This course is free for job-seekers, please sign-up at your local Department of Social Protection or Intreo office.

Please quote course code -  09407

This Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) course explores application protocols and delves into their relationship with the protocols and services provided by the Transport, Internet, Data Link and Physical layers of the network. 

This comprehensive course will encompass the basics of Routing – both static and dynamic and incorporates the configuration and implementation of various routing protocols.  Also included are LAN Switching, Wireless, WANs and Security along with the basics of VLANS and IP Telephony.

The emphasis is on problem-solving and critical thinking while using terminology that provides an in-depth, theoretical understanding of networking concepts.

Simulation-based activities, using Packet Tracer, allow students to design, build and configure multiple networks.  With a wide variety of equipment and features to choose from, students are encouraged to experiment with different topologies and observe network traffic flow.

CCNA certification is a highly regarded qualification within the global networking industry.  The emphasis on problem-solving and decision-making skills, enable students to meet challenges with confidence and expertise while at the same time providing graduates with a viable career path.

This course is divided into two sections, which corresponds to the two examinations needed to become certified in Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA):

Section 1: 

Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1 (ICND1)100 - 105 v3

Navigating through your course:

Duration: 14 Weeks

The layout of topics 1 - 13 in the main content area is revealed in sequence as each topic is marked complete.

Numbered sections contain the main content of the course as well as important exam related material. 

Each numbered section provides interactive tutorials, relevant videos, notes, quizzes, etc. which contain all of the information needed to allow you to complete the official Cisco examination. 

To begin your course, you are required to review the following topics:

  • Getting Started Topic
    • Within this topic you are required to complete some questionnaires, once completed, the 'Course Resources' and 'Topic 1' will be revealed. 
  • Course Resources Topic
    • Within this topic, you will find some important information about your course. Also within this topic, you will find links to software required and further reading.

The Main Course Content

Within the following topics there are many types of activities:

  • Interactive Course Material: this material is developed by Skillsoft and is delivered to us as an interactive SCORM package. These activities will be identifiable by the yellow icon. 
  • Virtual Labs: this material is developed by Practice Labs
  • Quiz and Assignments: Cenit eCollege has developed quizzes and assignments at the end of each topic, to consolidate your learning. 

Topic 1 of 13: An Introduction to Networking and Cisco IOS

Topic 2 of 13: Managing Switches and Routers with Cisco IOS

Topic 3 of 13: Discovering Ethernet and Troubleshooting Methodologies

Topic 4 of 13: The Internet, Transport, and Application Layers

Topic 5 of 13: Mastering IPv4 Addressing and Subnetting

Topic 6 of 13: Discovering Cisco IOS Routers

Topic 7 of 13: IPv4 Access Control Lists

Topic 8 of 13: IPv4 Private to Public Network Address Translation

Topic 9 of 13: VLANs, Trunking, and Inter-VLAN Routing

Topic 10 of 13: Implementing DHCP and RIPv2

Topic 11 of 13: Introducing IPv6

Topic 12 of 13: Securing Management Access on an IOS Device

Topic 13 of 13: Implementing Port Security and Managing the Cisco IOS

Completing this section of your Course

Preparing to complete this section of the course will involve:

  • Test Preparation Topic
  • Exam Booking Topic, once you have successfully completed the relevant examination, and uploaded your result to your eTutor, section 2 of the course will be revealed for you. 

Exam: 

Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1 (ICND1)

Section 2:

Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 2 (ICND2)200 - 105 v3

Navigating through your course:

  • Duration: 12 Weeks

    The layout of topics 1 - 9 in the main content area is revealed in sequence as each topic is marked complete.

    The Main Course Content

    Topic 1 of 9: Implementing and Troubleshooting VLANs, Trunks, and Etherchannel  

    Topic 2 of 9: Working with Spanning-Tree and First Hop Redundancy Protocols 

    Topic 3 of 9: Troubleshooting IPv4 Networks

    Topic 4 of 9: Troubleshooting IPv6 Networks

    Topic 5 of 9: Configuring and Verifying OSPFv2

    Topic 6 of 9: Introducing Dynamic Routing Protocols and EIGRP for IPv4

    Topic 7 of 9: Configuring and Verifying EIGRP for IPv6 and OSPFv3

    Topic 8 of 9: Wide Area Networks using PPP, GRE, and eBGP

    Topic 9 of 9: Mitigating Threats, Introducing SDN, and Examining QoS

    Completing this section of your Course

    Preparing to complete this section of your course will involve:

    • Test Preparation Topic
    • Exam Booking Topic

    Exams: 

    Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 2 (ICND2)

Certification Retirement Date: No date set

Recommended Duration: 26 weeks total duration (approx. self-paced)

Prerequisites: A potential learner should:

  • have a keen interest in computing, with a focus on networking
  • be a logical thinker and problem solver with an eye for detail

N.B. Potential learners must be highly computer literate and have an entry level qualification in networking such as:

Possible Progression Courses: 

Cisco has a number of 'Associate Certification' progression courses, click here to review. 

Course cost: €826.00 (free for job-seekers)

Fee paying information: Click here 

 

This course is free for job-seekers. Sign up at your local Department of Social Protection or Intreo office. (Click here to find your local office.)

Please quote course code: NC 09857

Apple Mac computers are not supported on this course. You will need the use of a Windows Personal Computer. 

Computers are a fundamental part of everyday life and the ability to use them effectively is an essential skill. Most careers today require computer and Internet skills.

ECDL certification will give you the skills to use a computer competently and confidently. It is the most recognised computer user certification in the world.

This online course provides learners with the knowledge and skills to perform basic functions on a personal computer and use a range of software applications. Modules include concepts of information technology and managing files, word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, and security.

Course Description

There are four core and three standard modules, plus three optional modules.  We recommend that everyone completes the four core modules and any three modules selected from the standard and optional modules available. 

You must pass the four core modules and any three modules selected from the standard and optional modules to receive your European Computer Driving License Certificate (ECDL).

Core Modules

  • Computer Essentials: sets out the essential concepts and skills relating to the use of devices, file creation and management, networks, and data security.
  • Online Essentials: sets out essential concepts and skills relating to web browsing, effective information search, online communication and e-mail.
  • Word Processing: allows candidates to demonstrate the ability to use a word processing application to accomplish everyday tasks associated with creating, formatting, and finishing small-sized word processing documents, such as letters and other everyday documents.
  • Spreadsheets: allows candidates to understand the concept of spreadsheets and to demonstrate an ability to use a spreadsheet to produce accurate work outputs.

Standard Modules

  • IT Security: allows candidates to understand the main concepts underlying the secure use of ICT in daily life and to use relevant techniques and applications to maintain a secure network connection, use the Internet safely and securely, and manage data and information appropriately.
  • Online Collaboration: sets out concepts and skills relating to the setup and use of online collaborative tools, such as storage, productivity applications, calendars, social media, web meetings, learning environments, and mobile technology.
  • Presentations: allows candidates to understand the concept of presentations and to demonstrate competence in the use of presentation software.

Optional Modules

  • Image Editing: enables the candidate to understand the main concepts underlying digital images and to use an image editing application to enhance images, apply effects, and prepare an image for printing and publishing.
  • Web Editing: enables the candidate to understand key web publishing concepts and to create, upload, and maintain a website.
  • Project Planning: enables candidates to use project management software to prepare project plans and monitor projects, including planning and managing time, costs, tasks, and resources.
  • Databases: enables candidates to gain the knowledge and skills to create and modify tables, queries, forms and reports. Also, how to relate tables, and how to retrieve and manipulate information from a database by using query and sort tools.

During the course, you will receive:

  • course content for all modules
  • practice exercises and quizzes (where applicable)
  • eTutor support (online)
  • practice exams for each module (7)
  • certification exam vouchers for each exam (7).

Microsoft Office versions: 2013 and 2016

Certification retirement date: No date set

Recommended duration: 26 weeks

Cost: €450.00 (free for job-seekers)

Fee-paying information: Click here

Prerequisites: You should have the ability to use a web browser and send and receive emails. Apple Mac computers are not supported on this course. You will need the use of a Windows Personal Computer. 

Suggested progression courses: Microsoft Office Specialist (v 2010)Microsoft Office Specialist (v 2013).

 

This course is free for job-seekers. Sign up at your local Department of Social Protection or Intreo office. (Click here to find your local office.)

Please quote course code: Closed for new entrants

This online course provides learners with the knowledge and skills to perform basic functions on a personal computer and use a range of software applications. Modules include concepts of information technology (IT), managing files, word processing, spreadsheets, databases, presentations and information network services. 

Apple Mac computers are not supported on this course. 

There are seven modules in this course.

  1. Computer Essentials
  2. Online essentials
  3. IT security
  4. Word processing
  5. Spreadsheets
  6. Databases
  7. Presentations

You must pass all seven modules to receive your European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL).

During the course, you will receive:

  • Course content for all modules
  • Practice exercises and quizzes
  • eTutor support (online)
  • Practice exams for each module (7)
  • Certification exam vouchers for each exam (7) – there is no fee for repeat exams

Exam: ECDL X 7 exams

Microsoft Office versions: 2010, 2013 and 2016

Certification retirement date: No date set

Recommended duration: 26 weeks

Cost: €450.00 (free for job-seekers)

Fee-paying information: Click here

Prerequisites: You should have the ability to use a web browser and send and receive emails. Apple Mac computers are not supported on this course. 

Suggested progression courses: Microsoft Office Specialist (v 2010)Microsoft Office Specialist (v 2013).

This programme is free for job-seekers. Sign up at your local Department of Social Protection or Intreo office. (Click here to find your local office.)

Please quote course code: 08811

The aim of this programme is to enable learners to attain the necessary basic Health and Safety certificates and expertise in order to aid in their search for employment, focusing mainly on the retail employment sector.
This programme will provide learners with the knowledge and qualifications in the areas of food hygiene, retail customer service, manual handling, how to work with dangerous substances and how to work safely in the workplace, and it will allow participants to apply this knowledge in a workplace setting with a view to securing employment in the retail and other sectors.

The programme is divided into 5 Modules:

MODULE 1: Safe Manual Handling

The learner will learn how manual handling risks arise and how to reduce or eliminate the likelihood of injury in different work environments.

MODULE 2: HACCP LEVEL 2 (Hazard analysis and critical control points)

This HACCP course is designed for all food industry workers. It provides the knowledge required by EU Food Hygiene Legislation to implement and maintain hygiene procedures based on the HACCP principles.

MODULE 3: Staying Safe with Hazardous Substances

This course enables learners to identify hazardous substances in the workplace, deal with them safely and take appropriate steps in the event of a mishap.

MODULE 4: Basic Retail Customer Service Skills

This module looks at the importance of customer service and highlights the differences between internal and external customers. The module looks at how you can go above and beyond when serving customers and ensure that their needs always come first

MODULE 5: Display Screen Equipment and Workstation Safety

This module will enable the learner to take positive action in respect of their own health and safety by creating a safe seating position, adopting the correct posture and operating workstation equipment appropriately.

During the course, you will receive:

  • All course content
  • Downloadable certificate on completion of each module

Recommended duration: 12 weeks

Cost: N/A - Not available for a fee

 

 

This course is free for job-seekers. Sign up at your local Department of Social Protection or Intreo office (click here to find your local office) or use the link below to purchase this course now.

Please quote course code: 08790

This online eCollege course, which is divided into six modules, will teach you all the Irish words and phrases which you will need for general conversation: to meet and greet, to express your thanks and bid farewell. The course will also give you access to a very robust phrase book. For some, it may be the first step towards being able to help a young child with Irish homework.

The enthusiasm and interest generated by the 1916 celebrations highlighted the beauty of the Irish language and culture. The desire to speak a little Irish has become more popular now than it has been for a long time. Informal coffee and chat groups are springing up in most towns. The dedicated TV channel TG4 has brought the Irish language right into the 21st century. People now see how this rich language as a connection with Irish cultural heritage and the ancient Irish way of thinking. Simply being able to greet and thank a fellow Irish person is a truly special connection and a way of saying: ” I’m proud to be Irish!”

Module 1: Irish for beginners 

  • A series of recordings will introduce you to basic Irish phrases and words.

Modules 2 to 5: Conversation and grammar

  • Once you have grasped the concepts in module 1, the course reviews conversations that take place in different social settings.

Module 6: Culture

  • This module, which is updated regularly, introduces participants to songs, poems and stories relating to Ireland, Irish heritage and the Irish language.

Within the programme, there are numerous quizzes that test your knowledge after each module.

Certification: On completion of the course, you will be awarded a Moodle digital badge.

Fee-paying enrolment duration: 26 weeks (you must complete this course within 26 weeks of enrolment)

Cost: €19.16 (free for job-seekers)