If you’ve ever considered working as a Cisco Networking Engineer or specialist, but felt you lacked the knowledge or skills to launch your career, this might be what you’re looking for.
This course bundle is aimed at absolute beginners to IT who want to start a career in Cisco networking or just develop their skills in this area. The course assumes you have no technical knowledge of IT whatsoever. To understand Cisco networking and practice it at a technical level, you must first possess an understanding of basic IT literacy as well as certain technologies, which you will be taught through this course. Through this course, you will gain a series of globally recognised networking certifications from CompTIA and Cisco. You will also possess a set of networking skills you can apply to a vast range of IT job roles.
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From the beginning, we teach you about basic IT literacy, basic software features and functions, basic networking, operating systems, and basic security threats. From there, the course steps up a notch exploring these areas in more depth. As you progress through the various stages, your knowledge of networking will gradually begin to develop.
The course bundle is comprised of five separate courses in total. Once of which is skills based only with no exam, and four certification courses with a final exam after each course. The final course being the Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA). The first course (CompTIA IT Fundamentals) provides a soft introduction to basic IT terminology, concepts and technology.
As part of this bundle, you will also get access to a MeasureUP practice test for each certification course. Scroll down to read more about the MeasureUP practice tests and how they will help you pass your exams the first time.
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What’s included in this certification bundle?
This bundle contains four courses in total comprising of two CompTIA certification courses (inclusive of three official CompTIA exams), one Cisco certification course (inclusive of one official Cisco exam) and one skills based CompTIA course (with no exam). This course MUST be completed in the order listed below. If however you feel the material covered in courses 1 and 2 is already familiar to you and is of no benefit, then you can skip ahead to courses 3-4. Click on a title to see a full breakdown of what you’ll be learning in each course.
The Average Cisco Networking Specialist Profile:
1. CompTIA IT Fundamentals FC0-U61 (NO EXAM)
2. CompTIA A+ 220-1101 and 1102 (2 EXAMS INCLUDED)
3. CompTIA Network+ N10-008 (1 EXAM)
4. Cisco CCNA (200-301) (1 EXAM)
Certification exams included:
- CompTIA A+ 220-1101
- CompTIA A+ 220-1102
- CompTIA Network+ N10-008
- Cisco CCNA (200-301)
MeasureUP Practice tests included:
- CompTIA A+ 220-1101
- CompTIA A+ 220-1102
- CompTIA Network+ N10-008
- Cisco CCNA (200-301)
Features of MeasureUP practice tests:
- Questions are similar to exam questions, allowing you to test your knowledge of exam objectives
- Detailed explanations for both correct and distractor answers reinforce the material
- ‘Study Mode’ covers all objectives ensuring topics are covered
- ‘Certification Mode’ (timed) prepares students for exam taking conditions
- Instant, drill-down score reports tell you exactly the areas to focus on
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Course access period: 12 months online access
Salary and job prospect information
We use two excellent third-party resources to allow you to check your earning potential and job prospects before starting this course.
The first is IT JobsWatch, which allows you to check what employers are paying people on average with specific certifications, such as the ones contained in this bundle. Click here and enter the name of the certification you would like to see salary information on. Remember to check the earning potential for all the certifications in the bundle, especially the more advanced ones as these will offer the highest salary.
The second is Payscale, which also does the above, but allows you to see what types of job titles are paying more based around the certification you enquire about. Click here and enter the name of the certification you would like to see salary and job title information on. Again, remember to check the earning potential for all the certifications in the bundle, especially the more advanced ones as these will provide information on higher level job roles. Although some higher level roles may require experience, the information will give you an idea of future earning potential and career prospects.
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What career paths are available to me through this course?
- Cisco Network Engineer
- Cisco Network Specialist
- Cisco Network Analyst
- Cisco Network Consultant
- Network Engineer
- Network Field Engineer
- Network Deployment Engineer
- Network Operations Engineer
- Network Support Engineer
- Network Operations Center Engineer
- Network Consultant
- Network Technician
- Data Centre Manager
- IT Manager
- IT Consultant
- IT Support Technician
- Systems Administrator
How is each course taught?
All courses are online and self-paced, meaning you do it in your own home, in your own time, at your own pace and best of all… any where in the world, providing you have access to a laptop, PC or desktop computer, and an internet connection. Each lesson is pre-recorded allowing you to pause, fast-forward, skip sections, or go back to another lesson if you need to. The lessons are multi-media based, which means video and audio are used to teach the lessons. Your tutor will PowerPoint slides, illustrations, diagrams and give demonstrations to teach each class. Most lessons are also interactive, prompting the learner to participate. This might involve answering on-screen questions, participating in tasks.
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How long will it take me to complete each course?
As mentioned above, our courses are self-paced. Some people finish their course faster than others. Each certification course is between 12-30 hours. If you choose to only do one of the certification courses from this bundle, then it will take you less time than if you do two or three or all of them. No matter what though, you will always have 12 months to complete your course.
How do I book my exams?
When you’re ready to sit your exams, email email@example.com with your request along with the title of the exam you wish to take. We will then send you an email with instructions on how to complete your exam booking. The exams for this course must be sat at your local test center, which we will locate for you.
What do I need?
All you need is an internet connection and a device, such as a smart phone, tablet, laptop or PC, and an internet connection. To get the most out of the course, we recommend you access it using either a laptop or desktop computer through Google Chrome.
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Can I continue to access my course after 12 months has lapsed?
Yes. Once 12 months has lapsed since you enrolled on the course, you will be automatically switched to a rolling monthly subscription at a cost of £39 per month. This will be debited from the payment card you used to enrol on the course the first time. Some of the features and benefits of continued access include new course content (added when a new version is released), tutor support through live chat, and access to webinars.
Please note that if your exam vouchers have expired within the 12 month period, the auto course renew feature will not extend your exam voucher expiry dates. Exams must taken within 12 months from the time of enrolment.
If you do not wish to continue to access your course account after 12 months, you can cancel this option at any time by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
With Hudson’s e-learning system, certification has never been simpler! You can be starting your IT career or taking your current IT skills to the next level in just a few short weeks. Our learning system gives you all of the benefits of a live class at just a fraction of the cost. Courses include:
We only use the industry’s finest instructors in the IT industry. They have a minimum of 15 years real-world experience and are subject matter experts in their fields. Unlike a live class, you can fast-forward, repeat or rewind all your lectures. This creates a personal learning experience and gives you all the benefit of hands-on training with the flexibility of doing it around your schedule 24/7.
Our courseware includes instructor-led demonstrations and visual presentations that allow students to develop their skills based on real world scenarios explained by the instructor. We always focus on real world scenarios and skill-set development.
Our custom practice exams prepare you for your exams differently and more effectively than the traditional exam preps on the market. You will have practice quizzes after each module to ensure you are confident on the topic you have completed before proceeding.
This will allow you to gauge your effectiveness before moving to the next module in your course. Hudson courses also include practice exams designed to replicate and mirror the environment in the testing center. These exams are on average 100 questions to ensure you are 100% prepared before taking your certification exam.
Hudson has designed a world class Learning Management System (LMS) This system allows you to interact and collaborate with other students and staff, form study groups, engage in discussions in our NOW@ Forums, rate and “like” different courses and stay up to date with all the latest industry knowledge through our forums, student contributions and announcement features. This LMS is unmatched in the industry and makes learning fun and enjoyable.
Hudson knows that education is not a one size fits all approach. Students learn in different ways through different tools. That is why we provide Flash Cards and Education Games throughout our courses. This will allow you to train in ways that keep you engaged and focused. Each course will have dozens of Flash Cards so you can sharpen your skill-sets throughout your training as well as educational games designed to make sure your retention level of the materials is extremely high.
Hudson’s self-paced training programs are designed in a modular fashion to allow you the flexibility to work with expert level instruction anytime 24/7. All courses are arranged in defined sections with navigation controls allowing you to control the pace of your training. This allows students to learn at their own pace around their schedule.
Add experience to your CV with Live Labs
If you’re looking to get ahead of the crowd and don’t have any technical experience, then you might want to consider adding live labs to your course. Because many IT jobs take place at the virtual level (i.e. behind a keyboard and mouse), the experience you’ll gain through a live lab is very similar to experience you’ll gain in the workplace. Consequently many employers regard live lab experience as a valued asset on a CV.
Live labs are also a great tool for experienced technicians as they allow individuals to put their newly acquired course skills to practice. To find out more about our range of live labs, including costs, and how they can enhance your skills, click here.