New ICDL courses go online

DUBAI — Etisalat has introduced the ICDL (International Computer Driving License) Version 4 courses in Arabic and English on the LearnOnline site at

By A Staff Reporter

Published: Sun 14 Aug 2005, 10:12 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 7:13 PM

This will give aspirants a reasonably priced opportunity to take advantage of this end-user computer skills certification course. The ICDL programme is the world's largest vendor-neutral end-user computer skills certification and is internationally recognised as the global benchmark in this area.

The ICDL Syllabus Version 4.0 libraries contains courses across the following topics: Basic Concepts of Information Technology (IT), Using the Computer and Managing Files, Word Processing, Spreadsheets, Database, Presentation, and Information and Communication. Moreover, the Arabic courses have been approved by ICDL GCC Foundation and the English courses have been approved by the European Computer Driving Licence Foundation (ECDL-F).

eCompany also announced that it was reducing subscription prices of its ICDL libraries on LearnOnline to Dh196 from Dh399. The ICDL is a qualification that verifies a person's IT literacy, declares their computer skills and makes them technology capable within business and around the world.

The ICDL also meets the need to upgrade the computer competency of the broader UAE population. Today, many employers and job seekers agree on the need for this standard definition of practical competence in Information Technology.

Abdulla Hashim, Senior Manager, eCompany, said: “These additions significantly increase the online learning opportunities available through the LearnOnline site. The ICDL courses give citizens an opportunity to function successfully in the information society by providing them with the skills required to use technology. This initiative is also in line with UAE government initiatives in all sectors of the government, and educational sector to provide employees with the relevant IT skills and enhance the digital literacy which is a key driver for the nation’s future socio-economic progress.”

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