Business College Selected To Beta Test IC3 Technical Certifications

Community Business College, an adult vocational school based in Modesto, brings advanced technology IC3 GS4 certifications to California’s Central Valley.
MODESTO, Calif. - July 30, 2014 - PRLog -- Community Business College ( has been selected as a West Coast center for the international rollout of the new IC3 GS4 industry certification examination. The selection means the Modesto, California college will be participating in the beta testing of the new GS4 exams and cloud-based testing environment. Officials at the school report they have started the testing with current students and graduates and are opening the testing to members of the general public who desire technical computing certifications.

The school was chosen because of its expertise in the technologies required for implementing the exams and its extensive experience in beta testing technical certification exams.

To implement the program, Community Business College ( is providing free vouchers to local Central Valley residents who want to assist in the beta testing of these fully online exams. In exchange for their evaluations of the exam system, participants will receive official certificates for each exam they pass. The school is absorbing all costs for this high-technology project and will provide these services all at no cost to the participants. The vouchers will be distributed on a first-come-first-served basis up until the project is complete.

School Director, Dan Guerra, said, “The overall goal of the project is to test the functionality of the updated exams and their new delivery engine environment. Modesto, with its new initiatives to kick start its technology sector, is a great place for this to happen.”

The IC3 GS4 Exam is a basic technology user certification for computer industry workers who need to operate computers or computing devices at the feature and functionality level.

The exams test users’ abilities to solve basic digital literacy problems, use basic productivity applications, and understand the structure of common technologies. In addition, the exam questions assess the ability to apply existing knowledge to deal with unfamiliar situations and scenarios.

Community Business College ( is also offering a study guide and informational outline on its website for those interested in learning more about the exam. Once the beta testing is complete, the live version of the exam will be continuously available at the institution.

About Community Business College
Community Business College ( has been training people in workforce development skills for over 17 years. The school offers  job placement assistance to its unemployed graduates and enrichment classes for its working graduates to meet its goal of helping students practice lifelong learning. On-ground and distance-learning vocational classes include Computer Office Specialist;  HVACR Installer; Certified Medical Coder, Legal Secretary; Solar And Photovaltaic Installer; and Medical Billing And Coding.

Students attending the school are funded by veterans programs, the MyCAA military spouse scholarship program, and the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) training funding.

The school’s other enrichment programs include advanced technology training, specific software classes, Business Spanish, English As A Second Language (ESL) and certifications.

Community Business College ( maintains an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau for student satisfaction.

Enrichment courses focus on common operating systems such as Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, and Android. Software classes are based on Office applications (Microsoft Office, OpenOffice, LibreOffice, Office 365, Google Docs, and iWork) and standard computer productivity applications such as word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, multi-media, and file and data management.

Courses on Internet technology include standard Web browser applications, (e.g. Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, Chrome, and Opera), and now include a newly launched course in Cloud Computing.

The college also participates in a program which assists students in completing their high school diploma and obtaining their GEDs free of charge.

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