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New ECDL

Composition of New ECDL Certificates – Comparison Table

Set out below is a comparison table for New ECDL certificates as per the official website.

Each certification attests different skills at a quantitative and qualitative level in IT. The various skills may be recognized through either predetermined or custom certification types, according to one’s own individual professional training and personal needs.

Compared to the old ECDL a numbers of modules have been eliminated, enhancing the modular approach of the New ECDL certificates. The names of the modules are in English only so as to emphasize the European nature of the program. The diagram contains links to the presentation pages of all of the certificates and modules currently available. 

Legend

(1) = mandatory
(2) = elective as described below:

  • ECDL Core: 4 modules (mandatory)
  • ECDL Full Standard: 4 core tests (mandatory) + the three (mandatory) modules listed below
  • ECDL Standard: 4 core tests (mandatory) + 3 elective modules from those listed below
  • ECDL Expert: (mandatory) 3 of the 4 advanced modules
  • ECDL Profile: onee or more of the listed modules
Modulo ECDL Core ECDL Full Standard ECDL Standard ECDL Expert ECDL Profile
Computer Essentials Yes (1) Yes (1) Yes (1) No Yes (2)
Online Essentials Yes (1) Yes (1) Yes (1) No Yes (2)
Word Processing Yes (1) Yes (1) Yes (1) No Yes (2)
Spreadsheets Yes (1) Yes (1) Yes (1) No Yes (2)
IT Security No Yes (1) Yes (2) No Yes (2)
Presentation No Yes (1) Yes (2) No Yes (2)
Online Collaboration No Yes (1) Yes (2) No Yes (2)
Using Databases No No Yes (2) No Yes (2)
Web Editing No No Yes (2) No Yes (2)
Image Editing No No Yes (2) No Yes (2)
Cad2D No No Yes (2) No Yes (2)
Health No No Yes (2) No Yes (2)
Project Planning No No Yes (2) No Yes (2)
Advanced Word Processing No No No Yes (1, 2) Yes (2)
Advanced Spreadsheet No No No Yes (1, 2) Yes (2)
Advanced Database No No No Yes (1, 2) Yes (2)
Advanced Presentation No No No Yes (1, 2) Yes (2)
e-citizen No No No No Yes (2)
CAD3D No No No No Yes (2)
GIS No No No No Yes (2)
Multimedia No No No No Yes (2)
Smart-DCA No No No No Yes (2)