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: N01

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.

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, 2010 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. 

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  - This course is currently closed

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

Please quote course code -  09412

This course in web design and application development covers the three technologies HTML, CSS and JavaScript, now commonly collectively known as HTML5.

HTML, CSS and JavaScript - often used together they are the official languages of the world wide web.

HTML allows content to be displayed on the web, CSS gives this content style and layout, and JavaScript brings the functionality we’ve come to expect from modern websites.

Not only does this course teach web development, but these three traditionally web technologies are now being used to develop standalone applications for desktops, tablets and mobile phones.  The course and Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) certificate also stresses and teaches this use of HTML5 for standalone application development.  The course will also teach some application lifecycle management, the development process and some of the common tools used to code HTML5.

To begin your course you must complete the topics:

  • Getting Started
  • Course Resources

Topic 1 - Identify Exam Expectations- will be your third 'topic' and will help you to:

  • understand how the exam is scored
  • know the exam format
  • know when and where to take the exam
  • appreciate the advantages of taking this exam

The main course content:

Topic 2: Introduction to HTML5

Topic 3: HTML5 Layout

Topic 4: Managing the Application Life Cycle 1

Topic 5: HTML5 Forms

Topic 6: Building the User Interface by Using HTML5: Text, Graphics, and Media

Topic 7: HTML5 API's and Media

Topic 8: Building the User Interface by Using HTML5: Organisation, Input, and Validation

Topic 9: Understanding CSS3 Essentials: Content Flow, Positioning, and Styling

Topic 10: HTML5 and CSS3

Topic 11: Understanding CSS3 Essentials: Layouts

Topic 12: HTML5 Layout with CSS3

Topic 13: Managing Text Flow by Using CSS3

Topic 14: HTML5 and Advanced CSS3

Topic 15: Managing the Graphical Interface by Using CSS3

Topic 16: HTML5 and JavaScript

Topic 17: Understanding JavaScript and Coding Essentials

Topic 18: HTML5 Graphics and Canvas

Topic 19: Creating Animations, Working with Graphics, and Accessing Data

Topic 20: Advanced HTML5

Topic 21: JavaScript Coding for the Touch Interface, Device and Operating System Resources and more

Topic 22: Advanced Features of JavaScript, CSS3 and HTML5

Topic 23: Manage the Application Life Cycle 2

Course Appendix A: Integrated Development Environment (IDE)

Completing your Course

Preparing to complete your course will involve:

  • Test Preparation
  • Exam Booking

Exam: Microsoft HTML5 Application Development Fundamentals (98-375) 

Certification Retirement Date: No date set

Recommended Duration: 16 weeks (approx. self-paced)

Prerequisites: A potential learner should:

  • have a keen interest in computing and web design
  • have researched the area and be aware that this course teaches the coding of web design and development, not just a graphical design approach
  • be a logical thinker and problem solver with an eye for detail
  • have an interest in art or visual design.

N.B. Potential learners must be highly computer literate, though a previous qualification is not essential.

Possible Progression Courses: 

Aspiring web designers could progress their skills and certification with eCollege courses through:

Aspiring web developers and computer programmers could progress and expand their skills with:

Course cost: €475.00 (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) 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 Irish phrases and words that can be used in general conversations. Participants will also have access to a very robust phrase book.

SOLAS executive director Fiona Hartley said: “This is the first time that SOLAS eCollege has run an Irish language course. We know from Foras na Gaeilge and an ESRI report published last year that less than half the Irish population consider that they have ‘basic fluency’ and only 14% have ‘advanced fluency’, despite a very positive attitude to the Irish language. [The centenary of] 1916 is a fantastic opportunity to build on this positivity and to encourage people to start using our language again.”

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)