Cambridge International Certificate Test for the Skills of Information Technology
Accredited by Cambridge University in the UK
Department of IT offers training programs related to "Cambridge
International Certificate Test for the Skills of Information Technology"
in both Arabic and English. Students can appear for the test to get
Primary and Advanced Cambridge International Certificate for the skills
of Information Technology (based on the performance of the student in
the test). The certificate is accredited by Cambridge University in the
UK, and the certificate thus issued is equal to the completed Course in
Computer Skills in the plan of the Preparatory Year. It is worth
mentioning here that this certificate is endorsed by the Civil Service
Office, as the Primary Certificate is equal to a three months session,
and the Advanced Certificate is equal to a six months session.
Program of Cambridge International Certificate for the Skills of Information Technology:
curriculum of Cambridge International Certificate for the Skills of
Information Technology has been chosen because it is an internationally
acknowledged and reliable standard of measurement in computer skills.
The certificate is also considered the most acceptable certificate in
its field in the academic environment, as the curriculum of the
certificate course has been prepared in accordance with scientific base
and accuracy, and it is accredited by the International Cambridge Board
for Tests affiliated to Cambridge University, ranked as one of the best
five universities in the world. That prompted many universities,
academic foundations, international organizations, and work bodies,
including the Ministry of Civil Service in KSA, to certify Cambridge
International Certificate for the Skills of Information Technology as an
official qualification in the field of Information Technology.
Objectives of the program
purpose of this certificate is to prepare the trainees to use
information technology in the best way when dealing with computer
applications and the basic usage, through interactive tests that measure
the training process outcomes accurately by measuring the level of
obtained skills of the trainee.
Levels of the Program
Cambridge International Certificate for the Skills of Information
Technology consists of two levels: primary and advanced. The program has
been designed to cover the basic information about and skills in
information technology that students and employees usually need to
develop their technical and practical expertise in the field of
information technology. The trainee is awarded the Cambridge Certificate
(primary level) after passing four tests covering four units of the
program. Also, the trainee is awarded the Cambridge Certificate
(advanced level) after passing the three tests left for the last three
units of the program. At the end, the students will have done seven
courses of the program. The program represents the first step towards
the progress, in order to get more advanced computer certificates.
Description of the Program Units
A course, Cambridge International Certificate for IT will be held at two acknowledged test centers for the certificate. They are – Arar center for male students and Arar center for female students. The guidelines are as follows:
1. Registration is open for the students (male/female) of Northern Border University only.
2. The prescribed fee for the test, SR 459/- should be deposited in the bank account of the Deanship of Preparatory Year and Supportive Studies. Receipt of the payment must to be submitted to the registration-in-charge of the center and the prescribed form is to be filled-in.
3. SR 400/- shall be refunded to the students who qualify seven qualifying tests to obtain Cambridge International [Advanced] Certificate.SR 310/- will be refunded to those students who pass the qualifying exams to obtain Cambridge International Certificate (Basic level). SR 50/ will be deducted as certificate fee and SR 19/ are deducted as cargo fees.
4. SR 30/ shall be deducted from the students who don't pass the tests in first attempt, for each re-test.
5. The time of the test will be notified by the Department of Computer Skills at the Deanship of Preparatory Year and Supportive Studies. Time of the test will be decaled in advance, accordingly.
6. The students will be given a bag by the registration-in-charge, which is not to be returned after delivery.
7. Priority in registration is given to those who reserve a seat and pay the prescribed fees.
8. A student will be awarded Cambridge International Certificate (Basic Level) after passing 4 levels; and Cambridge International [Advanced] Certificate on passing 7 levels of the course.
9. Cambridge International [Advanced] Certificate is equal to completion of the prescribed syllabus for Computer Skills in the plan of study for the Preparatory Year.
NB: For further information, please refer to the Department of Computer Skills at the Deanship, or visit the deanship website and surf the Department of Computer Skills page.