There are two ways for you to gain a certification in computer skills, and that is through the ECDL and the ICDL. Of course, these two are different but are also strikingly familiar. To begin, ECDL stands for European Computer Driving License, which is based in Europe. In Europe, the ECDL provides certification when it comes to basic information technology competence. It consists of different modules that range from the most basic theory in information technology all the way to adeptly using the Internet. Such a scheme is backed up and supported by both governments as well as the local computer societies that are present in each country that is a member of the organization.

The ICDL, on the other hand, stands for the International Computer Driving License. This actually originates from the European Computer Driving License, but in this case has been expanded to include other countries beyond those belonging to the European nations. In the International Computer Driving License, citizens from countries such as the United States of America, Australia, South Africa, Canada as well as Zimbabwe (and many more, of course) can also gain their certifications as well.

Both organizations are non profit in nature and stress the recognition of computer literacy for many individuals. The ECDL and the ICDL are globally recognized for competence standards in Information and Communications Technology as well as digital literacy certification. If you find yourself in any of the countries that are part of the ECDL or the ICDL and you think you are competent, try to get certified in order to boost your employability.

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