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IT Essentials CISCO Level 2 (CompTIA A+ exam optional)

Computing The Bedford College Group 2022


IT Essentials CISCO Level 2 (CompTIA A+ exam optional)

Our industry experienced teaching staff will provide you with a comprehensive instructor led, classroom-based delivery. Each session will comprise of theory and practical delivery and activities.

This intensive course will focus on all essential areas of IT Support. You will learn a different IT topic each week, culminating in an end of course multiple-choice exam.

Course information

Entry requirements


  • CompTIA ITF+
  • Experience within an IT based role
Course content
  • 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, macOS, 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.

You will gain:

  • Cisco IT Essentials Certificate of Completion
  • Optional: CompTIA A+ Qualification
Assessment methods

This course will be assessed by:

  • Weekly chapter exams located on the Cisco Netacad online Platform
  • End of course multiple-choice exam
Further study and career options

Course progression:

  • CompTIA A+
  • CompTIA Security+
  • Cisco CCNA 1
  • Cisco CCNA 2
  • Cisco CCNA 3

Career progression:

  • IT Support
  • Helpdesk analyst
  • Desktop Technician
  • IT Technician
  • Network Engineer
  • Database Administrator
  • Software Developer
  • Data Architect
  • System Support
  • Network system analyst
  • Senior network technician
  • Network Engineer
  • Network and Security Engineer
  • IT Network Manager
  • Desktop Support Engineer
Available Courses
Bedford College
Starts: 19/09/2023
Type: Part Time
Length: 16 weeks
Day(s): Tuesday
Time(s): 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Fees: £350.00
Bedford College
Starts: 07/02/2024
Type: Part Time
Length: 16 weeks
Day(s): Wednesday
Time(s): 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Fees: £350.00

Whilst every effort is made to ensure the information on the Website is correct, some details may be subject to change. The Bedford College Group reserves the right to make amendments to the courses, dates, fees or other details, and to make cancellations or changes if numbers are insufficient. In the unfortunate situation that we have to cancel a course we will refund your fees in full, but we regret we are not able to offer any refund if you withdraw from your course or fail to start, and you will be liable to pay any outstanding fees that may be due.

Additional Learning Support

If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.

Any questions?

If you would like to find out more about this or other courses, please use our Livechat below, email or call us on 0345 658 8990.


We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 for more information.

Additional formats

Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 to order your copy.