IT Engineer

R7 234.50

This six-month IT Engineer course is ideal for candidates looking for certification within the professional IT sphere. The course teaches skills and knowledge covering hardware, software, troubleshooting, networking, CompTIA Server+, CompTIA Security+ and CCNA (Routing & Switching) certification courses.

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People Industry partner: Cisco
Certificate Certified by Optimi College

Course code: C01096



CompTIA A+ 220-1101 (Core 1)

CompTIA A+ 220-1101: Installing Hardware and Display Components
CompTIA A+ 220-1101: Laptops Features and Mobile Device Types
CompTIA A+ 220-1101: Accessories and Mobile Device Synchronization
CompTIA A+ 220-1101: Mobile Device Network Connectivity and Application Support
CompTIA A+ 220-1101: TCP and UDP ports
CompTIA A+ 220-1101: Networking
CompTIA A+ 220-1101: Configuring a Wired/Wireless Network
CompTIA A+ 220-1101: Wireless Networking Protocols
CompTIA A+ 220-1101: Network Hosts
CompTIA A+ 220-1101: Implementing Network Concepts
CompTIA A+ 220-1101: Network Types
CompTIA A+ 220-1101: Networking Tools
CompTIA A+ 220-1101: Basic Cable Types
CompTIA A+ 220-1101: Connectors
CompTIA A+ 220-1101: Random Access Memory
CompTIA A+ 220-1101: Storage Solutions
CompTIA A+ 220-1101: Working with Motherboards, CPUs, & Add-On Cards
CompTIA A+ 220-1101: Working with Peripheral Devices
CompTIA A+ 220-1101: Power Supplies
CompTIA A+ 220-1101: Common Devices
CompTIA A+ 220-1101: Custom PC configuration
CompTIA A+ 220-1101: SOHO Devices
CompTIA A+ 220-1101: Printers
CompTIA A+ 220-1101: Cloud Computing
CompTIA A+ 220-1101: Virtualization
CompTIA A+ 220-1101: Resolving Problems
CompTIA A+ 220-1101: Troubleshooting
CompTIA A+ 220-1101: Troubleshooting Printers

CompTIA A+ 220-1102 (Core 2)

CompTIA A+ 220-1102: Comparing Common Operating Systems
CompTIA A+ 220-1102: Microsoft Operating System Installation & Upgrade
CompTIA A+ 220-1102: Microsoft Command Line Tools
CompTIA A+ 220-1102: MS Operating System Administrative Tools
CompTIA A+ 220-1102: Windows Control Panel Utilities
CompTIA A+ 220-1102: Application Installation, Networking, & Tools
CompTIA A+ 220-1102: Security Fundamentals
CompTIA A+ 220-1102: Critical Security Concepts
CompTIA A+ 220-1102: Software Troubleshooting
CompTIA A+ 220-1102: Operational Procedures Best Practices
CompTIA A+ 220-1102: System Utilities

CompTIA Network+ N10-008

CompTIA Network+ N10-008: OSI Model Layers & Data Encapsulation
CompTIA Network+ N10-008: Network Types
CompTIA Network+ N10-008: Cables & Connectors
CompTIA Network+ N10-008: IP Addressing Schemes and Subnetting
CompTIA Network+ N10-008: Well-known Port & Protocols
CompTIA Network+ N10-008: Registered Ports
CompTIA Network+ N10-008: Networks Services & Data Center Architectures
CompTIA Network+ N10-008: Cloud Concepts
CompTIA Network+ N10-008: Network Implementations
CompTIA Network+ N10-008: Ethernet Switching & Wireless Standards
CompTIA Network+ N10-008: Network Operations
CompTIA Network+ N10-008: Disaster Recovery & High Availability Concepts
CompTIA Network+ N10-008: Security Concepts & Threats
CompTIA Network+ N10-008: Physical Security & Network Hardening
CompTIA Network+ N10-008: Network Troubleshooting Methodologies & Tools
CompTIA Network+ N10-008: Troubleshooting Network Issues

CompTIA Server+ SK0-005

CompTIA Server+: System Hardware
CompTIA Server+: System Software
CompTIA Server+: Server Functions and Network Essentials
CompTIA Server+: Storage
CompTIA Server+: IT Environment
CompTIA Server+: Disaster Recovery
CompTIA Server+: Troubleshooting
CompTIA Server+: Network and Storage Troubleshooting

CompTIA Security+ SY0-601

SY0-601 – CompTIA Security+: Social Engineering Techniques & Attack Types
SY0-601 – CompTIA Security+: Analyzing Application & Network Attacks
SY0-601 – CompTIA Security+: Threat Actors, Intelligence Sources, & Vulnerabilities
SY0-601 – CompTIA Security+: Security Assessments & Penetration Testing Techniques
SY0-601 – CompTIA Security+: Security Concepts in an Enterprise Environment
SY0-601 – CompTIA Security+: Implementing Cybersecurity Resilience
SY0-601 – CompTIA Security+: Virtualization, Cloud Computing, and Cloud Cybersecurity Solutions
SY0-601 – CompTIA Security+: Controls & Application Development, Deployment, & Automation
SY0-601 – CompTIA Security+: Authentication & Authorization Design Concepts
SY0-601 – CompTIA Security+: Implementing Identity and Account Management & AAA Solutions
SY0-601 – CompTIA Security+: Physical Security Controls
SY0-601 – CompTIA Security+: Basic Cryptography & Public Key Infrastructure
SY0-601 – CompTIA Security+: Implementing Secure Protocols & Application Security Solutions
SY0-601 – CompTIA Security+: Implementing Secure Network Designs
SY0-601 – CompTIA Security+: Wireless Mobile, & Embedded Device Security
SY0-601 – CompTIA Security+: Organizational Security Assessment tools & Mitigation Controls
SY0-601 – CompTIA Security+: Incident Response, Digital Forensics, & Supporting Investigations
SY0-601 – CompTIA Security+: Security Policies, Regulations, Standards, & Frameworks
SY0-601 – CompTIA Security+: Risk Management, Privacy, & Sensitive Data Security
SY0-601 – CompTIA Security+: Monitoring, Visibility, & Reporting

CCNA 200-301

CCNA 2020: Networking Components
CCNA 2020: Networking Components – NGFW, NGIPS, & Cisco DNA Center
CCNA 2020: WLCs, Access Points, Servers, & Endpoints
CCNA 2020: Network Topology Architectures
CCNA 2020: Network Topology Architectures – WAN, Cloud, & SOHO
CCNA 2020: Layer 1 Interfaces & Cabling
CCNA 2020: Layer 1 Physical & Configuration Issues
CCNA 2020: Networking Protocols
CCNA 2020: IP Addressing Basics & Configuration
CCNA 2020: IPv4 Subnetting
CCNA 2020: IPv6 Addressing & Configuration
CCNA 2020: Virtualization Concepts
CCNA 2020: Network Access, VLAN Configuration, & Interswitch Connectivity
CCNA 2020: L2 Discovery Protocols & L2 and L3 EtherChannel Configuration
CCNA 2020: Spanning Tree Protocol
CCNA 2020: Cisco Wireless Architecture & WLAN Components
CCNA 2020: Cisco WLC Configuration & Wireless Management Access
CCNA 2020: Static Routing
CCNA 2020: Dynamic Routing
CCNA 2020: Configuring & Verifying NAT
CCNA 2020: SNMP, Syslog, & PHB for QoS
CCNA 2020: Configuring SSH, FTP, & TFTP
CCNA 2020: IT Security Concepts
CCNA 2020: Security Program & Password Policy Components
CCNA 2020: AAA Security & VPN Types
CCNA 2020: Configuring & Verifying ACLs
CCNA 2020: Configuring Port Security, DHCP Snooping, & DAI
CCNA 2020: Automation, Network Programmability, & SDN Architectures
CCNA 2020: APIs & Cisco DNA Center
CCNA 2020: Configuration Management & JSON Encoded Data

The ability to read and write in English.

Learners must be at least 16 years of age.

Expertise level: Beginner

Upon completion of this skills course, students can continue with the Portfolio of Evidence for the qualification title Further Education and Training Certificate: Information Technology: Technical Support at NQF Level 4.

Entrance requirements for the Portfolio of Evidence: Foundational skills in English and Mathematics at NQF level 3 (equivalent to Grade 11 proficiency in Mathematics).

Course type: Industry endorsed

Industry partner: Cisco

Certification: Certificate confirming course completion.

Certification issued by: Optimi College

Assessment information:

  • Continuous online assessments.


Exam information:

  • Exam: CompTIA A+ Core 1
    • Passing score: 675 (on a scale of 100-900)
  • Exam: CompTIA A+ Core 2
      • Passing score: 700 (on a scale of 100-900)
  • Exam: CompTIA Network+
    • Passing score: 720 (on a scale of 100-900)
  • Exam: CompTIA Security+
    • Passing score: 750 (on a scale of 100-900)
  • Exam: CompTIA Server+
    • Passing score: 750 (on a scale of 100-900)
  • The CCNA 200-301 exam is a certification test for Cisco’s Associate Level Networking credential: Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA).
  • Exam fees are not included in the course fee.


Portfolio of Evidence (PoE) information:

  • A learning assumption of this qualification is foundational skills in English and Mathematics at NQF level 3. Further learning assumed is the ability to use a personal computer competently.
  • Qualification title: Further Education and Training Certificate: Information Technology: Technical Support, NQF level 4, SAQA ID: 78964, Minimum credits: 163.
  • The Portfolio of Evidence (PoE) fee is not included in the course fee.

Course fee: R7 234.50

Deposit: R1 500.00

Monthly instalment: R573.45

Payment duration: 10 months

Study duration: You will have course access for 12 months. To complete the course, we recommend a total of 180 hours of study, e.g. study 1 hour per day and complete your course in 6 months.

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Exam booking assistance

Skillsoft Learner Management System (LMS) access

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Skillsoft practice labs (online)