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European Computer Driving Licence

Module 2

Module 2 - Using the Computer and Managing Files
The following is the Syllabus for Module 2, Using the Computer and Managing Files, which provides the basis for the practice-based test in this module domain.
Module Goals Module 2 - Using the Computer and Managing Files , requires the candidate to demonstrate knowledge and competence in using the basic functions of a personal computer and its operating system. The candidate shall be able to operate effectively within the desktop environment. He or she shall be able to manage and organise files and directories/folders and know how to copy, move and delete files and directories/folders. The candidate shall demonstrate the ability to work with desktop icons and to manipulate windows. The candidate shall demonstrate the ability to use search features, simple editing tools and print management facilities available within the operating system.
Category Skill Set Ref. Task Item
2.1 Getting Started 2.1.1 First Steps with the Computer 2.1.1.1 Start the Computer.
2.1.1.2 Shut down the computer properly.
2.1.1.3 Restart the computer.
2.1.1.4 View the computer's basic system information e.g. the operating system, processor type, installed RAM (random-access memory) etc.
2.1.1.5 View the computer's desktop configuration: date & time, volume settings, desktop display options (e.g. background options, screen settings, screen saver options etc.).
2.1.1.6 Be able to format a diskette.
2.1.1.7 Use available Help functions.
2.2 Desktop Environment 2.2.1 Work with Icons 2.2.1.1 Select and move desktop icons. Recognize basic desktop icons such as hard disk, directory tree, directories/folders and files, recycle bin/wastebasket. Create a desktop shortcut icon or a desktop menu alias.
2.2.2 Work with Windows 2.2.2.1 Recognize the different parts of a desktop window: title bar, toolbar, menu bar, status bar, scroll bar etc.
2.2.2.2 Understand how to reduce a desktop window, how to enlarge a desktop window, how to re-size and scale a desktop window, how to close a desktop window.
2.2.2.3 Recognize the different parts of an applications window: title bar, toolbar, menu bar, status bar, scroll bar etc. Move windows on the desktop.
2.2.2.4 Understand how to reduce an applications window, how to enlarge an applications window, how to re-size and scale an applications window, how to close an applications window. Move between open windows.
2.3 Organizing Files 2.3.1 Directories/Folders 2.3.1.1 Understand the basic directory and folder structure on the computer.
2.3.1.2 Create a directory/folder and a further subdirectory and sub-folder.
2.3.1.3 Examine a directory/folder. View some of the directory/folder attributes: name, size, date when last updated etc.
2.3.1.4 Be able to recognize the most widely used types of files in a directory/folder e.g. word processing files, spreadsheet files, database files, presentation files, rich text (RTF) files, image files etc.
2.3.1.5 View file attributes e.g. name, size, file type, date last modified etc.
2.3.1.6 Re-name files and directories/folders.
2.3.2 Copy, Move, Delete 2.3.2.1 Select a file individually or as part of an adjacent or non-adjacent group.
2.3.2.2 Copy and Paste files within directories/folders to make a duplicate copy.
2.3.2.3 Make backup copies of data onto a diskette.
2.3.2.4 Use Cut and Paste functions to move files within directories/folders.
2.3.2.5 Delete files from one or more directories/folders.
2.3.2.6 Delete selected directories/folders.
2.3.3 Searching 2.3.3.1 Use the Find tool to locate a file or a directory/folder.
2.3.3.2 Search by name, date created, file or directory/folder type etc.
2.4 Simple Editing 2.4.1 Use a Text Editing Application 2.4.1.1 Launch an editing application or a word processing program and create a file.
2.4.1.2 Save the file to a directory/folder.
2.4.1.3 Save the file onto a diskette.
2.4.1.4 Close the editing application.
2.5 Print Management 2.5.1 Printing 2.5.1.1 Be able to print from an installed printer.
2.5.1.2 Change the default printer from an installed printer list.
2.5.1.3 View a print job's progress from a desktop print manager.

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