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IT Training Courses

At Intequal, we believe continuous learning is key for our apprentices after they have successfully completed their programmes and essential for any IT professional’s career development. Technology advances are changing the way businesses operate so rapidly it is important that IT teams keep pace with the latest developments and methodologies.

Investing in staff training for employers means teams will gain the skills and knowledge that enable operational efficiencies, identify security issues, ensure compliancy to legislation and address succession planning needs.

Our new range of short courses delivered by specialist trainers provide additional skills and qualifications to support day-to-day activities, enabling greater role responsibility and inevitably career progression.

Courses will be delivered by interactive distance learning

The cost of the course includes tuition, one practise test and one certification exam voucher

November course dates available

CompTIA Network+

Duration: 5 days 

Price: £1350 +VAT per person

November course dates available

Windows Server Install, Storage & Compute Server 2016

Duration: 5 days 

Price: £1350 +VAT per person

Limited space book now for November

CompTIA Security+

Duration: 5 days 

Price: £2250 +VAT per person

November course dates available

CompTIA Network+

Duration: 5 days (Mon-Fri)

Price: £1350 +VAT per person

November course dates available

Windows Server Install, Storage & Compute Server 2016

Duration: 5 days (Mon-Fri)

Price: £1350 +VAT per person

Limited space book now for November

CompTIA Security+

Duration: 5 days (Mon-Fri)

Price: £2250 +VAT per person

CompTIA Network+

Duration: 5 days
Price: £1350 +VAT pp

Target Audience:

CompTIA Network+ is aimed at IT professionals with job roles such as network administrator, network technician, network installer, help desk technician and IT cable installer.

Overview

This course will teach you the fundamental principles of installing, configuring, and troubleshooting network technologies and help you to progress a career in network administration. It will prepare you to take the CompTIA Network+ exam by providing 100% coverage of the objectives and content examples listed on the syllabus. The study of the course can act as groundwork for more advanced training. The CompTIA Network+ credential proves knowledge of networking features and functions and is the leading vendor-neutral certification for networking professionals. Worldwide nearly 500,000 individuals are CompTIA Network+ certified and 91% of hiring managers indicate CompTIA certifications are valuable in validating IT employee skills and expertise. Dell, HP, Sharp, Xerox and Ricoh are among the companies that employ Network+ certified staff and it is supported by top organisations, such as Apple, Best Buy, Canon, Cisco, Intel and U.S. Navy.

Objectives

• Describe the features of different network protocols and products for LANs, WANs, and wireless networks
• Install and configure network cabling and appliances
• Manage, monitor, and troubleshoot networks
• Understand the functions and features of TCP/IP addressing and protocols
• Identify threats to network resources and appropriate security countermeasures

Prerequisites

It is recommended that you have the following skills and knowledge before starting this course:
• Configure and support PC, laptop, mobile (smartphone / tablet), and print devices.
• Know basic network terminology and functions (such as Ethernet, TCP/IP, switches, routers).
• Configure and manage users, groups, and shared resources in a simple SOHO network.
• Understand the use of basic access control measures, such as authentication, security policy, encryption, and firewalls

Course Content

Module 1: Topologies and Infrastructure:

  • Topologies and OSI Model
  • Ethernet
  • Hubs, Bridges and Switches
  • Infrastructure Design

Module 2: Addressing and Routing:

  • Internet Protocol
  • IPv4 Addressing
  • DHCP and APIPA
  • Routing

Module 3: Troubleshooting and Management:

  • Transport Protocols
  • Name Resolution
  • Troubleshooting
  • Applications and Services
  • Management and Monitoring
  • Cloud and Virtulization

Module 4: Installation:

  • Network Sites
  • Installing Cable
  • Installing Wireless Networks
  • WAN Technologies
  • Remote Access

Module 5: Security:

  • Vulnerabilities and Threats
  • Security Appliances
  • Authentication
  • Incident Response
  • Change and Configuration Management

Windows Server Install, Storage & Compute Server 2016

Duration: 5 days
Price: £1350 +VAT pp

Target Audience:

Windows Server administrators who are relatively new to Windows Server administration and related technologies, and who want to learn more about the storage and compute features in Windows Server 2016. In addition, IT professionals with general IT knowledge who are looking to gain knowledge about Windows Server especially around storage and compute technologies in Windows Server 2016.

Overview

This five-day course is designed primarily for IT professionals who have some experience with Windows Server. It is designed for professionals who will be responsible for managing storage and compute by using Windows Server 2016, and who need to understand the scenarios, requirements, and storage and compute options that are available and applicable to Windows Server 2016.
Audience profile
This course is intended for IT professionals who have some experience working with Windows Server, and who are looking for a single five-day course that covers storage and compute technologies in Windows Server 2016. This course will help them update their knowledge and skills related to storage and compute for Windows Server 2016.

Objectives

• Prepare and install Nano Server, a Server Core installation, and plan a server upgrade and migration strategy
• Describe the various storage options, including partition table formats, basic and dynamic disks, file systems, virtual hard disks, and drive hardware, and explain how to manage disks and volumes
• Describe enterprise storage solutions, and select the appropriate solution for a given situation
• Implement and manage Storage Spaces and Data Deduplication
• Install and configure Microsoft Hyper-V, and configure virtual machines
• Deploy, configure, and manage Windows and Hyper-V containers
• Describe the high availability and disaster recovery technologies in Windows Server 2016
• Plan, create, and manage a failover cluster
• Implement failover clustering for Hyper-V virtual machines
• Configure a Network Load Balancing (NLB) cluster, and plan for an NLB implementation
• Create and manage deployment images
• Manage, monitor, and maintain virtual machine installations

Prerequisites

Before attending this course, students must have:

•A basic understanding of networking fundamentals.
•An awareness and understanding of security best practices.
•An understanding of basic AD DS concepts.
•Basic knowledge of server hardware.
•Experience supporting and configuring Windows client operating systems such as Windows 8 or Windows 10.
•Additionally, students would benefit from having some previous Windows Server operating system experience, such as experience as a Windows Server systems administrator.

Course Content

Module 1: Installing, upgrading, and migrating servers and workloads

•Introducing Windows Server 2016
•Preparing and installing Server Core
•Preparing for upgrades and migrations
•Migrating server roles and workloads
•Windows Server activation models
•Installing and configuring Server Core
•Installing Server Core
•Completing post-installation tasks on Windows

Module 2: Configuring local storage

•Managing disks in Windows Server
•Managing volumes in Windows Server
•Lab : Configuring local storage
•Creating and managing volumes
•Resizing volumes
•Managing virtual hard disks

Module 3: Implementing enterprise storage solutions

•Overview of DAS, NAS, and SANs
•Comparing Fibre Channel, iSCSI, and Fibre Channel over •Ethernet
•Understanding iSNS, DCB, and MPIO
•Configuring sharing in Windows Server 2016
•Planning storage requirements
•Configuring iSCSI storage
•Configuring and managing the share infrastructure

Module 4: Implementing Storage Spaces and Data Deduplication

•Implementing Storage Spaces
•Managing Storage Spaces
•Implementing Data Deduplication
•Creating a Storage Space
•Installing Data Deduplication
•Configuring Data Deduplication

Module 5: Installing and configuring Hyper-V and virtual machines

•Overview of Hyper-V Installing Hyper-V
•Configuring storage on Hyper-V host servers
•Configuring networking on Hyper-V host servers
•Configuring Hyper-V virtual machines
•Managing virtual machines
•Verify installation of the Hyper-V server role
•Configuring Hyper-V networks
•Creating and configuring virtual machines
•Enable nested virtualization for a virtual machine

Module 6: Deploying and managing Windows and Hyper-V containers

•Overview of containers in Windows Server 2016
•Deploying Windows Server and Hyper-V containers
•Installing, configuring, and managing containers by using Docker
•Installing and configuring Windows Server containers by using Windows PowerShell
•Installing and configuring Windows Server containers by using Docker

Module 7: Overview of high availability and disaster recovery

•Defining levels of availability
•Planning high availability and disaster recovery •solutions with Hyper-V virtual machines
•Backing up and restoring by using Windows Server Backup
•High availability with failover clustering in Windows Server 2016
•Determining the appropriate high availability and disaster recovery solution

Module 8: Implementing failover clustering

•Planning a failover cluster
•Creating and configuring a new failover cluster
•Maintaining a failover cluster
•Troubleshooting a failover cluster
•Implementing site high availability with stretch clustering
•Creating a failover cluster
•Verifying quorum settings and adding a node

Module 9: Implementing failover clustering with Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V

•Overview of the integration of Hyper-V Server 2016 with failover clustering
•Implementing Hyper-V VMs on failover clusters
•Key features for VMs in a clustered environment
•Configure iSCSI storage
•Configuring a failover cluster for Hyper-V
•Configuring a highly available VM

Module 10: Implementing Network Load Balancing

•Overview of NLB
•Configuring an NLB cluster
•Planning an NLB implementation
•Implementing a Network Load Balancing (NLB) cluster
•Configuring and managing the NLB cluster
•Validating high availability for the NLB cluster

Module 11: Creating and managing deployment images

•Introduction to deployment images
•Creating and managing deployment images by using MDT
•Virtual machine environments for different workloads
•Configuring MDT
•Creating and deploying an image

Module 12: Managing, monitoring, and maintaining virtual machine installations

•WSUS overview and deployment options
•Update management process with WSUS
•Overview of Windows PowerShell DSC
•Overview of Windows Server 2016 monitoring tools
•Using Performance Monitor
•Monitoring event logs
•Implementing WSUS
•Configuring update settings
•Approving and deploying an update by using WSUS

CompTIA Security+

Duration: 5 days 
Price: £2250 +VAT pp

Target Audience:

This course will teach you the fundamental principles of installing and configuring cybersecurity controls and participating in incident response and risk mitigation. It will prepare you to take the CompTIA Security+ SY0-501 exam by providing 100% coverage of the objectives and content examples listed on the syllabus. The study of the course can also help to build the prerequisites to study more advanced IT security qualifications, such as CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CSA)+, CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP), and ISC’s CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional).

Overview

This CompTIA’s Security+ Certification is a foundation-level certificate designed for IT administrators with 2 years’ experience whose job role is focused on system security. The CompTIA Security+ exam will certify the successful candidate has the knowledge and skills required to install and configure systems to secure applications, networks, and devices; perform threat analysis and respond with appropriate mitigation techniques; participate in risk mitigation activities; and operate with an awareness of applicable policies, laws, and regulations.

Objectives
  • To understand the principles of effective security policies
  • To understand how to proactively implement sound security protocols to mitigate security risks
  • To quickly respond to security issues
  • To retroactively identify where security breaches may have occurred
  • To understand the architecture and be able to design a network, on-site or in the cloud, with security in mind
  • To be able to know the technologies and uses of cryptographic standards and products
Prerequisites

Regardless of whether you have passed A+, it is recommended that you have the following skills and knowledge before starting this course:
• Configure and support PC, laptop, mobile (smartphone / tablet), and print devices.
• Know basic network terminology and functions (such as Ethernet, TCP/IP, switches, routers).
• Configure and manage users, groups, and shared resources in a simple SOHO network.
• Understand the use of basic access control measures, such as authentication, security policy, encryption, and firewalls

Course Content

Module 1: Threats, attacks and vulnerabilities

  • Indicators of compromise
  • Critical Security Controls
  • Security Posture Assessment Tools
  • Incident Response

Module2: Identity and Access Management

  • Cryptography
  • Public Key Infrastructure
  • Identification and Authentication
  • Identity and Access Services

Module 3: Architecture and Design (1)

  • Secure Network Design Firewalls
  • Load Balancers
  • IDS and Siem

Module 4: Installation:

  • Secure protocols and Services
  • Secure remote access
  • Secure Systems Design
  • Secure Mobile Device Services
  • Secure Virtualisations and Cloud Services

Module 5: Risk Management

  • Forensics
  • Disaster recovery resiliency
  • Risk Management
  • Secure Application Development
  • Organisational Security

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