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IC3 GS4 Computing Fundamentals (Course & Labs)

ISBN : 9781616915445

Gain hands-on expertise in IC3 GS4 Exam1 with IC3 GS4 Computing Fundamentals course and performance-based labs. Performance-based labs simulate real-world, hardware, software & command line interface environments and can be mapped to any text-book, course & training. IC3 GS4 Computing Fundamentals course and performance-based labs cover all the objectives of IC3 GS4 Exam1 and include topics such as understanding operating systems, understanding hardware and software, troubleshooting problems with computer, and much more.

Certiport's IC3 GS4 Computing Fundamentals is based on computer hardware, software, operating systems, peripherals, and troubleshooting to help you gain knowledge on computer technology. For, IC3 certification, candidates are required to take and pass all three IC3 exams: Computing Fundamentals, Key Applications, and Living Online. Computing Fundamentals covers subjects needed for the basic understanding of computing, including knowledge and use of computer hardware, software, and operating systems.

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Pre Assessment Questions
Post Assessment Questions
Performance lab
Video tutorials
Exam related FAQs
What are the prerequisites for this exam?

There are no official prerequisites for this certification.

The IC3_GS4_CF is administered by Certiport at testing centers worldwide. Click here to find a testing center near you.

What is the exam registration fee? USD 36
What is the format of the exam?
  • Multiple choice
  • Match the following
  • Performance-based
How many questions are asked in the exam? The exam contains 45 questions.
What is the duration of the exam? 50 minutes
What is the passing score? 750

(on a scale of 0-1000)

What is the exam's retake policy?

IC3 Exam 1, Certiport's retake policy is:

  • If a candidate does not achieve a passing score on an exam the first time, the candidate must wait 24 hours before retaking the exam.
  • If a candidate does not achieve a passing score the second time, the candidate must wait 2 days (48 hours) before retaking the exam a third time.
  • A two-day waiting period will be imposed for each subsequent exam retake.
  • There is no annual limit on the number of attempts on the same exam. If a candidate achieves a passing score on an IC3 exam, the candidate may take it again.

For additional information click here.

What is the validity of the certification? The IC3 GS4 Internet and Computing Core Certification does not expire. The certification holder is certified for life unless the vendor changes their policy.
Where can I find more information about this exam? To know more about the IC3-EXAM-1-complete, click here.
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What are the career opportunities after passing this exam?
  • Office Analyst
  • Office Assistant
  • Application Specialist
  • Desktop Support Technician
  • Operating Systems and Their Roles When Using Computers and Devices
  • Working with Files, Folders, and Libraries
  • Customizing Your Computer
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • The Internal Hardware Components of a Computer
  • Peripheral Devices That Can Be Connected to a Computer
  • The Most Common Types of Computers and Devices
  • How Information Is Transmitted inside a Computer
  • How to Evaluate the Performance of a Computer or Device
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • The Dependencies between Hardware and Software
  • Installing, Removing, or Reinstalling Software
  • Software Licensing and Its Implications
  • The Most Common Types of Office Applications
  • Using Templates to Get Started with an Application
  • Personal Entertainment Applications
  • Compressing Files to Save Space
  • Optimizing Your Computer's Hard Disk Performance
  • Protecting Yourself from Malware
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Dealing with Problems Caused by Software
  • Dealing with Problems Caused by Hardware
  • Creating Your Own Backup System
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Hands on Activities (Labs)

  • Configuring Windows Update settings
  • Installing Windows updates manually
  • Logging into Windows 7
  • Putting your computer to sleep
  • Identifying elements of the Windows Explorer window
  • Creating a MS Word file
  • Using views and the preview pane in Windows Explorer
  • Saving an image with a different extension
  • Changing the desktop background
  • Adding a new keyboard input language
  • Creating a standard user account
  • Sharing a folder with another user account
  • Adding a new display language
  • Changing the screen resolution
  • Changing the size of the items on the screen
  • Identifying the PC components
  • Identifying computer devices
  • Identifying output and input devices
  • Identifying operating system, applications, and types of computers
  • Understanding conversion of bits and bytes
  • Determining the available hardware resources using Task Manager
  • Determining Windows Experience Index
  • Identifying requirement for installing Windows 7
  • Installing security software
  • Installing Mozilla Firefox
  • Uninstalling Mozilla Firefox
  • Identifying licenses
  • Identifying office applications
  • Installing VLC media player
  • Extracting the contents of a zip file archive
  • Freeing up disk space with disk cleanup
  • Using Disk Defragmenter
  • Identifying types of viruses
  • Identifying types of malware
  • Running Microsoft Security Essentials and removing infected files
  • Setting the compatibility mode for any Windows application
  • Ending the functioning of a non-responsive application
  • Starting Windows 7 in safe mode
  • Checking devices without drivers
  • Connecting a keyboard, mouse, and monitor to a computer
  • Connecting a digital camera to a computer
  • Restoring your backed-up data
  • Backing up Music Library in Drive C
  • Installing and setting up OneDrive