ICDL Course

About the ICDL Course and Exam

 

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Other courses include:
Project Management Professional (PMP)
IT Project Management (P+)
Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)
International Computer Driving License (ICDL)
Computer Service Support (A+)
Network Support and Administration (N+)

Today, computer skills are increasingly important to people in all walks of life. Whether you are studying, currently employed or looking for a job, you must equip yourself for life in the 21st century, where basic computer skills are needed to excel. Employers, educational institutions and Government agencies in over 140 countries have hailed the ICDL as the international standard for computer literacy. With over 3.5 million participants worldwide, the ICDL is a recognised competency standard endorsed and administered by the Australian Computer Society.

Who should apply?

Individuals who are interested or working as Project Administrators, Project Leaders, Team
Leaders and Project Participants or Anyone interested in acquiring comprehensive knowledge in using computers at a professional level.
The International Computer Driving License (ICDL) is:

  • Suitable for people of all ages, from every work discipline
  • designed to help people in their everyday computing tasks
  • An internationally recognised ICT skills certification for everyone
  • A standard for everyone who uses a computer.

Pre- requisite learning

Entry level. Anyone with an interest in the accreditation can take up this course.

Benefits

Organizational Benefits

  • Establish a computer competency standard for current and new employees
  • Improve employee productivity and increase returns from investments in IT
  • Reduce IT support costs
  • Identify training needs of employees and measure the efficacy of training programs
  • Use ICDL as an effective model for designing fundamental IT education and training in the organisation
  • Reduce the inherent risks in recruiting, hiring and promotion decisions
  • Help motivate staff, increase their self-esteem and sense of achievement.


Benefits for Individuals

  • Improved employee confidence and enhanced career opportunities
  • Proof to your employer that you possess basic ICT skills a flexible and accessible certification that offers increased mobility
  • A solid foundation to allow you to confidently use a PC at home, work or at school
  • Certification that is recognised worldwide as showing competency in fundamental computer skills across most commercial software platforms (Microsoft, Lotus, etc.). Supervised testing that guarantees every certificate holder has done the work and passed all the tests.

Curriculum

Part I: Concepts of Information Technology

  • General IT Concepts
  • Hardware
  • Software
  • Information Networks
  • Use of IT in Everyday Life
  • Safety and Security
  • Protecting Your Health
  • Data, and Rights

Part II: Using the Computer and Managing Files

  • First Steps with the Computer
  • Working with Icons
  • Working with Windows
  • Working with Files and Folders
  • Viruses
  • Editing Text Files
  • Printing

Part III: Word Processing

  • First Steps with Word Processing
  • Basic Text Operations
  • Formatting
  • Tables
  • Graphics
  • Other Objects
  • Word Processing Output

Part IV: Spreadsheets

  • Using the Spreadsheet Application
  • Cells
  • Worksheets
  • Formulas and Functions
  • Formatting Cells and Worksheets
  • Charts and Graphs

Part V: Databases

  • An Introduction to Databases
  • Creating a Database
  • Queries
  • Using Forms
  • Producing Reports
 

Part VI: Presentation

  • Getting Started with Presentation Tools
  • Using Text and Images in PowerPoint
  • Charts
  • Graphs
  • Drawn Objects
  • Slide Show Effects
  • Preparing PowerPoint Outputs

Part VII: Information and Communication

  • The Internet
  • Web Navigation
  • Web Searching and Printing
  • Electronic Mail
  • E-mail Messaging
  • E-mail Management


Learning Methodology

Simlau Biztech Academy endeavors to ensure that delegates undergoing the training are prepared enough for international exams by the time they finish the course. This is made possible by our training methodology anchored on the 'Learning by Doing' philosophy. The 'Doing' part is concerned with the practical application of all the aspects in the curriculum. At Simlau Biztech Academy our intention is to groom our students as much as possible with sufficient practical skills and knowledge for the achievement of our target result of 100 percent in certification exams.

Course Features

  • We have allocated more than essential training hours so that our delegates can master their work as much that any aspect of failing the exam will be unlikely.
  • Class sizes are limited to a maximum of 12 students.
  • Practicals are done during all sessions.
  • Exam Practice questions are done during all sessions.
  • Mock exams are administered before a candidate tales the actual exam.
  • Hundreds of Exam Practice questions are made available for self practice. 
  • Each registered delegate is entitled to a Starter Pack which includes the ICDL/ECDL Study Guide at the start of the course
  • Our trainers have multiple skill sets encompassing Information Technology, Training, General Management and Education.
  • All our trainers are involved with multiple real life projects from complex organisations.  

Course duration

We hold a 4 - 5 hour training session per week on Saturdays from 08:30hrs to 13:00hrs for a period of 3 months (30 minutes break)

Classes During the week will be done upon arrangements with the lecturers.