European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL)

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The ECDL establishes standards for everyone who uses a computer in either a professional or a personal capacity. It is a certificate that verifies your competence, declares your computer skills, and makes you readily mobile within Irish business and across the Community. European employers and job seekers all agree on the need for this standard definition of practical competence in Information Technology.
Module 1: Basic Concepts of IT:
Basic concepts of IT<BR>Applications and use of computers<BR>IT and security<BR>Security, copyright and the law<BR>Hardware, software and ergonomics<BR>Information network services<BR>
Module 2: Viewing Your Desktop and Managing Files:
Viewing your desktop<BR>Working with windows explorer<BR>Working with applications<BR>
Module 3: Word Processing:
Basic concepts<BR>Entering text<BR>Editing text<BR>Standard word processing functions<BR>Proofing and printing<BR>Advanced task<BR>
Module 4: Spreadsheets:
Basic Concepts<BR>Entering Data<BR>Editing Data<BR>Formatting<BR>Printing<BR>Formulas<BR>Charts advanced documents<BR>Sample exercise<BR>
Module 5: Databases:
Before you begin<BR>Getting started<BR>Setting up a database<BR>Changing a database<BR>Sorting records<BR>Creating queries<BR>Reports and printing<BR>
Module 6: Presentation and Drawing:
Introduction<BR>Creating text slides<BR>Working with an exisitng slide show<BR>Charts and tables<BR>Drawing<BR>
Module 7: Information Network Services:
E-mail<BR>Using e-mail<BR>World Wide Web<BR>Search engines<BR>