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Computer Essentials

Courses Overview

The Computer Essentials module sets out essential concepts and skills relating to the use of devices, file creation and management, networks, and data security.

  • Computers and devices
  • Desktop, icons, settings
  • Outputs
  • File management
  • Networks
  • Security and wellbeing

On completion of this module the candidate will be able to:

  • Understand key concepts relating to ICT, computers, devices, and software.
  • Start up and shut down a computer.
  • Work effectively on the computer desktop using icons, windows.
  • Adjust the main operating system settings and use built-in help features.
  • Create a simple document and print an output.
  • Know about the main concepts of file management and be able to efficiently organise files and folders.
  • Understand key storage concepts and use utility software to compress and extract large files.
  • Understand network concepts and connection options and be able to connect to a network.
  • Understand the importance of protecting data and devices from malware, and the importance of backing up data.
  • Recognise considerations relating to green IT, accessibility, and user health.

There is a range of essentials skills and knowledge that everyone who uses technology should possess. These skills and knowledge will allow you to manage computers, devices, and data securely and effectively. ICDL Computer Essentials builds these, allowing you take advantage of the opportunity technology provides in the workplace.

This module is suitable for a wide range of candidates who want to be able to use Document, spreadsheet, and presentation applications effectively.