Full program description
The Digital Citizen Computer Fundamentals ICT programme is a new initiative from ICDL that aims to provide introductory computing skills to users of computers. The programme comprises of 5 units and a final assignment. Each unit provides the necessary computer knowledge and up-to-date skills to be a proficient user of a computer and common computer applications which are validated by a final assignment.
Who Should Attend
- Trainees who are keen to understand and learn the use of basic computing for their daily lives and enhance their employability.
- Trainees with little or no experience in the use of computers.
- List and compare different types of computers: personal computer, laptop computer, all in one, media player, smartphone, tablet.
- Identify and understand different components: system units, monitor, mouse, keyboard.
- Start the computer and log on securely using a user name and password.
- Understand the functions of a mouse: select items, move items, issue commands to a computer.
- Understand how to use the mouse: click, double-click, move with click and drag.
- Understand mouse pointer shapes: click to enter text (I Beam), point, computer busy, hyperlink here.
- Use click and drag to move selected items on the screen.
- Understand that the keyboard is a mode of data entry and a method of giving commands to a computer.
- Understand and use keys on the keyboard like letters and numbers, enter, backspace, shift, space bar, caps lock, delete.
- Understand what a computer desktop is.
- Understand the term icon. Recognise and understand the use of some common desktop icons like documents, computer, networks, deleted items, browser.
- Understand what the taskbar is and some of its features: start button to start an application, clock, ability to switch between open windows, language indicator.
- Select, activate common desktop icons.
- Shut down the computer properly.
- Identify parts of a window like a title bar, scroll bars, scroll bar markers, status bar, menu bar, ribbon, toolbar.
- Collapse, expand, resize, move, close a window.
- Scroll up and down in a window
- Switch between open windows.
- Know the main types of storage media like internal hard disk, USB Flash drive, DVD, online file storage.
- Understand the function of different types of applications like word processing, spreadsheet, database, presentation.
- Open a word processing application.
- Change text formatting: font types, font size.
- Apply text formatting: bold, italic, underline.
- Copy, cut, move text within a document.
- Print a document from an installed printer using output options like the entire document, specific pages, number of copies.
- Save and name a document.
- Understand what a file and a folder are.
- Know where files, programmes are normally stored.
- Recognise common file types and associated icons like: doc, .xls, .mdb, .jpg, .mp3.
- Double click to open files, folders
- Close a file.
- Understand that the Internet is the global, physical network of networks, and is used to support services like the World Wide Web (WWW) and email.
- Understand what the World Wide Web (WWW) is.
- Identify types of resources available on the World Wide Web (WWW).
- Understand the importance of evaluating information on the World Wide Web (WWW).
- Understand that an Internet service provider (ISP) provides access to the Internet.
- Understand what a Web browser is.
- Recognise that the default page of a Web browser is called the Home/Start page.
- Understand the terms of uniform resource locator (URL), hyperlink.
- Understand the terms favourites/bookmarks
- Understand the term browser history
- Go to a URL
- Log onto a web site using a user name and password.
- Activate a hyperlink/image link.
- Navigate on a web site: back, forward, home.
- Print a web page.
- Complete and submit a web-based form
- Understand the term search engine
- Search for information using keywords.
- Download a file from a web page.
- Understand the concept of an online (virtual) community. Recognise examples like social networking web sites, Internet forums, chat rooms, online computer games, blogs.
- Understand the term phishing. Recognise attempted phishing.
- Understand that email is a digital messaging service carried on the Internet.
- Know about different email accounts: Internet Service Provider Accounts (ISPs), Webmail.
- Understand the make-up and structure of an email address.
- Understand what an attachment is and the implications of its size.
- Understand the term virus.
- Understand the security risks associated with opening certain email attachments.
- Be aware of the possibility of receiving fraudulent and unsolicited email.
- Understand the term address book.
- Understand the term inbox folder, and open an email.
- Understand the term Sent Items folder.
- Create a new message.
- Insert a mail address in the To field.
- Insert a title in the Subject field.
- Send a message.
- Use the reply function.
- Forward a message.
Certification Obtained and Conferred by
Successful trainees will receive the internationally recognised ICDL Certificate upon completion of the course. This certificate is administered by ICDL Singapore, a new initiative from ECDL Foundation.
The objectives of this ICDL Digital Citizen Computer Fundamentals programme is to
- Provide trainees with practical computer skills and knowledge that would enable them to use basic functions of a computer and computer software confidently in their daily lives.
- This ICT programme serves as a prelude module for trainees to gain the necessary ICT knowledge and skills to prepare them to progress on to ICDL modules with greater confidence
Medium of Instruction & Trainer
- Trainer: Trainee Ratio : 1:24
- Training Methodology: Lecture and Hands-on Practical
- NTUC members enjoy UTAP* benefit of up to $250 each year when you sign up for courses with NTUC LearningHub.
* UTAP supports 50% of the course fees paid cap at $250 per year. You must be a union member throughout the course duration and at the time of claim. You must achieve a minimum of 75% attendance for each application and have sat for all prescribed examinations. Other terms and conditions apply.
Course Fee Payable
NSA Subsidy, >=50 yrs old
Note: NSA Subsidy is only applicable for Singaporeans and Permanent Residents aged 50 years and above
Prices are inclusive of GST and subject to other LHUB miscellaneous fees