It’s never too late to learn something new; whether you’re looking for an IT course that allows you to retrain for a career switch, or you want to upskill for a step up in your current career, there are courses available to get you where you want to be.
With the technology industry continuing to grow and develop, IT jobs are rife and there is a world-wide demand for skilled IT professionals.
Recent reports have shown that 32% of European organisations plan to increase their IT departments in 2019. The future is also looking bright in the UK too - reports highlighted that UK employment in the digital sector has increased by 19% in the last 2 years alone, and it’s showing little sign of slowing down.
Whether you want to become a software developer, web developer, network specialist or IT technician, there’s a course out there to help you achieve your IT career goals!
Here are the top IT courses to get you hired this year!
Infrastructure technician course
As an infrastructure technician
, you’ll provide support to the company you work for (or your clients) by using your wealth of knowledge to fix non-routine problems.
While you won’t be expected to know everything about everything, you will have a well-rounded understanding of a vast number of end-user applications and know-how to troubleshoot and diagnose issues when things go wrong, often saving the day for your employer or clients.
On this course you’ll gain certifications in:
- CompTIA ITF+
- CompTIA A+
- Microsoft Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012
- CompTIA Network+
- CompTIA Security
Software developer course
As a software developer you’ll have arguably one of the coolest jobs in IT. You’ll be responsible for dreaming up, designing and creating computer programmes, operating systems and apps that we use in our day-to-day lives.
These days we are so intertwined with technology that it’s resulted in an ever-growing demand for skilled software developers. Due to a skills shortage in the industry, UK businesses are even looking overseas to accommodate the demand from the industry.
To create the programs and applications, you’ll need to become an expert writing in languages that include Java
This course will give you certificates in:
- Microsoft Software Development Fundamentals (MTA)
- CIW Advanced HTML5 and CSS3 Specialist
- Oracle OCA Java SE 8 Programmer
- Microsoft SQL Server 2012
- OCP Java SE 8 Programmer II
- Beginning C# 7 Programming
Web developer course
Front-end web developers
are responsible for how a website looks. As a web developer, you’ll get to create the layout, integrate any applications needed (such as ecommerce tools) and other content that’s vital to the smooth running of the user journey.
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This course will cover modules such as:
- CIW Foundations Associate
- CIW Advanced HTML5 & CSS3 Specialist
- The Complete React Web Developer Course (with Redux)
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Network specialist course
Every industry from healthcare to banking, business and law, depend on their computers to run smoothly. If you enjoy tinkering with electronic devices like laptops and desktop computers, you may have a natural talent for this field.
Taking a course to become a network specialist will give you the tools you need to manage performance data, monitor network security and analyse technical issues as they arise.
Find out what you’ll learn as a network specialist
You'll earn certifications in:
- Microsoft Networking Fundamentals MTA
- CompTIA Network+
- CCNA Routing and Switching for ICND1 and ICND2
- Administering Windows Server 2012 R2
- Configuring Windows Server 2012
Security technologist course
As a security technologist you’ll help guard your client or the company you work for against cyber threats, risks and hazards.
With practically all businesses working online and with various pieces of software, it’s no surprise that the number of online security threats is on the rise. Subsequently, this paves the way for a worldwide demand for skilled IT security professionals.
Once you’ve graduated and received your certifications in:
- CompTIA A+
- CompTIA Network+
- CompTIA Security+
- Cisco ICND1 (CCNA) & ICND2 (CCNA)
You can work in 147 countries throughout the world thanks to these internationally recognised and industry respected certificates!
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Desktop support technician course
Desktop support technicians are the first point of call when things go wrong with the network or a desktop computer. Your duties will range from providing support via a remote desktop, setting up and installing computers for new employees and troubleshooting local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs) and internet systems.
Armed with certifications in:
- CompTIA Fundamentals
- CompTIA A+ Core 1
- CompTIA A+ Core 2
- Configuring Windows 10 Devices
- Configuring Windows server 2012 MCP
You’ll be able to apply for a whole host of positions within the IT industry.
There is no doubt about it: the modern world is dependent on technology, and new developments are happening at an astonishing rate! If you’re ready to retrain for a career in IT or Development or want to adopt further skills to help you climb the career ladder, a training course is an investment you won’t regret making!
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