IT Essentials

By Cisco Networking Academy

Get ready for your CompTIA A+ Cert

Imagine building a computer then connecting it securely to a network. This exciting first step could lead to a rewarding IT career. Because a sure way to excel—no matter which area of IT you choose—is to learn the right computer fundamentals.


IT Essentials covers this as well as shares the career skills needed for entry-level IT jobs. Plus, you’ll enjoy working with Cisco's Networking Academy’s advanced simulation tools and having multiple hands-on labs to really hone your troubleshooting skills and immediately practice what you learn! Also prepare for the CompTIA A+ Certification.

The IT Essentials (ITE) course introduces students to the fundamentals of computer hardware and software, mobile devices, security and networking concepts, and the responsibilities of an IT professional. The latest release includes mobile devices, Linux, and client side virtualization, as well as expanded information about Microsoft Windows operating systems, security, networking, and troubleshooting.

By the end of the course, students will be able to: 

  • Describe the internal components of a computer and assemble a computer system.

  • Install and understand operating systems on computers and mobile devices.

  • Connect to the Internet and share resources in a networked environment.

  • Troubleshoot using system tools and diagnostic software.


The 70-hour, instructor-led course includes activities using Packet Tracer, hands-on lab work, and a wide array of assessment types and tools.

The September 2019 class is limited to 10 students. This semester is for professionals currently working in the IT industry. Registration ends Friday August 24th. Students accepted to the program will be notified no later than Monday the 27th. Course fees must be paid by Saturday the 31st of August at noon. In the event that accepted students do not make the payment deadline, qualified students on the waitlist will be informed that a course slot has opened on Monday the 3rd of September.

The class is Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 5:30pm until 7:30pm and includes evening access out the Mananga Centre computer lab. 

Upon successfully completing the Cisco IT Essentials class you will receive a Cisco Certificate. To receive your CompTIA A+ Certification you must write and pass two additional exams. Exam study groups will be the week of November 25th, 26th, and 27th to prepare you for your A+ exam. The cost for writing the two CompTIA exams is $123 USD each. This fee is in addition to the course fee. 

Length: 70 hours

Cost: E7,500

Level: Intermediate

Learning Type: Instructor-led

Language: English

Dates: 9Sept2019 to 22Nov2019

What you will learn


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