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Discussion in 'Training & Development' started by Sandy, Mar 8, 2004.

  1. Sandy

    Sandy Ex-Member

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    I just wondered if anybody has or is working for their ECDL :?:

    I sat modules 1 - 4 last week with no study and am delighted to report that I passed them all. Just 5 - 7 (I hope to sit them next month) before I can drive my computer in Europe :!:
     
  2. tripwire45
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    What's that?
     
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  3. tripwire45
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    Uh...nevermind. I clicked on the link you provided on another forum and read about it. :oops:
     
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  4. Jakamoko
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    My wife was planning to do it through work, Sandy, but as soon as said I was 100% there to help her, she went strangely off the idea .... :cry:
     
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  5. Rosy
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    Well done Sandy! I am quite sure that you will pass the remaining modules with few problems with your previous and current knowledge.

    ECDL is a beginner to intermediate end-user course (recognised in around 125 countries) designed to provide people with the foundation skills that they would need to gain employment where computer usage may be required and has been a great success at improving the skills of the workforce and providing a standard for employers to encourage their staff meet.

    The next stage from here is the ECDL advanced - this is a seperate course for each module so you specialise in Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint. I am not sure of your current knowledge in these areas Sandy however, I am aware that the modules are a jump from the ECDL itself and are worth having under your belt to demonstrate your competence in these areas.

    For more information visit www.ecdl.co.uk or www.ecdl.com
     
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  6. Sandy

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    I don't plan on doing the "Higher" certification but In my time I have done sometinteresting things with both Word and Excel. In Word I got three books "camera ready" for publication. In Excel I wrote a spreadsheet that took a company to flotation on the stock market. But that was a long time ago :!:

    Here is one of the books on Amazon

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos...09010/sr=1-1/ref=sr_1_0_1/202-0402470-7330253
     
  7. Rosy
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    Sandy - no wonder you whizzed through ECDL exams!

    I followed your link and got this title Brigades of Neptune: U.S.Army Engineers in Normandy Landings - is this correct? What was your involvement in this if it is correct?
     
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  8. Sandy

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    I knew the author as he lived in the same village he knew I worked in computing so asked me how he got a book he had written on an old Amstrad PCW to a publisher (they used a 3 inch floppy disk). I found a company that were able to convert disks for him then started getting the text into a format that they could read.

    We then sat down and worked out layout, typeface then I indexed it (that was fun) and did a table of contents. All in all we did three books.
     
  9. SimonV

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    Has anyone else here worked through the ECDL course, I know its not a high level course compared to some of the profesional courses covered in the forums but I did wondered if the ECDL had helped anyone with IT.
     
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  10. AndyL

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    We're currently trying to get our Management to incentivise the staff (Estate Agents) to do ECDL. It would be a help. I spoke to a branch manager today and asked him to type \\ and he typed (you guessed it) "backslash backslash" then berated me for not telling him what to do correctly! You just can't get the staff.
     
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  11. Japes

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    Haven't personal done anyting with ECDL, but.... my present employer is big on it. They see it as a basic requirement for all users (that includes IT) as it sets a minimum level of understanding. they sponsor all employees with the training and are a recongised exam centre.

    I would also say that it does tend to do one of two things, either it cuts out a lot of basic problems (help desk calls) for word/excel with the normal users..... but with someone who understands the stuff and does complicated stuff but hasn't had any deeper traing it causes more helpdesk calls :) However, the advanced level usually gives these people enough information to really understand the product and then everybody's happier....
     
  12. michael78

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    I did my ECDL in seven weeks, I did one exam a week because they wouldn't let me do them in one day :( Gaining an ECDL is pretty good for people that are wanting to learn the basic Microsoft Applications. Personally I thought it was too easy but then again I've been using PC's for a lot of years but it at least shows that you can use applications so I would recommend it to everyone.
     
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  13. mattwest

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    I think ECDL would be good for general office staff who have to use a PC, as it would probably cut down on the amount of calls to tech support regarding basic issues regarding word documents, spreadsheets etc.

    They might even find it increases their productivity...

    :)
     
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