Perform Essential Online Functions (ICDL Certification Module: Online Essentials)


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This course provides the basis for the practice-based test for 

• Perform Essential Online Functions (8 hrs) (ICDL Certification Module: Online Essentials)

This module sets out essential concepts and skills relating to web browsing, effective information search, online communication and e-mail.


On completion of this module the candidate will be able to:

  • Understand web browsing and online security concepts.
  • Use the web browser and manage browser settings, bookmarks, and web outputs.
  • Search effectively for online information and critically evaluate web content.
  • Understand key copyright and data protection issues.
  • Understand concepts of online communities, communications and email.
  • Send, receive e-mails and manage email settings.
  • Organise and search emails and use calendars.


Module 1. Web Browsing Concepts

  • Key Concepts
  • Security and Safety

Module 2. Web Browsing

  • Using the Web Browser Tools and Settings
  • Bookmarks Web Outputs

Module 3. Web-Based Information

  • Search
  • Critical Evaluation
  • Copyright, Data Protection

Module 4. Communication Concepts

  • Online Communities
  • Communication Tools
  • E-mail Concepts

Module 5. Using E-mail

  • Sending E-mail
  • Receiving E-mail
  • Tools and Settings
  • Organising E-mail
  • Using Calendars


An understanding of Windows / MS Outlook will be an added advantage.

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