International Computer Driving License

Level Beginner
Certificate International Computer Driving License
Abbreviation ICDL

Course Description

ICDL programmes are for anyone who wishes to become fully competent in the use of a computer and common applications. Computer skills enable people of all ages to understand and use technology to improve their personal and professional lives.

The course qualifies the person to obtain the ICDL certificate which includes seven tests: the first is a theoretical assessment of the applicant's knowledge of the basic principles of computer and information technology. The other six tests are a process to evaluate the competence of the applicant in the use of the personal computer and the extent of his knowledge of applications and common computer programs.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, trainees should be able to:

  • Know the main components of computer and understand the basics of information technology, the use of computer networks and information security
  • Demonstrate the knowledge in using the core functions of computer and operating systems
  • The ability to use word processor
  • Understand the basics and the use of electronic spreadsheets
  • Understand the basics of databases and the ability to use the database
  • Show the required ability to prepare presentations
  • Search the Internet using an Internet browser, and dealing with electronic mail for sending and receiving electronic messaging

Vendor Description

The ECDL Foundation, a non-profit organisation based in Dublin, publishes the ICDL Syllabi that list the learning objectives for the ICDL modules and guarantees the compliance with international standards. It ensures that the testing methods, syllabi and exams meet current technical requirements.

Certificate Description

A trainee must complete the course with attendance rate over 80% to obtain a certification in ICDL.

Target Attendence

  • Individuals who need to use the computer to do their jobs at work places or at home.
  • People who are new to using computers.
  • And all individuals who want to learn the basics of dealing with the computer and Microsoft Office programs and obtain a certificate to prove their ability to do so.

Microsoft Operating System Windows 7
Microsoft Office Word 2010
Microsoft Office Excel 2010
Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 & Microsoft Office Outlook 2010
Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2010
Microsoft Office Access 2010
IT Security

ICDL modules provide a practical programme of up-to-date skills and knowledge areas which are validated by a test.