The top courses to help you get hired January 2018

OK, 2018. Let’s do this…

We might not be able to help you stick to all of your resolutions this year. But with thousands of courses and qualifications available on reed.co.uk right now, we can help you find a new passion – whether it’s kick-starting your career, or simply picking up a new skill. Let’s face it, it beats a gym membership.

To help you make 2018 the year of you, here are three of the top courses you could be taking in January:

 

IT Support Technician

Always wanted to work in tech? You’ve come to the right place.

This IT Support Technician Bundle comes with everything you need to break into the IT industry – whether you’ve worked in a similar role before or not.

Made up of five separate certifications, including the hugely popular CompTIA A+ course, you’ll get to grips with key tech fundamentals, such as operating systems, networking and troubleshooting.

All exams are included as part of the package, and there are no prerequisites to get started, making it the perfect choice for someone with no previous experience.

Once completed, you’ll even be able to call yourself a Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate. Which aside from looking impressive on your CV to potential employers, will enable you to apply for IT Support roles right away. A role which could pay up to £30,000 per year.

Career satisfaction, more money, and a fancy acronym? What’s not to like?

What do I need? Internet connection.

How long will it last? Each certification could take as little as 12 hours to complete.

Perfect for: People who have gone past ‘turning it off and on again’.

IT Support Technician course

 

Cisco

Working in tech doesn’t necessarily mean fixing things.

Cisco, the world leader in networking, want to make it easier for people to connect, communicate and engage with each other. And a large part of that comes down to a greater understanding of the systems we use.

This Cisco CCNA Bundle is a self-paced, online course which will cover everything from routing and switching through to wireless networks and security.

It’s the industry standard for anyone looking to work as a Network Engineer, IT Manager or Consultant. And as it also includes the foundation CCENT qualification as part of the bundle, you don’t need any previous networking knowledge to get going.

Even if you aren’t big on books, you can reap the rewards – thanks to the range of quizzes, educational games and exam simulators.

So you can get up-to-speed and get qualified quicker than you can say ‘Wide Area Network optimization’.

What do I need? A passion for technology.

How long will it last? 12 months.

Perfect for: People who love to network.

Cisco CCNA course

 

Six Sigma

Do you work best when telling other people how to work?

Six Sigma is a disciplined process-improvement program, specifically designed to help people improve the quality and performance of their projects.

Split into different certifications, or ‘belts’, each level will take somewhere between 40 and 60 hours to complete.

Not only will you gain an in-depth knowledge of all aspects within the phases of the D-M-A-I-C (Define, Measure, Analyse, Improve, Control) framework, you’ll also be given practical examples of how to apply them in the workplace.

So whether it’s being able to identify impediments and improve the quality of your projects, or come up with quantifiable metrics to measure success, this course will have you covered.

It’s also being offered at more than £200 off of the RRP all throughout the month. Because, you know, January…

What do I need? Previous experience managing projects.

How long will it last? Around 60 days (self-paced).

Perfect for: People who want to get their black belt one day.

Lean Six Sigma course

 

 

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