be able and to know the computers today, is an essential ability to
work, for people both that search their first job and that have the
problem to enter again on the job world. It is ok also for people that
just have a job, but they want improve their collocation. What meaning
to be able to use a computer? Many people know it, but they don't know
what is their level. They think that are able to use it but they can't
prove it. So we need of a international reference's standard.
YES, I HAVE IT
Pratically, we need for computers, a driving licence such as for to
drive the car. If we ask to anybody : are you able to drive? Yes I have
the driving licence is a good answer. It meaning to be able to do everything
that is required in other countries for to pass the exam. Thanks to
European computer driving licence (ecdl) that is a international certificate.
Anybody that have it is able to show that he know the bases for to work
with a pc in personal mode or in line mode, in a firm, in a public service,
a professional work etc.. . So this licence certify that a men is able
to use a pc like the driving licence certify that a man is able to drive
a car. The ecdl is a new bear, but, it is extending in many European
countries very rapidly.
ECDL AND BONUS POINTS
Thanks to a accord with the AICA, the public education's department
recognize ecdl like a certify standard of computer knowledge in the
school. So it is valid for bonus points in the final exam. The points
cannot to be established first because of the decision of the classroom
counsel and of student's curriculum.
HOW YOU CAN HAVE THE EUROPEAN COMPUTER DRIVING LICENCE?
The candidate must buy a skill card from any center test or point test,
where will recorder the pass exams. The exams are seven, one of this
is theory while the others are practical test. The test's level is very
easy but it is normal to certify if the user is able to use a pc in
the daily standard applications. The exams are:
- Basic concepts
2 - Files management
3 - Word processing
4 - Spreadsheet
5 - Databases
6 - Presentation
7 - Information networks
you can to do every exam in any accredited center in italy or in other
user can to do the exams in different centers and he can make them when
he wants (the validity of the skill card is 3 years). When the user
has pass all the exams, he gets the driving licence by the AICA(for
The European driving licence is a program linked at the CEPIS (council
of European professional informatics societies ), it is the association
that combine all the European informatics associations. Italy is one
of the 17 countries and it is represent by AICA, an Italian association
for the informatics and the auto calculus. The computer driving licence
program is helped by the Europe union that has inserted him between
the projects to realize the information's society.
EUROPEAN COMPUTER DRIVING LICENCE CENTERS
You can do the exams at the any center that has the quality international
standard decided by CEPIS. In italy the association that decided this
centers is the AICA. There are many centers in Europe, allocated in
public or private professional office, large industrial associations,
business rooms, national occupation agencies.
For more information about the programs, to bay the skill card and other,
you can contact the nearest center. To contact the AICA : 20121 Milano
- p.le R. Morandi, 2 tel. (02) 784970 - fax(02) 76015717 - e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org,
for information : email@example.com You can also to visit the ECDL
site at the address www.ecdl.com .