The program for the Talal Abu-Ghazaleh International Diploma in IT Skills (TAG-DIT) is divided into two levels: Foundation and Standard. The Foundation Level is mainly designed for students, employees and trainees who wish to develop their practical IT skills and those who wish to receive recognition for basic IT competence they may already possess, such as using word processing programs, managing files and Internet skills.

The successful candidate for this level is awarded the International Diploma in IT Skills - Foundation Level. The Standard level, on the other hand, will be awarded to candidates who successfully complete all of the program modules.

Syllabus Content

The syllabus and assessments are available in Arabic and English.


These various modules provide you with new and advanced skills; each to suit your level and help you acquire new potential.

  • Module 1: Introduction to Information Technology

    The aim of this module is to introduce the candidate to the basic commands regarding the use of a PC, its peripherals and the Internet, as well as to demonstrate the importance of IT in all aspects of our daily life.

  • Module 2: Computer Use and Files Management

    This module familiarizes the candidate with the elemental functions of the MS Windows Operating System (OS) and of the applications related thereto,  such as organizing files and folders, using Windows applications and using printers.

  • Module 3: Word Processing Using MS Word

    This module aims at familiarizing candidates with MS Word. The programs of this module will teach candidates how to create, save, format and type documents such as letters, memorandums and simple reports, and to use features such as drawings and tables.

  • Module 4: Spreadsheets Using MS Excel

    This module aims at teaching candidates the basic skills required to successfully and efficiently use Excel worksheets. It pays particular attention to showing candidates how to present information clearly and concisely.

  • Module 5: Electronic Communication Using MS Internet Explorer.

    This module teaches candidates how to use e-mail applications and how and where to find relevant information on the Internet

  • Module 6: Databases Using MS Access

    This module aims at providing the skills to successfully manage a database. Candidates are shown how to create, edit and format a simple database, including tables, inquiries, forms and reports by using Microsoft Access.

  • Module 7: Presentation Using MS PowerPoint

    This module aims at providing candidates with the ability to create, edit, format and present slide shows by using Microsoft PowerPoint. Furthermore, the candidate learns how to merge texts, edit clip art, drawings, tables, use special effects and how to create simple slides with the help of templates.


The pass grade for any module test is 80 and 60 for the Introduction to IT module.