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IT Certification courses are always running in various parts of the country. If you know of any certification courses that you think others might be interested in, please use this sticky to bring them to our attention.

This is the only thread on this board it will be acceptable to advertise in. Also, if you are running the course, or posting on behalf of someone running the course, please disclose this fact.

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Calyx Microsoft Certified Courses


Call 01 6763363 or email training@calyx.ie for more details.


Calyx Training Courses
Offer a wide range of training courses, including programming, Red Hat, Cisco and .NET.

Schedules available from links on the above page.

Call 01 6763363 or email training@calyx.ie for more details.


MoreSoft Technical and Certification and Novell, Oracle and Unix/Linux Courses
Technical and Certification training offer a number of different courses from several different certification providers, such as Microsoft, Cisco, Citrix and CompTIA.
Novell, Oracle and Unix\Linux courses offer a series of both introductory and more advanced courses on Netware, Oracle 9i and *NIX.

Call 01 2160902 or email courses@moresoft.ie for more information.


New Horizons Certifications
"New Horizons is a Gold Microsoft Certified Partner for Learning Solutions and beyond this also deliver official training courses for most vendors. New Horizons have fulltime qualified trainers in both their Dublin and Galway offices.

Dublin is a Prometric, Prodigy and VUE testing Center.

Galway is a Prometric and Prodigy testing Center.

Call 01 8898700, 091 392800 or email info@newhorizonsireland.com for more information.


Passax Training
Passax "offer a unique accelerated standard of training experience leading to premier certifications with practical hands-on knowledge. [T]echnical training is provided by Networking/Development Consultants with 10+ years experience in both training and consultancy. All desktop training is provided by Microsoft Office Specialist Master Instructors."

Details of courses offered are avilable at the above link, with a full schedule available here.

Call 091 771188 or email ddeeley@passax.com for more details.

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Dorset College Dublin
Dorset College offer a wide range of full time, part time and corporate certification courses for both individual applications and recognised certification bodies.
Courses offered include CompTIA courses, Red Hat certification, Microsoft certification and Cisco CCNA. A full schedule broken down by course is available here

Call 01 8309677 or email info@dorset-college.ie for more details.
Application details available online.


Ashfield College
Ashfield College offer a wide range of full time, part time and corporate certification courses for both individual applications and recognised certification bodies.
Courses offered include CompTIA courses, Red Hat certification, Microsoft certification and Cisco certification. A full schedule broken down by course is available here

Call 01 4926708 or email info@ashfieldcomputertraining.ie for more details.


PFH Technology Group
PFH offer a range of recognised certifications from Microsoft, Novell, Cisco and Citrix. Training centres in Dublin, Cork and Galway. Details of courses running in each centre are available at the centres homepage.

Call 1850 734 100 or email training@pfh.ie for more details.


SureSkills
SureSkills offer a wide ranging series of courses covering just about every walk of IT. Training centres available in Dublin and Belfast or at your premises.

SureSkills website now has its booking engine live showing availability for all publicly scheduled courses here
or
for a listing of late availability courses (three week horizon) with special offer pricing here

Call 01 240 2262 or email info@sureskills.com for more details for Dublin.
Call 028 9093 5565 or email niinfo@sureskills.com for more details for Belfast.

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Limerick Business School HSI

Limerick Business School HSI offer a series of day, evening, Saturday and corporate courses to suit students of all levels. Courses offered include CompTIA A+ certification.

Call 061 317822 or email info@hsi.ie for more information.

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BT Training Solutions
BT Training Solutions have a large number of employed trainers and a broad range of partners and suppliers across the technology spectrum. Microsoft Certified Partner for Learning Solutions, a Cisco Sponsored Organisation and offer certified training in ITIL, Prince and EC Council Ethical Hacking, Oracle, Red Hat and CISSP.

List of courses/certifications offered:

IT Security
Cisco
Microsoft Desktop Systems
Microsoft Server Systems
MCSE/MCSA
Unix/Linux
Red Hat Linux
Databases
The Microsoft .NET Server Family
MCTS/MCPD Visual Studio
MCAD/MCSD.net
Software Project Development
JEE, XML
Project Management/Service Management
Desktop Publishing and Creative Design
Applications Training
Crystal Reports

Call 01 6130250 or email itservices@bt.com for more details.

Varkov Registered User
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Fas Jervice street do a computer and comunications course I just finished.
You get a level 6 FETAC award, and they pay for you to sit the A+ and Network+. You get paid the same as social welfare while you do it, so its a great alternative if you dont have the means for a university course. You cover a lot of stuff that isnt mentioned on the site, like Linux, novell, practical network administration, setting up server services. And theres a 3 month work placment. Here's the link, but if anyone want any more details feel free to PM me.

http://www.fas.ie/en/Training/Traineeships/Traineeship+Courses/Information+Technology/Computer+and+Communications+Technician+Traineeship.htm

Bertie@hern Banned
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I spent 6 months in a microsoft training center a long, long time ago... wasnt very impressed by the trainers tried another training centre [sureskills] did a 3 day course at this one and spent most of the time "fixing the lab!"

i suggest if on a tight budget get the course book and try www.cbtnuggets.com for microsoft stuff, security stuff try www.careeracadamy.com

[snip]

sybex does a good win2003 simulator otherwise someone mentioned vmware in a former thread I'd learn it and setup your own lab..

[snip]

Otherwise if employer is paying have a Jolly for the week youre away!

tip:

add a network card to your windows system via add remove hardware and choose
Microsoft loopback adapter will work as if you had an extra adapter present... just rename your hardware internal and the loopback external or dmz or whatever....

remember 2 chances for each mcp you enrol into until june...

diaadriansyah Registered User
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aidan_walsh said:
BT Training Solutions
BT Training Solutions have a large number of employed trainers and a broad range of partners and suppliers across the technology spectrum. Microsoft Certified Partner for Learning Solutions, a Cisco Sponsored Organisation and offer certified training in ITIL, Prince and EC Council Ethical Hacking, Oracle, Red Hat and CISSP.

List of courses/certifications offered:

IT Security
Cisco
Microsoft Desktop Systems
Microsoft Server Systems
MCSE/MCSA
Unix/Linux
Red Hat Linux
Databases
The Microsoft .NET Server Family
MCTS/MCPD Visual Studio
MCAD/MCSD.net
Software Project Development
JEE, XML
Project Management/Service Management
Desktop Publishing and Creative Design
Applications Training
Crystal Reports

Call 01 6130250 or email itservices@bt.com for more details.


Thanks for this.

bonzer1again Registered User
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At ProSkills Training we take time to understand your exact training and development needs and then match these to the experience and skills of one or more of our training courses.So if you need help in developing the right training strategy to equip you with the talent and skills necessary to be successful in today's business market; we can be of real service to you.

All of the courses at ProSkills are run in partnership with an Approved Training Provider,we can offer a wide variety of training courses with the highest quality service in the most cost effective manner, details below:



Adobe Photoshop
Vmware Virtualization
Redhat RHCT
CompTIA Security+
CompTIA DHTI +
Sun Certified Java Programmer
MySQL for Beginners
Microsoft MOS, MCSA & MCSE Training
Adobe Flash
Adobe Dreamweaver
Cisco Certified Network Associate Course
CCENT Certification
CompTIA A+ Certification

Check out their site at www.proskills.ie

peterdoherty Registered User
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Disclousure: I'm the coordinator for these courses at Belfast Metropolitan College (www.belfastmet.ac.uk):

All courses are 17 weeks and start either in Sept or Jan. Courses are 1 night per week for 3 hours in Belfast city centre. Course fees include text books, access to transcender practice exams and the MS exam. We are a Microsoft IT Academy and only use Microsoft courseware.

MCDST:
70-271
http://www.belfastmet.ac.uk/courses/coursedetails.asp?course_id=1320
70-272
http://www.belfastmet.ac.uk/courses/coursedetails.asp?course_id=1321
http://caas.belfastmet.ac.uk/mcpmaterials/MCDSTRoadMap.pdf

MCITP:EST (Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Enterprise Support Technician)
http://caas.belfastmet.ac.uk/mcpmaterial/MCITP_EST_Roadmap.pdf
70-620 - MCTS: Windows Vista Configuration
http://www.belfastmet.ac.uk/courses/coursedetails.asp?course_id=2376
70-622
http://www.belfastmet.ac.uk/courses/coursedetails.asp?course_id=2552

Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
http://caas.belfastmet.ac.uk/mcpmaterial/MCTSProgrammingRoadmap.pdf
70-536 (Application Development Foundation)
http://www.belfastmet.ac.uk/courses/coursedetails.asp?course_id=2551
70-562 (ASP.Net 3.5)
http://www.belfastmet.ac.uk/courses/coursedetails.asp?course_id=2553
70-505 (Windows Forms 3.5)
Details coming soon

Email pdoherty@belfastmet.ac.uk for more info.

Other vendor certs (MCAS, MOS, ECDL, A+ etc) available please check www.belfastmet.ac.uk for further details/contact info

Luna_bel Registered User
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BCT offers a wide range of full time and part time courses!

Part Time Courses include:

*Red Hat
*CompTIA A+
*Microsoft
*Cisco CCNA & CCNP
*Sun Java Certification
*CISCO
*Visual Basic
*Adobe Courses
*Oracle
*ECDL



Call 01 872 600 or email reception@bct.ie for more details.
www.bct.ie

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To find out more information on these courses visit www.serc.ac.uk

MCAS - Microsoft Certified Application Specialist

MCDAT - Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician

To enrol on these courses call 0845 600 7555 or info@serc.ac.uk

NullZer0 Registered User
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Have to recommend http://www.telespeak.co.uk/ for Digium asterisk training.
Best instructor ever! :-)

Kur4mA Registered User
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I don't know if this is the right place for this as I'm not really recommending specific training vendors, but rather a quick overview of the courses offered by the big players in Information Security. I was going to put this in the Security forum but as a frequent reader there it is fairly quiet and not frequented by outsiders all that much, hehe. As it's such a hot topic lately I thought I would put it here. I'm a relative n00b and am currently working towards InfoSec where I work and so have been doing a silly amount of research on training and courses for the past while.

Information Security / Digital Forensics Courses/Certs

Digicore
Certifications: CSTA / CSTP / CWSA / CFIP / CMI / CSIS / CIIP / MSc Computer Security & Forensics /
They are Irish for a start! These guys are on the ball big time and know their stuff. Their courses are known for being hands on and very well received. They offer them in association with 7Safe (probably the biggest/most well known InfoSec trainers in the UK). I am planning on getting around to doing their Masters Degree in association with the University of Bedfordshire some day. They offer 7 different certifications in all areas of Information Security.

Offensive Security
Certifications: OSCP / OSCE / OSCE /
Not as well regognised or popular as others such as the CISSP, GSEC, and CEH etc. but this is one I'm planning to get before all of the big names as it is hands on and in order to get their certifications they actually force you to use what you've learned. For example, to get the OSCP you are given 24 hours to hack into their servers and complete assigned tasks. If you were to ask the advice of anyone in the InfoSec world who is a full time Penetration Tester/Ethical Hacker, this is the course they are going to tell you to get.

EC-Council
Certifications: CEH, CHFI, LPT (and lots more)
The EC Council are a bit of an odd anomaly in the InfoSec world. They haven't been around as long as some of the others but have very quickly gained recognition and steam as it were. I've looked at the CEH and some of their other courses and being honest, I wouldn't waste my time trying to get any of them. It might look good on paper but their course content is outdated and thrown together rather shabbily in my opinion. I'd urge anyone looking at EC Council courses to do extensive research on google into how they came into being and then decide if it's worth your time, effort and cash.

SANS
Certifications: GSEC, GCIH, GPEN (and lots more)
SANS are known for being the cream of the crop with regards to recogniton of their certifications and how good their courses are. They are also the priceyest but from what I've researched they are well worth it. In terms of certs, these are the certs that experienced InfoSec Engineers in all areas look at to understand whether the new guy knows what he's on about or not.

ISC2
Certifications: CISSP, SSCP
The daddy of InfoSec certifications, or is it? The CISSP is the one you are going to hear management types blabber on about and the one that the interviewer is going to gawk at if it's on your CV. In that respect it is something you want to work towards. This is the one all management types will be exected to have, or get. For the Engineers on the front lines though all of the others would improve their knowledge. The CISSP will give you a very good knowledge or a very high level overview of each area in Information Security, similar to the Comptia Security+ in some ways but the CISSP is more respected.

Comptia Security+
The Security+ is generally where anyone moving into InfoSec is advised to start. In terms of knowledge and content, think of it as the baby brother of the CISSP. I'm currently studying for this one myself.

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johnbrogan Registered User
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My company Espion run a CISSP 5-Day Training Boot Camp twice a year in our training centre in Deansgrange, Co. Dublin. The boot camp is lead by master of CISSP, Clément Dupuis who is the maintainer of the information security resource centre at www.cccure.org.

The next boot camp in Dublin is:

Dublin - February 27th - March 2nd, 2012

We are also running a course in London this year on the week of:

London - March 5th - 9th, 2012

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