International Computer Driving Licence (ICDL) is an International Standard for end-user computing comprising 7 modules. The qualification is platform and product independent. This means that the ICDL is not tied to one type of software. It therefore gives candidates the flexibility and freedom to acquire core IT skills and confidently apply them in any software environment they may be required to use.
The ICDL Core consists of the following Modules:
Module 1 â€“ Concepts of Information Technology
Module 2 â€“ Using a Computer and Managing Files
Module 3 â€“ Word Processing
Module 4 â€“ Spreadsheets
Module 5 â€“ Database
Module 6 â€“ Presentation
Module 7 â€“ Information and Communication
Recognition by the Government of Kenya
In November 2009 through a Kenya Gazette notice number 12070, the Minister for Information and Communication amended the Information and Communications Technology Sector Policy Guidelines to recognize ICDL as the entry level computer certification designed to demonstrate competence in computer use.
Training and Testing
MMU is an ICDL accredited training and testing centre (Registration No. ZA30704T). The training is delivered through blended learning. This means it is e-Learning based with supporting tutorials when the student meets the trainer face-to-face. The e-Learning platform gives the candidates flexibility, self-determined pace and convenience to study for ICDL as they pursue other disciplines at the University.
At the completion of training, the candidates may sit for the tests. Each Module is tested separately and each test lasts 45 minutes. The seven tests can be attempted in any order and at any time.
The training is conducted at the modern computer laboratory within the Faculty of Information Science and Technology. The testing is done at the ICDL Test Centre within the same faculty using Automated Testing Software (ATS).