Data Processing

The competition tasks of this skill category are based on the Vocational qualification in Information and Communications Technology, and on the Vocational Qualification in Business. 

Depending on the competence area, working place can be e.g. in the information and communications technology environment, or finance- and office work in different companies or in the public sector. 

Description of the skill category

The competition consists of customer service- and specialist tasks. Therefore, competing the tasks requires good skills in problem solving and communication. 

Successful competitor knows how to train, assist and guide the customer in using the information technology as well as solves problems related to use of programs. 

Competition is individual. 

Skill requirements

Competence requirements are based on the requirements and criteria of ”Excellent” in the vocational qualification, including competence requirements of the task modules. 

  • Spreadsheet (Excel)
    • Processing spreadsheet data (filtering, subtotals, protection, linking, importing data) 
    • Adding illustrations to a spreadsheet (images, objects, links, comments, editing charts) 
    • Calculations and functions, e.g. Sum, If, Sumif, Plookup, Vlookup, Count, Countif. In addition, Goal seek. 
    • Macro recording and producing a macro button. 
  • Text formatting (Word)
    • Styles and document templates 
    • Long documents (section breaks, footers and headers, table of contents, indexes, references and bibliographies) 
    • Columns (dividing a text into columns) 
    • Merge functions (address labels and newsletters, connecting to a data source) 
    • Forms (creating and editing tables and form fields). 
  • Presentation graphics (PowerPoint)
    • Diverse use of images and drawing tools, animations 
    • Inserting and editing charts and objects, as well as RGB-color definitions 
    • Slide-specific effects, text effects, action buttons, hyperlinks. 

The tasks may also be solved using Excel add-ons: PowerQuery and PowerPivot. 

To accomplish the tasks, a competitor must be familiar with the Office Object Linking and Embedding(OLE) – features.

The fulfilment of the competition task will be accepted as the completion of the Advanced license. 

Skill category managers

Skill steering group

  • Marko Oksanen, Savon koulutuskuntayhtymä Sakky
  • Sari Lyyra, Savon koulutuskuntayhtymä Sakky
  • Stephanus Vermeulen, Espoon seudun koulutuskuntayhtymä Omnia
  • Jussi Alhanen, Espoon seudun koulutuskuntayhtymä Omnia
  • Sari Alho, Turun ammatti-instituutti
  • Aleksi Mäkeläinen, Turun ammatti-instituutti
  • Hannu Hokkanen, Business College Helsinki
  • Edward Krogius, Business College Helsinki
  • Tomi Ahokas, Opetushallitus
  • Harri Hautala, ECDL Finland
  • Juhani Kuivaniemi, Keski-Pohjanmaan koulutuskuntayhtymä Kpedu

Partners of the skill

Main event partners