ECDL® Certification
Computer Essentials

Start here if you’re starting out. Learn the basics of computer usage, files and data security.


Get comfortable with PCs. Input data with a keyboard and mouse. Produce printouts.

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Create, update and save files on a computer, and organise files efficiently in folders.

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Understand the basics of computer networking and be able to connect to a network.

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Learn the essentials of PC security and privacy, and how to protect your data from malware.

What you will learn

Discover the essential concepts and skills relating to the use of devices, file creation and management, networks, and data security. This course covers everything from hardware to software to malware.


Understand key concepts relating to ICT, computers, devices and software.


Start up and shut down a computer.


Work effectively on the computer desktop using icons, windows.


Adjust the main operating system settings and use built-in help features.


Create a simple document and print an output.


Know about the main concepts of file management and be able to efficiently organise files and folders.


Understand key storage concepts and use utility software to compress and extract large files.


Understand network concepts and connection options and be able to connect to a network.


Understand the importance of protecting data and devices from malware, and the importance of backing up data.


Recognise considerations relating to green IT, accessibility, and user health.

Who we work with.
What we offer.

Online programme delivery, learner administration, training content development, online testing and certification, telephone and online support, membership, event and project management, and digital marketing and brand promotion – these are among the services provided by ICS Skills. Here are a few of the clients we serve:

ECDL Ireland Ltd. trading as ICS Skills. Registered in Dublin, Ireland No. 265078. ICS Skills is a Registered Charity in Ireland No. CHY 12259