The Presentations (Advanced) module covers the advanced skills needed to plan and create effective presentations, manage and protect presentations, as well as the technical considerations of giving presentations.

Presentations are helpful in a wide range of business settings and are now a standard communication tool.

At the same time, how information is presented has a big impact on how well that information is understood. Workers need to be able to communicate complex information in ways that suit different types of audience and for different purposes.

This module is suitable for a wide range of candidates; for example, employees who need to share knowledge with others, entrepreneurs pitching for support or investment, business people selling a product or service, or academics presenting research findings or new projects.

Develop the skills needed to plan, create, and deliver presentations to a range of audiences.

Module overview

CategorySkill set
Presentation planning
  • Audience and environment
  • Design, content and layout
Slide masters and templates
  • Slide masters
  • Templates
Graphical objects
  • Formatting drawn objects
  • Formatting pictures, images
  • Handling graphical objects
Charts and diagrams
  • Using charts
  • Using diagrams
Multimedia
  • Audio, video
  • Animation
  • Spelling, thesaurus
Enhancing productivity
  • Linking, embedding
  • Importing, exporting, securing
Managing presentations
  • Custom shows
  • Slide show settings
  • Slide show delivery

Main learning outcomes

Main learning outcomes

Successful candidates will be able to plan and design complex presentations that communicate effectively with the target audience in the chosen venue. After passing this module, candidates will feel confident creating advanced presentations from scratch. They will be able to:

  • understand and adapt to the demographics of the audience
  • recognise the importance of graphical elements and when to use them
  • identify where and how multimedia elements can enhance a presentation
  • apply settings to improve the attractiveness and delivery of presentations
  • understand technical considerations such as equipment, lighting, and accessibility.

Why certify with ICDL?

  • ICDL certification is internationally recognised by employers and institutions.
  • ICDL modules are developed with input from computer users, subject matter experts, and practising professionals from all over the world.
  • The regularly updated syllabus content reflects day- to-day tasks and responsibilities typical of job roles.
  • ICDL modules focus on skills acquisition as well as an understanding of concepts.
  • ICDL syllabus content is vendor-independent so that skills and knowledge are transferable.
  • ICDL has rigorous Quality Assurance Standards (QAS) and regular quality audits are conducted internally and externally.

Syllabus

The detailed syllabus for the Presentations (Advanced) 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.


Sample tests

Do you want to better understand the Presentations (Advanced) module and how we test skills and knowledge?

Try out the Presentations (Advanced) sample tests here to get a feel for the coverage of the module, or practice before your certification test.

Offer ICDL in your organisation

You can use ICDL as a training centre, a school or college, or for your own staff within your organisation.

To offer ICDL certification, you should contact the local ICDL operator in your territory.

You can find contact details for all ICDL operators on our ‘ICDL in your territory‘ page.

Find an ICDL course near you

Certifying your digital skills with ICDL is simple:

  1. Assess your existing skills with a Diagnostic Test
  2. Build your skills during a course or through learning in your own time
  3. Certify your skills and earn an ICDL certificate

ICDL Diagnostic Tests, Certification Tests, and courses are available through a network of test centres around Asia.

To get started, find an ICDL Accredited Test Centre near you

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