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Certiport prepares individuals with current and relevant digital skills and credentials for the competitive global workforce. These solutions include the Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC³®), Microsoft® Office Specialist, Microsoft® Business Certification, and Adobe Certified Associate programs, delivered by Certiport Centers worldwide. NC Elite and Certiport want you to succeed in your pursuit of the following certifications. We have provided the resources to help you prepare for your exam experience. Using these preparatory resources will greatly improve your chances for obtaining your desired certifications.


How to register: Several available registration options. Online, Phone, Call Center, or Directly at center. Walk-in are available after 11am except on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Important: Be sure to bring 2 forms of ID: one must be government issued and photo-bearing Training material can be ordered by phone or online For testing vouchers call (919) 677-9026 For sample questions, please visit www.certiport.com

Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC³®) is the ideal certification for anyone that wants to demonstrate critical computer and Internet skills valued in today’s academic and professional environments. Because digital literacy is vital to the success in both of these endeavors, IC³ is the perfect credential for both traditional and non-traditional students as well as employees. IC³ enables people to keep pace with the standards of digital literacy. IC³ Certification offers you the opportunity to learn and demonstrate computer and Internet literacy that accurately validates skills and productivity in the workplace. IC³ certification helps you learn and demonstrate Internet and digital literacy through a worldwide industry standard. Each exam takes less than an hour to complete. The IC³ training and certification program covers a broad range of computing knowledge and skills that proves competency. Individuals seeking IC³ certification are required to take and pass all three IC³ exams: Computing Fundamentals, Key Applications, and Living Online.

Computing Fundamentals: Computer Hardware, Computer Software, Using an Operating System

Key Applications: Common Program Functions, Word Processing Functions, Spreadsheet Functions, Presentation Software Functions

Living Online: Networks and the Internet, Electronic Mail, Using the Internet, The Impact of Computing and the Internet on Society


Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) is the official Microsoft Office certification for desktop productivity. Microsoft Office Specialist is the credential required by academia and business, recognized globally as the premier credential chosen by individuals seeking to validate their knowledge, skills and abilities relating to the Microsoft Office systems.  In academia, MOS promotes success in the class room for students and instructors, and prepares students for an increasingly competitive workforce. For business, MOS maximizes office productivity and efficiency for the organization and increases job satisfaction and heightens career achievement among employees.   In workforce development, MOS prepares and places job candidates, ensuring they possess the skills employers require.

Microsoft Office Specialist exams use “live” or real applications to provide the most authentic evaluation of your knowledge, skills, and abilities. Certiport’s performance-based testing uses specialized examination software while simultaneously running the actual Office programs. You can prepare for your certification exams by using officially licensed Microsoft Office training , courseware, assessments, and practice tests. Expert level certifications are offered for Word and Excel. Exams are available for Microsoft Office 2007 and Office 2010. MOS offers four levels of certification: Specialist, Expert, Master, and Master Instructor. Certification is available in the programs listed below.

Microsoft Office Word• Microsoft Office Excel• Microsoft Office Outlook• Microsoft Office PowerPoint• Microsoft Office Access• Microsoft Office Project

For millions of people around the globe, Microsoft Certifications are  known and trusted differentiators of an individual's technology competency. That's why Microsoft and Certiport are pleased to present  you with the Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) certification, a new entry-level credential from Microsoft that validates essential technology knowledge, enabling students to explore academic and career  options, and take the first step toward building a successful career in technology. Whether you are new to technology, changing jobs, or a seasoned IT  professional, becoming certified demonstrates to customers, peers, and  employers that you are committed to advancing your skills and taking on greater challenges. In addition, certification provides you with access  to exclusive Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) resources and  benefits, including opportunities to connect with a vast, global network of MCPs.

Adobe certification is an industry standard of excellence, and it's the absolute best way to communicate your proficiency in leading products from Adobe. Adobe is today's most popular Web design and multi-media application.

An Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) credential certifies individuals have the entry-level skills to plan, design, build, and maintain effective communications using different forms of digital media. For those seeking employment that requires demonstrating the ability to use digital media needed to plan, design, build, and maintain effective communications, Adobe Certified Associate is a certification program that validates the skills of job seekers.

Adobe offers three areas in which to gain certification for entry-level skills:                                                                                    Rich Media Communication using Adobe Flash                                                                                                                                           Web Communication using Adobe Dreamweaver                                                                                                                                 Visual Communication using Adobe Photoshop

The HP Accredited Technical Associate (HP ATA) certification provides a complete learning solution including courseware, hands-on labs,  practice tests, and certification exams that goes well beyond simple  concepts and product knowledge. The HP ATA certification delivers the industry’s first  architect-level certification designed for academia. It validates real-world skills and prepares students for employment in small and medium business environments.

Intuit QuickBooks, the industry leader in managerial accounting software for small business, provides an easy-to-understand platform for students to grasp accounting concepts while honing skills in the most prevalent bookkeeping application in small business today.  Students can validate their QuickBooks knowledge by becoming an Intuit QuickBooks Certified User (QBCU).

The CompTIA Strata IT Fundamentals certificate program offers  individuals a broad introduction to computing technology and serves as a critical stepping stone to advanced technical learning and IT skills.  The exam measures an individual's knowledge of basic IT terminology and skills, such as setting up a basic PC work station, installing software, identifying compatibility issues and recognizing and preventing basic security risks.