Digital Technologies

ICAS Digital Technologies assesses skills and knowledge in the areas of:

-Databases

-Graphics and multimedia

-Internet use and email programs

-Networks and other communications systems

-Operating systems and computer hardware

-Programming and scripting

-Spreadsheets

-Word processing

 

The papers cover content on:

-Digital Systems including hardware and software, operating systems, cloud computing and data representation.

-Basic and advanced operations and formatting in word processing, use of tables, style sheets, animations and referencing.

-Presentations, integrated multimedia and data visualisation.

-Use of search engines, emails, web design, social media, online collaborative projects and applying social and ethical protocols and practices in the use of digital technologies.

-Use of operations to maintain and manage data and databases.

-Programming principles and concepts which includes block-based coding, flowcharts, sequence, loops, pseudocode, algorithms and desk checking.

To find out more about the areas assessed, download a PDF copy of the ICAS Digital Technologies assessment framework.

Test Structure

PaperBreakdown of QuestionsTest Duration
A 30 multiple choice 30 minutes
B 30 multiple choice 30 minutes
C 35 multiple choice 35 minutes
D 35 multiple choice 35 minutes
E 40 multiple choice 40 minutes
F 40 multiple choice 40 minutes
G 45 multiple choice 45 minutes
H 45 multiple choice 45 minutes

Paper to year level equivalent