CAMBRIDGE IT SKILL DIPLOMA

Course Description

Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Cambridge IT Skills Center (TAG-CambridgeIT) was established as a result of an agreement that was signed on June 18,2001 between the Talal Abu-Ghazaleh & Co. International (TAGI), and the Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) to deliver online IT training courses  the additional learning resources. The aim is to prepare prospective candidates for the Cambridge IT Skills Award tests. Individuals who successfully complete this course will be awarded the Cambridge Skills Award in Information Technology. The aim of the Award is to authenticate the candidate’s ability to use Information Technology effectively when using specific software applications. Within each application area, candidates will be required to enter and manipulate data, work closely to given specifications and successfully complete a range of tasks as specified. During the assessments, they will be required to edit, copy, save and/or print the data which they are working on as appropriate. Many professional bodies and international organizations give the thumbs up to this educational initiative. The project is now available in 22 Arab countries, namely Algeria, Bahrain, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, the United Arab Emirates and Yemen. After successfully passing the examinations, you will be awarded the “Talal Abu –Ghazaleh Cambridge IT Skills Diploma”. you may wish to note that there are four different types of certificates based on the basic requirements you meet and the credit hours you take. The Cambridge IT Skills Certificate is recognized by the following organizations and companies:

  • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
  • United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA)
  • Ministry of Education (UAE)
  • Ministry of Education-Abu Dhabi Educational Zone Dep.-UAE (Abu Dhabi)
  • Ministry of Labor-Training Promotion Center-Kingdom of Bahrain (Bahrain)
  • Ministry of Higher Education (Jordan)
  • Ministry of Education (Jordan)
  • Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (Jordan)
  • General Intelligence Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Jordan)
  • Ministry of Higher Education & Scientific Research (Jordan)
  • Public Authority for Applied Education & Training (Kuwait).
  • Ministry of Education (Kuwait)
  • Ministry of Education and Higher Education (Lebanon)
  • Ministry of Technical Education and Vocational Training (Yemen)

Course Outline

Application 1: Introduction to IT 

This application is designed to introduce the candidate to the basic commands regarding the use of PC, its peripherals and the internet, as well as to transmit the importance of IT in all aspects of daily life.

Application 2: Using the Computer and Managing Files 

This application is designed to build on the computing and file management skills acquired at foundation level. The candidate should possess the skills and Knowledge required understanding and performing standard operations on a computer, including the ability to use and control a mouse.

Application 3: Word Processing 

This application is designed to build on the word processing skills acquired at foundation level. The candidate should possess the skills and knowledge required to understand and perform everyday uses of a word processing package to display information in both electronic and paper form.

Application 4: Spread Sheets 

This application is designed to build spreadsheet skills acquired at foundation level the candidate should possess the skills and knowledge required to understand and perform everyday uses of spreadsheet package and make simple calculations.

Application 5: Database 

This application is designed to build on the database skills acquired at foundation level. The candidate should possess the skills and knowledge required to understand and perform everyday uses of databases package to build a simple database and create quires and reports using existing database.

Application 6: Electronic Communication 

This application is designed to build on the electronic communication knowledge acquired at foundation level. The candidate should understand what is meant by electronic communication and possess knowledge of the principles involved in obtaining information from network information services.

Application 7: Presentations 

This application is designed to build on presentation software skills acquired at foundation level. The candidate should possess the skills and knowledge required to understand and perform everyday uses of a presentation package to display information in electronic form for presentation and in paper form for handouts.