Complex of Private Schools in Katowice has joined the project which allows its participants to receive European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL). It is uniform in the entire European Union. The certificate attests basic skills in using personal computers. It used to be called "Europejskie Komputerowe Prawo Jazdy" in Poland.
The initiative arose in 1992, in Finland. The first European Computer Driving Licence certificate was issued in 1994. Until mid-1996, more than 10 000 people received the certificate in Finland, a country inhabited by about 5 million people. The goal is to issue about a million certificates. It means that every fifth citizen of Finland would obtain the certificate. Later, the initiative spread over the entire European Union. The rules for passing the exam are identical all over EU.
ECDL certifies that its owner is capable of performing basic tasks on their personal computer (microcomputer): edit texts, use spreadsheets and computer networks. The skills are tested by 7 exams – 1 theoretical and 6 practical ones – which encompass the following areas of application of microcomputers and information technology:
- IT basics,
- Using computers,
- Edition of text,
- Managerial and business graphics,
- IT services.
The exams verify the essential skills required both in professional and private life of every citizen of Europe. The exams must be passed in three years after receiving credit for the first module.
Good luck to all participants :-)