ICDL certifications making individuals stand out in crowded IT market

Professional certifications are non-degree accolades given to those who have achieved qualifications specified by a certifying authority. The main objective of certification in any field is to ascertain that an individual holding a certification is technically qualified to hold certain types of position within the field. IT has engulfed lives in a major way and no country can survive to its modernity without the integration of information technology. Recently IT certifications have gained popularity as they fill that gap between what governments has failed to regulate and what should be expected of modern day IT professionals.

Recently Jammu's lad, Prince Sumberia, Computer Science Engineering student at MIET won laurels and lauded praises for his performance at the first ICDL Asia Digital Challenge Competition, 2017 held at Singapore recently where he ascended as the top winner beating the competition from 13 other finalists from six Asian countries including Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Bhutan, Philippines and Taiwan. Prince is a young, ambitious and very talented boy who represented India after winning the prestigious ICDL digital skills challenge at national levels. It is a matter of great pride for the city and the state of Jammu and Kashmir that a local student has been able to outperform competition at the State, National and International levels. ICDL Foundation is a registered business name of ECDL Foundation that is providing computer skills certifications worldwide.

About ICDL

ICDL is the world's leading computer skills certification. Till date, more than 14 million people have engaged with the ICDL programme, in over 150 countries, through the network of over 24,000 ICDL Accredited Test Centres (ATCs). ICDL Foundation is a registered business name of ECDL, European Computer Driving Licence Foundation. The European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL), also known as International Computer Driving Licence (ICDL) in non-European countries, is a computer literacy certification programme provided by ECDL Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation.

ECDL / ICDL certification is a globally recognised information and communication technology (ICT) and digital literacy qualification and are recognised as equivalent. In the UK, it is used by the National Health Service as the benchmark IT qualification.

The Programme

The ICDL programme defines the skills and competencies necessary to use a computer and common computer applications. It offers a wide range of modules including Computer Essentials, Word Processing and IT Security. Candidates take tests in the modules which are most relevant to their educational and professional requirements, thereby creating their ICDL Profile. Whether in school, university or in the workplace, ICDL offers a wide range of skill certification programs designed to help grow your skills and eventually your career. ICDL candidates from around the world are benefitted in certifying their computer skills to the international standard.

ICDL in India

In August 2016, National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) signed an agreement with ICDL Asia of Singapore to collaborate on improving digital literacy skills of Indians. ICDL certification programme being the international standard in digital literacy will greatly enhance Indian candidates' workplace digital skills and job mobility and will help in enhancing the Indian Government's Skill India and Digital India initiatives.

IT certifications shapes specialised outlook in an individual which proves to be supportive of field experience in significant ways. One does choose a great teacher, doctor, lawyer, financial advisor etc. after weighing their licenses & credentials. A person who wants to project himself outstandingly has to market himself by coxing out his credentials in one way or the other. Certification is excellent for boosting your personal or company image on marketing material or even for winning contracts/projects. The certification is not only important for migrant workers who are going overseas, but also important for domestic workers across all industries. As the IT technician market becomes more and more crowded, one has to make some extra effort to stand out and make most of the chance to make oneself outright shine.

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