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International Computer Driving Licence (ICDL)

ICDL is made up of a range of modules, categorised as: Base modules, Standard modules, and Advanced modules. Each ICDL module provides a practical programme of up-to-date skills and knowledge areas which are validated by a test. This range of modules will enable you to develop and certify your computer skills in the subject areas of your choosing and to the level that you need – either for work, or for day-to-day life.

1) Base modules

This module sets out essential concepts and skills relating to web browsing, effective information search, online communication and e-mail. Also, it is developed with input from computer users, subject matter experts, and
practising computer professionals from all over the world. This process ensures the relevance and range of module content.

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This module provides an introduction to some of the topics covered in the ICDL Base Profile. It introduces some of the essential concepts and skills relating to effective computer use, basic desktop management, creating and editing documents and spreadsheets, and communication via web searches and e-mail. Also, it is developed with input from computer users, subject matter experts, and practising computer professionals from all over the world. This process ensures the relevance and range of module content.

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This module covers the key skills and main concepts relating to ICT, computers, devices, and software. It certifies best practice in effective computer use. Also, it is developed with input from computer users, subject matter experts, and practicing computer professionals from all over the world. This process ensures the relevance and range of module content.

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This module caters for those with no experience whatsoever of computers and the Internet. This module also helps to remove the fear of using a computer for complete novices by using a simple, non-threatening approach to educating individuals in the basic skills of using a computer, email and the Internet. Furthermore, it is developed with input from computer users, subject matter experts, and practising computer professionals from all over the world. This process ensures the relevance and range of module content.

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2) Standard modules

This module allows candidates to demonstrate the ability 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. Also, it is developed with input from computer users, subject matter experts, and practising computer professionals from all over the world. This process ensures the relevance and range of module content.

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This module allows candidates to understand the concept of the secure use of ICT in daily life and to demonstrate competence in using ICT. Also, it is developed with input from computer users, subject matter experts, and practising computer professionals from all over the world. This process ensures the relevance and range of module content.

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This module allows candidates to understand the concept of Excel spreadsheets and to demonstrate an ability to use a spreadsheet to produce accurate work outputs. Also, it is developed with input from computer users, subject matter experts, and practising computer professionals from all over the world. This process ensures the relevance and range of module content.

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Perform Database Functions (Access 2010) requires the candidate to understand the concept of a database and demonstrate competence in using a database.

  • Understand what a database is and how it is organised and operated
  • Create a simple database and view the database content in various modes
  • Create a table, define and modify fields and their properties; enter and edit data in a table
  • Sort and filter a table or form; create, modify and run queries to retrieve specific information from a database
  • Understand what a form is and create a form to enter, modify and delete records and data in records
  • Create routine reports and prepare outputs ready for distribution

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This module allows candidates to understand and apply concepts as well as skills pertaining to the setup and use of online collaborative tools, such as storage, productivity applications, calendars, social media, web meetings, learning environments, and mobile technology. Also, it was developed with input from computer users, subject matter experts, and practicing computer professionals from all over the world. This process ensures the relevance and range of module content.

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This module allows candidates to understand the concept of presentations and to demonstrate competence in using powerpoint presentation software. Also, it is developed with input from computer users, subject matter experts, and practising computer professionals from all over the world. This process ensures the relevance and range of module content.

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3) Advanced modules

ICDL Advanced Database is a high level certification programme which enables candidates get more from the database application by giving them the skills to use the many advanced tools available in database applications to better manage and organise structured information.

  • Produce better reports deeper data analysis
  • Produce higher quality management information
  • Use advance features in table,query, form and report deisgn
  • Use macros within the database application
  • Import, export and link data

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The Advanced Presentation is a certification programme for candidates who wish to create effective, high-impact presentations using advanced features and who need to be able to prove their skills in this area. The Advanced Presentation certification covers advanced presentation features that will allow you to use the presentation application to its full potential.

  • Plan and design more effective presentations that have greater impact
  • Use advanced features to customise layout and shows
  • Use and manipulate pictures, images and drawn objects, charts/graphs in presentations
  • Add sophisticated multimedia elements to presentations
  • Use the powerful relating tools to link information to other applications

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The Advanced Spreadsheets is a high level certification programme which presents candidates with the opportunity to bring their spreadsheet skills to an expert level. This allows them to use the full potential of the spreadsheet application to produce higher quality management information.

  •     Produce higher quality information
  •     Pinpoint key information quicker and more easily
  •     Provide more sharply-defined analysis
  •     Produce more sophisticated reports
  •     Use advanced editing, data handling, functions and analysis features
  •     Use macros within the spreadsheets application

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Advanced Word Processing is a high level certification programme where candidates can demonstrate their ability to use the advanced features of word processing applications to enhance their work, improve productivity and save time. The Advanced Word Processing module give candidates the opportunity to be certified at an ‘expert level’ in the use of word processing applications, acquiring skills sets over and above the routine features of the software.

  •     Apply advanced text, paragraph, column and table formatting. Convert text to a table and vice versa.
  •     Work with referencing features like footnotes, endnotes and captions. Create tables of contents, indexes and cross-references.
  •     Enhance productivity by using fields, forms and templates.
  •     Apply advanced mail merge techniques and work with automation features like macros.
  •     Use linking and embedding features to integrate data.
  •     Collaborate on and review documents. Work with master documents and sub-documents. Apply document security features.
  •     Work with watermarks, sections, and headers and footers in a document.

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