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ECDL Syllabus 4.0engl

ECDL Syllabus 4.0engl

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EUROPEAN COMPUTER DRIVING LICENCE SYLLABUS VERSION 4.0

Copyright © 2006 The European Computer Driving Licence Foundation Ltd. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced in any form except as permitted by the European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) Foundation1. Enquiries for permission to reproduce material should be directed to the publisher: The European Computer Driving Licence Foundation Ltd Third Floor, Portview House Thorncastle Street Dublin 4 Ireland Tel: + 353 1
EUROPEAN COMPUTER DRIVING LICENCE SYLLABUS VERSION 4.0

Copyright © 2006 The European Computer Driving Licence Foundation Ltd. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced in any form except as permitted by the European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) Foundation1. Enquiries for permission to reproduce material should be directed to the publisher: The European Computer Driving Licence Foundation Ltd Third Floor, Portview House Thorncastle Street Dublin 4 Ireland Tel: + 353 1

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 Copyright © 2006 The European Computer Driving Licence Foundation Ltd Ref.SWG110159
 
EUROPEAN COMPUTER DRIVING LICENCESYLLABUS VERSION 4.0
Copyright © 2006 The European Computer Driving Licence Foundation Ltd.All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced in any form except aspermitted by the European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) Foundation
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. Enquiries forpermission to reproduce material should be directed to the publisher:
 
The European Computer Driving Licence Foundation Ltd
Third Floor, Portview HouseThorncastle StreetDublin 4IrelandTel: + 353 1 630 6000Fax: + 353 1 630 6001E-mail: info@ecdl.comURL:
www.ecdl.com
 
The official version of ECDL Syllabus Version 4.0 is the version published on the ECDLFoundation Web site, which can be found at:http://www.ecdl.com DISCLAIMER
Although every care has been taken by the ECDL Foundation in the preparation of this publication,no warranty is given by the ECDL Foundation as publisher as to the completeness of theinformation contained within it and neither shall the ECDL Foundation be responsible or liable forany loss or damage whatsoever arising by virtue of such information or any instructions or advicecontained within this publication.Produced in Ireland
 
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Reference(s) to ECDL Foundation means The European Computer Driving Licence Foundation Ltd.
 
Copyright © 2006 The European Computer Driving Licence Foundation Ltd
 
Ref.SWG110159
 
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DESCRIPTION OF THE MODULES
Module 1 – Concepts of Information Technology (IT)...................................................................2Module 2 – Using the Computer and Managing Files...................................................................7Module 3 Word Processing.....................................................................................................10Module 4 – Spreadsheets...........................................................................................................14Module 5 Database.................................................................................................................18Module 6 – Presentation.............................................................................................................21Module 7 Information and Communication..............................................................................25
 
 
Copyright © 2006 The European Computer Driving Licence Foundation Ltd
 
Ref.SWG110159
 
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Module 1 – Concepts of Information Technology (IT)
The following is the Syllabus for Module 1,
Concepts of Information Technology (IT),
whichprovides the basis for the theory-based test in this module domain.
Module Goals
Module 1 Concepts of Information Technology (IT)
requires the candidate to have anunderstanding of some of the main concepts of IT at a general level. The candidate is required tounderstand the make-up of a personal computer in terms of hardware and software and tounderstand some of the concepts of Information Technology (IT) such as data storage andmemory. The candidate shall also understand how information networks are used withincomputing and be aware of the uses of computer-based software applications in everyday life. Thecandidate shall appreciate health and safety issues as well as some environmental factorsinvolved in using computers. The candidate shall be aware of some of the important security andlegal issues associated with using computers.
CATEGORY KNOWLEDGE AREA REF. KNOWLEDGE ITEM
1.1 GeneralConcepts
1.1.1 Hardware, Software,Information Technology 
1.1.1.1 Understand the terms hardware, software,Information Technology (IT).
1.1.2 Types of Computer 
1.1.2.1 Understand and distinguish betweenmainframe computer, network computer,personal computer, laptop, personal digitalassistant (PDA) in terms of capacity, speed,cost, and typical users.
1.1.3 Main Parts of a Personal Computer 
1.1.3.1 Know the main parts of a personal computersuch as: central processing unit (CPU), harddisk, common input and output devices, typesof memory. Understand the term peripheraldevice.
1.1.4 Computer Performance 
1.1.4.1 Know some of the factors that impact on acomputer’s performance such as: CPUspeed, RAM size, and the number ofapplications running.
1.2 Hardware
1.2.1 Central Processing Unit 
1.2.1.1 Understand some of the functions of the CPUin terms of calculations, logic control, andimmediate access memory. Know that thespeed of the CPU is measured in megahertz(MHz) or gigahertz (GHz).
1.2.2 Memory 
1.2.2.1 Understand different types of computermemory such as: RAM (random-accessmemory), ROM (read-only memory) anddistinguish between them.1.2.2.2 Know how computer memory is measured:bit, byte, KB, MB, GB, TB. Relate computermemory measurements to characters, filesand directories/folders.
1.2.3 Input Devices 
1.2.3.1 Identify some of the main devices for inputtingdata into a computer such as: mouse,keyboard, trackball, scanner, touchpad,lightpen, joystick, digital camera, andmicrophone.
1.2.4 Output Devices 
1.2.4.1 Identify common output devices for displayingthe results of processing carried out by a

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