One in 10 millennials have not applied for jobs because they lack confidence in their skills. Digital literacy isn’t just about recreational Internet usage. A perceived lack of digital literacy skills is impacting people in very real ways. Around 10% of millennials said they didn’t apply for a job because they felt they didn’t have adequate digital literacy skills.

  • Computing Fundamentals

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.

Computer Hardware, Devices, Peripherals, and Troubleshooting

Computers and devices are a part of our every day lives, yet many people still lack a basic understanding of the technology they commonly use. This domain tests the user’s ability to effectively use a computer operating system to perform everyday tasks such as installing software, managing files, and changing system settings. It also explores the hardware and components of modern computers and devices, including such peripherals as printers, cameras, scanners, and game controllers. Finally, Computing Fundamentals examines processes for maintaining computer equipment, protecting hardware from theft or damage, and solving common hardware problems


Global Standard 5 (GS5) continues to include all of the features and objectives that have made IC3 one of the world’s most trusted Digital Literacy standards, while adding new and updated content to better align with today’s evolving technologies

• Types of computers, how they process information, and the purpose and function of different hardware components • Computer equipment and common problems relating to computer hardware

• Common operating systems such as Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Android, iOS, etc.

• General computer knowledge, including basic hardware, software, networking and troubleshooting

Mobile Devices

Cellular phone concepts – Implications of owning a device, carrier and connection plans, and contracts.

Cellular enabled tablets and devices – Wi-Fi management, functions of a tablet, and cellular data usage versus Wi-Fi connectivity. 

Smartphones – Apps, abilities and limitations, Internet connections, and user benefits of apps and handheld operating systems.

Instant Messaging  Differentiate between SMS and MMS, mechanics of instant messaging, and using basic features of chat and Skype.

Configuring Notifications Appointment and notification configuration, alert types and settings, and notification rules.

Cloud Computing

Cloud Concepts Cloud storage versus cloud access, and sharing and collaboration via the cloud. Access and Use of the Cloud  Account management, and uploading content.

Web Apps vs. Local Apps – Software as a Service (SaaS) concepts, and understanding Learning Management Systems (LMS).

Web App Types – Online storage apps, online office apps (Google Apps, Office 365), Database driven CRM apps, and difference in app types (browser, tablet, smartphone, desktop).

What is included in the course fees?

This Course Fee excludes your exam voucher. Unfortunately, the Certiport Assessment Centres do not allow tuition providers to pay for learners and request that a learner does so themselves. Due to the fluctuation of the exam costs (Rand-US Dollar exchange), we are unable to indicate accurate exam costs, so you will need to contact your closest Certiport Centre to determine this exam cost.  You can locate one closest to you here:

Please, be aware that  all course materials are only offered online. In other words, you will not be receiving any hard copies of the textbook, and you will need to access all the required content through your online classroom, where you’ll be able to find the following course content:

  • A digital textbook (PDF) focused on all the content you’ll need to pass the exam successfully
  • Videos and Learning material to ensure you are coveredto understand practical concepts
  • Learning objectives and skills covered in each lesson
  • A glossary of key terms for each lesson
  • summary of what you will learn, as well as the important points on which to focus
  • Practice files OR quizzes to accompany the step-by-step exercises in your textbook
  • PDF summary of everything you’ve covered in the textbook
  • study guide and exercise files to help you with your exam prep
  • A set of mock exams to be covered before undertaking global exams.

Exam Dates

You can start studying whenever you want – there are no specific course starting dates.

All of our assessments are computer-based and, therefore, done online. You are required to book an exam appointment via our Campus Assessment Centre at least 2 weeks prior to your exam date to prepare for your assessme


Status: Accredited course

Type & reward: IC3 GS5 Comp Fundamentals Certificate

Provided by: IC3 GS5 Comp Fundamentals Minimum credits: N/A

G-CITI Campus is a registered provider of Autodesk Certified User  training programmes. Autodesk Certified User is an industry leader in technological development and sets the de facto standard worldwide. They offer internationally recognised information technology certifications which provide valuable knowledge needed to begin or expand a career in information technology and development. They continuously update and develop their study programmes to keep up with technological advances, and they ensure that the exams are relevant to the IT industry.