, 90 percent of children have used a computer. IC3 Spark prepares children in grades 4 through 7 to use technology efficiently and gives them a measurable foundation to continue to learn advanced technology skills. At a very young age they can add IC3 Spark certification to their transcripts and take pride in earning their first technology certification.

IC3 Spark validates skills in three major areas:

  • 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 learn more about IC3 certification, visit http://www.certiport.com/ic3 or call 888-999-9830.

About Certiport

Certiport, a Pearson VUE business, is the leading provider of certification exam development, delivery and program management services delivered through an expansive network of over 13,000 Certiport Authorized Testing Centers worldwide. Certiport manages a sophisticated portfolio of leading certification programs including: the official Microsoft Office Specialist certification program, the Microsoft Technology Associate certification program, the Microsoft Certified Educator program, the Adobe® Certified Associate certification program, the Autodesk Certified User certification program, the Intuit QuickBooks Certified User certification program, and the IC3 Digital Literacy certification. Certiport reliably delivers over three million tests each year throughout the secondary, post-secondary, workforce, and corporate technology markets in more than 148 countries and 27 languages worldwide. For more information, please visit http://www.certiport.com or follow Certiport on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/certiport.

"Certiport" and "IC3" are registered trademarks of NCS Pearson, Inc. in the United States and other countries. The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

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