From beginner learners to job readiness in about 3 to 6 months
Is it really possible to become an IT-Pro online? Yes, it definetly is! Take an online course on Coursera, which is given by Google and get the Google IT Support Professional Certificate. For free! It could be your launchpad to a career in IT.
For this certificate you need 3-6 months time, access to a computer and a connection to the internet. And some motivation to stay tuned! The computer can be your own or any other computer, borrowed from your neighbour or one in an internet cafe.
This program is developed by Google. It includes an innovativce curriculum with 5 different courses. And it prepares you for an entry-level role in IT support. A job in IT support can mean in-person or remote help desk work in a small business, a big global corporation or even as a self-employed person as well.
Where can that get you?
Take a look at the following video to see which careers are possible with this certification.
These are examples from the USA, but they are also valid for any other country in the world. IT and digitalisation are spread all over the world and experts who can support them are needed everywhere.
How does the course work works?
The program consists of a mix of video lectures, quizzes, and hands-on labs and widgets, the program will introduce you to troubleshooting, customer service, networking, operating systems, system administration and security.
Through this program you’ll have access to a variety of hands-on assessments which will help you to benefit from many experiences of IT support that are critical for success in your new work. Examples für these assessments are Assembling a Computer, Networking simulation, Writing Effective Support Documentation, Routing Paths and Subnets, Wireless Networking, Device Software Management, Public Key or Asymmetric Encryption, Incident Handling, among many other hands-on learning application.
One program, five courses
The program consists of five courses:
The program consists of five courses:
- Technical Support Fundamentals
Introduction to the world of information technology, different facets of IT like computer hardware, the internet, computer software, troubleshooting, customer service
- The Bits and Bytes of Computer Networking
Overview of computer networking from the fundamentals of modern networking technologies an dprotocols to an overview of the cloud to practical applications and network troubleshooting
- Operating Systems and You: Becoming a Power user
Operating Systems as a main component and how to perform critical tasks like managing software and users and configuring hardware
- System Administration and IT Infrastructure Services
Transition from working on a single computer system ot an entire fleet of comuters. ystems administration is the field of IT that’s responsible for maintaining reliable computers systems in a multi-user environment.
- IT Security: defense against the digital dark arts
IT security concepts, tools, and best practices, threats and attacks and the many ways they can show up, some background of encryption algorithms and how they’re used to safeguard data, the three As of information security: authentication, authorization, and accounting; network security solutions, ranging from firewalls to Wifi encryption options. The course is rounded out by putting all these elements together into a multi-layered, in-depth security architecture, followed by recommendations on how to integrate a culture of security into your organization or team.
Read more about the program at Coursera! And get started!
Learning is key!
We at Omni Academy believe that such learning opportunities provide good opportunities to educate yourself and get good jobs. Everywhere in the world! The video above shows examples from the USA. But this is also true for Guatemala, Vietnam, Cameroon or Argentina. Everywhere IT specialists are sought and employed in companies.
In addition, there are opportunities to earn a living as a self-employed person. This applies to clients in their own country or to clients all over the world who can be supported “remotely” from home. Platforms like fiver.com and many others make it possible to find clients all over the world. However, the prerequisite is always that you have the appropriate expertise.