ICDL Requirement

ICDL stands for "International Computer Driving License". ICDL requirement 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 either for work, or for day-to-day life.
The ICDL range of modules is categorized as follows:

Module 1: 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 & devices from malware, and the importance of backing up data , recognize considerations relating to green IT, accessibility, and user health.

Module 2: 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.

Module 3: 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.

Module 4: 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.

Module 5: 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

Module 6: Using Databases

On completion of this module the candidate will be able to: understand what a database is and how it is organized 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; create a form to enter, modify, and delete records and data in records, create routine reports and prepare outputs ready for distribution.

Module 7: IT Security

On completion of this module the candidate will be able to understand the importance of keeping information and data secure, and identify common data/privacy protection, retention and control principles, recognize threats to personal security from identity theft and potential threats to data from using cloud computing, be able to use passwords and encryption to secure files and data. , understand the threat of malware and be able to protect a computer, device or network from malware and address malware attacks, recognize common network and wireless security types and be able to use personal firewalls and personal hotspots. , protect a computer or device from unauthorized access and be able to safely manage and update passwords, use appropriate web browser settings and understand how to authenticate websites and browse the web securely. , understand communication security issues that can arise from using e-mail, social networks, voice over Internet protocol, instant messaging and mobile devices, back up and restore data to local and cloud storage locations and delete and dispose of data and devices securely.