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ICDL Standard Module


PRESENTATION
This module allows candidates to understand the concept of presentations and to demonstrate competence in using presentation software.




Syllabus

The Syllabus sets out the specific knowledge and skills that make up this module, as informed by input from subject matter experts from a wide range of computer societies and organizations.




On completion of this module the candidate will be able to:
  1. Work with presentations and save them in different file formats.
  2. Choose built-in options, such as the Help function, within the application to enhance productivity.
  3. Understand different presentation views and when to use them; choose different slide layouts and designs.
  4. Enter, edit, and format text in presentations.
  5. Recognize good practice in applying unique titles to slides.
  6. Choose, create, and format charts to communicate information meaningfully.
  7. Insert and edit pictures, images, and drawn objects.
  8. Apply animation and transition effects to presentations.
  9. Check and correct presentation content before finally printing and giving presentations.



What are the benefits of this module?

  • Covers the key skills needed to use presentation software.
  • Can be applied to a range of presentation software from vendor packages to 'freeware’.
  • Certifies best practice in effective presentation software use.
  • Developed with input from computer users, subject matter experts, and practicing computer professionals from all over the world. This process ensures the relevance and range of module content.



USING DATABASES
This module allows candidates to understand the concept of a database and demonstrate competence in using a database.




Syllabus

The Syllabus sets out the specific knowledge and skills that make up this module, as informed by input from subject matter experts from a wide range of computer societies and organizations.

On completion of this module the candidate will be able to:
  1. Understand what a database is and how it is organized and operated. 
  2. Create a simple database and view the database content in various modes.
  3. Create a table; define and modify fields and their properties; enter and edit data in a table.
  4. Sort and filter a table or form; create, modify and run queries to retrieve specific information from a database. 
  5. Understand what a form is; create a form to enter, modify, and delete records and data in records.
  6. Create routine reports and prepare outputs ready for distribution.



What are the benefits of this module?
  1. Covers the key skills needed to organize and operate a database.
  2. Can be applied to a range of database software from vendor packages to ‘freeware’.
  3. Certifies best practice in effective database software use.
  4. Developed with input from computer users, subject matter experts, and practicing computer professionals from all over the world. This process ensures the relevance and range of module content.




IT SECURITY
This module allows candidates to understand the main concepts underlying the secure use of ICT in daily life and to use relevant techniques and applications to maintain a secure network connection, use the Internet safely and securely, and manage data and information appropriately.




Syllabus

The Syllabus sets out the specific knowledge and skills that make up this module, as informed by input from subject matter experts from a wide range of computer societies and organizations.


On completion of this module the candidate will be able to:
  1. Understand the key concepts relating to the importance of secure information and data, physical security, privacy and identity theft.
  2. Protect a computer, device, or network from malware and unauthorized access.
  3. Understand the types of networks, connection types, and network specific issues, including firewalls. 
  4. Browse the World Wide Web; communicate on the Internet securely.
  5. Understand security issues related to communications, including e-mail and instant messaging.
  6. Backup and restore data appropriately and safely; securely dispose of data and devices.




What are the benefits of this module?
  1. Covers the skills needed to understand the key concepts relating to the importance of secure information and data, physical security, privacy, and identity theft.
  2. Certifies best practice in IT security.
  3. Developed with input from computer users, subject matter experts, and practicing computer professionals from all over the world. This process ensures the relevance and range of module content.

Online Collaboration


This module sets out concepts and skills relating to the setup and use of online collaborative tools, such as storage, productivity applications, calendars, social media, web meetings, learning environments, and mobile technology.


Syllabus

The Syllabus sets out the specific knowledge and skills that make up this module, as informed by input from subject matter experts from a wide range of computer societies and organisations.
Download the Online Collaboration Module Syllabus (PDF)
Read our blog post on how the Online Collaboration module was developed


On completion of this module the candidate will be able to:

  • Understand the key concepts relating to online collaboration and cloud computing
  • Set up accounts to prepare for online collaboration
  • Use online storage and web-based productivity applications to collaborate
  • Use online and mobile calendars to manage and plan activities
  • Collaborate and interact using social networks, blogs, and wikis
  • Schedule and host online meetings and use online learning environments
  • Understand key mobile technology concepts and use features such as e-mail, applications, and synchronisation

What are the benefits of this module?

  • Covers the key skills needed to understand the main concepts relating to online collaboration and cloud computing
  • Certifies best practice in effective use of online collaboration tools and mobile technology
  • Developed with input from computer users, subject matter experts, and practising computer professionals from all over the world. This process ensures the relevance and range of module content

Syllabus Overview:



CATEGORY
SKILLSET

Collaboration Concepts
  • Key Concepts
  • Cloud Computing

Preparation for Online Collaboration
  • Common Setup Features
  • Setup


Using Online Collaborative Tools
  • Online Storage and Productivity Applications
  • Online Calendars
  • Social Media
  • Online Meetings
  • Online Learning Environments

Mobile Collaboration
  • Key Concepts
  • Using Mobile Devices
  • Applications
  • Synchronisation

Sample Test
ECDL Foundation provides sample tests to enable potential candidates and employers to understand ECDL Online Collaboration in more depth and prepare for testing.
Download the Online Collaboration Sample Test - GMail Drive (.zip)
Download the Online Collaboration Sample Test - Outlook SkyDrive (.zip)
Please note: Answers are provided for the multiple choice questions of the sample papers, please refer to ECDL training materials for information on practical tasks.
- See more at: http://www.ecdl.org/programmes/index.jsp?p=2928&n=2948#sthash.MmAfdwRB.dpuf





ONLINE COLLABORATION
This module sets out concepts and skills relating to the setup and use of online collaborative tools, such as storage, productivity applications, calendars, social media, web meetings, learning environments, and mobile technology.

Syllabus

The Syllabus sets out the specific knowledge and skills that make up this module, as informed by input from subject matter experts from a wide range of computer societies and organisations.

On completion of this module the candidate will be able to: 

Understand the key concepts relating to online collaboration and cloud computing
Set up accounts to prepare for online collaboration
Use online storage and web-based productivity applications to collaborate
Use online and mobile calendars to manage and plan activities
Collaborate and interact using social networks, blogs, and wikis
Schedule and host online meetings and use online learning environments
Understand key mobile technology concepts and use features such as e-mail, applications, and synchronisation

What are the benefits of this module? 

Covers the key skills needed to understand the main concepts relating to online collaboration and cloud computing
Certifies best practice in effective use of online collaboration tools and mobile technology
Developed with input from computer users, subject matter experts, and practising computer professionals from all over the world.
This process ensures the relevance and range of module content


IMAGE EDITING
This module enables the candidate to understand the main concepts underlying digital images and to use an image editing application to enhance images, apply effects, and prepare an image for printing and publishing.

Syllabus

The Syllabus sets out the specific knowledge and skills that make up this module, as informed by input from subject matter experts from a wide range of computer societies and organisations.

On completion of this module the candidate will be able to: 

Understand the main concepts of using digital images; understand graphic format options and colour concepts
Open an existing image; save an image in different formats; set image file options
Use built-in options, such as displaying toolbars, palettes, to enhance productivity
Capture and save an image; use various selection tools; manipulate images
Create and use layers; work with text; use effects and filters; use drawing and painting tools Prepare images for printing or publishing

What are the benefits of this module?

Can be applied to a range of image editing software from professional packages to ‘freeware’
Certifies best practice in basic digital image editing Provides a solid grounding in working with digital images
Developed with input from computer users, subject matter experts, and practising computer professionals from all over the world. This process ensures the relevance and range of module content


WEB EDITING
This module enables the candidate to understand key web publishing concepts and to create, upload, and maintain a web site. Syllabus

The Syllabus

Sets out the specific knowledge and skills that make up this module, as informed by input from subject matter experts from a wide range of computer societies and organisations.

On completion of this module the candidate will be able to: 

Understand key web concepts and terms
Know about the basic principles of HTML; use common HTML mark-up tags to modify the layout of a web page
Use a web authoring application to design and format web pages; format text; work with hyperlinks and tables
Recognise and use common web image formats; create forms in a web page Understand and use cascading style sheets
Prepare web pages for publishing to a web server

What are the benefits of this module? 

Applicable to a variety of web publishing software
Provides the candidate with the skills to develop, publish, and maintain a website
Certifies best practice in website creation
Developed with input from computer users, subject matter experts, and practising computer professionals from all over the world. This process ensures the relevance and range of module content


PROJECT PLANING
This module enables candidates to use project management software to prepare project plans and monitor projects, including planning and managing time, costs, tasks, and resources.

Syllabus

The Syllabus sets out the specific knowledge and skills that make up this module, as informed by input from subject matter experts from a wide range of computer societies and organisations.

On completion of this module the candidate will be able to: 

Understand the key concepts relating to managing projects
Use a project management application to create a new project and maintain an existing project
Create and schedule tasks; add project constraints and deadlines
Assign costs; create and assign resources to tasks
View the critical path, monitor progress, and reschedule work
Prepare and print outputs, including charts and reports

What are the benefits of this module? 

Covers the key skills needed to use project planning applications
Can be applied to a range of project planning software from vendor packages to ‘freeware’
Certifies best practice in effective project planning software use
Developed with input from computer users, subject matter experts, and practising computer professionals from all over the world. This process ensures the relevance and range of module content


2D CAD
This module is suitable for second-level and third-level students commencing study in fields related to the architectural, engineering, and construction sectors, who wish to certify their 2D CAD skills to an independent international standard. It is also suited to those who may already work in these sectors in a non-technical capacity and who wish to acquire or certify 2D CAD skills.

Syllabus 

The Syllabus sets out the specific knowledge and skills that make up this module, as informed by input from subject matter experts from a wide range of computer societies and organisations. 

On completion of this module the candidate will be able to: 

Use a two-dimensional design application to create and save drawings, import and export drawings
Use layers and levels Create objects and elements; use selection tools; manipulate objects and elements
Use inquiry commands, for example, to measure distances, angles, areas Set and modify properties; create and modify text and dimensions
Use blocks and cells; create, edit, and use objects from a cell library; embed or link to objects using OLE
Prepare outputs for printing or plotting

What are the benefits of this module?

 Provides a comprehensive introduction to core 2D CAD skills
Can be applied to a range of 2D CAD software from professional packages to ‘freeware’
Certifies best practice in 2D CAD software use
Provides a strong level of knowledge that enhances non-technical staff awareness of the fundamentals of 2D CAD, developed with input from computer users, subject matter experts and practising computer professionals from all over the world. This process ensures the relevance and range of module content



HEALTH INFORMATION SYSTEM USAGE
This module is suitable for users of patient data systems, such as doctors, nurses, and healthcare support staff. It defines the skills necessary for staff to operate a Health Information System (HIS) efficiently and securely. It recognises the importance of educating and empowering the end user at all levels and for all professions. It builds on and complements professional education and practice principles, and generic ICT skills, to cover the increasingly important area where computer systems used in the health sector may challenge both established professional practice and good data management. 

On completion of this module the candidate will be able to: 

Understand the key features of a Health Information System (HIS) 
Use a HIS safely and efficiently Understand the ethics, rules, and regulations relating to HIS 
Understand confidentiality, security, and access control when using a HIS. 
Understand confidentiality, security, and access control when using a HIS 
Understand and interpret electronically recorded data 

What are the benefits of this module? 

Provides a clear, easy-to-follow programme 
Provides a comprehensive introduction to health information systems that can be applied to a range of health information systems software 
Certification covers the common international HIS requirements along with an understanding of key national legislation Certifies best practice in HIS software use 
Developed by an international expert group of health professionals


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