So You Want to be a Network Engineer?

Find out which IT certification is right for you with these sample lessons. From beginner to advanced.
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Work out which IT path you prefer
Get a basic understanding of various networking technologies


  • None
  • Understand how to use a PC
  • Have an interest in networking


If you are looking to make a career change into IT or get ahead in your current IT role you need to get certified. But which career path is for you? Network support, desktop support, core router and switch support, voice networking, security engineer...the choice is overwhelming.

This series of taster lessons will let you dip your toes into a large number of courses to see which one you like the best. The courses take you from beginner level (A+ to up advanced with Cisco CCNP).

Who this course is for:

  • People who want to make a career change into IT
  • Anyone trying to work out which IT path they want to follow

Course content

15 sections45 lectures9h 24m total length
  • The Computer - An Overview
  • Motherboards – Chipsets and Buses
  • Troubleshooting Windows - Troubleshooting Tools


Cisco Engineer and Internet Entrepreneur
Paul Browning
  • 4.2 Instructor Rating
  • 4,063 Reviews
  • 183,758 Students
  • 18 Courses

I worked in the police in the UK for 12 years as a patrol officer and detective. While I was in the job I helped teach the new e-mail system to other officers. I took a few IT exams and then left for a career in IT in June 2000.

I took a few more exams with vendors such as Cisco and Microsoft and got a job working for Cisco for two years. I then started an IT training company teaching Cisco and computer networking courses. I built the business until it had several offices in the UK and then sold it.

I now run a publishing business and several websites teaching IT related subjects. I've learned how to build a successful company and how to make it in the world of IT. I hope what I've learned helps you too.

Paul Browning - December 2014