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IT Essentials CISCO Level 2 (CompTIA A+ exam optional)

This course will give you a practical and theoretical insight into computer maintenance and installation and leads on to the CISCO IT Essentials 1 Certificate (on successful completion of an online theory test and practical examination). If you wish to undertake the CompTIA A+ Certificate you will be required to pay for the exam fees prior to taking the exams. CompTIA A+ Certificate is an internationally recognised entry level qualification for IT professionals or PC Service Technicians.

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Entry requirements

You should have a good understanding of computer hardware and operating systems. If you are 21 or over you may gain entry to the course, subject to a successful interview, and will be considered individually on your experience rather than your qualifications.

Course content

You will study:

  • Installing, Configuring & Upgrading Hardware
  • Diagnosing & Troubleshooting Hardware
  • Preventative Maintenance
  • Basic Networking Operating Systems Technologies
  • Operating System Fundamentals - Installing, Upgrading & Configuring Operating Systems
  • Troubleshooting Operating Systems
  • Establishing Networks Using Various Operating Systems.

Assessment methods

Assessment is through a combination of online training, lectures, discussions and practical work. You will be required to take a final online multiple choice theory assessment and a skills based test to achieve the CISCO IT Essentials 1 Certificate. In addition, those wishing to achieve the A+ Certificate will undertake a further two online multiple choice assessments.

Course information & how to book

This course runs on multiple occasions. Choose the date most appropriate for you.

To apply online, select the 'Apply' button below. You will need to register an account and then you can follow the instructions on screen.

LengthStart DateDay(s)Time(s)FeesLocationCourse Code
16 weeks 22/09/2016 Thu 6.00 pm - 9.00 pm £350 Cauldwell Street F1526S1 Course in progress
16 weeks 21/02/2017 Tue 6.00 pm - 9.00 pm £350 Cauldwell Street F1526S2 Course in progress

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Accessibility
We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 for more information.

Additional formats
Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on
01234 291000 to order your copy.
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