IT Essentials

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General Description

Cisco Systems® Company, worldwide leader in technology and innovation, by its representative in Romania and Romanian Ministry of Research and Education, has established a partnership agreeing to join CISCO Networking Academy program. More than 180 other countries have become members of this program, with over 9.2 million students in 20 years.

Cisco Networking Academy® Program has developed in Romania by virtue of a Strategic Protocol of Collaboration signed by Romanian Ministry of Research and Education and Cisco Systems®. This program is meant to update and complete knowledge for people interested in computer networks, in ICT more generally.

As a Cisco Networking Academy®, the Foundation for promoting Information and Comunication Technology (ICT Foundation),(in Romanian: Fundatia pentru promovarea Tehnologiei Informatiei si Comunicatiei), Constanta, Romania, delivers a comprehensive, 21st century learning experience to help students develop the foundational ICT skills needed to design, build, and manage networks, along with career skills such as collaboration, problem solving, and critical thinking. With an active presence for over 15 years, ICT Foundation is specialized in courses which prepare students for a career in Information and Communication Technology and is recognized as a Pearson VUE Authorised Test Centre. Courses are taught by teachers from High School and University. Courses coordinator: Assoc. Prof. Eugen PETAC, Ph.D., Cisco Instructor Excellence Award, Cisco Instructor Excellence Advanced, Cisco Instructor Years of Service . ICT Foundation, Constanta, is formed as a Romanian juridical person with private law, nongovernmental, nonpolitical, nonprofit, impartial, independent and with no patrimonial purpose, for promoting Information and Communication Technology in all Romanian social environments.

The advantages of the settled partnership are:
- The students are properly trained for future framing for job selection concerning Information and Comunication Technology;
- The companies will benefit from information and communication technology specialists, proper trained and certified.

At the end of each course the students receive a certificate of completion of each semester, issued by Cisco Systems and countersigned by ICT Foundation, Constanta, Romania, in which the volume and type of material studied and graduate skills are indicated. A course is considered completed with good results by reaching a percentage of minimum 80%. This percentage is obtained as a result of a good preparation of the student as a result of the accumulation of theoretical and practical knowledge, being followed by successful online exams on the Cisco server from the USA, as well as carrying out practical laboratory activities. The online exams that are sustained and the practical activities, are conducted in the laboratory of our institution, targeting each chapter, plus the pre-final and final assessments.

Foundation for promoting Information and Communication Technology (ICT Foundation), Constanta, Romania, was awarded the "2015 Academy Curriculum Excellence Award", in recognition of CCNA Curriculum Excellence and lasting contribution to the Cisco Networking Academy® program, by the Cisco Networking Academy®, last April 16, 2016. The annual Academy Curriculum Excellence award is presented to one academy in each region for achieving excellence in teaching a curriculum. The Cisco Networking Academy program uses a rigorous process to select academies for this award based on several criteria. Assoc. Prof. Eugen Petac, Ph.D., received the award on behalf of the ICT Foundation.



The Cisco® 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.

Cisco® IT Essentials is both a theoretical and practical course. At ICT Foundation, Constanta, Romania, the training process is personalized for every student. The theoretical part is presented in English and it can be accessed on-line. This is presented rhythmically and documented in the training program conducted under the direction of a teacher/instructor. The practical part takes place in the Cisco Academy laboratory of the ICT Foundation, Constanta, Romania, which is equipped with computers, software, simulators and proper Cisco Systems equipment.

The course is addresseed to high school and university students, as well as people working in operating, designing, building and maintaining computer networks and modern data communication systems. The course is also recommended for those students who choose interdisciplinary training.

Cisco defines the Internet of Everything (IoE) as "bringing together people, process, data, and things to make networked connections more relevant and valuable than ever before - turning information into actions that create new capabilities, richer experiences, and unprecedented economic opportunity for businesses, individuals, and countries". In order to ensure professional data communication services it has been proved that professional equipment isn't enough. Qualified specialists are needed with high quality training. Career development of our graduates is a goal to which we contribute by carrying out a high quality of teaching, appropriate for all activities of the Foundation for promoting ICT (ICT Foundation), Constanta, Romania. Constanta.

At the end of IT Essentials course the students will receive a Certificate of Completion, issued by Cisco Systems® and countersigned by ICT Foundation, Constanta, Romania in which the volume and type of material studied and graduate skills are indicated. A course is considered completed with good results by reaching a percentage of minimum 80%. This percentage is obtained as a result of a good preparation of the student as a result of the accumulation of theoretical and practical knowledge, being followed by successful online exams on the Cisco® platform from the USA, as well as carrying out practical laboratory activities. The online exams that are sustained and the practical activities, are conducted in the laboratory of our institution, targeting each chapter, plus the practice final and final assessments. The CompTIA A+ certifications are obtained after the accumulation of knowledge in the IT Essentials course. Our institution, as a Pearson VUE® Authorised Test Centre, provides support for sustaining this certification and other types of internationally recognized certifications. CCNA program graduates receive discounts of 58% to support this 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.

IT Essentials is ideal for students seeking entry-level IT positions in companies, government agencies, educational institutions, or service providers, or to work for themselves. Career pathways include: IT/technical support, field service technician, help desk technician, network support technician, and more.

IT Essentials curriculum prepares students for the CompTIA A+ certification exams 220-901 and 220-902.
•CompTIA A+ 220-901 covers the fundamentals of computer technology, installation and configuration of PCs, laptops and related hardware, and basic networking.
•CompTIA A+ 220-902 covers the skills required to install and configure PC operating systems, as well as configuring common features such as network connectivity and email for Android and Apple iOS mobile operating systems.

About the IT Essentials Course

IT Essentials covers fundamental computer and career skills for entry-level IT jobs. The IT Essentials course includes hands-on labs that provide practical experience to prepare you for enterprise networking. Simulation tools help you hone your troubleshooting skills and practice what you learn.
• Develop working knowledge of how computers and mobile devices operate.
• Identify common security threats and vulnerabilities like malware, phishing, spoofing and social engineering.
• Apply skills and procedures to install, configure, and troubleshoot computers, mobile devices, and software.
• Develop critical thinking and problem solving skills using both real equipment and Cisco Packet Tracer, a network configuration simulation tool.
• Get immediate feedback on your work through built-in quizzes and tests.
• Connect with the global Cisco Networking Academy community.
In addition, ITE provides a learning pathway to the Cisco® CCNA® Routing and Switching curricula.

Table of Contents:

Chapter 1: Introduction to the Personal Computer

Chapter 2: Lab Procedures and Tool Use

Chapter 3: Computer Assembly

Chapter 4: Overview of Preventive Maintenance and the Troubleshooting Process

Chapter 5: Windows Installation

Chapter 6: Windows Configuration and Management

Chapter 7: Network Concepts

Chapter 8: Applied Networking

Chapter 9: Laptops and Mobile Devices

Chapter 10: Mobile, Linux, and OS X Operating Systems

Chapter 11: Printers

Chapter 12: Security

Chapter 13: The IT Professional

Chapter 14: Advanced Troubleshooting

Competences:

Students Will Be Able to Perform the Following Tasks After Completing the Course:

  • Select the appropriate computer components to build, repair, or upgrade personal computers
  • Explain how to correctly use tools and safely work in a lab.
  • Install components to build, repair, or upgrade personal computers.
  • Explain how to perform preventive maintenance and troubleshooting on personal computers
  • Install Windows operation systems.
  • Perform management and maintenance of Windows operating systems.
  • Configure computers to communicate on a network.
  • Configure devices to connect to the Internet and Cloud services.
  • Explain how to use, configure, and manage laptops and mobile devices.
  • Explain how to configure, secure and troubleshoot mobile, OS X, and Linux operating systems.
  • Install and share a printer to meet requirements.
  • Implement basic host, data, and network security.
  • Explain the roles and responsibilities of the IT professional.
  • Troubleshoot advanced hardware and software problems.



More informations

Joining conditions: English language at a medium level, knowledge of basics elements in web navigation.

The lecture is hold by Associate Professor Eugen PETAC, Ph.D., Cisco Instructor Excellence Award, Cisco Instructor Excellence Advanced,, Cisco Instructor Years of Service .

Participation fee: 150 EUR , payable in lei, BNR exchange transaction (final price, no VAT), before the course starts.



The organizers grant:

1. Qualified professors, from the specialized and certified university and high school teaching staff, with professional degrees certified by Cisco;
2. Modern teaching methods.
3. One by one computer access at a computer upgraded with multimedia;
4. The Customized Training Program provides education, training and support services;
5. Specialized Cisco networking equipment at ICT Foundation laboratory;
6. Customized training program for each individual learner.
7. Latest information, ensured by Cisco Networking Academy.



The courses take place at: The Foundation for promoting Information and Communication Technology (ICT Foundation).

The beginning of the course: will be fixed by a common agreement (between ICT Foundation and students).
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Enrollment: Monday-Friday, 16.00-18.00. Please contact us by phone or email.



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