Computer Courses

Something For Everyone

Our Computer Courses provide you with the Skills and knowledge to help you step into any Networking, Programming and Technical Career. We offer something for everyone with a range of Accredited and non-Accredited Courses. Ranging from Skills Academy’s own Courses to CompTIA and Microsoft.

 

Skills Academy offers the following range of Computer Courses:

 

Microsoft Office Specialist Courses

Microsoft Office Specialist 2013 - Proficient

A 12 Month Course that specialists in Microsoft      Office Skills Like Excel and Word. This is course is      great for any corporate office Job that requires basic computer skills.

Microsoft Office Specialist 2013 - Expert

A 9 Month Course that requires you to have     completed the “Proficient” level Course. After you complete this course you gain “Microsoft Office        Expert” Status.

 

Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate Courses

SQL Server 2012

A 12 Month Course that consists of  Database and Server subjects. A great course for any individual looking into Server or Database Career.

Windows Server 2012

9 Month Course that Covers all the fundamentals of Server Management and maintenance. A great job       for any person working in I.T

 

Microsoft Technology Associate Courses

Database Fundamentals Certification

A Short 3 Month Course that quickly covers all the        Core aspects of working with Databases.

HTML5 Application Development Fundamentals

A Short 3 Month Course that quickly covers all the       Core aspects of working with HTML5 Code.

Security Fundamentals Certification

A Short 3 Month Course that quickly covers all the        Core aspects of working with Security Systems.

Software Development Fundamentals

A Short 3 Month Course that covers the core aspects       of working with Programming Software.

Networking Fundamentals Certification

A Short 3 Month Course that quickly covers all the       Core aspects of understanding network Structures .

Windows Server Administration Fundamentals

A Short 3 Month Course that quickly covers all the        Core aspects of working and maintaining a server.

 

Microsoft Windows Courses

Introduction to Personal Computers Using Microsoft Windows 8

This Course will help you become more comfortable using a personal computer (PC) and, more            specifically, the Windows 8 interface.

Introduction to Personal Computers Using Microsoft Windows 10

This course will help you become more comfortable using a personal computer (PC) and, more         specifically, the Windows 10 interface.

 

Computer Repair Courses

Short Course in PC Repair

A Quick 4 month course with 3 Subjects. Here you      will learn all the basics of working with a Computer       and its components.

Advanced Certificate In PC Repair

A 12 month course where you will learn all there is surrounding Windows Installation, Component application and Service Excellence.

Certificate In PC Repair

A standard 8 month course that covers all the fundamentals of working with Pc parts and a professional environment.

 

Microsoft Office 2010 Courses

Short Course Certificate In Microsoft Office 2010

A short 4 month course where you will learn the      basics of working with Microsoft Word and Excel.

Advanced Certificate In Microsoft Office 2010

A 12 Month Course that is similar to the Normal Certificate Course we offer, but this course also       shows you how to operate Windows Outlook.

Proficiency Certificate In Microsoft Office 2010

A standard 8 month course that will be covering the more advance functions of Microsoft Word and Excel.

 

CompTIA  Courses

Computer Technician Home Study Course (A+)

CompTIA A+ is the essential IT certification for establishing an IT career. If you’re new to the IT industry, this will help you put your best foot forward       in this career path.

Computer Networking Home Study Course (N+)

With a CompTIA Network+ certification, you will possess the key skills to troubleshoot, configure and manage these systems and keep your company productive. 

 

Careers in computers/IT

Almost every industry is at least partially dependent on computers, computer specialists, and the internet. Productivity, growth, innovation and success are driven by computers and computer professionals.

As computer technology develops, more computer specialists are required. Jobs that used to be paper based are now becoming digital. Computer specialists and people with computer skills are sought after all over the world.

There are not only different areas of specialization, but also different levels of jobs in the computer industry. Companies do not only employ skilled experts; they also employ people on junior levels, whom they train.

 

Will a career in computers suit me?

There are many different jobs in the computer sector, and each one comes with its own set of advantages. There is something within the computer field for everyone.

If you are a creative person, you could go into web development or graphic design. If you are a logical person and enjoyed Maths and Science in school, you could consider programming. If you are the type of person who likes to fix things, then computer repair might be your calling. The list of opportunities and options is endless. Here are only a few examples of job titles in the computer industry:

  • Computer programmer
  • Computer repair technician
  • Database administrator
  • Graphic designer
  • Helpdesk support administrator
  • Network administrator
  • Security specialist
  • Software consultant
  • Software developer
  • Web designer
  • Web developer

 

There are many components and aspects of computers that you can study. For example: you can learn how to assemble a computer, how to repair a computer, how to implement security features, how to use various software applications, and how to use internet-based applications.

As modern technology grows and expands, so do the intricate workings of a computer. Computer studies is becoming the number one field to study. Fortunately, there are many different sub-fields within computer studies, which means that you are spoilt for choice. There is a vast variety of areas to specialise in within the computer field.

 

Why should I enrol for a computer course?

The question should rather be, “Why shouldn’t I enrol for a computer course?” Every single person, regardless of age, education, employment history and occupation, could benefit from studying a computer course.

Computer skills are essential in every facet of our lives. Everything is computerised, and modern technology is developing at a rapid rate. It is essential that we move with the times and don’t fall behind. Having sufficient computer skills can be the difference between landing a job and not landing a job.

There are many different aspects to working with computers. People who specialise in one area of computers do not necessarily know much about the other areas. However, it is always useful to have at least a basic understanding of the different aspects of computers.

For example, if you are a computer programmer, there may be a time when someone in your office needs to link a number of computers together. If you know a little bit about networking, in addition to having studied programming, then you may be able to help out in this regard.

The reasons why students choose to study computer courses are endless, and the possibilities for future growth and development are limitless.

 

Some of the reasons why students choose to study a computer course include:

  • To keep up to date with technology
  • To enhance their CVs
  • To prove computer proficiency to prospective employers
  • For career advancement
  • To gain knowledge
  • To complement other subjects
  • To explore the option of working with computers as a career
  • To gain a new skill set
  • As a hobby 

 

Last Updated: March 1, 2018

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