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Lower-Division Baccalaureate 1 Computer Applications
The minimum passing score is 700 out of 1000.


The Key Applications exam is the one of three exams which comprise the Internet and Computing Core Curriculum (IC3) Global Standard 5 (GS5) exam suite. It is an online, mixed multiple choice- and performance-based Digital literacy test designed to assess basic computing and other digital skills. Successful candidates demonstrate they have the digital literacy skills to function successfully, effectively, and productively in digital environments. The IC3 certification addresses the following key digital literacy concepts and skills: social media; collaboration; digital devices; research fluency; critical thinking; and cloud computing.Specifically, the IC3 GS5 Key Applications exam covers a foundational understanding of computer hardware, software, operating systems, peripherals, and troubleshooting to help you get the most value and impact from computer technology.

Skills Measured:

Common Program Functions:Start and exit an application, identify and modify interface elements and utilize sources of online help; perform common file-management functions; perform common editing and formatting functions; and perform common printing/outputting functions.Word Processing Functions:Format text and documents including the ability to use automatic formatting tools; and use word-processing tools to automate processes such as document review, security and collaboration.Spreadsheet Features:Modify worksheet data; structure and formatting; sort data, manipulate data using formulas and functions, and create simple charts.Communicating with Presentation Software:Create and format simple presentations.Common features 17%;Word processing 19%;Spreadsheets 21%;Databases 10%;Presentations 16%;App culture 11%;Graphic modification 06%.
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