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Gain an understanding of basic computer and Internet skills from expert instructor Libby Ingrassia. In this course Libby will bridge your digital divide with IC3: Global Standard 3 (GS3). When you complete this training, you'll feel confident in your ability to use the latest technology in computers.

Learn Everything for IC³ Global Standard 3 (GS3)
LearnSmart Video Training combines information usually found only in multiple reference sources into this concise course. When you complete this CBT course, you'll be an expert on the following "must-know" IC³ Global Standard 3 (GS3) skills:

Chapter 1: Computer Basics
  • Get Certified
  • Types of Computers
  • Three-Stage Process of Computing
  • The CPU
  • On Startup
  • Accessing Programs
  • Understanding the Terms
  • Speed
  • Size
  • Storage Options
  • Removable Media
  • Optical Media
  • Remote Storage
  • Input/Output Devices

Chapter 2: Performance and Maintenance
  • Purchasing Considerations
  • Maintenance Considerations
  • Hard Drive Maintenance
  • Other Maintenance Options
  • Troubleshooting
  • Troubleshooting Process

Chapter 3: OS/Software Introduction
  • Beyond the Hardware
  • Getting the Software
  • Installing and Maintaining Software
  • Understanding Operating Systems
  • User Accounts

Chapter 4: Microsoft Operating System
  • Windows Vista Tour
  • Working with Views
  • Accessing Applications
  • Organizing Files and Folders
  • Using the Recycle Bin

Chapter 5: Customizing Windows
  • Customizing Views
  • File and Folder Properties
  • Using the Taskbar
  • Personalization Options
  • Windows Sidebar
  • Help and Support

Chapter 6: Managing Your Operating System
  • Control Panel
  • System and Maintenance
  • Power/Sleep Settings
  • Installing Applications
  • Uninstalling Applications
  • Software as a Service

Chapter 7: Apple Operating System
  • Mac OS X Tour
  • Using the Finder
  • Dashboard
  • Application Indicators
  • System Preferences
  • Operating System Maintenance
  • Operating System Troubleshooting

Chapter 8: Applications
  • Application Categories
  • Microsoft Office Overview
  • Databases
  • Application Software Types

Chapter 9: Application Features and Functions
  • Application Window Elements
  • Navigating Documents
  • Manage Application Options
  • Application Help
  • Getting Application Help
  • Application Similarities

Chapter 10: Common File Management Options
  • Blank vs. Template
  • Saving Options
  • File Association
  • Working with Multiple Documents

Chapter 11: Word Basics
  • Understanding Word Processing
  • Document Design Guidelines
  • Open Existing Documents
  • Selecting Text
  • Formatting Text
  • Inserting Pictures
  • Inserting Other Materials
  • Working with Lists

Chapter 12: Columns, Tables, and Breaks
  • Formatting Columns
  • Inserting Page Breaks
  • Table Formatting

Chapter 13: Finalizing Documents
  • Applying Styles
  • Format Painter
  • Headers and Footers
  • Header and Footer Options
  • Check Spelling and Grammar
  • Proofing Options
  • Find and Replace
  • Working with Hyperlinks
  • Collaborative Editing and Review
  • Margins and Page Layout
  • Printing the Document
  • Other Output Options

Chapter 14: Creating and Formatting Spreadsheets
  • Spreadsheets Defined
  • Using Excel
  • Inserting Formulas
  • Formatting Cells
  • Inserting Rows and Columns
  • Cell Alignment
  • Linking Data
  • Auto Formatting Data
  • Printing Worksheets

Chapter 15: Manipulating Data
  • Sorting Data
  • Filtering Data
  • Creating Charts
  • Chart Considerations

Chapter 16: Presentations
  • Understanding Presentations
  • Using PowerPoint
  • Creating Slides
  • Inserting Charts
  • Themes and Backgrounds
  • Organizing Slides
  • Slide Show Options
  • Using Hyperlinks
  • PowerPoint Export Options

Chapter 17: Networks and the Internet
  • Networks Defined
  • Network Types
  • Internet vs. Intranet
  • Extranet
  • Communication Types
  • Networking Advantages
  • Networking Disadvantages
  • Networking Security

Chapter 18: Communicate and Collaborate
  • Communication Basics
  • Communication Components
  • Effective Communication Choices
  • Safety and Security Considerations
  • Smart Communication Guidelines
  • Other Issues
  • Online Identity
  • Communication Tools

Chapter 19: Working with E-mail
  • Outlook Overview
  • Anatomy of an E-mail
  • Responding to an E-mail
  • Send/Receive Options
  • Create an E-mail Message
  • Attachment and E-mail Options
  • Outbox Tips
  • Managing Messages
  • More Attachment Options
  • Create New E-mail Message
  • Managing Contacts
  • E-mail Preferences
  • Out of Office Assistant

Chapter 20: Using the Web
  • Internet Explorer Tour
  • Basic Navigation Tips
  • Setting Home Page
  • Adding Bookmarks and Favorites
  • Managing Internet Options
  • Blogs and RSS
  • Find and Go To
  • Copy and Paste
  • Printing
  • Downloading
  • Web Terminology
  • Browsing Security
  • Web Services
  • Domain Names
  • Troubleshooting Web Problems
  • Web Ethics

Chapter 21: Understanding Web Sites
  • Weblogs
  • Wiki
  • Social Networking
  • News Sites
  • Media Sharing Sites
  • Search Engines
  • Sponsored Links
  • Additional Engines
  • Evaluating Web Sites

Chapter 22: Risks and Benefits
  • Computers Are Everywhere
  • Transforming the World
  • Overcoming Challenges
  • Safety First
  • Software Threats
  • Policies and Responsibilities
  • Buying Online
  • Be Responsible
  • Netiquette
With 9 hours of instruction online or on DVD-ROM, LearnSmart’s IC³ Global Standard 3 (GS3) Video Training is the only core learning you need to understand IC³: Global Standard 3 (GS3). No other outside training is needed!

In this comprehensive training, leading expert instructor Libby Ingrassia uses video training and step-by-step demonstrations to show you how to get the most from IC³: Global Standard 3 (GS3). Using her skilled background and a variety of visual resources, such as diagrams and animations, Libby, is able to clearly communicate information to you in a way that’s easy to understand.

When you’ve completed this LearnSmart Video Training, you'll be prepared to pass the three IC3 exams and gain confidence to use the latest technology in computers.
The IC³ Key Application exam is an entry level, single exam that is part of the three exam track to become IC³ certified. The exam is highly focused on the idea of computer literacy and the use of general office skills. Individuals who hold this certification usually carry the title of Office Assistant or Office Specialist.

The official domains of the exam are:

Common Program Functions
  • Be able to start and exit a Windows application and utilize sources of online help
  • Identify common on-screen elements of Windows applications, change application settings and manage files within an application
  • Perform common editing and formatting functions
  • Perform common printing functions

Word Processing Functions

  • Be able to format text and documents including the ability to use automatic formatting tools
  • Be able to insert, edit and format tables in a document

Spreadsheet Functions

  • Be able to modify worksheet data and structure and format data in a worksheet
  • Be able to sort data, manipulate data using formulas and functions and add and modify charts in a worksheet

Presentation Software

  • Be able to create and format simple presentations


Although the exact number of questions and passing score are not released, the exam is said to take around an hour and be fairly challenging for entry level computing personnel. A large amount of experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and the entire office suite is strongly recommended before proceeding to the exam.

LearnSmart Video Training is so effective because it specifically meets the needs of the people who need it most. LearnSmart helps busy people learn everything they need to pass the exam without spending a lot of money, or sacrificing a lot of time at work or at home.

You'll learn every topic, objective and domain from the most experienced IT trainers. And it's easy to use and engaging, so you can learn whenever and wherever you get the chance. Skip your classes, use LearnSmart Video Training and never open a book again.

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