This course is aimed at anyone looking to gain entry into the IT field as an IT Support Technician. Support Technicians are the backbone of any IT department. They ensure the smooth running of the IT within a company or organisation and offer guidance to anyone needing assistance. As a result, technical support is one of the most abundant jobs available within the IT industry. Demand for Support Technicians has been growing since 2004.
The skills you will gain through this course will not only prepare you for a role in IT Support, but in other roles too, such as networking and IT security.
Each course leads to a certification. Scroll down to view the details of each course. We have provided a salary guide below to give you an idea of how much you can potentially earn by gaining just one of the certifications listed.
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What’s included in this certification bundle?
This bundle contains 5 separate certification courses. To see what you’ll be learning in each course, just click on the title below.
The Average IT Support Specialist Profile:
1 and 2. CompTIA A+ 220-1001 and 1002 (NO EXAM)
3. CompTIA Network+ N10-007 (NO EXAM)
4. CompTIA Linux+ XK0-004 (NO EXAM)
5. Microsoft Azure Fundamentals AZ-900 (NO EXAM)
****CERTIFICATION EXAMS NOT INCLUDED****
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If you’re looking to get ahead of the crowd and don’t have any technical experience, then you might want to consider adding live labs to your course.
Salary and job prospect information
We use two excellent third-party resources to allow you to check your earning potential and job prospects before starting this course.
The first is IT JobsWatch, which allows you to check what employers are paying people on average with specific certifications, such as the ones contained in this bundle. Click here and enter the name of the certification you would like to see salary information on. Remember to check the earning potential for all the certifications in the bundle, especially the more advanced ones as these will offer the highest salary.
The second is Payscale, which also does the above, but allows you to see what types of job titles are paying more based around the certification you enquire about. Click here and enter the name of the certification you would like to see salary and job title information on. Again, remember to check the earning potential for all the certifications in the bundle, especially the more advanced ones as these will provide information on higher level job roles. Although some higher level roles may require experience, the information will give you an idea of future earning potential and career prospects.
What career paths are available to me through this course?
Just because the title of this course bundle is IT Support Technician, doesn’t mean you are limited to just this job. We’ve provided a list of other career paths you can consider through this course bundle. These include:
- Network Engineer
- Network Consultant
- Data Center Manager
- IT Manager
- IT Sales Account Manager
- IT Consultant
- Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate
- Systems Administrator
- Office 365 Administrator
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How is each course taught?
All courses are online and self-paced, meaning you do it in your own home, in your own time, 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. The lessons are multi-media based, which means video and audio are used to teach the lessons. Most lessons are also interactive, prompting the learner to participate. This might involve answering on-screen questions, participating in tasks, and using simulators as if you were using the real software program.
How long will it take me to complete each course?
As mentioned above, our courses are self-paced. Some people finish their course faster than others. Each certification course is between 12-30 hours. If you choose to only do one of the certification courses from this bundle, then it will take you less time than if you do two or three or all of them. No matter what though, you will always have 12 months to complete your course.
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What do I need?
All you need is an internet connection and a PC. While most of the lessons work on MACs, we recommend you use a PC for the best performance. Certain parts of the course may not display properly on older MACs. Once you’ve logged into your course, you may be prompted to down certain free plugins such as Java. Just follow the on-screen prompts.
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 [email protected] 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.
If you’re looking to get ahead of the crowd and don’t have any technical experience, then you might want to consider adding live labs to your course. Because many IT jobs take place at the virtual level (i.e. behind a keyboard and mouse), the experience you’ll gain through a live lab is very similar to experience you’ll gain in the workplace. Consequently many employers regard live lab experience as a valued asset on a CV.
Live labs are also a great tool for experienced technicians as they allow individuals to put their newly acquired course skills to practice. To find out more about our range of live labs, including costs, and how they can enhance your skills, click here.