International Computer Driving License (ICDL): Have You Got One?

Saturday, September 24, 2011 Jo Hanniffy 0 Comments

Two months ago I decided to do some course, a computer course. In aims to have international recognise computer license, I consider European Computer Driving License will be the best course to go. ICDL or also widely known as ECDL (European Computer Driving License), which its course is available in many country around the world. 

Even though I know some of its knowledge in the course material, but I still got things to learn that I didn't know about computer things or simply about Microsoft Office. I find some people on the Internet questioning its usefulness, for those who know little or intermediate level on Microsoft Office, ECDL is definitely better course to get, especially if  you look for the recognise one.

ICDL or ECDL can be studied in class or through online, it depends on the country terms and conditions, some of them might not have eLearning at all. You can ask for this information if you'd like to do online course. Whatever class you'd like take, the exam can't be taken online.

Here are some reasons of why you should get International Computer Driving License:

Microsoft Office Course Package Plus 3 Modules

If you're looking for a Microsoft word or spreadsheet course, then I'd advice you not to look further because ECDL offer a package of how to drive all the Microsoft applicants in one course. Here is a package of Microsoft office and the 3 plus modules you can get in course:

  • Word Processing
  • Spreadsheet
  • Database
  • PowerPoint/Presentation
  • Concepts of Information technology
  • Using the computer and managing files
  • Information and technology
International certificate

Unlike other computer course, ICDL course is available in more than 100s country so its certificate internationally recognised in its country that provides ICDL course.  

Advance course for Professional License in Microsoft Office

You can also do the advance course if you're interested in one of the Microsoft Office applicants, such as Spreadsheet, you can get a special license for this applicant after finishing the ICDL course.

Additional Value to put on CV

Here is the thing that you look for from doing the ECDL course - it's a valuable skill to put on your CV. You can convince yourself to a company you apply with that you have skills from a recognised college. But remember, a good license from reputable university or college doesn't mean you are good enough to convince the company, so better you convince them that you really got a skill that they look for.

I'm very happy doing the course, especially doing the spreadsheet (it's similar with using SPSS 17), and I'm nearly finished with the course - another recognised certificate will be added soon on my CV : ).

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