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Certiport IC3 Receives ISTE Seal of Alignment for Readiness to the 2016 Standards for Students

Salt Lake City, UTAH – October 4, 2016Certiport (, a Pearson VUE business, the leading test delivery solution provider for the global workforce and academic markets, today announces that the Certiport IC3 Global Standard 5 Certification Program is among the first to earn the Seal of Alignment for Readiness to the 2016 ISTE Standards for Students. Unveiled in June at the ISTE Annual Conference & Expo, the 2016 ISTE Standards for Students are a blueprint by and for innovative educators worldwide to guide education transformation and meaningful, future-ready learning.


The Certiport IC3 Global Standard 5 Certification Program consists of three timed exams: “Computing Fundamentals,” “Living Online” and “Key Applications.” Exams include both multiple choice and performance-based tasks. The performance tasks simulate various software environments appropriate to the questions in each of the three subject areas. These simulations have an authentic look and feel and allow multiple paths for completion of a task (e.g. menu options, keyboard shortcuts). Upon completion of the three IC3 exams, students receive a certificate that demonstrates achievement in learning over the three subject areas.


The ISTE Review Panel said, “The IC3 exams cover a broad range of technology skills that are foundational to the acquisition of the knowledge and skills described by the 2016 ISTE Standards for Students. The exams are carefully designed to test the knowledge and skill sets in not only considerable breadth but also in significant depth.”


Products and resources submitted to the ISTE Seal of Alignment program undergo a rigorous review by a panel of subject matter experts who have a deep understanding of the ISTE Standards. Resources and solutions seeking the ISTE Seal of Alignment are evaluated based on their pedagogical value and the extent to which they build the skills embodied in the standards. The Seal of Alignment for Readiness recognizes resources that focus on learning to use technology and that help build the foundational technology skills needed to support the ISTE Standards.


“ISTE sets the worldwide standard for the use of information technology to aid in teaching K-12 students,” said Nich Haber, Senior Account Manager - IC3, Certiport, a Pearson VUE business. “Receiving the ISTE Seal of Alignment validates the IC3 Digital Literacy Certification and proves to educators that it can help them prepare their students to be ready for the rigors of college or to compete in today’s workforce with in-demand technology skills.”


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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 14,000 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 and Autodesk Certified Professional certification programs, 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 148 countries and 26 languages worldwide. For more information, or follow Certiport on Twitter at


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