Microsoft ICDL – Data Protection


This module sets out essential concepts and skills relating to the ability to understand the main concepts underlying the secure use of ICT in daily life and to use relevant techniques and applications to maintain a secure network connection, use the Internet safely and securely, and manage data the information appropriately.


Microsoft ICDL – Data Protection 

Aim: The Data Protection ICDL module aims to provide each user with a range of skills and knowledge needed for maintaining a safe and secure ICT system while managing data and information appropriately.

Delivery:  The Microsoft ICDL Data Protection Module is delivered by an Irish Computer Society (ICS) approved tutor.  The class is structured with the use of a power-point presentation, tutorials, workbook material and each participant will have hands-on computer practice.

What award do I receive? At the end of the Data Protection Module, it is optional for each learner (at an extra cost) to sit the ICDL Data Protection Exam. If successful each candidate will receive an ICS-skills awarded certificate.

Course Duration: The Microsoft Data Protection Module is run over a 4 mornings 10am-1pm or alternatively over 4 evenings from 6.45-9.45pm. This course can be run as an individual module or as part of the ICDL Course (7 modules in total).

Entry Requirements: Good command of the English language. Intermediate level of computer literacy.

How much does it cost? The course fee is €70. We accept cash or card payments

Course Venue: The course is held in Castleblayney Community Enterprise Centre, Dublin Road, Castleblayney, Co. Monaghan A75 WF72

Course Details

Topics covered include:

  • Security Concepts – Data threats, Personal Security, File Security
  • Malware – Definitions, Functions, Types & Protection
  • Network Security – Networks, Connections, Access Control
  • Secure Web Use – Web Browsing, Social Networking
  • Communication – Email, Phishing, Ransomware
  • Secure Data Management – Back up & Destruction



After successful completion of the Microsoft Data Protection Computer Exam, each participant will receive a certificate awarded by the Irish Computer Society.