ICDL Base Module Computer Essentials 1 Day





Course Brief


Covers the key skills and main concepts relating to ICT, computers, devices, and software, certifies best practice in effective computer use.

Course Outline


Computer and Devices


  • ICT
  • Hardware
  • Software and Licensing
  • Startup Shut Down


 Desktop, Icons, Settings


  • Desktops and Icons
  • Using Windows
  • Tools and Settings




  • Working with Text
  • Printing


 File Management


  • Introducing Files and Folders
  • Organising Files and Folders
  • Storage and Compression




  • Network Concepts
  • Network Access


 Security and Well-Being


  • Protecting Data and Devices
  • Malware
  • Health and Green IT











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


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