Information Technology

The certification of Information Technology knowledge is an important asset for each holder, both in the professional field, by enhancing job prospects or advancement in the workplace and in everyday life, offering real solutions.

The ECDL certificate (European Computer Driving Licence) is European Certificate of Information Technology that certifies your knowledge and confirms your skills in computer use, opening the door to the labor market anywhere in Europe, but also in the world at all sectors (private and public).

These degrees are addressed to all those who want to certify their knowledge of computers, regardless of age or profession, increasing the ability of communication and access to information and services in their daily lives.

EMFASIS Educational Group is an official ECDL preparation center and everyone can attend lessons in information technology to obtain the ECDL Core (basic level), ECDL Core inprogress or ECDLExpert certificate.

EDCL Core certifies that the holder has the basic knowledge and skills in using a computer (PC) and he/she can use a computer in the main office automation applications and basic Internet services.

To obtain the complete Basic Level Certificate (ECDL CORE), you must successfully complete the following 7 modules:

Excellent knowledge of the main components of computers is required for the completion of this unit and the main concepts, such as data storage and memory, the contents of software application use of networks (internet) etc. Additionally, the candidate should be aware of issues related to the use of information systems and any adverse consequences on user health. Finally, he/she must get expertise in legal and security-related matters.
The subject of this unit is computer use at an elementary level of the related applications and the operating system. More specifically, the candidate has to demonstrate that he/she can work efficiently on the PC desktop, manage and organize files, copy, move, and delete files, folders and subfolders. Moreover, he/she should be able to handle icons and windows and use search features, simple editing tools and print management tools provided through the operating system of a PC.
The candidate should be able to perform basic operations associated with creating, editing, and completing a document ready for use. The candidate will also deal with advanced applications, such as creating tables, using pictures and images within a document, the introduction of objects and merge of correspondence.
The candidate should be able to handle basic applications of spreadsheets, such as mathematical operations using specific formulas and functions, but also more specialized applications, such as creating charts or import of items.
The main content of this unit is divided into the following two categories: In the first category, the candidate is asked to demonstrate his/her ability to create a database of simple format. In the second one, he/she is asked to retrieve data from an already existing database by using commands such as queries, selection and classification. Finally, the candidate should be able to create and modify reports.
In this section, the candidate should be able to compose, edit and complete a presentation using his skills to use tools for creating presentations. These presentations should be in such a form that can be understood by various groups of people. It is recommended these presentations to be accompanied by special effects, charts, or diagrams.
The content of this unit is divided into two categories: a.) In the first category, the candidate has to demonstrate his ability to explore the network (web browser) to register websites in a special folder of direct access, while at the same time he/she should be able to print specific websites and search for results. b.) In the second category, the candidate should be able to send and receive emails, attach files and manage files, folders, subfolders, etc.

The ECDL Core IN PROGRESS certifies knowledge and skills in any one of the seven units separately, from one to six units at your option, and may be issued upon request. The choice of the order someone should be examined is shaped by the applicant him/herself. It is also possible to obtain the ECDL Expert certificate, addressed to executives of private companies or public organizations, officials of Greek or multinational businesses, administration secretaries and students, but also to those who wish to get a high level of knowledge, regardless of age or profession. With the ECDL Expert Program, you prove your skills in the most common office-automation applications, your high level of knowledge and skills and that you can manage complex and very difficult projects. The ECDLExpert certificate could be characterized as the «Proficiency in Information Technology". In order to obtain it, you must successfully complete all the4 sections stated below:

  • Text editing
  • Spreadsheets
  • Databases
  • Presentations
Apart from the courses, the interested person may daily be trained alone in the particular units.  
 The courses offered by the EMFASIS are conducted in small groups of 3-4 people. In case any group is not filled, the courses within that period will be conducted in the form of private lessons. In addition, it is important if the candidate has knowledge or computer use or no in order to reduce as much as possible the number of teaching hours.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)

There are two alternatives for students to attend courses by EMFASIS:
  • Physical presenceof the interested person at our facilitiesin Thessaloniki,using the mostmodern technologicalteaching tools and ensuringexcellent studying conditions.Courses are performed in private or in small groups(3-6people).
  • Real-timecourses through e-learning
Our experienced and qualified staff can directly undertake your academic support through the electronic platform we have setup, helping you to resolve questions and understand any course you are interested in, wherever you are in Greece or abroad. Within the online courses you will receive free digital notes.
The timetable and duration of the courses shall be fixed after consultation with the competent teacher and according to the needs of the person concerned in order to ensure success, especially in case of employees or students. Intensive, crash courses run throughout the year. We increase the course frequency and shorten the required time to complete the corresponding seminar. We keep the number of training hours to be completed within each program.
Upon completion of your preparation and when you are ready to give the specific tests, you can visit a center of ECDL exams in your area You can identify which test centers exist on the official site of the ECDL. In this process we can help you. Alternatively, link here: http://www.ecdl.gr/el/exams/unifiedsearch/Pages/SearchTCEliss.aspx The specific exams are conducted under the supervision of ECDL and O.E.E.K.   In this process we can help you.
Choose examination date: Find the date of exams programmed for your area or nearby areas. Select any day and time you wish. There are morning or afternoon hours available, even during the weekends. Choose examination center: Choose the examination center that is appropriate for you and contact at least 4-5 days before by telephone with the person in charge of this center to confirm you that the examinations will take place on the specified day. It is possible the scheduled exams be cancelled, or you may not find an available position. Therefore, it is better to confirm the validity of the date and the availability for the units you want to be tested. Application process: Before the examinations, go to the examination center to complete the application form and pay for the issuing of the respective card of skill. You will need a photocopy of your ID card. Application form: This is provided by the examination Center. It is a typical application where you will fill in your personal data and the units you will be tested. Issue of the skills’ card: This is a card prepared by the examination center with your details that will be sealed every time you pass a unit successfully. The card from 01/03/2013 costs €40, while the examination of each unit costs €30. If you will not be tested in all units of the certificate, upon completion of the exam ask your card back, in order to keep it in the future if you want to continue with the remaining units. There is no expiration date for this card. Examination day: It is good to go to the center 20 minutes before the scheduled time in order to be adjusted to the place, to see the supervisors and the other candidates and to avoid stress. In case you are late, your participation will be cancelled and will not be refunded. Do not forget your ID card or passport, otherwise you will not be allowed to participate in the exams. Documents without photo, such as personal identification texts, birth certificates, diplomas, insurance cards, etc. are not acceptable. New/repeated test: For the examination of a next test or repetition of a test, you will select a date in the same way, in the same or any other available examination center and apply for. This time you will need only the Skills Card (do not forget to take it from the first center) and your ID card. Probably you may be asked again to fill in an application form and pay the cost of the corresponding unit. Certificate Issue: Upon successful completion of all the units you want to, you must ask the examination center to issue your certificate. The center will proceed to the necessary procedures and will notify you to take it and pay the fee. The usual waiting time is 10-15 days. If you need the certificate fast, you can ask them to issue you an official confirmation, for which you will pay a small symbolic charge.
In EMFASIS, success rates of our students exceed 95%. The methodology of the courses and the practice we provide, guarantee the successful participation of our students in the specific examinations.
Yes, of course. According P.D.347/2003 (G.G. 315/31-12-03) and P.D.44/2005 (G.G. 63/09-03-05), with whom P.D.50/2001 on "Determining qualification for appointment to positions in public sector institutions" was amended, but also according to the Decision of the 16th Session of the Supreme Council of Staff Selection (A.S.E.P.), for the recruitment procedures in the Public Sector, the Supreme Council of Staff Selection (A.S.E.P.) recognizes the ECDL certificates as degrees of the knowledge of computer use that meet the criteria of the Presidential Decrees mentioned above.
The vast majority of the announcements of the Supreme Council of Staff Selection (A.S.E.P.) for vacancies in the greater public sector require only three basic units: 1) Word Processing (WORD), 2) Spreadsheets (EXCEL) and 3) Web Services (INTERNET). Successful examinations in these three (3) units, lead to the ECDL Progress 3 certificate, which meets the requirements specified in the announcements of O.E.E.K. and A.S.E.P. However, there are many announcements of A.S.E.P. mainly for administrative positions, where five (5) units are required: the three (3) ones mentioned above and, in addition, the following: 4) presentations (POWERPOINT) and 5) Databases (ACCESS). In this case, the candidate must succeed in all five (5) units and obtain the ECDL Progress 5 certificate. It is understood that if someone has already succeeded in more units than those required according to the announcement, he/she is fully covered and can submit the certificate he owns to A.S.E.P. For example, if a candidate has the ECDL Core certificate (i.e. all seven (7) core units) he/she is fully covered for ALL government announcements, whether they require three (3) or five (5) ECDL units.

SPECIALIZED SEMINARS IN THE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY  AUTOCAD AutoCAD is the most popular design software in the world. It is addressed to all engineering specialties concerning engineering drawings (architects, civil engineers, mechanical engineers, surveyors etc.) but also decorators, designers and other professionals who prepare linear drawings. The application provides the possibility to create two-dimensional drawings and there are specific tools to create three-dimensional models and photorealistic images for presentations. Upon completion of the course, the trainee will be able to obtain a certificate of AutoCAD use after examinations. Classes are held in the computer lab of our school. This is a pleasant place with modern computers equipped with the necessary software. Depending on the level, courses can be configured for both beginners and advanced users. Indicative Course Content:

  • Introduction to AUTOCAD
  • Drawing with coordinates
  • Basic drawing commands
  • Display commands
  • Object selection
  • Editing commands
  • Files
  • Underlining
  • Text
  • Dimensions
  • Blocks
  • Objects management and information
  • Printing/plotting
Photoshop Photoshop is professional, image-editing software with a series of tools to retouch photos. Among other things, the latest version of Photoshop has improved graphics and 3D processing capabilities. The courses are addressed to those who want to work in amateur or professional graphics, web design, photography and print-out design with little or no experience in the field of graphics, but who wish to learn techniques that will help them. The content and the level of the specific courses is adjusted to the needs of each interested in. Course Objectives: Familiarity with the software Introduction to the main concepts of arts graphics Development of an artistic view Indicative Course Content
  • Painting tools
  • Retouching tools
  • Color use
  • Image cutting, perspective adjustment and image alignment
  • Text and image
  • Layer creation, naming and deleting
  • Layer clipping groups and texture channels
  • Layer effect
  • Creating a mask
  • Combination of many photos
  • Image correction
  • Histogram graphics
  • Background creation
  • Creation of transparent graphics
    GMAT   GMAT is a test that examines the verbal & quantitative reasoning and analytical ability. It is requested by candidates for postgraduate studies in Business Administration, Management etc. (MBA, MSc). The examination is performed on a computer in English and includes an essay, and multiple-choice questions on the understanding of written word, math and logical problems.   Test structure  
Analytical Writing section
Time 30 min
Format One 30-minute essay
Question types Analysis of an Argument  
 
Integrated Reasoning Section
Time 30 min
Format 12 questions
Question types Graphics Interpretation Two-part Analysis Table Analysis Multi-Source Reasoning  
 
Quantitative section
Time 75 min
Format 37 multiple-choice questions
Question types Problem Solving, Data Sufficiency  
 
Verbal section
Time 75 min
Format 41 multiple-choice questions
Question types Reading Comprehension Critical Reasoning Sentence Correction  
    Methodology   The most important fact is that the average time available for candidates to read the question and answer it is 2 minutes. If you also take into account that the candidate may be tired after approx. 4 hours of the test, the increasing difficulty of the questions in case of correct answers, the variability of the questions and the stress of the examinations, you realize the increasing difficulty from question to question.  

Frequently asked questions about GMAT

The easiest way is through the Internet using a credit card. Alternatively, you can submit an application by phone, post or fax. To book a seat through the internet right now, select the following link: Schedule a GMAT appointment!
To check for availability, please select the following link: Find a Test Center
The test lasts 4 hours. The score range is from 200 to 800. The Analytical Writing Section and the Integrated Reasoning Section are graded separately on a score scale from 0 to 6 and 1 to 8, respectively.
The cost of the specific exams is $250 plus VAT.
Every 31 days, up to 5 times a year at maximum.
Unofficially, you learn the results just upon completion of the test (except for the results of the Analytical Writing and Integrated Reasoning sections). The complete results are sent to you and the universities of your choice after about 20 days.
GMAT is an adaptive test (CAT). This means that it is adapted to the level of difficulty faced by each candidate. Correct or wrong answer to a question leads to a harder or easier question next. The final score is determined through the number of correct or wrong answers and their level of difficulty.

  GRE   The GRE is a test that examines the verbal & quantitative reasoning and analytical ability. It is requested by candidates for postgraduate studies mainly in science or theoretical direction (MBA, MA, PhD), but also for studies in Business Management, etc. (MBA, MSc). The examination is performed on a computer in English and includes an essay, and multiple-choice questions on the understanding of written word, math and logical problems. The increasing number of candidates for postgraduate programs has led to a hard competition and the need to achieve high scores in GRE. Our target is to help you achieve high scores in the specific exams to be admitted to the postgraduate program of your choice.   Test structure  

Analytical Writing Section
Time 60 min
Format Two separately timed writing tasks 30 minutes per task
Question types Analysis of an Issue Analysis of an Argument  
 
Quantitative Section
Time 70 min
Format two separately timed quantitative sections 35 minutes per section 20 questions per section
Question types Quantitative Comparisons Multiple-choice Numeric Entry  
 
Verbal Section
Time 60 min
Format Two separately timed verbal sections 30 minutes per section 20 questions per section
Question types Reading Comprehension Text Completion Sentence Equivalence

Frequently asked questions about GMAT

The easiest way is through the Internet using a credit card. Alternatively, you can submit an application by phone, post or fax. To book a seat through the internet right now, select the following link: Register online for the GRE
  To check for position availability, please select the following link: Check seat availability
The test lasts 3 hours and 45 minutes. For the Quantitative Section, the score range is from 130 to 170. For the Verbal Section, the score range is from 130 to 170. For the Analytical Writing Section, the score range is from 0 to 6.
The cost of the specific exams is $175
Every 30 days up to 5 times a year at maximum.
Unofficially, you learn the results just upon completion of the test. Officially, they are sent to you and the universities of your choice after about 10-15 days.
GRE is an adaptive test (CAT). This means that it is adapted to the level of difficulty faced by each candidate. Correct or wrong answer to a question leads to a harder or easier question next. The final score is determined through the number of correct or wrong answers and their level of difficulty.
You can find the codes in the following PDF file: GRE institution codes.pdf