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IT Certification Library

Subscribe today to access over 4,000+ digital assets aimed at preparing you for AWS, MSCE, Cisco and other technical certifications

Library Overview

The Open Colleges IT Certification learning library helps you take a step towards certification in the world’s leading IT skills. This continuous learning initiative contains over 4,000+ digital assets that enable you to develop your IT Skills, which will make going on to get certified easier than ever. Assets include video short courses and eBooks. Enjoy everything you need to study all in one place, with technology topics including AWS, Cisco, Microsoft Specialisms (MSCE), C# and CompTIA. Subscribe to this library and stay ahead of technology developments whilst building the specific knowledge needed for you to go on and get certified in your preferred technical area.

A one-time payment provides you with unlimited access to the IT Certification library which will make you more productive, more future-focused and more confident in your abilities than ever before. Browse all of the assets and content included in this library below.

 

Why Subscribe to this Library?

  • Build towards certification by studying skills in subjects ranging from AWS, Microsoft to Cisco to CompTIA. Easily transfer these skills into a recognised certification.  
  • Meet industry standards by working towards recognised certifications in a range of fields. From Cisco networking and cloud computing through to VMware. Bridge your own skills gap or a gap in your current business teams.
  • Become a Microsoft expert with skills that lead to certification in Visual Studio, Windows 10 and even as a Microsoft Technology Associate.
  • 2,000+ technical eBooks which offer excellent value for money considering 1 single hard copy book usually retails for over $75. Developers and administrators will be familiar with the series publishers of many of the eBooks within this library. 

Learn Your Way - Watch, Read or Listen

Included in this Library

  • 2,000+ Video Courses
  • 2,000+ eBooks
4,000+ IT Certification Learning Assets*

The skill-by-skill layout of the IT Certification Library provides a natural entry pathway for any current developer or administrator looking to build skills towards attaining certification in industry-standard areas. It’s the perfect learning tool for those looking to skill up and earn recognition at work, or for self-starters who want to improve their abilities and build an enviable skill set.

The wide selection of current technology channels found within this library also acts as a nice introduction for administrators and developers seeking to cross skill and get exposure to technologies which they may not have had official prior training on. 

This Library also includes beginner-friendly resources, which is also act as a great starting point for a junior developer or newcomer who wishes to build fundamental skills and take steps towards attaining certifications early in their career.

Where can this take me? (Career pathways)

IT Certifications can open a number of doors – but without the prerequisite skills it can be almost impossible to get certified. This makes the Open Colleges IT Certification library the perfect starting point for anyone looking to achieve industry-recognised IT certifications that they can use in their career.

Pay a one-time fee for access to a single Library featuring thousands of digital assets (Video Courses, eBooks and Audiobooks). Upon subscribing, users are provided with a username and password which allow you to access our Learning Portal.

To start learning today, follow these simple steps

  1. Browse and select your preferred Open Colleges Learning Library which best suits your development area. Our range of Learning Libraries can be viewed here.
     
  2. Select the Subscribe button and you will be taken to the checkout process. Follow the simple steps which include; filling in your details, paying the one-off fee (via Mastercard or Visa), reading and agreeing to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.
     
  3. When you finish the registration process, within minutes you will be emailed a receipt. You will also be emailed a username/password with instructions on how to access our Learning Portal.
     
  4.  Once in the Learning Portal your specific library content is available for viewing. Using the Library menu link or simply searching using a keyword is the best way to discover your new learning materials. We have created various articles with tips and tricks how to get the most out of your Learning Library.

    Additional FAQs can be viewed here.
  • What are Open Colleges Learning Libraries?

    Our Learning Libraries are essentially collections of learning assets (created by our partner Skillsoft) which you can utilise to improve your skill set and bridge knowledge gaps. When you subscribe to a library, based on your subscription you get either 6 or 12 months access to the assets within that specific library. Assets include short Video Courses, eBooks and Audiobooks which can be accessed via desktop and mobile devices.
  • What happens when my subscription ends?

    Most importantly we will not renewal your subscription automatically or without your consent. Coming up to the date of your expiry you will receive an email which details how to renew your library subscription for another year if you choose to. Rest assure you are in control and there is definitely NO AUTO RENEWAL as we do not store your credit card details.
  • Are there any tests or exams on the Video Course content?

    While there are no official exams or tests to our courses, there are multiple answer quizzes at the end of video courses which attempt to gauge a users understanding of the course content. We set 85% as the pass mark to be confident that a user has a good understanding of the topic. 
  • Can I call Open Colleges and buy a Learning Library subscription over the phone?

    Unfortunately we can not facilitate our Learning Libraries offline via the phone. If you have a question regarding our Learning Libraries please use the "Got Questions?" tab on this page. We aim to answer all your questions on the same business day. 
  • What are the minimum desktop and mobile requirements to view and use the Learning Libraries?

    What do I need? (Minimum Requirements)

    Our digital collection is ideally accessed with a fast broadband connection to enjoy a smooth learning experience. Assets can also be viewed over your mobile 4G connection with our iPhone or Android mobile application. 

    Skills Desktop Portal (Powered by Percipio) - Minimum requirements

    For all browsers, the minimum supported screen resolution is 1024x768.

    Operating systems and browsers

    Browser

    Windows 7SP1+

    Windows 8.1

    Windows 10

    MacOS 10.11+

    Internet Explorer IE11 IE11 IE11  
    Microsoft Edge     Edge v16+  
    Firefox v60.x v60.x+ v60.x+  
    Chrome v66+ v66+ v66+ v66+
    Safari       v10.1.x+

     

    Skills Mobile App (Powered by Percipio) - Minimum Requirements

    Devices, operating systems, and browsers

    Device

    iOS 10.x

    iOS 11.x

    Android 6.0+ (Marshmallow)

    iPhone 5+ YES YES  
    Smartphones     YES
    iPad 4th Gen+
    * Access via Percipio for Web. Mobile App is not supported.
    Mobile Chrome
    Mobile Safari
    Mobile Chrome
    Mobile Safari
     

    iPad Mini 2+

    * Access via Percipio for Web. Mobile App is not supported.

      Mobile Chrome
    Mobile Safari
     
  • Do all eBooks have a matching Audiobook counterpart?

    Please do not assume that if we offer a particular eBook within a Library that there is ALWAYS a corresponding Audiobook of the same title. Likewise with our Audiobook titles, please do not assume that there is an eBook version of the same title by default.

    While this may be the case in many instances, you should definitely confirm this by browsing for your specific title and desired format before purchasing.

  • Who is Skillsoft and who updates, creates and curates all the learning content?

    Skillsoft is an educational technology company that produces learning management system software and learning content in the form of multi-modal courses, videos and micro-learning modules. In Australia Skillsoft provides learning content for various major Australian corporations.

    In an Australian first, Open Colleges has partnered with Skillsoft to offer (Skillsoft based) learning content direct to the consumer via our Learning Libraries.

  • Will I receive a certificate or statement of attainment when I complete video courses found within Learning Libraries?

    Our Learning Libraries are not qualification-led. Instead, they are designed to offer speedy learning experiences that quickly build skills and bridge knowledge gaps. As such, you will not receive a qualification for completing the available video courses. If you’re interested in going on to study a recognised qualification, Open Colleges offer a wide range of nationally-recognised qualifications which can be browsed from our home page.
  • How do I access the Learning Library I purchased?

    Once you’ve purchased a library subscription, you’ll receive an email containing login information and simple instructions on how to get started and access your content within our portal. If you have not received an email please check your Spam or Junk folders within your email program to make sure it has not accidentally been filtered by your email program.
  • Will I get access to new courses and assets during my subscription?

    Absolutely. Our content teams are adding new Video Courses, eBooks and Audiobooks regularly to the various libraries. You can expect your library to grow over the 12 month period.
  • Why do some libraries cost more than others?

    Prices for our Learning Libraries are based on the breadth of content assets contained within each collection. As not all collections contain the same amount of content, we have priced them appropriately to offer the best value for money.
  • I notice some eBooks, Audiobooks and Video Courses are shared by multiple collections? Why is that? Which collection is right for me?

    Across all our skills collections there are approximately 18,000 unique assets (Video Courses, eBooks and Audiobooks). These assets can appear in multiple collections if they are applicable to other topics. For example, there are Leadership Video Courses included in the Business Skills & Productivity collection, which also appear again in the Leadership & Collaboration Collection. To choose the right collection, you should select the one that best matches your aspirations. For example the Leadership & Collaboration Collection would be ideal to purchase if you were specifically looking to hone your Leadership skills, yet if you are looking to build more general business skills, you could choose the Business Skills & Productivity collection.
  • Can I get support with courses and content when using my Library subscription?

    Although we have made every effort to make our Learning Portal as simple to use as possible, you can access support via the platform's menu after logging in. Here you can ask technical questions relating to navigating content or getting around the portal.

    Open Colleges does not offer support on the course content from a tutoring\knowledge perspective. Please feel free to direct any other questions to skills@opencolleges.edu.au .

  • What are the Terms and Conditions?

    You can find our Terms and Conditions here. These include an End User Agreement from Skillsoft our content provider, who license the content. Our Privacy Policy can also be viewed here as this details how we use and handle your personal information. Note: We do not store your credit card details.
  • Is my subscription refundable?

    Subscriptions are not refundable, subject to your rights under Australian Consumer Law. We encourage you to read our Terms and Conditions and to browse Library assets to make an informed decision regarding subscribing to a  Learning Library.

Enquiries

Got a question on our Learning Libraries? We aim to answer your questions same business day.

Library Overview

The Open Colleges IT Certification learning library helps you take a step towards certification in the world’s leading IT skills. This continuous learning initiative contains over 4,000+ digital assets that enable you to develop your IT Skills, which will make going on to get certified easier than ever. Assets include video short courses and eBooks. Enjoy everything you need to study all in one place, with technology topics including AWS, Cisco, Microsoft Specialisms (MSCE), C# and CompTIA. Subscribe to this library and stay ahead of technology developments whilst building the specific knowledge needed for you to go on and get certified in your preferred technical area.

A one-time payment provides you with unlimited access to the IT Certification library which will make you more productive, more future-focused and more confident in your abilities than ever before. Browse all of the assets and content included in this library below.

 

Why Subscribe to this Library?

  • Build towards certification by studying skills in subjects ranging from AWS, Microsoft to Cisco to CompTIA. Easily transfer these skills into a recognised certification.  
  • Meet industry standards by working towards recognised certifications in a range of fields. From Cisco networking and cloud computing through to VMware. Bridge your own skills gap or a gap in your current business teams.
  • Become a Microsoft expert with skills that lead to certification in Visual Studio, Windows 10 and even as a Microsoft Technology Associate.
  • 2,000+ technical eBooks which offer excellent value for money considering 1 single hard copy book usually retails for over $75. Developers and administrators will be familiar with the series publishers of many of the eBooks within this library. 

Learn Your Way - Watch, Read or Listen

How it works

Pay a one-time fee for access to a single Library featuring thousands of digital assets (Video Courses, eBooks and Audiobooks). Upon subscribing, users are provided with a username and password which allow you to access our Learning Portal.

To start learning today, follow these simple steps

  1. Browse and select your preferred Open Colleges Learning Library which best suits your development area. Our range of Learning Libraries can be viewed here.
     
  2. Select the Subscribe button and you will be taken to the checkout process. Follow the simple steps which include; filling in your details, paying the one-off fee (via Mastercard or Visa), reading and agreeing to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.
     
  3. When you finish the registration process, within minutes you will be emailed a receipt. You will also be emailed a username/password with instructions on how to access our Learning Portal.
     
  4.  Once in the Learning Portal your specific library content is available for viewing. Using the Library menu link or simply searching using a keyword is the best way to discover your new learning materials. We have created various articles with tips and tricks how to get the most out of your Learning Library.

    Additional FAQs can be viewed here.

Who's this for?

The skill-by-skill layout of the IT Certification Library provides a natural entry pathway for any current developer or administrator looking to build skills towards attaining certification in industry-standard areas. It’s the perfect learning tool for those looking to skill up and earn recognition at work, or for self-starters who want to improve their abilities and build an enviable skill set.

The wide selection of current technology channels found within this library also acts as a nice introduction for administrators and developers seeking to cross skill and get exposure to technologies which they may not have had official prior training on. 

This Library also includes beginner-friendly resources, which is also act as a great starting point for a junior developer or newcomer who wishes to build fundamental skills and take steps towards attaining certifications early in their career.

Where can this take me? (Career pathways)

IT Certifications can open a number of doors – but without the prerequisite skills it can be almost impossible to get certified. This makes the Open Colleges IT Certification library the perfect starting point for anyone looking to achieve industry-recognised IT certifications that they can use in their career.

FAQs

Our Learning Libraries are essentially collections of learning assets (created by our partner Skillsoft) which you can utilise to improve your skill set and bridge knowledge gaps. When you subscribe to a library, based on your subscription you get either 6 or 12 months access to the assets within that specific library. Assets include short Video Courses, eBooks and Audiobooks which can be accessed via desktop and mobile devices.
Most importantly we will not renewal your subscription automatically or without your consent. Coming up to the date of your expiry you will receive an email which details how to renew your library subscription for another year if you choose to. Rest assure you are in control and there is definitely NO AUTO RENEWAL as we do not store your credit card details.
While there are no official exams or tests to our courses, there are multiple answer quizzes at the end of video courses which attempt to gauge a users understanding of the course content. We set 85% as the pass mark to be confident that a user has a good understanding of the topic. 
Unfortunately we can not facilitate our Learning Libraries offline via the phone. If you have a question regarding our Learning Libraries please use the "Got Questions?" tab on this page. We aim to answer all your questions on the same business day. 

What do I need? (Minimum Requirements)

Our digital collection is ideally accessed with a fast broadband connection to enjoy a smooth learning experience. Assets can also be viewed over your mobile 4G connection with our iPhone or Android mobile application. 

Skills Desktop Portal (Powered by Percipio) - Minimum requirements

For all browsers, the minimum supported screen resolution is 1024x768.

Operating systems and browsers

Browser

Windows 7SP1+

Windows 8.1

Windows 10

MacOS 10.11+

Internet Explorer IE11 IE11 IE11  
Microsoft Edge     Edge v16+  
Firefox v60.x v60.x+ v60.x+  
Chrome v66+ v66+ v66+ v66+
Safari       v10.1.x+

 

Skills Mobile App (Powered by Percipio) - Minimum Requirements

Devices, operating systems, and browsers

Device

iOS 10.x

iOS 11.x

Android 6.0+ (Marshmallow)

iPhone 5+ YES YES  
Smartphones     YES
iPad 4th Gen+
* Access via Percipio for Web. Mobile App is not supported.
Mobile Chrome
Mobile Safari
Mobile Chrome
Mobile Safari
 

iPad Mini 2+

* Access via Percipio for Web. Mobile App is not supported.

  Mobile Chrome
Mobile Safari
 

Please do not assume that if we offer a particular eBook within a Library that there is ALWAYS a corresponding Audiobook of the same title. Likewise with our Audiobook titles, please do not assume that there is an eBook version of the same title by default.

While this may be the case in many instances, you should definitely confirm this by browsing for your specific title and desired format before purchasing.

Skillsoft is an educational technology company that produces learning management system software and learning content in the form of multi-modal courses, videos and micro-learning modules. In Australia Skillsoft provides learning content for various major Australian corporations.

In an Australian first, Open Colleges has partnered with Skillsoft to offer (Skillsoft based) learning content direct to the consumer via our Learning Libraries.

Our Learning Libraries are not qualification-led. Instead, they are designed to offer speedy learning experiences that quickly build skills and bridge knowledge gaps. As such, you will not receive a qualification for completing the available video courses. If you’re interested in going on to study a recognised qualification, Open Colleges offer a wide range of nationally-recognised qualifications which can be browsed from our home page.
Once you’ve purchased a library subscription, you’ll receive an email containing login information and simple instructions on how to get started and access your content within our portal. If you have not received an email please check your Spam or Junk folders within your email program to make sure it has not accidentally been filtered by your email program.
Absolutely. Our content teams are adding new Video Courses, eBooks and Audiobooks regularly to the various libraries. You can expect your library to grow over the 12 month period.
Prices for our Learning Libraries are based on the breadth of content assets contained within each collection. As not all collections contain the same amount of content, we have priced them appropriately to offer the best value for money.
Across all our skills collections there are approximately 18,000 unique assets (Video Courses, eBooks and Audiobooks). These assets can appear in multiple collections if they are applicable to other topics. For example, there are Leadership Video Courses included in the Business Skills & Productivity collection, which also appear again in the Leadership & Collaboration Collection. To choose the right collection, you should select the one that best matches your aspirations. For example the Leadership & Collaboration Collection would be ideal to purchase if you were specifically looking to hone your Leadership skills, yet if you are looking to build more general business skills, you could choose the Business Skills & Productivity collection.

Although we have made every effort to make our Learning Portal as simple to use as possible, you can access support via the platform's menu after logging in. Here you can ask technical questions relating to navigating content or getting around the portal.

Open Colleges does not offer support on the course content from a tutoring\knowledge perspective. Please feel free to direct any other questions to skills@opencolleges.edu.au .

You can find our Terms and Conditions here. These include an End User Agreement from Skillsoft our content provider, who license the content. Our Privacy Policy can also be viewed here as this details how we use and handle your personal information. Note: We do not store your credit card details.
Subscriptions are not refundable, subject to your rights under Australian Consumer Law. We encourage you to read our Terms and Conditions and to browse Library assets to make an informed decision regarding subscribing to a  Learning Library.

Enquiries

Got a question on our Learning Libraries? We aim to answer your questions same business day.

Subscription Options

  • 12 months Best value $29.99 / mo Billed as one payment of $359.88
  • 6 months $39.99 / mo Billed as one payment of $239.94

Included in this Library

  • 2,000+ Video Courses
  • 2,000+ eBooks
4,000+ IT Certification Learning Assets*

Regular Asset Updates

Assurance content is current with the latest industry practices.

Mobile App

Access learning anytime, anywhere with our mobile application.

Test Your Knowledge

Video courses contain quizzes to evaluate your competency.

Browse the 4,000+ IT Certification Learning Assets included in this library.*

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Windows 2012 Server Network Security: Securing Your Windows Network Systems and Infrastructure

Providing the most in-depth guide to deploying and maintaining a secure Windows network, this book drills down into all the new fe... Read more

  • READ eBook
  • Duration: 2 hours 32 minutes
  • Level: Everyone
  • Author: Derrick Rountree

The Practice of Network Security Monitoring: Understanding Incident Detection and Response

To help you avoid costly and inflexible solutions, this book teaches you how to deploy, build, and run an NSM operation using open... Read more

  • READ eBook
  • Duration: 5 hours 18 minutes
  • Level: Everyone
  • Author: Richard Bejtlich

LAB: CompTIA Security+ SY0-501

The CompTIA Security+ Practice-Lab will provide you with the necessary platform to gain hands on skills in IT security.... Read more

  • WATCH Practice Lab
  • Level: Intermediate

Physical Security for IT

Providing practical, easy-to-understand and readily usable advice, this practical book shows organizations how to design and imple... Read more

  • READ eBook
  • Duration: 3 hours 26 minutes
  • Level: Everyone
  • Author: Michael Erbschloe

Security 2020: Reduce Security Risks This Decade

Offering real-world experience that provides a perspective on security past, present, and future, this book provides a straightfor... Read more

  • READ eBook
  • Duration: 6 hours 58 minutes
  • Level: Everyone
  • Author: Doug Howard,Kevin Prince

Network Security, Firewalls and VPNs, Second Edition

Authored by an industry expert, this book provides a unique, in-depth look at the major business challenges and threats that are i... Read more

  • READ eBook
  • Duration: 11 hours 01 minutes
  • Level: Everyone
  • Author: J. Michael Stewart

Intelligence-Based Security in Private Industry

Using case studies to describe initiatives needed to implement an intelligence-based security program, this book describes key asp... Read more

  • READ eBook
  • Duration: 2 hours 25 minutes
  • Level: Everyone
  • Author: Thomas A. Trier

LAN Switch Security: What Hackers Know About Your Switches: A Practical Guide to Hardening Layer 2 Devices and Stopping Campus Network Attacks

Explaining all the vulnerabilities in a network infrastructure related to Ethernet switches, this authoritative guide shows you ho... Read more

  • READ eBook
  • Duration: 5 hours 07 minutes
  • Level: Everyone
  • Author: Christopher Paggen,Eric Vyncke

Electronic Identity

Written from a legal and technical perspective, this book is essential reading for researchers, lawyers, policy makers, technologi... Read more

  • READ eBook
  • Duration: 1 hour 54 minutes
  • Level: Everyone
  • Author: Norberto Nuno Gomes de Andrade,et al.

Simple Computer Security: Disinfect Your PC

Providing easy-to-follow installation guidance, and ready solutions, this comprehensive guide will help protect you against a wide... Read more

  • READ eBook
  • Duration: 2 hours 29 minutes
  • Level: Everyone
  • Author: Eric Geier,Jim Geier

Security and Loss Prevention: An Introduction, 5th Edition

Encompassing the breadth and depth of considerations involved in implementing loss prevention concepts and security programs withi... Read more

  • READ eBook
  • Duration: 15 hours 16 minutes
  • Level: Everyone
  • Author: Philip P. Purpura

Security Controls Evaluation, Testing, and Assessment Handbook

Showing you what your security controls are doing and how they are standing up to various inside and outside threats, this detaile... Read more

  • READ eBook
  • Duration: 15 hours 40 minutes
  • Level: Everyone
  • Author: Leighton Johnson

Common Account Management Practices

Security practitioners must be able to audit the implementation of account control mechanisms. Examine the various types of accoun... Read more

  • WATCH Video Course
  • Duration: 26 minutes
  • Level: Intermediate

Penetration Testing & Vulnerability Scanning

While some of the best tools for improving security are now available, they can also end up in the wrong hands. Examine various pe... Read more

  • WATCH Video Course
  • Duration: 39 minutes
  • Level: Intermediate

OpenVPN: Building and Integrating Virtual Private Networks: Learn How to Build Secure VPNs Using this Powerful Open Source Application

A comprehensive guide to using OpenVPN for building secure VPNs, this friendly book is covers basic VPN concepts, then moves to in... Read more

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  • Duration: 3 hours 23 minutes
  • Level: Everyone
  • Author: Markus Feilner

*Note - Assets are added and removed on a daily basis. The contents of your library may differ slightly to what is represented above. Usually your library will contain more assets than what is represented in the channels above.

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