IT Essentials (ITE) MCSE


The Cisco IT Essentials (ITE) curriculum offers a hands-on, career-oriented learning experience with an emphasis on practical activities to help students develop fundamental computer and career skills. IT Essentials helps students prepare for entry-level IT career opportunities and the CompTIA A+ certification, which helps students differentiate themselves in the marketplace and advance their careers. Some examples of working environments and jobs that may be available to students after completing this course are:

A corporate or mobile environment with a high level of face-to-face client interaction. Job titles include enterprise technician, IT administrator, field service technician, and PC technician.

A remote-based work environment that emphasizes client interaction, client training, operating systems, and connectivity issues. Job titles include remote support technician, help desk technician or IT specialist.

Who should Attend?

Students seeking career-oriented, entry-level computer hardware, software, and networking skills. Students wanting to gain fundamental computer and mobile device hardware, software configuration and troubleshooting skills. Students who want to prepare for the CompTIA A+ certification exams.

Course Contents

  • Introduction to the Personal Computer
  • Safe Lab Procedures and Tool Use
  • Computer Assembly Step-by-Step
  • Basics of Preventive Maintenance & Troubleshooting
  • Fundamental Operating Systems
  • Fundamental Laptops and Portable Devices
  • Fundamental Printers and Scanners
  • Fundamental Networks
  • Fundamental Security
  • Communication Skills
  • Advanced Laptops and Portable Devices
  • Advanced Printers and Scanners
  • Advanced Personal Computers
  • Advanced Operating Systems
  • Advanced Networks & Advanced Security


NICON is excited to announce two new Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) certifications based on Windows Server.  These certifications, and the training associated with them, provide IT professionals with new opportunities to grow and validate skills for modern IT and datacenter environments.  The MCSE can be the differentiation in hiring decisions and career momentum.

MCSE Desktop Infrastructure

It allows IT professionals to be the hero in their organization by enabling a flexible work style providing access from anywhere, on any device, while maintaining security and compliance. This certification validates skills in desktop virtualization, remote desktop services, and application virtualization.

MCSE Server Infrastructure

Certification focuses on how to design, build, manage and run a highly efficient data center. With the know-how of essential services ranging from identity management, systems management, virtualization, storage, and networking this certification empowers you to go beyond virtualization and deliver the essential services for a highly efficient and modern datacenter.

Course Contents

  1. Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 410
  2. Administering Windows Server 2012 411
  3. Configuring Advanced Win. Server 2012 Services 412

After successfully completing steps 1-3, you’ll earn a Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Windows Server 2012 certification.

  1. Designing & Implementing a Server Infrastructure 413
  2. Implementing an Advanced Server Infrastructure 414

After successfully completing steps 1-5, you’ll earn a Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE): Windows Server 2012 certification.