If you’re looking to rapidly launch your IT career, this might be for you. This is a very intensive training course, which is why it’s called a boot camp course. Learners have six months to complete it and take the exams. If you believe you cannot dedicate enough time to the course over six months, we recommend you take a look at our 12 month option. Click here for more details.
Hudson are proud to be a CompTIA Authorised Partner.
This course is also ideal for current IT professionals wishing to brush up on their skills and gain a series of globally recognised CompTIA certifications.
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As explained above, this course is aimed at both professionals and absolute beginners to IT who want to start a career in IT or just develop their skills in this area. For the absolute beginner, the course assumes you have no technical knowledge of IT whatsoever. To understand what IT Technicians do and perform 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 two globally recognised certifications from CompTIA: the CompTIA A+, and CompTIA Network+. You will also possess a set of technical skills you can use to get work in a variety of other IT job roles. These are discussed further down the page.
Who are CompTIA? Watch this video to find out.
From the beginning, we teach you about basic IT literacy, basic software features and functions, basic networking, operating systems, and basic IT security. From there, the course steps up a notch focusing on these areas in more depth and exploring new areas such as cloud computing, networking, operating systems, and mobile devices. As you progress through the various stages, your IT skills will gradually develop.
Upon completion of this course and gaining experience in an IT role, you’ll receive two CompTIA acclaim badges that you can add to your CV or social media profile for prospective employers to see. You’ll also receive two official CompTIA certifications validating your IT skills. Scroll further down the page to see an example of one of the CompTIA certifications you will get.
You will not only exit this course with a two globally respected certifications, but a deeper knowledge of IT technical concepts, practices and tools to better equip you to manage and respond to IT issues. You will possess a set of skills you can apply to a vast range of IT job roles, including IT support, helpdesk, networking, systems administration, and data center management.
An example of a CompTIA Network+ certification you can gain through this course.
The course is made up of a series of certification courses. Of the five courses in total, three have final certification exams at the end and each that lead to a certification. The very first course you will do is the CompTIA IT Fundamentals. This will provide you with a soft introduction to basic IT terminology, concepts and technology. This does not include a certification exam at the end. You can skip this course if you are already familiar with the content; or have been working an IT professional.
Watch this video to learn more about CompTIA certifications.
What’s included in this boot camp course?
This course contains five certification courses in total, inclusive of three official CompTIA exams, and MeasureUP practice tests.
If you are starting at an entry-level, this entire course MUST be completed in the order listed below. Failure to do this could result in you not being able to understand the content of the next course in this series. Click on a title to see a full breakdown of what you’ll be learning in each course.
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.
1. CompTIA IT Fundamentals FC0-U61 (NO EXAM)
2 and 3. CompTIA A+ 220-1001 and 1002 (2 EXAMS INCLUDED)
4. CompTIA Network+ N10-008 (1 EXAM)
5. CompTIA Security+ SY0-601 (NO EXAM)
Certification exams included:
- CompTIA A+ 220-1001
- CompTIA A+ 220-1002
- CompTIA Network+ N10-008
MeasureUP practice tests included:
- CompTIA A+ 220-1001
- CompTIA A+ 220-1002
- CompTIA Network+ N10-008
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
Watch this video to learn more about MeasureUP practice tests.
Course access period: 6 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.
What career paths are available to me through this course?
- IT Technician
- Field Technician
- IT Support Technician
- IT Consultant
- Systems Administrator
- Network Engineer
- Network Field Engineer
- Network Deployment Engineer
- Network Operations Engineer
- Network Support Engineer
- Network Operations Center Engineer
- Network Consultant
- Network Technician
- Data Center Manager
How does this boot camp course work?
This course is made up of three main resources as shown below. Each certification course with an exam has as its own set of resources, i.e. 1 x online course, 1 x MeasureUP practice exam, 1 x official CompTIA exam. Each resource is designed to work in conjunction with each other to ensure the successful path to certification. You will complete one course and practice test, then repeat the process for the remaining courses. Once you have passed the exams, you will receive two certifications from CompTIA: the CompTIA A+, and CompTIA Network+. Read below to learn more about the resources in this boot camp course.
Tutors use diagrams and illustrations to teach the video based classes, as well as giving demonstrations of equipment. Lessons are pre-recorded allowing you to fast-forward, rewind and pause at any time throughout the lessons. Videos can be viewed on different devices including a desktop computer, laptop, tablet, and smart phone.
MeasureUP Practice Exams
After working your way through each course, you should be ready to start revising for your official exams. To do this, we provide you with MeasureUP practice tests. MeasureUP practice tests are authorised by CompTIA. These are the closest experience to the actual exam you’ll be taking.
Official CompTIA Exams
Having confidently passed the practice tests, you will be ready to sit the official CompTIA exams – which we will book on your behalf. You will do these at your local testing center, which we will locate for you. There are testing centers all over the country.
How long will it take me to complete the boot camp course?
This course comprises of over 150 hours of video tutorials; and 100+ hours of practice test material. How soon you can complete the course is dependent on several factors such as the amount of time you can dedicate to the course each week, and how quickly you absorb information. Revision for each exam will take a minimum of 2 weeks. We recommend you spend at least 15 hours on each course per week to be able to finish it within the six month time allowance.
You will have full access to the course material and resources for 6 months and must take your exams within this period. As there are five courses in total, you should aim to finish one course per month or less. The CompTIA IT Fundamentals course can be completed within 10 days or less. Don’t forget this is an intensive boot camp course. You’ll need to put in the hours to finish it in time.
You can however skip parts of the course that you feel are not relevant to you, such as those that don’t include an exam at the end, e.g. CompTIA IT Fundamentals, CompTIA Security+.
What do I need?
Your course can be done from any where in the world. If you decide to move to a different city or even country, you can continue with the course from wherever you are. All you need is either a desktop computer, laptop, tablet, smart phone, and an internet connection.
Learn more about the CompTIA Network+ certification as part of this course.
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.