Top 10 Most In-Demand ICDL Modules in Asia for 2022


As the world’s leading computer skills certification, ICDL has delivered our certification programmes to more than 16 million people in over 100 countries across 6 continents.  

Our programmes are designed to meet the needs of today’s competitive modern workforce and our certifications are recognised internationally and highly sought after by employers across the globe. 

In the year 2022, ICDL Workforce and ICDL Professional programmes which emphasise on increasing employability and productivity skills are highly favoured among candidates in Asia. These programs are particularly well-received in the region as they aim to improve candidates’ digital skills and make them more attractive to potential employers. 

Check out the top 10 most in-demand ICDL modules of 2022 in Asia:

Top 10 most in-demand ICDL Modules in Asia for 2022

1. Application Essential

Creating documents, managing financial data, and presenting key information are day-to-day tasks in many job roles. To carry out these tasks effectively, a solid basis of skills in using the key technologies to support is essential. These skills also serve as a foundation for developing more advanced competences in using these important office productivity applications, which are widely used in workplaces globally. 

The Application Essentials module encompasses the key concepts and skills necessary to start using common office productivity applications that including documents, spreadsheets, and presentations in an effective manner.  

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2. Spreadsheets

The analysis of numerical data is a vital activity in wide range of job roles today. Professionals such as accountants, project managers, sales executives, engineers, and many others rely on spreadsheets to perform essential calculations and generate useful insights for their organisations. 

The Spreadsheets module encompasses the key concepts and necessary skills needed for spreadsheets, including tasks associated with developing, formatting, modifying, and using a spreadsheet. Along with utilizing standard formulas and functions, this module also delves into the visualisation of data through creating and formatting charts and graphs. 

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3. Computer and Online Essentials 

Technology is a fundamental aspect of every modern job. Proficiency in working with computers, devices, and online tools and applications are requirements for everyone. 

The Computer & Online Essentials module covers the main concepts and skills needed for using computers and devices, file and application management, networks, online information, online communication, and safety.  

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4. Documents 

With sizeable number of job roles now requiring the use of essential ICT (Information and Computer Technology) skills, employees must be able to demonstrate proficiency in using word processing applications to effectively produce workplace documents. 

The Documents module covers the main concepts and skills needed for common word processing tasks, such as creating, formatting, and finishing letters and other everyday documents. 

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5. Presentation 

Presentation is a helpful way of communicating information, whether it is to be delivered by a speaker or used as a reference or guide. Being able to present information so that it can be clearly understood is a valuable skill in the workplace. 

The Presentation module covers the main concepts and skills needed to work with presentation software to create and use presentations. 

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6. Management Spreadsheets 

The advantages of data-driven decision making are widely recognised. Organisations of all types require personnel who are proficient in utilising spreadsheets effectively – not only for storing tabular data, but for the sophisticated methods in which spreadsheets can be used to validate, interpret, and present information. As the accessibility and sharing of data continues to improve, the tasks of inputting, extracting, and displaying data (both internally and externally) have become increasingly prevalent for employees in every sector.  

The Management Spreadsheets module covers the advanced skills needed to use the versatile features of spreadsheets to produce reports, provide statistical or mathematical analysis, and manage data more effectively and productively. 

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7. Cyber Security 

The protection of valuable data and information through appropriate knowledge, skills, and awareness is crucial for professionals in various job fields. For individuals and organisations, it is important to understand good practices in maintaining a secure network connection, using the internet safely and securely, and managing data and information. 

The Cyber Security module covers the main skills and knowledge needed for the secure use of ICT in everyday settings, at home and at work. It also covers concepts around secure information and data, physical security, privacy, and identity theft. 

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8. Digital Marketing

Digital marketing is a growing sector and workers with these skills are in high demand. As businesses seek to expand their reach and access new markets through online channels, they require employees capable of developing and enhancing their online trading and commerce capabilities. 

The Digital Marketing module covers the main concepts and skills of digital marketing, such as creating a web presence, optimising content for search engines, using social media platforms, selling online, different types of advertising, as well as monitoring and improving campaigns using analytics. 

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9. Online Collaboration

As remote working, distributed teams and outsourcing become more prevalent in organisations, employees are increasingly required to work and collaborate with their team members virtually. With technology erasing geographical and organisational boundaries in the workplace, the acquisition of new skills for effective collaboration with colleagues is essential. 

The Online Collaboration module covers the main concepts and skills needed to collaborate online using web-based tools and services. 

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10. Presentation (Advanced) 

Presentations are helpful in a wide range of business settings and are now a standard communication tool. Workers need to be able to communicate complex information in ways that suit different types of audiences and for different purposes. 

The Presentation (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. 

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ICDL – The Digital Skills Standard