NAMCOL offers the ICDL Certification program which covers the key concepts of computing and its practical applications. It is the world’s leading end-user computer certification program and modules are now organised into three profile groups: ICDL Base Profile, ICDL Standard Profile and ICDL Advanced Profile as outlined below:
The following information briefly summarises each module and its contents:
Computer Essentials covers everything from hardware and software to malware. It teaches essential concepts and skills about the use of devices, file creation and management, networks and data security.
Online Essentials covers security and safety on the web, the concepts of online communities, communications and email. It covers the essentials you need for going online, including web browsing, effective search engine use, online communication and email.
Word Processing requires the candidate to demonstrate the ability to use a word processing application for everyday tasks associated with creating, formatting and finishing small-sized word processing documents that are ready for distribution. The candidate will demonstrate competence in duplicating and moving text within and between documents and in using the features associated with word processing applications such as creating standard tables, using pictures and images within a document and using mail merge tools.
Spreadsheets require the candidate to understand the concept of spreadsheets and to demonstrate the use of a spreadsheet application. The candidate will understand and be able to accomplish tasks associated with developing, formatting, modifying and using a spreadsheet of limited scope that is ready for distribution. They will be able to generate and apply standard mathematical and logical formulas using standard formulas and functions. The candidate will demonstrate competence in creating and formatting graphs/charts.
ICDL Standard Profile Modules
Online Collaboration is a new Standard Module that is essential for our world of cloud storage, shared online documents and social networking. It covers the tools, theories, technologies and risks behind online collaboration.
Using Databases requires the candidate to understand some of the main concepts of databases and demonstrates the ability to use a database to create and modify tables, queries, forms and reports, and prepare outputs ready for distribution. The candidate will be able to relate tables and to retrieve and manipulate information from a database by using query and sort tools available in the package and sort tools available in the database. The candidate will also be able to create and modify reports.
Presentation requires the candidate to demonstrate competence in using presentation tools to accomplish tasks such as creating, formatting, modifying and preparing presentations, using different slide layouts for display and printed distribution. It also requires the candidate to be able to duplicate and move text, pictures, images and charts within and between presentations. The candidate will demonstrate the ability to accomplish common operations with images, charts and drawn objects and to use various slide show effects.
Web Editing enables the candidate to understand key web publishing concepts and to create, upload and maintain a website.
Image Editing enables the candidate to understand the main concepts underlying digital images and to use an image editing application to enhance images, apply effects and prepare an image for printing and publishing.
Project Planning enables candidates to use project management software to prepare project plans and monitor projects, including planning and managing time, costs, tasks and resources.IT Security allows candidates to understand the main concepts underlying the secure use of ICT in daily life and to use relevant techniques and applications to maintain a secure network connection,
use the internet safely and securely, and manage data and information appropriately.
Computer Aided Design (CAD), This module is suitable for second-level and third-level students commencing study in fields related to the architectural, engineering and construction sectors, who wish to certify their 2D CAD skills to an independent international standard. It is also suited for those who may already work in these sectors in a non-technical capacity and who wish to acquire or certify 2D CAD skills
ICDL TRAINING AND TESTING AT NAMCOL
Training and testing takes place at any of the ten accredited centres countrywide. The new ICDL Profile replaces the former ICDL Start and Core. The new ICDL Profile can be built using many more options from the modules available. The ICDL Profile grows with you and never expires. All NAMCOL centres are fully accredited with the ICDL Foundation in South Africa and provide a congenial study environment with the latest technology and professional trainers. Training takes place every day and testing during
pre-determined slots weekly or bi-weekly.
ICDL Advanced Profile Modules
Advanced Word Processing is a high-level certification program through which candidates can demonstrate their ability to use the
advanced features of word processing applications to enhance their work, improve productivity and save time. Completion of this module will enable candidates to demonstrate professionalism and save time in the creation, production, review and distribution of documents.
Advanced Databases is a high-level certification program that enables candidates to use the many advanced tools available in database applications to better manage and organise structured information. Successful completion of this module will enable candidates to maximise database functions in order to manage and analyse high volumes of data. This enables the production of the quantity and quality of information that business demands today.
Advanced Spreadsheets is a high-level certification program which presents candidates with the opportunity to bring their spreadsheet skills to an expert level. Completion of this module will enable candidates to master the more advanced functions of spreadsheet applications, enabling them to produce more sophisticated reports and perform complex mathematical and statistical calculations. This will save time and improve productivity in the completion of tasks.
Advanced Presentation is a high-level certification program for candidates who wish to create effective, high-impact presentations using advanced features and prove their skills in this area. The program covers advanced presentation features that will allow candidates to use the presentation application to its full potential. It will allow them to plan and design more effective presentations that will have greater impact to better engage and involve an audience.
COURSE OPTIONS AND FEES
The following course options are available:
On completion of the Base Modules, any of the following options are recommended:
Options 1 to 5 modules must be paid in full on a module-by-module basis prior to training.
Certificates are issued by the ICDL Foundation South Africa upon completion of the various options. A waiting period is required before certificates are issued. Certificates are issued when the following options have been completed:
• ICDL Base: On completion of all ICDL Base Modules
• ICDL Base + any other 3 Standard Modules: Eligible for ICDL Standard Certificate
• ICDL Advanced: Any one Advanced Module passed
• Certificates will only be printed on request (upon completion of modules in the given options)
• ICDL Profile Certificate: Candidate will be able to receive the ICDL Profile Certificate for any combination of modules from the first module passed. The certificate will list all the modules that the candidate has completed successfully to date.
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