In 2015 it was reported that the IT industry in the UK experienced its fastest growth since 2008. According to this report, it was also noted that demand for jobs in the IT industry was growing fast, especially among start-ups.
As a result of this growing demand for jobs in the IT industry training courses have become quite popular, whether it be full-time, part-time or e-learning.
Through our years of experience in helping people make a real change in their lives, we recognise that sometimes people don’t have the time to commit to full-time or part-time courses.
If this sounds like your current situation then we might just have the solution to your problem!
Here at The Training Room, we offer a variety of IT e-learning courses which enable you to study at a pace that suits you so that you don’t have to miss out on your commitments such as family life.
Backed by CIW and CompTIA, our range of e-learning IT courses are designed to have you qualified and ‘industry-ready’ for your new career in the IT industry.
In this blog we look at the range of e-learning IT courses offered at The Training Room. From web development to infrastructure technology we’ve got a course to help you turn your passion for IT into a career you love.
Designed With You In Mind
Our approach to flexible learning means that we understand the kind of support people need. This is why we have developed our online learning to include the following benefits for our students:
- Flexible learning – Through access to our state of the art e-learning platform you can study at a pace that suits you
- Convenience – As all of your learning takes place online you can study from the comfort of your home
- Support – As an e-learning student with The Training Room you will be provided with a dedicated tutor who is a specialist in your area to help and support you with your learning
- No deadline pressure – With our online IT courses you can take control of your start and finish date meaning that there’s no need to feel that dreaded ‘deadline pressure’
Additionally, with our IT e-learning courses, you will also be supported through career support for 3 years along with a guaranteed interview with one of our corporate partners from the moment you register.
Infrastructure Technician Course
Are you a problem solver with a keen interest in computers? If so then a career as a Infrastructure Technician might just be your calling!
At the Training Room, we offer our Infrastructure Technician course which is a globally recognised qualification accredited by CompTIA. Our flexible e-learning course will provide you with all the knowledge you need on becoming an Infrastructure Technician, from working with operating systems to setting up a computer. The modules covered in this course include:
- IT Fundamentals – This module focuses on understanding computer components, setting up and maintaining computers to network fundamentals.
- CompTIA A+ – This specific module goes deeper into understanding working with other operating systems, safety and operational considerations and security threats.
- CompTIA Network+ – Serving as an introduction to networks, this module will give you a better scope of network topologies, wiring standards and connectors, IP addresses and subnetting.
Web Development Course
Coding your way to becoming a Junior Web Developer has never been easier with our W eb Design and Development course. Our course will have you qualified and ‘industry-ready’ for your next step as a Web Developer.
Our qualification in web design and development includes modules in:
- CSS3 – Understanding the essentials of CSS3 while learning the application of basic and advanced functions of the current version
- HTML5 – Understanding the technologies implemented for enhancing user web experiences
- Graphical User Interface (GUI) Design – Learning the use of website development tools
- Networking – This module will develop your understanding of basic data communication components, configuring common hardware for operations and the role of networking hardware
Security Technologist Course
For those keen to learn about online security we offer our Security Technologist coursewhich is also accredited by the industry recognised and respected CompTIA.
Our Security Technologist course is designed to provide you with a greater understanding of analysing risks, uncovering breaches and developing solutions for security of information. The course covers the following modules:
- CompTIA A+ – Understanding operational considerations and security threats to working with other operating systems.
- CompTIA Network+ – Developing a better scope on network topologies, wiring standards and connectors
- CompTIA Security+ – Growing your understanding and practice of monitoring and diagnosing networkings to protecting wireless networks from viruses and security risks
Software Developer Course
If you have a basic knowledge of computer skills which is combined with a keep interest in coding then our Software Developer course is just for you!
Here at The Training Room, we offer our Software Developer course which is designed to equip you with all the knowledge you need to become a successful Software Developer . The modules in this course include:
- Microsoft Software Development Fundamentals (MTA) – Developing knowledge in core programming, general software development and understanding databases
- CIW: Advanced HTML5 and CSS3 Specialist – Gaining hands-on experience in HTML5 and CSS3
- Oracle OCA Java SE 8 Programmer Course – Learning the fundamentals of Oracle Java SE 8 Programmer through developing Java applications to master Java data types
- Microsoft MCSA/MCSE Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012 – Understanding performance based labs, database objects and working and modifying data
Ready to start your journey as an IT professional?
If you are ready to start your journey as an IT professional then check out our IT online courses here. Likewise, you can also check out our website for further information on The Training Room. Or, why not give one of our friendly advisors a call or fill out an enquiry form on our website to request more information.
Your next career in the IT industry is just one step away, start your journey with The Training Room!
I guess we should start with the definitions?
CPD generally means Continuing Professional Development but can also mean Continuing Personal Development as it often relates to the individual within their professional sphere. For the purposes of this article, we will stick to the previous definition of professional development.
I.T. relates to several strands
- Information Technology
- Information Communications Technology (ICT)
- Computer Science
I.T. essentially encompasses industry professions who work with computers and other digital devices and technologies (sorry if I missed any out).
So then, CPD is providing evidence of “continued professional development” within your industry. Often this is done by recording and documenting that you are actively increasing your subject knowledge, understanding and ability beyond your initial training or certification. It is in by no means restricted to technical knowledge as it is arguably just as important to enhance your non-technical skills to effectively communicate your technical abilities.
As many of us are aware, the I.T. industry is constantly evolving and growing exponentially. Every year we are grieved that our high-end smartphone has just been outdated by the latest release that boasts greater speeds, larger screen, higher definition images, more RAM, more – moreness if you like? However, it is not just the hardware that evolves, it is also the software, apps and operating systems that evolve. This may be the result of the manufacturer addressing new security issues or increasing functionality based on customer feedback. Whatever the reason, it is clear that anyone who works in the I.T. industry needs to either stay up-to-date or ahead-of-the-game in order to stay employable and viable.
Clearly then, whether you are an amateur web developer trying to add E-commerce features to a WordPress site or the lead coder for Ubisoft – keeping up to date with advances in code, protocols and technological developments is crucial to your success.
I hope this article has gone some way in helping you understand the importance of Continuing Professional Development both within your chosen profession and your personal life too? If it has…please LIKE, SHARE or FEEDBACK the post. Thank you.
About the Author – Dr Richard Haddlesey is the founder and Webmaster of English Medieval Architecture in which he gained a Ph.D. in 2010 and holds Qualified Teacher Status relating to I.C.T. and Computer Science. Richard is a professional Web Developer and Digital Archaeologist and holds several degrees relating to this. He is passionate about the dissemination of research and advancement of digital education and Continued Professional Development #CPD. Driven by a desire to better prepare students for industry, Richard left mainstream teaching to focus on a career in tutoring I.T. professionals with real skills that matter. Thus, catering more for the individual learner’s needs than the National Curriculum in schools is capable of.
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As cybercrime has become more present in society this has resulted in a growing demand for all industries to
ensure that their information is kept safe from the reach of hackers. As a result of this growing demand for stronger online security, the need for Security Technologist’s has become quite important, in all industries.
Here at The Training Room , we recognise that although many people have a genuine passion for IT security they can often find themselves quite time poor meaning that they don’t have time to commit to full-time or part-time study.
This is why at the Training Room we offer our Security Technologist online course which is e-learning course accredited by the industry recognised and respected CompTIA.
I find a great place to start a website design as a developer is to use a template on which to build.
I really like Templated as a starting point. They are free and fully customisable.
This blog will be used primarily to promote aspects of I.T. – such as Web Development and Digital Archaeology.