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ONLINE ESSENTIALS

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ONLINE ESSENTIALS

This module sets out essential concepts and skills relating to web browsing, effective information search, online communication and e-mail.

ON COMPLETION OF THIS MODULE THE CANDIDATE WILL BE ABLE TO:

 

  • Understand web browsing and online security concepts.

  • Use the web browser and manage browser settings, bookmarks, and web outputs.

  • Search effectively for online information and critically evaluate web content.

  • Understand key copyright and data protection issues.

  • Understand concepts of online communities, communications and email.

  • Send, receive e-mails and manage email settings.

  • Organise and search emails and use calendars.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF THIS MODULE:

 

  • Covers the key skills needed to understand the main concepts relating to web browsing and online security.

  • Certifies best practice in effective online computer use.

  • Developed with input from computer users, subject matter experts, and practising computer professionals from all over the world. This process ensures the relevance and range of module content.

SYLLABUS:

 

The Syllabus sets out the specific knowledge and skills that make up this module, as informed by input from subject matter experts from a wide range of computer societies and organisations.

​Download the Computer Essentials Module Syllabus (PDF)

ONLINE ESSENTIALS SYLLABUS OVERVIEW:

 

CATEGORY

SKILL SET

Web Browsing Concepts

  • Key Concepts

  • Security and Safety

Web Browsing

  • Using the Web Browser

  • Tools and Settings

  • Bookmarks

  • Web Outputs

Web-Based Information

  • Search

  • Critical Evaluation

  • Copyright 

  • Data Protection

Communication Concepts

  • Online Communities

  • Communication Tools

  • E-mail Concepts

Using Emails

  • Sending E-mail

  • Receiving E-mail

  • Tools and Settings

  • Organising E-mails

  • Using Calendars

  • Introducing Files and Folders

SAMPLE TESTS:

 

ICDL Africa provides sample tests to enable potential candidates and employers to understand Online Essentials in more depth and prepare for testing.

 

Download the Online Essentials Sample Test - Windows 7 Office 2010 (.zip) 

 

Download the Online Essentials Sample Answer Guide

 

Download the Online Essentials Sample Practical Questions 1

 

Download the Online Essentials Sample Theory Questions 1

 

Download the sample answer file1

Download the Online Essentials Sample Test - Windows 10 Office 2013 Edge

 

Download the Online Essentials Sample Test - Windows 10 Office 2013 IE11


Please note: Answers are provided for the multiple choice questions of the sample papers, please refer to ICDL training materials for information on practical tasks

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