This certification bundle with live labs is ideal for anyone looking to enhance their Microsoft technical and/or Cisco routing and switching skills. It contains 15 IT certification courses with accompanying live labs and 4 official Microsoft and Cisco exams of your choice. Simply choose which 4 exams from the list of 15 courses included in this bundle you wish to take. To further increase your chances of passing the 4 exams the first time, the bundle also comes with 4 MeasureUP practice tests. Scroll down to read more about the MeasureUP practice tests inlcuded.
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The bundle is aimed at anyone wishing to broaden their current IT skills, upgrade their current IT certifications, explore new technical fields, or increase their salary by gaining more certifications.
Examples of certifications you can gain through this course:
What’s in the bundle?
In addition to the 4 official Microsoft and Cisco exams of your choice, this bundle contains 15 certification courses and accompanying live labs. The selection of 15 courses includes:
- Cisco 100-105: ICND1 – Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices Part 1
- Cisco 200-105: ICND2 – Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices Part 2
- Cisco 300-101: ROUTE – Implementing Cisco IP Routing
- Cisco 300-115: SWITCH – Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks
- Cisco 300-135: TSHOOT – Troubleshooting and Maintaining Cisco IP Networks
- Microsoft 70-410: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 (R2)
- Microsoft 70-411: Administering Windows Server 2012 (R2)
- Microsoft 70-412: Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services (R2)
- Microsoft 70-461: Querying SQL Server 2012
- Microsoft 70-462: Administering SQL Server 2012 Databases
- Microsoft 70-463: Implementing a Data Warehouse with SQL Server 2012
- Microsoft 70-464: Developing SQL Server 2012 Databases
- Microsoft 70-466: Implementing Data Models & Reports with SQL Server 2012
- Microsoft 70-467: Designing Business Intelligence Solutions with SQL Server 2012
- Microsoft 70-697: Configuring Windows Devices (Windows 10)
What are live labs?
Live labs are essentially simulators for IT learners. They allow an individual to apply the skills they have learnt on a course in a software environment that is not harmful to others or equipment. As an example, a learner can configure a network and setup a firewall within such an environment. Live labs not only provide learners with valuable experience, but help to better prepare them for their final exams. All live labs come with instructions and tasks. These tasks are related to the material covered in each course.
Learn about the latest features of the live labs. Labs are provided in conjunction with our courses via the ‘Practice Labs Company‘.
Why use live labs?
In today’s world of complex IT systems and technologies, it’s essential that IT learners are able to demonstrate how to use and understand various systems and software. Using live labs can help develop a learner’s practical IT skills in a safe working environment without the need to invest in hardware and software. With the ease and convenience of the Internet, we provide the learner with access to real equipment that brings theory to life and gives them a greater depth of technology understanding. Having live lab experience can also give a learner an edge on their CV as the tasks preformed within a live lab environment are similar to what s/he may encounter on the job in the real world.
How much can I potentially earn with these certifications?
|Certification Title||U.K. Average Salary|
|Microsoft MCSA||£37,500 p.a.|
|Microsoft MCSE||£42,200 p.a.|
|Cisco CCNA||£42,500 p.a.|
|Cisco CCNP||£50,000 p.a.|
What career paths are available to me through this course?
- Network Engineer
- Network Consultant
- Data Centre Manager
- IT Manager
- IT Consultant
- Cisco Networking Engineer
- Cisco Networking Consultant
- Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate
- Systems Administrator
How is each course taught?
All courses are online and self-paced, meaning you can do them in your own home, at your own pace. Each lesson is pre-recorded allowing you to pause, fast-forward, skip sections, or go back to another lesson if you need to. Lessons are multi-media based, which means video and audio are used to teach the lessons. Used in conjunction with the live labs, all lessons are interactive, prompting the learner to participate. This will involve answering on-screen questions, participating in tasks, and using simulators as if you were using the real software program.
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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 courses faster than others. Each certification course contains between 12-30 hours of back-to-back video based learning material. You will have 12 months access to your 15 certification courses and live labs. You will need to take all of your exams within this time period.
What do I need?
All you need is an internet connection and a device. This can include a smartphone, tablet, laptop, or desktop computer. To use the live labs, we recommend using a laptop or desktop PC. The courses and Microsoft exams can be done anywhere in the world, providing you have access to an internet connection. The exception being the Cisco exams, which must be taken at your local testing center. We can help you locate this before you enrol on the course.
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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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
MeasureUP practice tests
As part of this bundle, you will get access to 4 MeasureUP practice tests to help prepare you for the official exams you wish to take. MeasureUP practice tests are endorsed by Microsoft and Cisco as the official practice tests of Microsoft and Cisco certification exams.
Features of MeasureUP practice tests included in this bundle:
- Questions are similar to exam questions, allowing you to test your knowledge of exam objectives
- Detailed explanations for both correct and distractor answers reinforce the material
- ‘Study Mode’ covers all objectives ensuring topics are covered
- ‘Certification Mode’ (timed) prepares students for exam taking conditions
- Instant, drill-down score reports tell you exactly the areas to focus on
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How do I book my exams?
When you’re ready to sit your exams, email firstname.lastname@example.org with your request along with the title of the exam you wish to take. We will then send you an email with instructions on the next steps.