SPECTO-Measuring ICT Skills


ICDL is an internationally recognised qualification that enables people to certify their computer skills to an internationally recognised standard.
ECDL is the name given to the ICDL programme in Europe.
ECDL Foundation's certification programmes enable you to acquire computer skills and knowledge, and to provide proof of these skills, as well as providing you with the satisfaction of achieving a high-quality and internationally recognised standard.
ICDL Profile is the name of ICDL's most flexible programme. It allows you to choose the module combinations best suited to your needs and interests. For more see ICDL Profile.
You can obtain an ICDL Profile Certificate when you've passed any mix of modules.The different modules that you choose represent your individual ICDL Profile,and when successfully completed,these modules are then listed on your ICDL Profile Certificate
Yes. Each candidate is given a unique Candidate Registration Number (CRN). This number allows a candidate to complete their ICDL certification at any ICDL Accredited Test Center worldwide.
There is no set recommended number of teaching hours as this will be dependent on the needs of an individual candidate.
The pass mark is 75% for all modules.
You can re-sit the test at the next available time at your chosen ICDL Accredited Test Center.
The exact cost for testing (and for training, if needed), is set by the ICDL Accredited Test Center itself. Please contact your local test Center directly for pricing information.
Candidates are tested in examination conditions supervised by an ICDL Accredited Tester. Test Centers in Asia use automated test systems which automatically assess the candidates performance on completion of each test. Automated Tests provide immediate feedback to both the Center and the candidate. Candidates must complete one test for each module.
If a candidate feels that he/she will be able to meet the criteria for the tests as set down in the Syllabus he/she can take the tests without the need for training. However, you should be sure that you are ready before sitting the tests.
You can start the ICDL at any time by contacting any of the ICDL Accredited Test Centers near you. You are encouraged to undertake training at an ICDL Center if required. Once you are ready, you may take a test for any of the modules in any order you choose. This may be subject to training or testing schedules set by each test Center.

ECDL Foundation and ICDL Jordan recommend certain combinations of modules as globally applicable standards in digital proficiency, these are the

ICDL Base,ICDL Standard and ICDL Advanced

recommended profiles.

No. If you believe that you already have appropriate IT skills and are sufficiently experienced, candidates can register i.e. purchase a Candidate Registration Number (CRN) and start to take the certification tests. Everyone will have various levels of knowledge and experience and many want to undergo training for the areas where their background may be inadequate. It is recommended that candidates review the ICDL syllabus for more detailed information on the modules and the knowledge needed to pass them.
The syllabus for every ICDL module is available for download from the Modules section of this site.
Diagnostic Tests allow a candidate to go through the testing environment in the same setting as the certification test and assess a candidate's understanding of the particular ICDL module. We recommend a passing rate of 80%+ for the diagnostic test before a candidate is encouraged to sit for the actual ICDL certification test.