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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 of $299 provides you with 12 months of 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 12 months 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 you get 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.

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 of $299 provides you with 12 months of 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 12 months 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 you get 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.

Questions?

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

$299 12 months unlimited access to this library

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 skills mobile application.

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

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All-in-One CCIE Routing and Switching V5.1 400-101 Written Exam Cert Guide for CCNP and CCNA Professionals

For CCNP and CCNA professionals, and recent candidates who would prefer an in-depth review, this all-purpose CCIE study guide meth... Read more

  • READ eBook
  • Duration: 5 hours 22 minutes
  • Level: Everyone

IPv4 Addressing Types

Discover IPv4 subnetting and explore the different addressing types.... Read more

  • WATCH Video Course
  • Duration: 49 minutes
  • Level: Expert
  • Technology: Cisco ROUTE 2.0

OSPF Troubleshooting Part 2

Explore additional methods to identify and correct Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) protocol networking issues.... Read more

  • WATCH Video Course
  • Duration: 58 minutes
  • Level: Expert
  • Technology: Cisco TSHOOT 2.0

Logging & Path Verification

Explore the Cisco debug command to view router and switch debug info and use command line tools to verify the path that traffic is... Read more

  • WATCH Video Course
  • Duration: 53 minutes
  • Level: Expert
  • Technology: Cisco TSHOOT 2.0

SNMP & NTP

Explore and configure the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) version 2 and 3 and the Network Time Protocol (NTP).... Read more

  • WATCH Video Course
  • Duration: 57 minutes
  • Level: Expert
  • Technology: Cisco ROUTE 2.0

OSPF Network & LSA Types

Discover how to manually define OSPF network types, allowing you to change how OSPF behaves. Link state advertisements and their p... Read more

  • WATCH Video Course
  • Duration: 1 hour 00 minutes
  • Level: Expert
  • Technology: Cisco ROUTE 2.0

Layer 3 Troubleshooting

Discover tools and approaches that can be used to troubleshoot Layer 3 issues, including how to isolate the issue and strategies f... Read more

  • WATCH Video Course
  • Duration: 1 hour 23 minutes
  • Level: Expert
  • Technology: Cisco TSHOOT 2.0

OSPF Route Types

Explore the various route types that OSPF uses in the Cisco IOS routing table, including intra-area and inter-area routes and the ... Read more

  • WATCH Video Course
  • Duration: 29 minutes
  • Level: Expert
  • Technology: Cisco ROUTE 2.0

Spanning Tree & Per VLAN Spanning Tree

Discover the Spanning Tree Protocols and how they can be used to prevent network loops.... Read more

  • WATCH Video Course
  • Duration: 53 minutes
  • Level: Expert
  • Technology: Cisco SWITCH 2.0

Introduction to EIGRP

Explore the Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP) and the EIGRP packet types.... Read more

  • WATCH Video Course
  • Duration: 52 minutes
  • Level: Expert
  • Technology: Cisco ROUTE 2.0

Network Migration

Explore how changing network parameters, routing, or protocols can have an adverse effect on a network.... Read more

  • WATCH Video Course
  • Duration: 20 minutes
  • Level: Expert
  • Technology: Cisco ROUTE 2.0

Device Management

Explore multiple interfaces to manage a Cisco device including using SSH, the console, and HTTPS through a web browser.... Read more

  • WATCH Video Course
  • Duration: 51 minutes
  • Level: Expert
  • Technology: Cisco ROUTE 2.0

OSPF Configuration

Explore the basics of OSPF configuration, including how to enable it, advertising networks to OSPF, and troubleshooting. Configuri... Read more

  • WATCH Video Course
  • Duration: 56 minutes
  • Level: Expert
  • Technology: Cisco ROUTE 2.0

Cisco Routers for the Desperate: Router and Switch Management, the Easy Way, 2nd Edition

Written for the administrator in crisis mode, this practical guide gives you what you need to know to provide reliable network ser... Read more

  • READ eBook
  • Duration: 2 hours 31 minutes
  • Level: Everyone

Default Routes

Explore the use of default routes, including how to configure them and verify their operation.... Read more

  • WATCH Video Course
  • Duration: 27 minutes
  • Level: Expert
  • Technology: Cisco ROUTE 2.0

*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.

$299 12 months access to this library