ECDL Knowledge Base
Welcome to ECDL.web, the free and open ECDL and ICDL knowledge base wiki that anyone can edit. The European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL), which is known as the International Computer Driving Licence (ICDL) outside Europe, is a global standard in end-user computer skills certification.
Concepts of Information Technology
The first module of ECDL covers the general concepts of Information Technology such as hardware, software, networks, security, and computer related health issues.
Using the Computer and Managing Files
The ECDL Module 2 exam requires the candidate to show a basic understanding of the main functions of the computer, the ability to use the computer’s operating system, and manage files and directories on the computer.
Windows XP - Windows 2000 - Windows history - SuSE Linux 10.1 and KDE - Mac OS X.
The ECDL Module 3 exam requires that candidates can demonstrate a proficiency in the use of a typical word processing application.
Microsoft Word 2000 - Microsoft Word 2003 - OpenOffice.org Writer - Microsoft Word 2007 - Google Docs (Writely).
For the ECDL Module 4 exam, candidates will be required to demonstrate adequate knowledge of a typical spreadsheet program.
Microsoft Excel 2000 - Microsoft Excel 2003 - OpenOffice.org Calc - Microsoft Excel 2007 - Google Spreadsheets.
The ECDL Module 5 exam covers the basics of typical desktop database applications: candidates should be able to create a simple database, create and modify tables and queries, as well as being able to produce basic forms and reports.
Microsoft Access 2000 - Microsoft Access 2003 - OpenOffice.org Base - Microsoft Access 2007.
Presentation and graphics
The ECDL Module 6 exam will test a candidates knowledge of a typical presentation application. Candidates will be required to demonstrate their knwledge by creating a complete slide show presentation, modifying and formatting slides, using images, charts and transition effects.
Concepts - Microsoft Paint - Microsoft PowerPoint 2000 - Microsoft PowerPoint 2003 - OpenOffice.org Impress.
Information and Communication
The ECDL Module 7 exam tests a candidate's knowledge in two fields; using (and having an understanding of) the Internet, and using a typical e-mail client.
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 and Outlook Express 6 - Mozilla Firefox and Mozilla Thunderbird - Mozilla browser and Mozilla Mail - Netscape Communicator 4.5 - Opera.
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