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If you're looking for the simplest way to better your computer skills, then take a look into doing the ECDL or ICDL as an effective means of upgrading your it skills. Providing you with opportunity for a better job, a promotion or just the knowledge to wonder around your pc without getting lost!

By Paul Buggs


The European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL, European version) and International Computer Driving Licence (ICDL, outside Europe version) are one of the fasted growing qualifications in the world at present. Please note that the ECDL and ICDL are made of the same questions and cover the same syllabus. The qualifications have several levels form beginner to advance and cover the following areas:

The beginner, core qualification is made up of seven modules (v5.0 implemented during 2009):

  • I.T. Security
  • Using the Computer and Managing Files
  • Word Processing
  • Spreadsheets
  • Database
  • PowerPoint
  • Using Email and the Internet

The advanced qualification is made up of four modules (v2.0 implemented during 2009):

  • Word Processing
  • Spreadsheets
  • Database
  • PowerPoint

The ECDL, ICDL qualification raises the general level of I.T. and computer skills, allowing learners to be more productive at home and at work. The qualification also improves job prospects for learners by providing an internationally recognised prerequisite qualification standard for many major companies and high ranking officials and governments alike worldwide. With a superior syllabus, uniquely validated to ensure that it is always relevant, up-to-date (new syllabuses implemented during 2009) and meaningful, learners can be confident that the ECDL, ICDL qualifications offers a certification of unrivalled quality.

The ECDL, ICDL programme is for anyone who needs to demonstrate to an international standard that they are fully competent in the use of a personal computer (PC) and common computer applications (Microsoft Office) internet, email.

The qualification is available through the British Computer Society (BCS) in the UK. In Europe and internationally other awarding bodies are available. There are thousands of test centres worldwide and the qualification is currently offered in 148 countries and growing each year. With over six million learners, this makes the ECDL, ICDL the largest end user qualification in the world.

As a worldwide recognised qualification and available through home study as well as college study the ECDL and ICDL qualification can offer many advantages over other current qualifications available, these include:

  • Employment
  • Promotion
  • Career Change
  • Self-Employed
  • Home Working
  • Global Recognition
  • Flexible learning

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For more information on the European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) or the International Computer Driving Licence (ICDL) take a look at Study IT Online which includes, amongst many others, the ICDL / EDCL certification.

Date Posted: 2010-11-23
Posted By: Study IT Online
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