Gateway to IT Expert Package

Gateway to IT Expert Package
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Boost skills and experience quickly and easily with this comprehensive package. This cost-effective bundle contains seven separate courses that will ensure students have a complete grounding in modern computer and networking concepts.

Using vendor neutral courseware from CompTIA along with Cisco-approved networking resources, this bundle is an ideal choice for individuals who want to develop a set of technical skills that will help them be productive in almost any IT support of administration role. Other people who may benefit from the CompTIA & Cisco bundle include:

  • Experienced network and systems engineers who need to sharpen their skills or earn industry-recognised qualifications.
  • Support engineers who want to take the step up to network management.
  • Individuals who want to re-skill for a role in technical support or network administration.

Key learning points

The CompTIA & Cisco is extremely comprehensive, with enough materials for seven complete courses. This intensive course will take students through the basics of computer hardware, to networking fundamentals, to document management techniques right up to IT project management.

The bundle begins with the CompTIA A+ course, an introduction to PC hardware and software concepts:

  • Motherboard and BIOS configurations, and the associated components.
  • The use of expansion cards, display devices and peripherals to extend PC functionality.
  • How to build custom personal computers for specific applications and purposes.
  • Networking computers and laptops for sharing data and resources.
  • Understanding the Windows operating system environment and advanced features like BitLocker drive encryption.
  • Applying security policy and groups to protect data and applications stored on the PC’s hard drive.
  • Networking fundamentals, and configuration of PCs for use on a corporate domain or workgroup.
  • Monitoring and maintaining PCs to reduce the risk of a failure.

Focus then shifts to building and managing networks using Cisco hardware as per the CCNA & CCNP principles including:

  • Understanding and managing networks using IPv4 and IPv6 protocols.
  • Advanced network segmentation using VLANs and trunks.
  • Implementing security features built into Cisco switching and routing devices.
  • Maintaining and monitoring network performance using IOS tools.
  • Configuring network devices to support multi-protocol applications including VoIP, video, IP traffic and unified communications.
  • Advanced troubleshooting techniques to resolve issues.

The Cisco-focused networking course is complemented by the vendor-neutral CompTIA Network+ course:

  • Physical network cable types and the situations in which they would be deployed.
  • Building LANs and WANs and the correct topology to use for a specific networking context.
  • How to monitor and manage network hardware and traffic to ensure a consistently high performance for service users.
  • The basic principles of network security, using built-in features to prevent unauthorised access and data theft.

Network and data security is addressed as part of the CompTIA Security+ course which covers:

  • Basic design considerations when first building a secure network.
  • Identifying and satisfying compliance needs for data and network security.
  • Familiarisation of common network threats and vulnerabilities and how they can be blocked.
  • The three levels of security considerations – application, data and host – and how each is to be protected.

Students will also have an opportunity to learn more about the increasingly-important Linux operating system with the Linux+ modules:

  • Configuring users and groups to restrict and protect data access in a networked environment.
  • Advanced shell scripting techniques to improve administration.
  • Installing and configuring packages, kernels and software.
  • Security configurations that can be used to harden Linux and improve system and data security.
  • Troubleshooting common IT issues including Linux PC hardware and network services.

Advantages of this course

The CompTIA and Cisco bundle represents one of the most cost-effective, in depth training packages available today. Completing all of the bundled courses will help students develop expertise in:

  • PC and server management.
  • Cisco networking technologies.
  • System security at both file, machine and network level.
  • A good understanding of the Linux operating system.
  • Modern document management technologies.
  • IT project management and delivery.
  • Selling IT solutions to technical buyers.

Students will also be ready to sit a number of industry-recognised qualifications that will broaden their career options and pave the way for promotions and pay rises.

Cisco 100-105 ICND1 Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices Part 1
  • Networking Fundamentals
  • Basic Ethernet LAN Implementation
  • Designing Ethernet LANS
  • Understanding IPv4
  • Working With Cisco Routers
  • IPv4 Design And Troubleshooting
  • IPv4 Services
  • Implementing IPv6
Cisco 200-105 ICND2: Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 2
  • Configuring Ethernet LANs
  • Configuring IPv4 Routing Protocols
  • Wide Area Networks
  • IPv4 Services
  • IPv4 Routing And Troubleshooting
  • IPv6 Routing
  • Cloud Based Networking
Cisco 200-355: Implementing Cisco Wireless Network Fundamentals
  • Wireless Basics
  • Wireless Standards
  • Wireless Signals
  • Antennas
  • Topologies
  • Frame Types
  • Planning Coverage
  • Architectures
  • Stand Alone And Cloud Deployments
  • Controller Based Deployment
  • Controller Discovery
  • Roaming
  • Radio Resource Management
  • Wireless Security
  • WLAN Configuration
  • Guest Networks
  • Client Connectivity
  • Managing Wireless
  • Interference
  • Troubleshooting
Cisco 300-101: CCNP - ROUTE - Implementing Cisco IP Routing
  • Plan And Design
  • EIGRP Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Procol
  • IPv6
  • OSPF
  • Border Gateway Protocol BGP
  • Course Review
Cisco 300-115: CCNP - SWITCH - Routing and Switching
  • Plan And Design
  • Switch Configuration
  • IP Configuration
  • STP And RTP
  • Routing
  • Course Review
Cisco 300-135: CCNP - TSHOOT - Troubleshooting and Maintaining Cisco IP Networks
  • Introduction to Cisco Troubleshooting
  • Troubleshooting Switches
  • Troubleshooting VLANS and Trunking
  • Troubleshooting Spanning Tree Protocol, EtherChannel
  • Troubleshooting Inter­VLAN Routing and Layer 3 EtherChannel
  • Troubleshooting Switch Security Features
  • Troubleshooting First­Hop Redundancy Protocols
  • Troubleshooting IPv4 and IPv4 Addressing
  • IPv6 Addressing and Addressing Technologies
  • Troubleshooting IPv4 and IPv6 ACLs and Prefix Lists
  • Troubleshooting GRE and Basic Routing Tunnels
  • Troubleshooting RIPv2 and RIPng
  • Troubleshooting EIGRP
  • OSPF and OSPFv3
  • Troubleshooting Route Maps and Policy Based Routing
  • Troubleshooting Redistribution
  • Troubleshooting BGP
  • Troubleshooting Management Protocols and Tools
  • Troubleshooting Management Access
Cisco 640-461: CCNA Voice - ICOMM v8.0 - Cisco Voice and Unified Communications Administration
  • Introduction
  • Telephony
  • Basic Call Routing
  • VOIP Call Routing
  • CUCME Call Routing Basics
  • Preparing Network for Voice
  • IP Phone Behavior
  • CUCME Administration Basics
  • CUCME StandUp
  • CUCME StandUp Part 2
  • End Users And End User Interface
  • Endpoint Implementation
  • Call Coverage
  • Calling Restrictions and Routing
  • CUCME Advance Call Coverage
  • Implementing Unity Connection
Cisco 210-260 IINS: Implementing Cisco Network Security
  • Network Review
  • Terminology And Fundamentals
  • PKI And Cryptography
  • AAA
  • Bring Your Own Device
  • Secure Access
  • VPNs
  • Secure Routing And Switching
  • Firewalls
  • Intrusion Protection System (IPS)
  • Content And Endpoint Security
  • CCNA Security 210-260 Promo Video
Cisco 200-355: Implementing Cisco Wireless Network Fundamentals
  • Wireless Basics
  • Wireless Standards
  • Wireless Signals
  • Antennas
  • Topologies
  • Frame Types
  • Planning Coverage
  • Architectures
  • Stand Alone And Cloud Deployments
  • Controller Based Deployment
  • Controller Discovery
  • Roaming
  • Radio Resource Management
  • Wireless Security
  • WLAN Configuration
  • Guest Networks
  • Client Connectivity
  • Managing Wireless
  • Interference
  • Troubleshooting
Cisco 640-864: CCDA Cisco Certified Design Associate
  • Methodologies Used To Design A Network
  • Network Structure And Modularity
  • Basic Enterprise Campus Networks
  • Enterprise Edge And Remote Network Modules
  • IP Addressing And Routing Protocols
  • Enterprise Switching I
  • Enterprise Switching II
  • Subnetting
  • Designing Advanced Services
CompTIA 220-801 or JK0-801: CompTIA A+ Essentials
  • Introduction To Personal Computers And IT Certification
  • Internal Hardware Components
  • Storage Fundamentals
  • Expanding Hardware Capabilities
  • Working With Peripheral Devices
  • Laptop Computers
  • Computer Networking
  • Operational Procedures
CompTIA 220-802 or JK0-802: CompTIA A+ Practical Application
  • Installing and Configuring Operating Systems
  • Working With Mobile Devices
  • Understanding System Security
  • Troubleshooting Hardware and Software Issues
CompTIA A+ 220-901
  • Introduction To Personal Computers And IT Certification
  • InternalHardwareComponents
  • Storage Fundamentals
  • Expanding Hardware Capabilities
  • Working With Peripheral Devices
  • Mobiles Devices
  • Computer Networking
  • Hardware And Network Troubleshooting
CompTIA A+ 220-902
  • Introduction To Operating Systems
  • Installing Windows Operating Systems
  • Configuration And Management In Windows
  • Utilizing Alternative Operating Systems
  • Virtualization And Cloud Computing
  • Managing Mobile Devices
  • Understanding System Security
  • Troubleshooting And Operational Procedures
CompTIA CAS-001: Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP)
  • Underlying Security Models
  • Selecting Security
  • Cryptography
  • Storage
  • Virtual Computing
  • IPv6
  • Remote Access Security
  • Domain Name System
  • Directory Services
  • Firewall and VPN
  • Security Configuration Management
  • Network Infrastructure Security
  • Secure Web Services
  • Buffer Overflows
  • SQL Injection
  • Access Control
  • Single Sign-On
  • Risk Assessment
  • Testing and Assessment
  • Common Vulnerability
  • Common Criteria
  • Personally Identifiable Information
  • Risk Management
  • Frameworks
  • Interconnecting Systems
  • Security Services
  • Continuous Monitoring
  • Incident Handling
  • Forensic & Incident Response
  • Requirements Processing
  • Standards Bodies
  • Secure System Life Cycle
  • Email
  • Mobile and BYOD
  • Voiceover IP
  • Physical Facilities Assessment Process
  • Security Requirements Traceability Matrix
CompTIA CV0-001: CompTIA Cloud +
  • Module 1
  • Module 2
  • Module 3
  • Module 4
  • Module 5
  • Module 6
  • Module 7
CompTIA LX0-101 & LX0-102: CompTIA Linux+
  • Instructions
  • Managing Software
  • Configuring Hardware
  • Managing Files
  • Booting Files
  • X
  • Admin
  • Basic Networking
  • Scripts
  • Security
CompTIA MB0-001: Mobility+
  • Over-The-Air Technologies
  • Network Infrastructure
  • Mobile Device Manager
  • Security
  • Troubleshooting
CompTIA N10-006: CompTIA Network+
  • Introduction To Networking
  • Networking Standards
  • Network Cabling And Transmission
  • Understanding TCP/IP
  • Network Devices
  • Wireless Network
  • Wide Area Network
  • Remote Access
  • Network Security
  • Building Scalable High Performance Networks
  • Monitoring And Troubleshooting Networks
CompTIA SY0-401 or JK0-018: Security+
  • Network Security
  • Compliance And Operational Security
  • Threats and Vulnerabilities
  • Application, Data and Host Security
  • Access Control and Identity Management
  • Cyrptography
  • Outro
CompTIA SY0-401: Security+
  • Networking Terminology
  • Locking Down Or Network
  • Wireless
  • Introduction To Security Terminology
  • Policies And Standards
  • Physical Security
  • Risk Analysis
  • Disaster Recovery, Business Continuity, and BIA (Business Impact Analysis)
  • Introduction To Computer Forensics
  • Types Of Attacks
  • System Security Threats
  • Security Assessments
  • Monitoring And Auditing
  • Authentication
  • Access Control
  • Mitigating Security Threats
  • Implementing System Security
  • Cryptography
  • Public Key Infrastructure
Unix Administration Basics
  • Virtual Box
  • Basic Commands
  • Special Characters
  • File Editing
  • File System Structure
  • Finding Files
  • Shell Special Characters
  • Regular Expressions
  • Process Management
  • Job Scheduling
  • Customizing Your Account
  • Unix Printing
  • Networking
  • X Windows
  • Back Up And Compression
  • Text Utility
  • Shell Scripting
  • System Administration Basics
Course Code
Online Course
Course Access
1 Year
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