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About ICDL Egypt

After launching ICDL Egypt in May 2006 by the Egyptian Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) in cooperation with Ministries of Education, Higher Education, and Administrative Development; a total of 836,801 candidates were certified for ICDL.

Ministry of Communication & Information Technology conducted a limited practice (No 6 for the year 2012) to select an international certificate in basic ICT skills to avail a new scholarship for one year project duration. After a tough competition between peer companies, ICDL Egypt LLC had won the tender & consequently a contract signed by the Egyptian ministry for communication & information technology and the ECDL-F for launching a new phase for ICDL Egypt scholarship for one just year (2012 / 2013 ). MCIT is committed to ensuring that the ECDL Foundation quality standards are implemented throughout the project. MCIT offers the ICDL training, material, electronic skill cards numbers and the seven module tests free of charge to all applicants

ICDL Egypt Training

ICDL training is delivered through a variety of media, including traditional classroom based, instructor-led methods, and self-directed, assignment or multimedia based training (CBT), which is usually a home study option.


  • ICDL Core test is an Automated Testing - Many centers use automated testing software, where Candidates undertake a test on a computer, which then automatically assesses the candidate's performance, and provides immediate pass/fail feedback to both the centre and the candidate. The use of automated testing simplifies the testing and administration procedures in a test centre, and make it very efficient.
  • The duration of each test is 45 minutes. No books or other help may be used during the tests.
  • The pass mark for each test is set to be 75%.
  • The seven tests may be taken in any sequence.
  • ICDL Egypt training and testing scholarshipshould not exceed 4 months As of issuing the applicant’s reservation voucher in the center. ICDL Egypt testing scholarship should not exceed 3 months as of issuing the applicant’s reservation voucher in the center.
  • Candidates failing ICDL tests are allowed to retake tests on their own expenses (only for extra 2 exams). Knowing that retaking failed module is not allowed on the same day.
Syllabus 5.0

The ICDL syllabus is designed and updated by a panel of experts to ensure relevance to the working world and advances in technology, covers the key concepts of computing, their practical applications and use in the workplace and society. It consists of seven modules, each of which must be passed before the ICDL certificate is awarded. Currently ICDL Egypt offers ICDL Core Syllabus V5.0.

Download ICDL Syllabus 5.0


The ICDL Core Certificate is awarded when all seven module tests have been successfully completed. The certificate will NOT be issued immediately by the Test Centre. ECDL - F will issue the certificate that is provided at no cost just for one time by MCIT and pass this on to the Test Centre. The Candidate will get the certificate from the Test Centre where s/he is assigned to. There is no fee involved in issuing the ICDL certificate for only one copy.

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