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ICDL – International Computer Driving License

ICDL – International Computer Driving License

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ICDL is the world’s leading computer skills certification. To date more than 14 million people have engaged with the ICDL programme, in over 100 countries, through our network of over 24,000 ICDL Accredited Test Centres (ATCs).

The ICDL programme defines the skills and competencies necessary to use a computer and common computer applications. It offers a wide range of modules including Computer Essentials, Word Processing and IT Security. Candidates take tests in the modules which are most relevant to their educational and professional requirements, thereby creating their ICDL Profile. Whether in school, university or in the workplace, ICDL offers the skills you need to succeed.

Create your ICDL Profile today by joining other ICDL candidates from around the world in certifying your computer skills to the international standard.

 

Choose from our range of modules below:

Base Module – ICDL Base modules certify skills that are considered essential skills because they are crucial for anyone who uses a computer to possess.

    • Computer Essentials
      • This module will teach you the essential concepts and skills relating to the use of devices, file creation and management, networks and data security.
    • Online Essentials
      • This module will teach you the essential concepts and skills relating to web browsing, effective information search, online communication and e-mail.
    • Word Processing
      • This module teaches you to use a word processing application to accomplish everyday tasks associated with creating, formatting and finishing small-sized word processing documents, such as letters and other everyday documents
    • Spreadsheets
      • This module teaches you to understand the concept of spreadsheets and to use a spreadsheet application. It will enable you to perform tasks associated with developing, formatting, modifying and using a spreadsheet, to use standard formulas and functions, and to competently create and format graphs or charts.

Intermediate Modules – ICDL Intermediate modules complement our range of Base modules. They will enable you to develop your skills in knowledge areas that are appropriate for your everyday life, or for your job role.

    • Presentation
      • This module will enable you to demonstrate competence in using presentation tools on a computer. It will teach you to perform tasks such as creating, formatting, modifying and preparing presentations using different slide layouts for display and printed distribution.
    • Using Databases
      • This module develops work-based skills. It will enable you to understand the main concepts of databases and demonstrate the ability to use a database application. This includes creating and modifying tables, queries, forms and reports, and preparing outputs ready for distribution, as well as learning to relate tables and to retrieve and manipulate information from a database by using query and sort tools.
    • Online Collaboration
      • This module teaches you how to effectively collaborate on online/remote project, either for work or study. It sets out concepts and skills relating to the setup and use of online collaborative tools, such as storage, productivity applications, calendars, social media, web meetings, learning environments, and mobile technology.
    • IT Security
      • This IT Security module has been developed to enable you, the computer user (rather than IT professionals), to identify and protect yourself and their organisation from common security challenges when using ICT. It will also teach you how to operate safely when online.
    • Project Planning
      • Project Planning has been developed to enable you, the computer user (rather than IT professionals) to use project management software to prepare project plans and monitor projects including planning and managing time, costs, tasks, and resources. These skills can be applied to both work and home-based projects.

Advanced Modules – ICDL Advanced modules will enable you to become a ‘power user’/perform advanced actions in four of the most commonly used applications. These modules are aimed at the work user who needs to demonstrate an in depth knowledge of these applications in the course of their job role. Prior to taking an ICDL Advanced module, it is recommended that you will already have successfully completed the respective ICDL module, however this is not mandatory.

    • Advanced Word Processing
      • This module will provide you with the ability to use the advanced features of word processing applications to enhance your work, improve productivity and save time. By successfully completing this module you will acquire a skill set over and above the routine features of the software.
    • Advanced Spreadsheets
      • Successful completion of this module will enable you to master the more advanced functions of spreadsheet applications, enabling you to produce more sophisticated  reports, and to perform complex mathematical and statistical calculations. These skills will save you considerable amounts of time and will improve your productivity.
    • Advanced Database
      • The skills gained through this module will enable you to maximise advanced database functions, in order to manage and analyse high volumes of data. This will enable you to efficiently produce the quantity and quality of information that business today demands.
    • Advanced Presentation
      • This module covers advanced presentation features that will allow you to use the presentation application to its full potential, and to plan and design more effective presentations that have greater impact and that will better engage and involve an audience.
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