A Primer on ECDL Level 2

Taking the European Computer Driving License is no laughing matter. It is very serious and will expect a lot from you, but in the end it will really be worth it. As you probably know by now, the European Computer Driving License has several levels – as such, it is a ladderized program designed to test you at different competency levels. If you are just going to start out, you will begin with the test for the Level 1 Certificate.

The Level 1 certificate may be prepared from in a workshop method which will slowly introduce to you the different topics that will come out in the entire test. Such a course will last for usually ten weeks and will require you to attend three one hour sessions per week.

The European Computer Driving License Level 1 program content is designed in such a way that it will help build up your computing skills so you reach a relative beginner mode which is necessary in order to operate many office software packages that are popularly used in different fields. Such a course will tackle the basic concepts related to computers and will also require you to perform basic file management as well as information searching and communication through the use of computers.

The workshops that are designed to help you learn all these things will also have some handouts which you can easily refer to. In this way, the skills of the students enrolled in such a course shall be reinforced by way of completion of the different sample assignments related to the topics in the content.

After successfully finishing your European Computer Driving License Level 1 Certification, it is time to take your skills up one more notch in the field of information technology. Your next step then is to tackle the Level 2 Certificate for your computer driving license.

The entire course of European Computer Driving License Level 2 will be a bit longer than the Level 1 – in this case, the Level 2 course will last for fourteen weeks and will require you to attend a weekly session for three hours each. If the European Computer Driving License Level 1 Certification is a starter course, the Level 2 is then designed to develop your skills as a proficient user of Windows, which is a must if you want to work with the more complicated programs for office software packages. Such a course also incorporates different aspects of word processing, spreadsheets, presenting information, working with databases as well as integrating the entire package. If you want to be accepted in this course, you will not need any type of formal qualifications. However, it will require you to stay motivated and be willing to come to all the session of the entire course. Such a course will be very useful for those who already have some knowledge regarding the use of computers and information technology.

The European Computer Driving License Level 2 Course is assessed through practical multiple choice type of tests for all the modules that are part of the entire course. To be awarded your ECDL certificate as well as passport you will need to get five Pass marks for the modules.

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