Tribes are learning that one of the ways to improve their economic condition of their reservations and their people is through the training and education of its community members - both young and old.   In today's global economy, the use of computers is universal - where 5 out of 6 jobs require at least some basic knowledge of computers and software utilization.  These certifications will also empower any individual to secure good, stable jobs - many of which can be performed at home on the reservation.  These are the new tools by which our people can strenghten themselves and their families - while embracing the spiritual power that surrounds us all.

In partnership with CERTIPORT, Inc. (www.certiport.com) of American Fork, Utah, the "TRIBES Computer Training/Testing Center" is designed to work with tribes in establishing computer training and testing centers around the country. The primary focus is to provide the necessary training and testing for certifications in IC3 (Internet and Computing Core Certification), Microsoft Office Specialist, Microsoft Application Specialist and Adobe products.

Certiport is the world leader in standards-based certification solutions that enable personal and professional advancement through globally portable credentials.  Certiport is the exclusive provider of Microsoft certifications worldwide and also provides services to help individuals to achieve more, distinguish themselves, and advance in today's academic and professional environments.

Established in 1997, Certiport is a pioneer in validating fundamental computer skills and knowledge through performance-based testing leading to certification. Our certifications add value and credibility to any resume. As the creator and worldwide distributor of the Microsoft Office Specialist program, Certiport is responsible for the development, marketing, and administration of certification programs for the Microsoft Office suite of products. Certiport also offers the Internet and Computing Core Certification (ICĀ³), which validates basic knowledge and ability to use computer hardware, software, and the Internet productively. 

Headquartered in American Fork, Utah, Certiport delivers exams in 128 countries and 20 languages. More than 47,000 exams are administered each month through more than 12,000 Certiport Centers worldwide.