IT Skills

[vc_row full_width=””][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”307″ img_size=”200×200″ animation=”rda_zoomIn” css_animation=””][button size=”medium_rd_bt” t_color=”#e2e2e2″ b_color=”#cc99cc” b_hover_color=”#660000″ url=”http://careercred.com/my-badges/it-skills/apply/” ml=”15″]APPLY[/button][/vc_column][vc_column width=”3/4″][vc_custom_heading text=”Application of I.T. Skills Badge” google_fonts=”font_family:Montserrat%3Aregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_column_text css_animation=””]This badge is about your ability to basic IT skills, including familiarity with commonly used programmes, and your awareness of the challenges and value of technology for businesses. To earn this badge you need to demonstrate the following abilities:

  • Competence in the use of word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software.
  • Ability to present a clear and concise message using a variety of media
  • Openness to new ideas and enthusiasm for exploring how I.T. can change the way we do things
  • Awareness of the business value and impact of global I.T. trends

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_accordion][vc_accordion_tab title=”Application of I.T. Missions”][vc_column_text]There are FOUR missions to complete.

The mission tasks and the required evidence are listed below.
You should complete the tasks and have your evidence ready before applying for the badge.
To apply for the badge click on the APPLY button.

Good luck![/vc_column_text][/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title=”Mission 1″][iconbox type=”11″ icon=”ws-progress-0″ i_color=”#cc99cc” title=”Use of Common Applications”]Every job requires the ability to use basic productivity software such as a word processor, a spreadsheet and, often, presentation software. Being competent in the use of these applications is an absolute requirement.

MISSION

This mission asks you to provide evidence of your ability to use common office based applications. You need to provide evidence of your competence in using TWO different types of software from the following three categories: word processor, spreadsheet or presentation software.

 

REQUIRED EVIDENCE

  • Select TWO documents (two different software applications) which showcase your ability to use the software competently. You should try to select a document or file that makes use of some of the more advanced features of the software application in question. For example, use of page layout features, themes, design and imagery or use of references or footnotes in Word; formulas, conditional formatting, multi-worksheet referencing in excel; formatting and design, animations, video and sound in powerpoint.
  • When you are ready to APPLY for this badge, LOAD these two files as indicated on the application form.
  • Indicate in the space provided on the form which advanced software functions are featured in your file.

You can select any file that you are happy for others to view. Please do not include any confidential information or data which might be subject to copyright. It is likely that you already have such documents prepared as part of your academic work or from your job.

It is likely that you will be using the Microsoft Office suite of products (Word, Excel and Powerpoint). However, you can use other suites such as OpenOffice. You can also load files in the pdf format. You might want to use other software products such as Prezi or Powtoon.

If you need any help the help sections of the software apps themselves are the best place to start. For example, Excel’s help for using Excel formulas is excellent, complete with examples which you can copy directly into your spreadsheet. Alternatively search youtube for thousand of walk throughs of just about every function in every MS Office product.

[/iconbox][/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title=”Mission 2″][iconbox type=”11″ icon=”ws-progress-1″ i_color=”#cc99cc” title=”Explore New I.T. Applications”]

MISSION

You need to be comfortable exploring and working with new technologies and software since your career will likely require you to continually change the applications that enable you to do your work. This mission asks you to provide some evidence that you are capable and comfortable with the idea of trying out new technology. Your task is to identify an app or piece of software you have recently used for the first time and write a short review.

When you are ready to APPLY for this badge you will need to respond to the questions below:

REQUIRED EVIDENCE

When you apply for this badge you will be asked to:

  1. Identify an app or piece of software you have recently used for the first time
  2. Review the app or software – you can write the review or produce a video or podcast
  3. Briefly describe how it has impacted your life – again you can write or prepare a video or podcast

Try to discuss some sort of productivity tool as opposed to a game! If you are stuck for ideas, complete Mission 3 in the Communications badge and use your experience of creating a LinkedIn profile.[/iconbox][/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title=”Mission 3″][iconbox type=”11″ icon=”ws-progress-2″ i_color=”#cc99cc” title=”Demonstrate Awareness of Global Technology Trends”]

MISSION

Demonstrate your awareness of technology trends by defining a number of technologies and explaining what impact they might have for businesses.

REQUIRED EVIDENCE

When you APPLY for this badge you will be asked to:

  • Explain the terms “SAAS, Big Data, Wearable Technology, Cybercrime and API.

 

[/iconbox][/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title=”Mission 4″][iconbox type=”11″ icon=”ws-progress-3″ i_color=”#cc99cc” title=”Assess your Application of I.T. Abilities”]Having completed the first three missions and reflected on your abilities you should now be in a strong position to assess your application of I.T.  ability and skills.

You will assess yourself on the four application of I.T. abilities. You will also be asked to justify your rating and to plan for improvement.

  1. Competence in the use of word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software
  2. Ability to present a clear and concise message using a variety of media
  3. Openness to new ideas and enthusiasm for exploring how I.T. can change the way we do things
  4. Awareness of the business value and impact of global I.T. trends

When you are ready, click on the APPLY button to provide the evidence for all the missions and to begin your skills self-assessment.[/iconbox][/vc_accordion_tab][/vc_accordion][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][/vc_column][/vc_row]