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Certified Networking for Beginners with Official CompTIA and Cisco Exams

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Length: Flexible
Price: 148.75 GBP
Location: Distance

Course Description

    If you've ever considered working as a 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 networking or just develop their skills in this area. The course assumes you have no technical knowledge of IT whatsoever. To understand 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.  

An example of the CompTIA Network+ certification you can gain through this course.


An example of the Cisco CCENT certification you can gain through this course.

  The course bundle is comprised of four separate courses in total. One of which is skills based only with no exam, and three certification courses with a final exam after each course. The final course being the Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT). The first course (CompTIA IT Fundamentals) provides a soft introduction to basic IT terminology, concepts and technology.  

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  What's included in this certification bundle?   This bundle contains four courses in total comprising of three 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 is already familiar to you and is of no benefit, then you can skip ahead to courses 2-4. Click on a title to see a full breakdown of what you'll be learning in each course.   Courses included: [zozo_accordions id="1. CompTIA IT Fundamentals FC0-U51 (NO EXAM)"] [zozo_accordion title="1. CompTIA IT Fundamentals FC0-U51 (NO EXAM)" open="no" parent_id="accordion-1"] Module 1: Software 1.1 Course And Instructor Introduction 1.2 Software Operating Systems - Part 1 1.3 Software Operating Systems - Part 2 1.4 Software Operating Systems - Part 3 1.5 Software Operating Systems - Part 4 1.6 Software Operating Systems - Part 5 1.7 Common FileTypes - Part 1 1.8 Common FileTypes - Part 2 1.9 Software Management Best Practices - Part 1 1.10 Software Management Best Practices - Part 2 1.11 Alternative Software Technologies 1.12 Basic Software Features And Functions   Module 2: Hardware and IT 2.1 Basic Wired And Wireless Peripherals - Part 1 2.2 Basic Wired And Wireless Peripherals - Part 2 2.3 Basic Wired And Wireless Peripherals - Part 3 2.4 Common Computer Connector Types - Part 1 2.5 Common Computer Connector Types - Part 2 2.6 Internal Computer Components - Part 1 2.7 Internal Computer Components - Part 2   Module 3: Security 3.1 Basic Security Threats - Part 1 3.2 Basic Security Threats - Part 2 3.3 Basic Security Threats - Part 3 3.4 Security Best Practices - Part 1 3.5 Security Best Practices - Part 2 3.6 Web-Browsing Best Practices 3.7 Web-Browsing Best Practices Demo - Part 1 3.8 Web-Browsing Best Practices Demo - Part 2 3.9 Web-Browsing Best Practices Demo - Part 3   Module 4: Networking 4.1 Setup And Configure Basic SOHO Router 4.2 Wireless Router Demo 4.3 Compare And Contrast Cellular Wireless And Wire Data Connections 4.5 Compare And Contrast Different Methods OfSharingAndStorage - Part 1 4.6 Compare And Contrast Different Methods OfSharingAndStorage - Part 2 4.7 Compare And Contrast Different Methods OfSharingAndStorage - Part 3   Module 5: Basic IT Literacy 5.1 Setting Up A Basic Workstation - Part 1 5.2 Setting Up A Basic Workstation - Part 2 5.3 Setting Up A Basic Workstation Demo - Part 1 5.4 Setting Up A Basic Workstation Demo - Part 2 5.5 Setting Up A Basic Workstation Demo - Part 3 5.6 Basic Methods Of Navigating An Operating System - Part 1 5.7 Basic Methods Of Navigating An Operating System - Part 2 5.8 Basic Methods Of Navigating An Operating System Demo - Part 1 5.9 Basic Methods Of Navigating An Operating System Demo - Part 2 5.10 Basic Support Concepts 5.11 Basic Backup Concepts 5.12 Environmental And Safety Concepts - Part 1 5.13 Environmental And Safety Concepts - Part 2   Module 6: Course Review 6.1 Software Domain Review 6.2 Hardware Domain Review 6.3 Security Domain Review 6.4 Networking Domain Review 6.5 Basic IT Literacy Review 6.6 Course Review Question 6.7 Test Taking Tips 6.8 Course Outro [/zozo_accordion] [zozo_accordions id="2. CompTIA A+ 220-901 and 902 (2 EXAMS INCLUDED)"] [zozo_accordion title="2. CompTIA A+ 220-901 and 902 (2 EXAMS INCLUDED)" open="no" parent_id="accordion-1"] CompTIA A+ 220-901     Module 1 Introduction To Personal Computers And IT Certification 1.1 Personal Computer ConceptsPart 1 1.2 Personal Computer Concepts Part 2 1.3 Becoming An IT Professional 1.4 Certification Basics 1.5 Review   Module 2 Internal Hardware Components 2.1 Motherboards Part 1 2.2 Motherboards Part 2 2.3 BIOS Part 1 2.4 BIOSPart 2 2.5 BIOSPart 3 2.6 Power Supplies Part 1 2.7 Power SuppliesPart 2 2.8 Central Processing Unit Part 1 2.9 Central Processing UnitPart 2 2.10 Central Processing Unit Part 3 2.11 MemoryPart 1 2.12 MemoryPart 2 2.13 Review   Module 3 Storage Fundamentals 3.1 Storage Overview 3.2 Magnetic Drives 3.3 Solid State And Flash Drives 3.4 Optical Drives 3.5 RAID Technologies 3.6 Tape Drives 3.7 Installing Hard Drives 3.8 Review   Module 4 Expanding Hardware Capabilities 4.1 Expansion Components OvereviewPart 1 4.2 Expansion Components OvereviewPart 2 4.3 Expansion TechnologiesPart 1 4.4 Expansion TechnologiesPart 2 4.5 Video CardsPart 1 4.6 Video CardsPart 2 4.7 Sound Cards 4.8 Networking Interface Cards 4.9 Alternative Expansion Devices 4.10 Review   Module 5 Working With Peripheral Devices 5.1 Peripheral Devices Overview 5.2 Input Devices Part 1 5.3 Input DevicesPart 2 5.4 Input Devices Part 3 5.5 Output Devices Video MonitorsPart 1 5.6 Output DevicesVideo MonitorsPart 2 5.7 Output Devices Video Monitors Part 3 5.8 Output DevicesPrinters And ScannersPart1 5.9 Output Devices Printers And Scanners Part2 5.10 Output DevicesPrinters And ScannersPart 3 5.11 Output Devices Printers And ScannersPart 4 5.12 Input And Output Devices 5.13 Review   Module 6 Mobiles Devices 6.1 Mobile Devices Overview 6.2 Laptop Computer Components Part 1 6.3 Laptop Computer ComponentsPart 2 6.4 Laptop Computer Expansion Capabilities 6.5 Replacing Portable Computer ComponentsPart 1 6.6 Replacing Portable Computer ComponentsPart 2 6.7 Additional Mobile Devices Part 1 6.8 Additional Mobile DevicesPart 2 6.9 Mobile Device Ports And Connectors 6.10 Review   Module 7 Computer Networking 7.1 Networking FundamentalsPart 1 7.2 Networking Fundamentals Part 2 7.3 Network DevicesPart 1 7.4 Network Devices Part 2 7.5 Cable And Connectors Part 1 7.6 Cable And ConnectorsPart 2 7.8 TCP/IP FundamentalsPart 1 7.9 TCP/IP FundamentalsPart2 7.10 TCP/IP FundamentalsPart3 7.11 TCP/IP Fundamentals Part 4 7.12 TCP/IP FundamentalsPart 5 7.13 Internet Connectivity 7.14 Wireless Networks Part 1 7.15 Wireless NetworksPart 2   Module 8 Hardware And Network Troubleshooting Troubleshooting Models Part 1 Troubleshooting ModelsPart 2 Troubleshooting Physical IssuesPart 1 Troubleshooting Physical Issues Part 2 Troubleshooting Physical IssuesPart 3 Troubleshooting Networking Issues Part 1 Troubleshooting Networking IssuesPart 2 Troubleshooting Mobile Devices Troubleshooting Printers     CompTIA A+ 220-902   Module 1: Introduction To Operating Systems 1.1 Introduction 1.2 Operating Systems Overview Part 1 1.3 Operating Systems Overview Part 2 1.4 Operating Systems Functions Part 1 1.5 Operating Systems Functions Part 2 1.6 Windows OS Versions Part 1 1.7 Windows OS Versions Part 2 1.8 Windows OS Versions Part 3 1.9 Basic Navigation And Management Part 1 1.10 Basic Navigation And Management Part 2   Module 2: Installing Windows Operating Systems 2.1 PreInstalling Task 2.2 Performing Clean Installs Part 1 2.3 Performing Clean Installs Part 2 2.4 Performing Upgrades 2.5 Migrating User Data   Module 3: Configuration And Management In Windows 3.1 Using Control Panel And PC Settings Part 1 3.2 Using Control Panel And PC Settings Part 2 3.3 Using Control Panel And PC Settings Part 3 3.4 Using Graphical Administrative Tools Part 1 3.5 Using Graphical Administrative Tools Part 2 3.6 Using Graphical Administrative Tools Part 3 3.7 Using Graphical Administrative Tools Part 4 3.8 Using Command Line Administrative Tools 3.9 Configuring Networking Part 1 3.10 Configuring Networking Part 2 3.11 Configuring Networking Part 3 3.12 Operating System Security Part 1 3.13 Operating System Security Part 2 3.14 Operating System Security Part 3 3.15 Windows Preventative Maintenance   Module 4: Utilizing Alternative Operating Systems 4.1 Mac And Linux Overview 4.2 OS Features And Tools 4.3 Best Practices Using Alternative Operating Systems 4.4 Basic Command Line Administration In Linux 4.5 Network Operating Systems Part 1 4.6 Network Operating Systems Part 2   Module 5: Virtualization And Cloud Computing 5.1 Understanding Virtualization 5.2 Basic Cloud Concepts   Module 6: Managing Mobile Devices 6.1 Mobile Devices Overview 6.2 Mobile Operating Systems 6.3 Network Connectivity And Email 6.4 Mobile Device Synchronization   Module 7: Understanding System Security 7.1 Understanding Threats To Security Part 1 7.2 Understanding Threats To Security Part 2 7.3 Understanding Threats To Security Part 3 7.4 Understanding Common Prevention Methods Part 1 7.5 Understanding Common Prevention Methods Part 2 7.6 Understanding Common Prevention Methods Part 3   Module 8: Troubleshooting And Operational Procedures 8.1 Troubleshooting Theory 8.2 Communication And Professionalism Part 1 8.3 Communication And Professionalism Part 2 8.4 Operational And Safety Procedures 8.5 Security And Privacy Guidelines For Troubleshooting 8.6 Troubleshooting Operating Systems Part 1 8.7 Troubleshooting Operating Systems Part 2 8.8 Troubleshooting Mobile Devices Part 1 8.9 Troubleshooting Mobile Devices Part 2 8.10 Troubleshooting Common Security Issues Part 1 8.11 Troubleshooting Common Security Issues Part 2 8.12 Conclusion [/zozo_accordion] [zozo_accordions id="3. CompTIA Network+ N10-006 (1 EXAM)"] [zozo_accordion title="3. CompTIA Network+ N10-006 (1 EXAM)" open="no" parent_id="accordion-1"] Module 1 Introduction To Networking 1.1 Introduction 1.2 Networking 101 1.3 Networking Models And Topologies 1.4 Network Components And Services 1.5 Becoming A Network Professional   Module 2 Networking Standards 2.1 Introducing Network Standards 2.2 OSI/RM 2.3 IEEE Network Standards   Module 3 Network Cabling And Transmission 3.1 Transmission Fundamentals 3.2 Copper Media Types 3.3 Optical Media Types 3.4 Specialty Connectors And Cabling 3.5 Lan Infrastructure Wiring   Module 4 Understanding TCP/IP 4.1 Overview Of TCP/IP 4.2 TheProtocol Suite ­Part 1 4.3 The Protocol Suite ­Part 2 4.4 IPV4 Addressing­ Part 1 4.5 IPV4 Addressing­ Part 2 4.6 Create IPV4 Subnets­ Part 1 4.7 CreateIPV4 Subnets ­Part 2 4.8 IPv6 Adressing 4.9 Transitioning To IPv6 4.10 IP Address Assignment Services ­Part 1 4.11 IP Address Assignment Services­ Part 2 4.12 Name Resolution Services ­Part 1 4.13 Name Resolution Services­ Part 2   Module 5 Network Devices 5.1 Introduction To Network Devices 5.2 Physical Layer Devices 5.3 Data Link Layer Devices ­Part 1 5.4 Data Link Layer Devices­ Part 2 5.5 Network Layer Devices­ Part 1 5.6 Network Layer Devices ­Part2 5.7 Additional Network Devices   Module 6 Wireless Network 6.1 Wireless Networking Fundamentals 6.2 Wireless Networking Standards 6.3 Wireless Security Fundamentals 6.4 Planning For Wireless Networks   Module 7 Wide Area Network 7.1 WAN Fundamentals 7.2 Wired WAN Connections 7.3 Wireless WAN Connectors 7.4 Fiber WAN Connections   Module 8 Remote Access 8.1 Introduction To Remote Networking 8.2 Authenticating Remote Connections 8.3 Understanding Virtual Private Networks   Module 9 Network Security 9.1 Network Security 101 9.2 Planning For Network Security Part 1 9.3 Planning For Network Security Part 2 9.4 Planning For Network Security Part 3 9.5 Identifying Threats And VulnerabilitiesPart 1 9.6 Identifying Threats And Vulnerabilities Part 2 9.7 Identifying Threats And Vulnerabilities Part 3 9.8 Protecting The Network Part 1 9.9 Protecting The Network Part 2 9.10 Protecting The Network Part 3 9.11 Protecting The Network Part 4 9.12 Incident Response And Computer Forensics   Module 10 Building Scalable High Performance Networks 10.1 Maintaining Business Continuity Part 1 10.2 Maintaining Business Continuity Part 2 10.3 Virtualization And Cloud Computing Part 1 10.4 Virtualization And Cloud Computing Part 2 10.5 Virtualization And Cloud Computing Part 3 10.6 Virtualization And Cloud Computing Part 4 10.7 Unified Communication   Module 11 Monitoring And Troubleshooting Networks 11.1 Network Safety Fundamentals 11.2 Maintaining And Monitoring Networks Part 1 11.3 Maintaining And Monitoring Networks Part 2 11.4 Maintaining And Monitoring Networks Part 3 11.5 Maintaining And Monitoring Networks Part 4 11.6 Troubleshooting Methodology Part 1 11.7 Troubleshooting Methodology Part 2 11.8 Understanding Troubleshooting Tools Part 1 11.9 Understanding Troubleshooting Tools Part 2 11.10 Troubleshooting Network Issues Part 1 11.11 Troubleshooting Network Issues Part 2 11.12 Course Outro [/zozo_accordion] [zozo_accordions id="4. Cisco CCENT ICND1 100-105 (1 EXAM)"] [zozo_accordion title="4. Cisco CCENT ICND1 100-105 (1 EXAM)" open="no" parent_id="accordion-1"] Module 1 Networking Fundamentals Module 2 Basic Ethernet LAN Implementation Module 3 Designing Ethernet LANS Module 4 Understanding IPv4 Module 5 Working With Cisco Routers Module 6 IPv4 Design And Troubleshooting Module 7 IPv4 Services Module 8 Implementing IPv6 [/zozo_accordion] Certification exams included:  
  1. CompTIA A+ 220-901
  2. CompTIA A+ 220-902
  3. CompTIA Network+ N10-006
  4. Cisco CCENT ICND1 100-105
  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*
  • 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: *UK: ITjobswatch / ^US: PayScale - As at Jan 2017  

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  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?  
  • 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 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.

  Can I do further network training after this course?   Yes. We offer higher level Cisco networking courses. Click here to see our full range of courses.   Course Features   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:   Expert Instructor-Led Training 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.   Visual Demonstrations & Multimedia Presentations 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.   Quizzes & Exam Simulators 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.   Social Learning & Networking 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.   Flash Cards & Educational Games 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.   Navigation & Controls 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.

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