ECDL/ICDL Syllabus 4.5 Modules 1-7 (17 day)
This 17-day curriculum
for the ECDL/ICDL suite is for Syllabus 4.5.
Close to 3 million people worldwide have enrolled in ICDL – the International Computer Driving License, and its European equivalent ECDL. ICDL was developed as the definitive measure of an individual's IT literacy. Each module corresponds to an ECDL test. The certification exams and related courseware provides training in basic IT technology (module 1), Microsoft Windows operation (module 2), word processing (module 3), spreadsheets (module 4), databases (module 5), presentation graphics (module 6) plus information and communication competency (module 7). Sideris is your preferred partner for the European Computer Driving License (ECDL-F) approved training resources. With many years experience in the development and delivery of courseware and support solutions plus approval from the ECDL Foundation, Sideris is perfectly placed to help you deliver the very best learning experience to your students.
ICDL Module 1 -
Concepts of Information Technology - Microsoft Office 2003 (1
In Module 1 the candidate will learn about some of the main concepts of IT at a general level. The candidate will learn about the general make-up of a personal computer in terms of hardware and software and about some of the concepts of Information Technology (IT) such as data storage and memory. The candidate will also learn how information networks are used within computing and be aware of the uses of computer-based software applications in everyday life. The candidate will gain an appreciation of health and safety issues as well as some of the environmental factors involved in using computers. The candidate will also learn about some of the important security and legal issues associated with using computers.
ICDL Module 2 -
Using the Computer and Managing Files - Microsoft Windows XP (2.5
In Module 2 the candidate will learn about some of the common functions of a personal computer and its operating system. The candidate will learn how to adjust main settings; use the built in help features and deal with a non-responding application. The candidate will learn how to operate effectively within the desktop environment and work with desktop icons and windows. The candidate will learn how to manage and organise files and folders; and how to duplicate; move and delete files and folders; and how to compress and extract files. The candidate will also learn what a computer virus is and how to use anti-virus software. The candidate will also learn how to use simple editing tools and the print management facilities available within the operating system.
ICDL Module 3 -
Word Processing - Microsoft Office 2003 Word (3 day):
In Module 3 the candidate will learn about word processing and will be able to demonstrate the ability to use a word processing application on a computer. The candidate will be able to accomplish everyday tasks associated with creating; formatting and finishing small sized word processing documents ready for distribution. He or she will also be able to duplicate and move text within and between documents; and demonstrate competence in using some of the features associated with word processing applications such as creating standard tables; using pictures and images within a document; and using mail merge tools.
ICDL Module 4 -
Spreadsheets - Microsoft Office 2003 Excel (3 day):
In Module 4 the candidate will learn about the concepts of spreadsheets and will be able to demonstrate the ability to use a spreadsheet on a computer. The candidate will be able to develop; format; modify and use a spreadsheet of limited scope ready for distribution. This will involve creating formulas and using standard functions; and creating and formatting charts/graphs.
ICDL Module 5 - Databases - Microsoft Office 2003 Access (2 day):
In Module 5 the candidate will learn about the main concepts of databases and be able to demonstrate the ability to use a database on a computer. The candidate will be able to create and modify tables; queries; forms and reports; and prepare outputs ready for distribution. The candidate will be able to relate tables and retrieve and manipulate database information using the query and sort tools available in the application.
ICDL Module 6 -
Presentation - Microsoft Office 2003 PowerPoint (2 day):
In Module 6 the candidate will learn about presentation software and will be able to demonstrate the ability to use a presentation application on a computer. The candidate will be able to create and modify presentations complete with text; charts; and images; run slide shows; and prepare outputs ready for showing or the printer.
ICDL Module 7 -
Information & Communication - Microsoft Explorer 6 (3 day):
Module 7 is made up of two sections. In the first section; the candidate will learn about some of the concepts and terms associated with the Internet; especially those associated with security. The candidate will learn how to perform some common Web search tasks using a Web browsing application and available search engine tools. The candidate will learn how to bookmark sites; and to print Web pages and search outputs. The candidate will also learn how to navigate within a Web site and complete Web-based forms. In the second section; the candidate will learn about some of the concepts associated with e-mail and gain an appreciation of email and security. The candidate will learn how to use e-mail software to send and receive messages and to work with message attachments. The candidate will also learn how to arrange and manage email message folders.