ECDL Module 8: Demonstrating IT Knowledge Through Practical Application

Because of the major role computers play in all aspects of modern life, possessing computer literacy is an in-demand skill needed in almost any kind of employee, especially the white-collar ones. However, there was a time when measuring a person’s computer skills was not standardized and accurate. It was difficult for employers to determine whether or not an applicant is skilled enough in using a computer without a means to express his aptitude in numerical terms.

 

But thanks to The European Computer Driving License (ECDL), employers can now easily determine the level of computer skills applicants possess. ECDL is an IT qualification exam recognized internationally in more than 125 countries. It helps employers in recognizing who among their many applicants are most eligible for a certain technical position.

 

ECDL is divided into eight different modules. This article focuses on the Module 8, which is formally known as Unit E. This module belongs to level 2 qualification, along with Modules 3, 4, 5, and 6.

Unit E is the last and perhaps most difficult one out of all the modules. In Unit E, an examinee is required to apply his IT knowledge through demonstrations. He should be able to present through practical application his understanding of the implications and effects of using IT on all other aspects of a business such health, safety, and most especially, legal matters. In order to be able to take Unit E, the examinee should have taken and passed the first seven modules. To pass Unit E, the examinee must get a grade no lower than 80%.