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 recognized 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.
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. One of which is skills based only on 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.
What’s included in this certification bundle?
This bundle contains five courses in total comprising of three CompTIA certification courses (inclusive of three official CompTIA exams), two Cisco certification courses (inclusive of two official Cisco exams) 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 3-5. Click on a title to see a full breakdown of what you’ll be learning in each course.
- CompTIA IT Fundamentals FC0-U51 (NO EXAM)
- CompTIA A+ 220-901 and 902 (2 EXAMS INCLUDED)
- CompTIA Network+ N10-006 (1 EXAM)
- Cisco CCENT ICND1 100-105 (1 EXAM)
- Cisco CCNA ICND2 200-105 (1 EXAM)
Certification exams included:
- CompTIA A+ 220-901
- CompTIA A+ 220-902
- CompTIA Network+ N10-006
- Cisco CCENT ICND1 100-105
- Cisco CCNA ICND2 200-105
Course access period: 12 months online access
How much can I potentially earn with these certifications?
Each certification offers a different level of earning potential. See what the UK and US national average salary is for people with these certifications from this bundle:
- Cisco CCENT: £20,500 p.a. UK*
- Cisco CCNA: £40,000 p.a. UK*
- CompTIA A+: £30,000 p.a. UK* / $40,599 p.a. US^
- CompTIA Network+: £45,000 p.a. UK* / $52,414 p.a. US^
Source: *the UK: ITjobswatch / ^US: PayScale – As at Jan 2017
How much does a Network Engineer earn?
The average salary for a Network Engineer is £46,000 p.a.* As at October 2017. Source: ITjobswatch
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 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. Anywhere 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.
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 smartphone, 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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