The Oman Information & Technology Authority (ITA) aims to transform the Sultanate Of Oman into a sustainable knowledge society by leveraging information and com-munication technologies to enhance government services, businesses and individuals. In accordance with eOman, the Sultan of Oman’s e-Governance initiative, the ITA approved Certiport’s Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC³®) to ensure civil service employees possess foundational digital literacy skills to compete in today’s world.
IC³ provides students and job-seekers with the foundation of knowledge they need to succeed in environments that require the use of computers and the Internet. The IC³ Global Standard , an internationally recognized standard for digital literacy, reflects the most relevant skills needed in today’s academic and business environments including: Computing Fundamentals, Key Applications, and Living Online.
After examining several technical certifications, the ITA chose to partner with Global Skills LLC to deliver the IC³ exam as a training and achievement certificate for 93,000 civil service employees in Oman. As a Certiport Solution Provider, Global Skills of-fers individuals current and relevant digital skills and credentials for the competitive global workforce. Through the IC³ program, ITA will work to close the digital gap and spread digital literacy throughout Oman’s government bodies and ultimately to the Omani people.