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ECDL?

RTU'd

War Hero
Did the European Computer Driving Licence back in 2001 with the military but since have forgotten most of it.

Thinking of doing it again, but do industry still rate it or should I do another course like Microsoft Office Specialist. Use MS Excel at work so could just buy the ECDL Excel book and self learn instead of doing an online course or self learn from Excel via google & net.

So is it still rated?
 

CRmeansCeilingReached

ADC
Moderator
I did it in 2007. Personally, I think it is a laughable qualification and wouldn't bother. Happy to be corrected if anybody knows otherwise.
 
I did it in 2007. Personally, I think it is a laughable qualification and wouldn't bother. Happy to be corrected if anybody knows otherwise.

No longer taken seriously by anyone who matters. The Northern Ireland Civil Service still seem impressed by it, though: nuff said!
 
It was rolled out where I worked to the shop floor staff as we were in the progress of expanding who had access to computers, everybody was to have MS Office including e-mail.

Engineers, Techs, office staff were all offered either in house or off site Microsoft backed training for specific packages, Word, Excel, Access etc. Depending on role we were offered either intermediate or advanced on each programme. Advanced was usually offered one to one at an offsite training venue. Good stuff and I'm not sure if these MS backed courses still run. Big bonus for me was that it completely helped me get my head around MS Access.

Have a look around and see if these are still running, they're far better than ECDL.
 

sirbhp

LE
Book Reviewer
I should think that it is , it proves that when you say you are computer . Literate that you dont mean that youre excellent at Tour of Duty.
 

sirbhp

LE
Book Reviewer
I should think that it is , it proves that when you say you are computer Literate that you dont just mean that youre excellent at Tour of Duty.
 
I should think that it is , it proves that when you say you are computer Literate that you dont just mean that youre excellent at Tour of Duty.

I assume you failed given the double posts.

Must do better on your report card I guess.
 
Don't think it is regarded much here now. I used to put it on my cv, guess the readers didn't understand it. Mind you, most UK businesses don't seem interested in Prince 2 planning quals, they want hands-on experience of project work above that qual, whereas overseas seem to delight in it. Choose your market and its value to you.
 
Mind you, most UK businesses don't seem interested in Prince 2 planning quals, they want hands-on experience of project work above that qual, whereas overseas seem to delight in it.

I studied Prince 2 on my second tour of Uni. Very few roles I have applied for in the last ten years has asked for it. As you say they are more interested in my project successes, and failures, than a piece of paper. The fact I have followed structured in house project systems is more important. My current company has no interest in Prince 2.
 
You'd be better off getting ITIL certifications for public sector work at least, but for IT nothing stands out more than real world experience even if it's volunteer work for small charities etc
 
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