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What is Digital Literacy and Microsoft Productivity Programs

The IC3 Digital Literacy certification is a credential that is designed to remain relevant in an ever-evolving world of technology. With a focus on the most critical elements that drive technology today, IC3 Global Standard 5 (GS5) delivers a comprehensive solution for learning how to succeed in any environment that requires the use of computers, devices, or the Internet. Best of all, because IC3 GS5 includes concepts and skills that apply to almost any school or career pathway, it’s the ideal solution for any student or jobseeker looking to enhance or validate their digital skills.

These days, it seems that no matter what you’re doing – “there’s an app for that!” The Key Applications examination covers the most common features of the world’s best spreadsheet, word processing, and presentation applications. And, with the release of IC3 Global Standard 5 (GS5), this domain now includes app culture elements that will help the examinee understand how to obtain and maximize the use of some of today’s most popular apps.

Designed to help the user get the most out of technology, the Computing Fundamentals examination covers a foundational understanding of computer hardware, software, operating systems, peripherals, and troubleshooting. And new to the Global Standard 5 exams (GS5), Computing Fundamentals will now also include Mobile Device and Cloud Computing concepts.

We live in a connected world where the Internet plays a vital role in both our personal and professional activities. The Living Online exam is designed to help users understand how to effectively use the Internet or work in a networked environment and maximize communication, education, collaboration, and social interactions in a safe and ethical way. The Global Standard 5 (GS5) release of this exam brings with it various new and enhanced modules including social media, calendaring, streaming, and online conferencing elements that truly measure a candidate’s ability to succeed in an increasingly digital world.

Microsoft Word 2016 Certification exam earners have a fundamental understanding of the Word environment and the ability to complete tasks independently. Earners demonstrated the principal features of Word 2016 by creating and editing a large project which can include professional-looking reports, multi-column newsletters, résumés, and business correspondence. Earners may include students, business information workers, clerical workers, educators, and others.

Microsoft Excel 2016 Certification exam earners have a fundamental understanding of Excel 2016 and the ability to complete tasks independently. Earners have proven they can create and edit a workbook with multiple sheets, and use graphic elements to represent data visually including professional-looking budgets, financial statements, performance charts, and data-entry logs. Excel earners include students, business professionals, clerical workers, bookkeepers, educators, and others.

Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 Certification exam earners have a fundamental understanding of the PowerPoint environment and demonstrate the correct application of PowerPoint 2016. Earners are able to create, edit, and enhance PowerPoint presentations, including those for professional grade sales presentations, employee training, instructional materials, and kiosk slideshows. PowerPoint earners may include business professionals, students, public speakers, sales, marketing staff, and educators.

Microsoft Access 2016 Certification exam earners have an understanding of the Access environment. They understand basic database design principles and the correct application of the principal features of Access 2016. Earners can create and maintain basic Access database objects including tables, relationships, data entry forms, multi-level reports, and multi-table queries. Access earners may include small business owners, mid-level managers, business professionals, students and others.

What is 3D Printing & Additive Manufacturing?

The 3D printing process builds a three-dimensional object from a computer-aided design (CAD) model, usually by successively adding material layer by layer, which is why it is also called additive manufacturing, unlike conventional machining, casting and forging processes, where material is removed from a stock item (subtractive manufacturing) or poured into a mold and shaped by means of dies, presses and hammers.

The term “3D printing” covers a variety of processes in which material is joined or solidified under computer control to create a three-dimensional object, with material being added together (such as liquid molecules or powder grains being fused together), typically layer by layer. In the 1990s, 3D-printing techniques were considered suitable only for the production of functional or aesthetic prototypes and a more appropriate term for it was rapid prototyping. As of 2019 the precision, repeatability and material range have increased to the point that some 3D-printing processes are considered viable as an industrial-production technology, whereby the term additive manufacturing can be used synonymously with “3D printing”. Revit Architecture Certified Professional & Autodesk Fusion 360 Certified User

What is Cloud Computing?

Cloud computing is the on-demand availability of computer system resources, especially data storage and computing power, without direct active management by the user. The term is generally used to describe data centers available to many users over the Internet. Large clouds, predominant today, often have functions distributed over multiple locations from central servers. If the connection to the user is relatively close, it may be designated an edge server.

Clouds may be limited to a single organization (enterprise clouds), or be available to many organizations (public cloud).

Cloud computing relies on sharing of resources to achieve coherence and economies of scale.

Advocates of public and hybrid clouds note that cloud computing allows companies to avoid or minimize up-front IT infrastructure costs. Proponents also claim that cloud computing allows enterprises to get their applications up and running faster, with improved manageability and less maintenance, and that it enables IT teams to more rapidly adjust resources to meet fluctuating and unpredictable demand, providing the burst computing capability: high computing power at certain periods of peak demand.

Cloud providers typically use a “pay-as-you-go” model, which can lead to unexpected operating expenses if administrators are not familiarized with cloud-pricing models. CompTIA IT Fundamentals , Microsoft Certified Azure Fundamentals , Networking Fundamentals – Certified , CompTIA Cloud Essentials , AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate , Microsoft Certified: Dynamics 365 Fundamentals , Certified Exam AZ-900 , Microsoft Certified: Data Analyst Associate

What is Cyber Security?

Computer security, cybersecurity or information technology security (IT security) is the protection of computer systems and networks from the theft of or damage to their hardware, software, or electronic data, as well as from the disruption or misdirection of the services they provide.

The field is becoming more important due to increased reliance on computer systems, the Internet and wireless network standards such as Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, and due to the growth of “smart” devices, including smartphones, televisions, and the various devices that constitute the “Internet of things”. Owing to its complexity, both in terms of politics and technology, cybersecurity is also one of the major challenges in the contemporary world. CompTIA IT Fundamentals , CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP+) , MTA: Windows Server Administration Fundamentals – Certified 2018 , MTA: Networking Fundamentals – Certified 2018 , MTA: Security Fundamentals – Certified 2018 , MTA: Windows Operating System Fundamentals – Certified 2018 , Cisco Certified CyberOps Associate , Certified Ethical Hacking Associate (E|HA) , Certified Cyber Forensics Associate (C|FA)

What is Data Science & Data Analytics?

Data science is a multi-disciplinary field that uses scientific methods, processes, algorithms and systems to extract knowledge and insights from structured and unstructured data. Data science is related to data mining and big data.

Data science is a “concept to unify statistics, data analysis, machine learning and their related methods” in order to “understand and analyze actual phenomena” with data. It employs techniques and theories drawn from many fields within the context of mathematics, statistics, computer science, and information science. Turing award winner Jim Gray imagined data science as a “fourth paradigm” of science (empirical, theoretical, computational and now data-driven) and asserted that “everything about science is changing because of the impact of information technology” and the data deluge. In 2015, the American Statistical Association identified database management, statistics and machine learning, and distributed and parallel systems as the three emerging foundational professional communities. Microsoft Office Specialist Access 2016 , MTA: Introduction to Programming Using Python – Certified 2018 , Microsoft Office Specialist Excel 2016 , Database Administration
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What is Digital Content Creation?

Content creation is the contribution of information to any media and most especially to digital media for an end-user/audience in specific contexts.Content is “something that is to be expressed through some medium, as speech, writing or any of various arts” for self-expression, distribution, marketing and/or publication. Typical forms of content creation include maintaining and updating web sites, blogging, article writing, photography, videography, online commentary, the maintenance of social media accounts, and editing and distribution of digital media. A Pew survey described content creation as the creation of “the material people contribute to the online world.” ACA_Exam_Objectives_Illustrator_CC 2019 , ACA_Exam_Objectives_Indesign_CC 2019 , ACA_Exam_Objectives_Photoshop_CC 2019 , ACA_Exam_Objectives_Premiere_Pro_CC 2019 , ACA_Exam_Objectives_After_Effects_CC 2019 , Autodesk Maya Certified User , Autodesk 3ds Max Certified User

What is Software Development?

Software development is the process of conceiving, specifying, designing, programming, documenting, testing, and bug fixing involved in creating and maintaining applications, frameworks, or other software components. Software development is a process of writing and maintaining the source code, but in a broader sense, it includes all that is involved between the conception of the desired software through to the final manifestation of the software, sometimes in a planned and structured process. Therefore, software development may include research, new development, prototyping, modification, reuse, re-engineering, maintenance, or any other activities that result in software products.

Software can be developed for a variety of purposes, the three most common being to meet specific needs of a specific client/business (the case with custom software), to meet a perceived need of some set of potential users (the case with commercial and open source software), or for personal use (e.g. a scientist may write software to automate a mundane task). Embedded software development, that is, the development of embedded software, such as used for controlling consumer products, requires the development process to be integrated with the development of the controlled physical product. System software underlies applications and the programming process itself, and is often developed separately. MTA-98-388-Introduction-to-Programming-Using-Java , MTA-98-382-Introduction-to-Programming-Using-JavaScript , MTA-98-383-Introduction-to-Programming-Using-HTML-and-CSS , MTA-98-381-Introduction-to-Programming-Using-Python , Mobility and Device Fundamentals , MTA_OD_361_Software_Development_Fundamentals

What is 2D & 3D Animation?

3D computer graphics, or three-dimensional computer graphics (in contrast to 2D computer graphics), are graphics that use a three-dimensional representation of geometric data (often Cartesian) that is stored in the computer for the purposes of performing calculations and rendering 2D images. The resulting images may be stored for viewing later (possibly as an animation) or displayed in real time.

3D computer graphics rely on many of the same algorithms as 2D computer vector graphics in the wire-frame model and 2D computer raster graphics in the final rendered display. In computer graphics software, 2D applications may use 3D techniques to achieve effects such as lighting, and, similarly, 3D may use some 2D rendering techniques. Autodesk Maya Certified User , odesk 3ds Max Certified User

What is Gaming Development?

A video game developer is a software developer that specializes in video game development – the process and related disciplines of creating video games. A game developer can range from one person who undertakes all tasks to a large business with employee responsibilities split between individual disciplines, such as programming, design, art, testing, etc. Most game development companies have video game publisher financial and usually marketing support. Self-funded developers are known as independent or indie developers and usually make indie games.

A developer may specialize in a certain video game console (such as Nintendo’s Nintendo Switch, Microsoft’s Xbox One, Sony’s PlayStation 4), or may develop for a number of systems (including personal computers and mobile devices). Video game developers specialize in certain types of games (such as role-playing video games or first-person shooters). Some focus on porting games from one system to another, or translating games from one language to another. Less commonly, some do software development work in addition to games.