This module covers the fundamental knowledge and skills necessary for using computers and mobile devices, for creating and managing files, for dealing with networks, and ensuring data security.
The international ICDL certificates attest fundamental and advanced computer skills. ICDL certificate holders are skilled in using different computer programmes securely and efficiently. To receive an ICDL certificate, individual module exams are taken at an ICDL Test Centre.
ICDL certificates prove your candidates have the fundamental (ICDL Base and ICDL Standard), advanced (ICDL Advanced) or typing skills (Typing module) corresponding to their needs.
ICDL Base Certificate
4 Base Modules
ICDL Standard Certificate
4 Base Modules + any 3 Standard Modules
ICDL Advanced Certificate
1 Advanced Module of your choice
ICDL Expert Certificate
3 Advanced Modules of your choice
1 Typing Module
The ICDL Base certificate forms the foundation for your computer skills. This certificate proves your solid knowledge in using operating systems, internet browsers, word processing and spreadsheet applications. These four modules must be passed within three years. More information on the four ICDL Base modules as well as the detailed exam contents can be found in the ICDL Base syllabus.
The ICDL Standard Certificate confirms your competence and extensive practical skills in using PC programmes as well as other important applications. To obtain an ICDL Standard certificate you need to pass the four ICDL Base modules as well as three Standard modules of your choice. The order in which you take these modules is up to you. More information on the five ICDL Standard modules and the four Base modules as well as the detailed exam contents can be found in the two ICDL Syllabus booklets.
You can document your advanced knowledge of Office programmes with the Advanced certificates. For every Advanced module you pass, you will receive the corresponding ICDL Advanced certificate. You do not need a previous ICDL certificate to be able to take an Advanced exam. Please consult the ICDL Advanced Syllabus for the detailed exam contents.
ICDL Expert is the most challenging ICDL certificate. It consists of three Advanced modules of your choice. You will receive the ICDL Expert certificate in addition to the three individual Advanced certificates.
The Typing Skills certificate proves your touch typing skill, i.e. your writing speed and accuracy. The online test takes ten minutes and you can reach the following three levels:
The margin of error for all levels is <= 0.5 %.