Taipei, 15 March 2013 – IC CITIZEN Certification, the first home grown product developed by Prestariang Systems Sdn Bhd has successfully gained global recognition by receiving the Exceptional Performance Award at the Certiport APAC Partner Conference, held in Taipei, Taiwan recently.
IC CITIZEN, dubbed as the first of its kind in the world that is specially developed and designed to produce digitally literate and responsible Netizens. This unique yet universal certification program aims to impart Acceptable Usage Policy (AUP) that lays down rules of acceptable 'netiquette' or behavior that must be applied when operating digital devices and accessing the Internet within a society.
According to Certiport’s APAC representative, many factors were taken into consideration in selecting the winners. While uploads and year-on-year growth were the critical factors; special efforts and strategic initiatives were considered as well.
For US-based Certiport Inc., the IC CITIZEN is developed as its Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC3)’s fourth module which focuses on online ethics and best practices. This valuable tool for preparing youth to use computers, the Internet, and other technology responsibly was officially launched in November 2010. IC CITIZEN was created by Prestariang, a Certiport partner in Malaysia and is applicable to Internet users globally. It is currently marketed in partnership with US-based Certiport Inc, at more than 10,000 centres in over 152 countries.
On the local front, the 1CITIZEN Program that offers IC CITIZEN was a runaway success for Prestariang in FY2012, with certification awarded to 29,457 participants. 1CITIZEN Program was launched in 2011 as an initiative to support the 1Malaysia concept in fostering unity through enhanced digital literacy and improved internet etiquette.
Prestariang had been awarded a two-year contract to offer this program by the Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE) and the Ministry of Information, Communications and Culture (MICC).
Corporate Communications Dept
15 March 2013