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ECDL - Computer Skills For Life Welcome to the European Computer Driving Licence. (ECDL) website. ECDL is the global governing body of the world's leading end-user computer skills certification programme, the ECDL. ECDL is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to helping to raise the general level of computer skills in society and providing access for all to the Information Society. With over 4 million participants, the European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) is the world's largest vendor-neutral end-user computer skills certification and is internationally recognised as the global benchmark in this area. ECDL is currently available in 138 countries and has been translated into 32 languages around the world, making it the world's leading certification programme

ECDL....The International Standard of Competence for Computer Users Enter the European Computer Driving Licence. 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 businesses across the country. European employers and job seekers all agree on the need for this standard definition of practical competence in Information Technology.

We set the standard The European Computer Driving Licence is for anyone who wants to certify their computer skills according to a pan-European industry standard. Large multinationals have already adopted the licence, setting it as the performance benchmark they expect from their employees. The licence matches the needs of both Irish staff and employers in its clear definition of essential computer skills. It dispels any vagueness in your professed experience or in your job specifications. Simply, you either have the licence or you don't. Having it opens the door to career opportunities. Having it prepares you for full participation in the Information Society. The European Computer Driving Licence power-steers you into the technological future.

The European Computer Skills Card The European Computer Driving Licence builds around a special user-friendly skills card. This card records the skills you demonstrate in each of seven computer-related modules. As you pass each module successfully, the corresponding skill is noted in your card. The final achievement of a full card leads to the award of your licence. The modules are: Basic Concepts of Information Technology (IT) Using a Computer & Managing Files Word Processing Spreadsheets Databases Presentations Information and Communication All but the first module are tests of practical skills rather than of theory. Tests consist of tasks chosen at random from a store of typical day-to-day computer operations. The guiding principle is reality; the licence is a definition of your actual skills. The seven tests may be taken in any order and over a period of time. All tests are free of any bias towards any computer producer or software product. your skills The European Computer Driving Licence is available to everyone. Your objectives can be personal, professional, or competitive. Or maybe, for you, it's just a matter of pride. The important thing, though, is that the licence is awarded to you, in recognition of your knowledge of standard business computer applications. It serves as a passport to employment; it opens a door on the new world of information technology. The ECDL benefits the holder - with its detailed statement of real computer skills. The ECDL benefits the employer - in its precise definition of a job applicant's or employee's skills. The ECDL gives people a goal to aim towards and a yardstick by which to measure their computing abilities.

Course code:H904369

Start date:September8, 2005

End date:March28, 2006

Duration:6 months