Introduction to ITQ Test

Significance and purpose of ITQ tests

The ITQ (Information Technology Qualification) test, is administered in order for the Korean government to officially certify the scored and graded levels of IT management and practice skills by objectively evaluating the IT technology capabilities of the members of businesses, agencies and organization and thereby pursuing the computerization of the industry through the enhancement of IT competence of the industrial workforce as well as promoting the computerization of the nation at large.

Organized by :

  • Organized by : the Korea Productivity Center (the “KPC”), a special corporation under the Ministry of Knowledge Economy (the “MKE”)
  • Sponsored by : Microsoft Korea and Hangul & Computer (Haansoft.INC)
  • Participated by : 600 members of the KPC and certain colleges and universities under industry-academic collaboration programs

Operation of ITQ program

  • To be used as a training and evaluation system for IT technologies
  • To be connected with the credit transfer programs for the foundational computer courses of colleges and universities
  • To be connected with the credit transfer programs of related departments of junior colleges and used to grant extraordinary benefits in admitting students from vocational high schools
  • To be used as criteria for evaluating the level of applicants’ personnel informatization of the for the Productivity Awards (Industrial Decorations and Medals)
  • To encourage businesses and public organizations to use test results to favor those with ITQ licenses in recruiting new employees as well as in performance rating processes for promotion evaluation.

ITQ test subjects

⑴ ITQ tests are administered to evaluate levels of practical IT skills.
⑵ An applicant may select and apply for up to three subjects out of five: HaanSoft Hangul and the Korean version of MS Word, MS Excel, MS Access, MS PowerPoint, and the Internet.

CertificationITQ test subjectsSoftware
ITQ (Information Technology Qualification)HaanSoft HangulHaanSoft Hangul 2005
MS WordMS Office 2003
MS Excel
MS Access
MS PowerPoint
InternetInternet Explorer

Distribution of marks, number of items and testing hours

Distribution of marksItems and test methodsTesting hours
500 points for each subjectFive to ten items and practice-oriented (practical) skills test.Sixty minutes per subject