European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) also known as International Computer Driving Licence (ICDL) is a computer literacy certification program provided by the ECDL Foundation, a not for profit organization.
The ECDL / ICDL certification is a globally recognized Information and Communication Technology and digital literacy certification. According to ECDL Foundation, the ECDL / ICDL certification is recognized and supported by governments, computer societies (BCS), international organizations and commercial corporations.
The ECDL / ICDL certification is available in 148 countries and in 42 languages.As of 2009, ECDL Foundation has issued more than 9 million ECDL / ICDL skills cards. ECDL Foundation markets the ECDL / ICDL certification program to people who need to demonstrate their full competence in the use of a personal computer and common computer applications and that they know the essential concepts of the Information Technology. Prospective Candidates are expected to have used computers and have seen some of the common software applications before. Programs are available for Candidates with other skill requirements. ECDL Foundation claims increased productivity and job prospects improvement as one of the benefits of the ECDL / ICDL certification, which is provided by a local Test Center for a fee.
According to ECDL Foundation, ECDL / ICDL is a test of practical skills and competencies and consists of seven separate modules covering computer theory and practice. To achieve an ECDL / ICDL certification, the Candidate must successfully pass a test in all seven modules.
1. Concepts of Information Technology
2. Using the Computer & Managing files
3. Word Processing
7. Information & Communication
'Secretarial Practice' in VISION includes imparting knowledge, skills, procedure and methods of work to be performed by a Private Secretary. Persons with Secretarial Skills find employment in all types of offices e.g., govt., public or private etc. The application of modern technology advancements has brought a revolution and greater effectiveness in day to day working of the offices. Due to this, procedures have become more streamlined and office work has become more interesting and challenging. Course contents are,
2. MS Word
3. MS Excel
4. MS PowerPoint
6. Office Correspondence (Letters, Emails)
8. Office Etiquettes