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. 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.
To help you grasp the concepts and develop the skills within the course, simulators are also included. These allow you to practice your networking skills learnt on the course. In the IT world, these simulators are otherwise known as ‘Live Labs’.
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What’s included in this certification bundle?
This bundle contains five courses in total comprising of two CompTIA certification courses, one skills based CompTIA course, and one skills based course. This course MUST be completed in the order listed below. 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. IC3 Computing Fundamentals (NO EXAM)
2. CompTIA IT Fundamentals FC0-U61 (NO EXAM)
3. CompTIA A+ 220-1001 and 1002 (NO EXAM)
4. CompTIA Network+ N10-007 (NO EXAM)
5. Cisco CCNA (200-301) (NO EXAM)
****CERTIFICATION EXAMS NOT INCLUDED****
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.
Upon completion of this course, you’ll receive one Cisco ‘Acclaim’ badge that you can add to your CV or social media profile for prospective employers to see. You’ll also receive one official Cisco CCNA certification. Click the badge above to learn more about it.
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.
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.
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.