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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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Securing File Systems

Discover the importance of file system security by looking at file systems supported by the Windows and Linux operating systems. F... Read more

  • WATCH Video Course
  • Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Technology: Cisco SECOPS

AnyConnect VPN Using ASDM

Explore the process of using ASDM to configure client-based AnyConnect VPN on a Cisco ASA firewall. Discover the challenges of thi... Read more

  • WATCH Video Course
  • Duration: 1 hour 09 minutes
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Technology: Cisco IINS 3.0

Encryption Methods

Protecting communications and maintaining privacy and integrity is a necessary part of networking. Examine how encryption works an... Read more

  • WATCH Video Course
  • Duration: 56 minutes
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Author: Travis Welton
  • Technology: Cisco IINS 3.0

Basic Networking Services

Discover the Address Resolution Protocol (ARP), Domain Name System (DNS), and Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) and how t... Read more

  • WATCH Video Course
  • Duration: 1 hour 01 minutes
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Technology: Cisco SECFND

Interpreting Regular Expressions

Explore the process of interpreting regular expressions and refresh your knowledge of RegEx functions and operators. Filter Cisco ... Read more

  • WATCH Video Course
  • Duration: 59 minutes
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Technology: Cisco SECOPS

Security Attack Concepts

Explore various security attack concepts, including privilege escalation, social engineering, phishing, evasion methods, and remot... Read more

  • WATCH Video Course
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Level: Beginner
  • Technology: Cisco SECFND

Cisco NAC Appliance: Enforcing Host Security with Clean Access

From configuration and best practices for design, to implementation, troubleshooting, and creating a host security policy, this gu... Read more

  • READ eBook
  • Duration: 7 hours 12 minutes
  • Level: Everyone
  • Author: Alok Agrawal,Chad Sullivan,Jamey Heary,Jerry Lin

Control Plane Policing

Explore the concept of control plane policing, examine the security risks when CoPP isn't configured, and configure and verify CoP... Read more

  • WATCH Video Course
  • Duration: 27 minutes
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Technology: Cisco IINS 3.0

IPSec Site-to-Site VPN

Explore the basics of creating an IPsec site-to-site VPN and how to configure both sides of the router. Scenarios that may cause t... Read more

  • WATCH Video Course
  • Duration: 1 hour 01 minutes
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Technology: Cisco IINS 3.0

Virtualization Security: Protecting Virtualized Environments

Offering effective practices for securing virtual machines, this must-read resource offers tips and tricks for improving disaster ... Read more

  • READ eBook
  • Duration: 5 hours 37 minutes
  • Level: Everyone
  • Author: Dave Shackleford

Categorize & Classify Intrusions

Discover the Diamond Model of Intrusion Analysis, how it can be used to handle events, and how it can be used in conjunction with ... Read more

  • WATCH Video Course
  • Duration: 1 hour 07 minutes
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Technology: Cisco SECOPS

IP Header Security

Discover the important role IP headers and their components play in security. Examine security concerns associated with IP header ... Read more

  • WATCH Video Course
  • Duration: 1 hour 23 minutes
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Technology: Cisco SECOPS

Security Management Part 1

Explore different access control models, including discretionary, mandatory, and nondiscretionary. Examine industry-standard secur... Read more

  • WATCH Video Course
  • Duration: 48 minutes
  • Level: Beginner
  • Technology: Cisco SECFND

Security Monitoring with Cisco Security MARS

Through the use of real-world deployment examples, this book helps you plan a MARS deployment and learn the installation and admin... Read more

  • READ eBook
  • Duration: 3 hours 37 minutes
  • Level: Everyone
  • Author: Gary Halleen,Greg Kellogg

Malware and Data Loss

Explore common security threats like malware and some of the ways in which data loss can occur.... Read more

  • WATCH Video Course
  • Duration: 1 hour 09 minutes
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Technology: Cisco IINS 3.0

*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.

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