IC3 Digital Literacy GS5 (Vouchers Included)

This course covers a broad range of digital literacy skills needed in today's tech-driven society. You will learn key topics based on learning objectives covered on the three IC3 Digital Literacy Certification exams, including:

  • Computing Fundamentals: The Computing Fundamentals exam covers computer literacy topics, such as computer hardware, software, operating systems, peripherals, and troubleshooting.
  • Key Applications: The Key Applications exam covers Microsoft Office applications including...
3 Months / 60 Course Hrs
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IC3 Digital Literacy GS5 (Vouchers Included)

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Course code: GES2099

What you will learn

  • Upon completion of PCIC3A-GS5-Computing Fundamentals, you will demonstrate a foundational understanding of computer literacy including computer hardware, software, operating systems, peripherals, and troubleshooting
  • Upon completion of the four PCIC3B-GS5-Key Applications courses, you will demonstrate intermediate-level word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation skills and demonstrate familiarity with the common features of all applications
  • Upon completion of PCIC3C-Living Online, you will demonstrate the skills required for using the Internet to communicate and collaborate in a safe and ethical way

How you will benefit

  • Successful completion of the PCIC3-GS5 courses will prepare you to pass the three IC3 GS5 exams and receive IC3 certification
  • IC3 preparation and certification provides you with a strong foundation of the computer knowledge and skills required for pursuing higher education and for success in today's workplace
  • IC3 Certification provides students with a global, industry-recognized credential for employment

How the course is taught

  • Self-paced, online course
  • 3 Months to complete
  • Open enrollment, begin anytime
  • 60 course hours
  1. Computing Fundamentals
  2. Key Applications
  3. Living Online

Dave Paquin

Dave Paquin has been teaching computer skills in the classroom for over 15 years. He holds a Master of Science in Training and Learning Technology and has extensive experience as a Human Resources manager.


There are no prerequisites to taking this course. However, you will need a basic understanding of computer usage and access to the Internet.


Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on a PC, Chromebook, or Mac.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 7 or later.
  • Mac: macOS 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: Chrome (all devices); Firefox (PCs only); Edge and Internet Explorer are not supported.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.


  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online. The workbooks for this course are provided in Adobe Acrobat and Word format.

  • Gmetrix IC3 Practice Tests – provided upon completion if the voucher included course is taken.

Digital literacy is the ability to use information and communication technologies to find, evaluate, create, and communicate information, through digital channels like internet platforms, social media, and mobile devices.

Students who take a digital and computer literacy class learn how to create, communicate, and share digital content. They will also learn the basics of leveraging digital technologies safely, such as creating strong passwords, understanding and using privacy settings, and knowing what to share or not on social media. This is foundational knowledge for students to succeed in their higher education and future career pursuits.

Yes, students will be prepared to sit for the three digital literacy assessments in the IC3 Digital Literacy Certification- IC3 GS5: Computing Fundamentals, Key Applications, Living Online.

Yes, ed2go courses are completely online. However, keep in mind that not all certifying bodies or industry-specific certifications are recognized internationally. Please review your country's regulations prior to enrolling in courses that prepare for certification.

This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course whenever you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.

After you register, you will receive 3 months to complete the course. The time allotted for completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours.

The time allotted for course completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours. However, if you are unable to complete the course, contact the student advising team to see what options you may have available to work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee will be charged. If you are funded through a third-party organization, approval may also be required. After 12 months extensions are no longer available, and students will be required to purchase the course again if they do not complete.

The course instructor will be available by email to answer any questions and provide feedback on your performance. Occasionally, your course may be supported by a team of industry experts. You will also receive support from the student advising team.

The passing score for this course is 70%, however if you are going to sit for the certification exam it is recommended that you score a 90% or higher on all Post Assessments.

Upon successfully passing the final exam, you will be awarded a certificate of completion from the school or organization that you registered through.

ed2go courses are non-credit, so they do not qualify for federal aid, FAFSA, and Pell Grant. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards may provide funding to take our courses. Additionally, you may qualify for financial assistance if you meet certain requirements. Learn more about financial assistance.

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