Course Information

Cisco IT Essentials Part 1 - PC Hardware And Software

Sessions

Below are the sessions that are available for this course.

Part-Time
Campus: Dungannon
Week Starting: 15 September 2020
Day: Wednesday
Time: 18:00–21:30
Duration: 1 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 28
Hours per Week: 3
Total Hours: 84
Fee: 137
Reduced Fee: £70.00
Places Available: 15
Course Coordinator: AnnMarie.Watterson@swc.ac.uk

Part-Time
Campus: Omagh
Week Starting: 16 September 2020
Day: Wednesday
Time: 18:00–21:30
Duration: 1 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 28
Hours per Week: 3
Total Hours: 84
Fee: 137
Reduced Fee: £70.00
Places Available: 15
Course Coordinator: Nicole.Donnelly@swc.ac.uk

Part-Time
Campus: Enniskillen
Week Starting: 29 September 2020
Day: Tuesday
Time: 18:00–21:30
Duration: 1 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 26
Hours per Week: 3
Total Hours: 78
Fee: 137
Reduced Fee: £70.00
Places Available: 20
Course Coordinator: Patrick.Donnelly@swc.ac.uk

Description

This course provides an excellent introduction to the IT industry and interactive exposure to personal computers, hardware, and operating systems. Students participate in hands-on activities and lab-based learning to become familiar with various hardware and software components and discover best practice in mainternance and safety. In addition, PC Hardware and Software covers the following new topics:Laptops and portable devices

  • Wireless connectivity
  • Security
  • Safety and environmental issues
  • Communication skills
  • Additional Information

    Requires Independent Study and Ready and undertaking practice tests.

    Course Content

    Build/Assemble Modern Specification PC from Scratch

  • Install, configure and fine tune various operating systems
  • Upgrade and install PC peripherals (printers, network cards, scanners, memory, graphics cards, etc.) and their associaed drivers/software
  • Basic PC Troubleshooting
  • Security
  • Basic/advanced networking
  • Assessment Method

    Weekly online multiple choice class tests

  • Online multiple choice exam on final week
  • Practical Hands on Skills exam

    Progression Opportunities

    IT Essentials is ideal for students seeking entry-level IT positions in companies, government agencies, educational institutions, other service providers, or to work for themselves. Courses which can also be done after this qualification is the CompTIA A+ or other CISCO courses available.

  • Entry Requirements

    N/A