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ICDL Modules and Outlines

ICDL is made up of a range of modules – each module provides a practical program of up-to-date skills and knowledge areas, which are validated by a test.

ICDL enables 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. Through the module combination that you choose, you create your individual ICDL Profile.

  • Base Modules
  • Standard Modules
Base Modules
  • Computer Essentials
  • Online Essentials
  • Spreadsheets
  • Word Processing

Research shows that the most effective way to learn a new skill is by trying it out three times. Once you have gone over it three times systematically, you are much more likely to retain it long after the training has finished.

Hence, we decided to use this principle extensively in our courses to maximize the skills transfer rate and retention. We call this Try, Practice and Demonstrate.

Computer Essentials

On completion of this module the candidate will be able to:

  • Understand key concepts relating to ICT, computers, devices and software.
  • Start up and shut down a computer
  • Work effectively on the computer desktop using icons, windows
  • Adjust the main operating system settings and use built-in help features
  • Create a simple document and print an output
  • Know about the main concepts of file management and be able to efficiently organize files and folders
  • Understand key storage concepts and use utility software to compress and extract large files
  • Understand network concepts and connection options and be able to connect to a network
  • Understand the importance of protecting data and devices from malware, and the importance of backing up data
  • Recognize considerations relating to green IT, accessibility, and user health

Syllabus Overview:

  • Computer and Devices
  • Desktop, Icons, Settings
  • Outputs
  • File Management
  • Networks
  • Security and Well-Being
Online Essentials

On completion of this module the candidate will be able to:

  • Understand web browsing and online security concepts
  • Use the web browser and manage browser settings, bookmarks, and web outputs
  • Search effectively for online information and critically evaluate web content
  • Understand key copyright and data protection issues
  • Understand concepts of online communities, communications and e-mail
  • Send, receive e-mails and manage e-mail settings
  • Organize and search e-mails and use calendars

Syllabus Overview:

  • Web Browsing Concepts
  • Web Browsing
  • Web-Based Information
  • Communication Concepts
  • Using E-mail
Word Processing

On completion of this module the candidate will be able to:

  • Work with documents and save them in different file formats
  • Choose built-in options, such as the Help function, to enhance productivity
  • Create and edit small-sized word processing documents that will be ready to share and distribute
  • Apply different formats to documents to enhance them before distribution; recognize good practice in choosing the appropriate formatting options
  • Insert tables, images, and drawn objects into documents
  • Prepare documents for mail merge operations
  • Adjust document page settings
  • Check and correct spelling before finally printing documents

Syllabus Overview:

  • Using the Application
  • Document Creation
  • Formatting
  • Objects
  • Mail Merge
  • Prepare Outputs
Spreadsheets

On completion of this module the candidate will be able to:

  • Work with spreadsheets and save them in different file formats
  • Choose built-in options, such as the Help function, within the application to enhance productivity
  • Enter data into cells; use good practice in creating lists
  • Select, sort and copy, move and delete data
  • Edit rows and columns in a worksheet
  • Copy, move, delete, and appropriately rename worksheets
  • Create mathematical and logical formulas using standard spreadsheet functions; use good practice in formula creation; recognize error values in formulas
  • Format numbers and text content in a spreadsheet
  • Choose, create, and format charts to communicate information meaningfully
  • Adjust spreadsheet page settings
  • Check and correct spreadsheet content before finally printing spreadsheets

Syllabus Overview:

  • Using the Application
  • Cells
  • Managing Worksheets
  • Formulas and Functions
  • Formatting
  • Charts
  • Prepare outputs
Standard Modules
  • Presentation
  • IT Security
  • Online Collaboration
Presentation

On completion of this module the candidate will be able to:

  • Work with presentations and save them in different file formats
  • Choose built-in options, such as the Help function, within the application to enhance productivity
  • Understand different presentation views and when to use them; choose different slide layouts and designs
  • Enter, edit, and format text in presentations
  • Recognize good practice in applying unique titles to slides
  • Choose, create, and format charts to communicate information meaningfully
  • Insert and edit pictures, images, and drawn objects
  • Apply animation and transition effects to presentations
  • Check and correct presentation content before finally printing and giving presentations

Syllabus Overview:

  • Using the Application
  • Developing a Presentation
  • Text
  • Charts
  • Graphical Objects
  • Prepare Outputs
IT Security

On completion of this module the candidate will be able to:

  • Understand the key concepts relating to the importance of secure information and data, physical security, privacy and identity theft
  • Protect a computer, device, or network from malware and unauthorised access
  • Understand the types of networks, connection types, and network specific issues, including firewalls
  • Browse the World Wide Web; communicate on the Internet securely
  • Understand security issues related to communications, including e-mail and instant messaging
  • Backup and restore data appropriately and safely; securely dispose of data and devices

Syllabus Overview:

  • Secure Data Management
  • Malware
  • Network Security
  • Secure Web Use
  • Communications
  • Security Concepts
Online Collaboration

On completion of this module the candidate will be able to:

  • Understand the key concepts relating to online collaboration and cloud computing
  • Set up accounts to prepare for online collaboration
  • Use online storage and web-based productivity applications to collaborate
  • Use online and mobile calendars to manage and plan activities
  • Collaborate and interact using social networks, blogs, and wikis
  • Schedule and host online meetings and use online learning environments
  • Understand key mobile technology concepts and use features such as e-mail, applications, and synchronization

Syllabus Overview:

  • Collaboration Concepts
  • Preparation for Online Collaboration
  • Using Online Collaborative Tools
  • Mobile Collaboration