Top 10 Most In-Demand ICDL Certifications in Asia


As the world’s leading computer skills certification, ICDL has delivered our certification programmes to over 16 million people in over 100 countries. Our programmes are designed to meet the needs of the competitive modern workplace, and our certifications are recognised internationally and sought after by employers across the globe.

ICDL Workforce and ICDL Professional programmes which focus on boosting employability and productivity skills are the most popular among candidates in Asia in 2021.

Check out the top 10 most in-demand ICDL certifications of 2021 in Asia:

1. Spreadsheets

The analysis of numerical data is an important activity in a wide range of job roles today. Accountants, project managers, sales executives, engineers – and many more – rely on spreadsheets to carry out crucial calculations or generate useful insights for their businesses.

The Spreadsheets module covers the main concepts and skills needed to use spreadsheets, such as tasks associated with developing, formatting, modifying, and using a spreadsheet. It also covers data visualisation through creating and formatting graphs or charts.

Learn more about Spreadsheets.

2. Online Collaboration

With remote working as the new normal in organisations today, employees are often required to work and collaborate with their teammates virtually. As technology blurs the geographical and organisational boundaries at work, new skills are needed to collaborate effectively with colleagues.

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

Learn more about Online Collaboration.

3. Computer Essentials

Knowing how to manage computers, devices, and data securely and effectively is a valuable skill for workers.

The Computer Essentials module covers the main concepts and skills needed for using devices, computers, ICT, and software effectively. It helps candidates to develop the key skills needed to start using computers or other devices effectively.

Learn more about Computer Essentials.

4. Management Spreadsheets

The benefits of data-based decision-making are widely recognised. Most organisations need workers who are able to use spreadsheets effectively – not just for storing tabular data, but for the sophisticated way that spreadsheets can be used to validate, interpret, and present information.

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.

Learn more about Management Spreadsheets.

5. Documents

As many job roles now require essential ICT skills, workers need to demonstrate their ability to use word processing applications to produce workplace documents effectively.

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.

Learn more about Documents.

6. 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.

Learn more about Presentation.

7. Online Essentials

Using online tools and services to find and share information is an important part of working life.

The Online Essentials module covers the main concepts and skills needed to use the internet and email – including web browsing, effective information search, and online communication.

Learn more about Online Essentials.

8. Digital Marketing

Digital marketing is a growing sector and workers with these skills are in demand. As businesses access new markets through online channels, they need employees who can help to build 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.

Learn more about Digital Marketing.

9. Cyber Security

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.

Learn more about Cyber Security.

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.

Learn more about Presentation (Advanced).

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