The Computing 1.0 module sets out essential concepts and skills relating to the use of computational thinking and coding to create simple computer programs.
Many job roles that are not explicitly focused on software development required an understanding of the principles of computational thinking and the foundations of coding. The Computing module covers core computational thinking techniques like problem decomposition, pattern recognition, abstraction and algorithms as well as practical skills relating to coding.
|Computational thinking methods||
|Starting to code||
|Building using code||
|Test, debug and release||
What are the benefits of this module?
- Covers the key skills and main concepts relating to computational thinking and coding.
- Certifies best practice in computational thinking and coding.
- Introduces concepts and skills that are essential for anyone interested in developing specialised IT skills.
- Assists in developing generic problem solving skills that are useful for everyone.
- Developed with input from subject matter experts and practising computing professionals from around the world. This process ensures the relevance and range of module content.
On completion of this module the candidate will be able to:
- Understand key concepts relating to computing and the typical activities involved in creating a program.
- Understand and use computational thinking techniques like problem decomposition, pattern recognition, abstraction and
algorithms to analyse a problem and develop solutions.
- Write, test and modify algorithms for a program using flowcharts and pseudocode.
- Understand key principles and terms associated with coding and the importance of well-structured and documented code.
- Understand and use programming constructs like variables, data types, and logic in a program.
- Improve efficiency and functionality by using iteration, conditional statements, procedures and functions, as well as events and
commands in a program.
- Test and debug a program and ensure it meets requirements before release.
The detailed syllabus for the Computing module is publicly available, so that there is complete clarity about what is covered.
The syllabus document, which sets out the specific skills and knowledge that you will learn and against which you will be certified, can be downloaded here.
Do you want to better understand the Computing module and how we test skills and knowledge
Try out the Computing sample tests here to get a feel for the coverage of the module, or practice before your certification test.
Digital skills for occupational effectiveness
ICDL Professional is designed to meet the needs of modern professionals in a range of sectors and develops an advanced level of skills for those with technology reliant roles. From the use of business applications to the fundamentals of advanced technologies, these skills allow them to manage different types of workload as well as collaborate with technical teams.
ICDL Professional contains a range of modules which can be combined in any way to create a unique ICDL Profile. The syllabus content of each module is supported by learning materials that mirror day-to-day tasks and responsibilities typical of a role in the sector or industry.
The modules in ICDL Professional are:
ICDL for Teachers
Management Spreadsheets (Formerly Advanced Spreadsheets)
Coding Principles (Computing)