Computing Fundamentals (IC3 GS5 Exam 1)

(IC3-GS5-Exam-1) / ISBN : 978-1-61691-876-7
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Gain hands-on experience to pass the IC3 GS5 Exam 1 with the IC3 GS5 Computing Fundamentals course and lab. The lab is cloud-based, device-enabled, and can easily be integrated with an LMS. The IC3 exam training course and lab completely cover the computing fundamentals exam objectives and provide the expertise required to work with operating systems, hardware, and software; cloud computing, networking mobile devices, and so on.

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IC3 Global Standard 5 (GS5) is the newest addition to the IC3 Digital Literacy program. Like its predecessors, the GS5 certification is comprised of three exams: Computing Fundamentals, Living Online, and Key Applications. The IC3 GS5 computing fundamentals exam covers computing and using computer hardware, software, and operating systems. Two new topics have recently been added to this exam: cloud computing and mobile device.

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7+ Lessons | 35+ Exercises | 34+ Quizzes | 126+ Flashcards | 126+ Glossary of terms


30+ Pre Assessment Questions | 2+ Full Length Tests | 50+ Post Assessment Questions | 100+ Practice Test Questions


Understanding Operating Systems

  • Operating Systems and Their Roles When Using Computers and Devices
  • Working with Files and Folders
  • Customizing Your Computer
  • Summary

Understanding Hardware

  • 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

Understanding Software

  • 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

Troubleshooting Problems with Your Computer

  • Dealing with Problems Caused by Software
  • Dealing with Problems Caused by Hardware
  • Creating Your Own Backup System
  • Summary

Cloud Computing

  • Cloud computing concepts
  • Cloud accounts
  • Difference between application and software
  • Summary

Networking and Mobile device

  • Our Connected World: Communication Systems
  • The Internet
  • Cell Phone Networks
  • Ways of Classifying Networks
  • Applications of Mobile Devices
  • Summary

Appendix A

Understanding Operating Systems

  • Signing into Windows 10
  • Putting your computer to sleep and then resuming your work
  • Installing Windows Updates manually
  • Changing items size on your screen
  • Changing the desktop color
  • Creating a Standard User Account
  • Sharing a folder with another user account
  • Configuring Windows Update settings
  • Changing Screen Resolution

Understanding Hardware

  • Connecting a Keyboard, Mouse, and Monitor to a Computer
  • Determining the available hardware resources using task manager

Understanding Software

  • Installing an application
  • Installing security software
  • Uninstalling an Application
  • Installing VLC media player
  • Creating a document using a template
  • Extracting the contents of a ZIP file archive
  • Freeing up disk space with disk cleanup
  • Using disk defragmenter
  • Changing the settings on Windows firewall

Troubleshooting Problems with Your Computer

  • Setting the compatibility mode for any Windows application
  • Ending function of nonresponsive applications
  • Starting Windows 10 in safe mode
  • Backing Up Files
  • Restoring Files
  • Configuring OneDrive

Cloud Computing

  • Installing and setting up dropbox
  • Starting G suite

Networking and Mobile device

  • Connecting a system to a wireless network
  • Connecting an iPhone to the Wi-Fi network
  • Identifying network categories

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The exam contains 50 questions.

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  • If a candidate achieves a passing score on an IC3 exam, the candidate may take it again.
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