Introduction to Computers and Information Technology

IC3 Certification Preparation

Introduction to Computers & Information Technology, Preparing for IC3 Certification, Fourth Edition teaches the digital literacy concepts and skills students need to succeed in a technology-based world. This text helps students build a concrete understanding of how computers work and how various types of computing devices and accessories are used in school, work, and at home. The content is organized around the seven areas of digital literacy covered within the three IC3 GS6 exams to support students working toward industry certification.

The book consists of three parts:

Part 1, Digital Literacy Fundamentals, explores hardware and software basics, input and output devices, storage, and operating systems. Students learn how computers work; how to identify and use peripherals and storage devices; and how to use operating systems, utility programs, and wired and wireless networks. Part 1 also introduces mobile devices, cloud computing, and security threats.


Part 2, Digital Content Management, teaches introductory skills in word processing, spreadsheets, database, graphics programs, presentation programs, and multimedia.


Part 3, Digital Communication, covers the latest in communication devices, including smartphones and tablets, as well as the network technology they run on.


Features of the fourth edition include:

The text is written specifically for today’s secondary student with clear objectives, vocabulary terms and simple explanations at the outset of each chapter.

Numerous features throughout the text help extend learning and engage students.


Other features highlight the latest technology innovations.

Technology@home, Technology@school, Technology@work, and Think About It features connect the technology concepts to real life.


The end of each chapter provides concept and vocabulary review and reinforcement exercises along with preparation for the IC3 exams.


Teacher’s Wraparound Edition

The valuable Teacher's Wraparound Edition includes teaching tips, discussion questions, project ideas and lesson plans for advanced, on-level, and special needs students. Other Teacher Resources include:

  • Test Bank with TestGen software
  • IC3 GS6 Correlation Guide
  • Procedure Reference Guide for Microsoft® Office (365 & Chromebook) and Google Docs
  • A variety of classroom presentation options
  • Optional keyboarding practice exercises

Featuring the Exclusive Pearson MyLab® Platform

Use the exclusive Pearson MyLab® technology for a robust, flexible learning experience designed to engage students and make teaching easier and more effective in classroom or remote learning environments.

MyLab Introduction to Computers and Information Technology includes:


The MyLab student etext with search and navigation, as well as notetaking and study tools, that are accessible from any computer or mobile device.

Each chapter includes a number of engaging narrated presentations called Sound Bytes as well as tutorial videos on a variety of technology subjects - ideal for remote learning.


Students will also enjoy interactive, self-graded homework and assessment activities such as drag and drop and matching. Results of all the interactivities are recorded in the Gradebook.

For the teacher, class management resources include communication tools to make announcements and updates as well as assignment tools to customize instruction, set due dates, prerequisites, and more.


A Gradebook makes it easy to track progress and produce reports by class or by student.


Discipline: Career & Technical Education

Copyright: 2022

Delivery Method: Blended (Print & Digital)

Funding Sources: ESSER

Introduction to Computers & Information Technology, Preparing for IC3 Certification, Fourth Edition

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