IT Essentials

IT Essentials: PC Hardware and Software
This curriculum introduces the skills needed to help meet the growing demand for entry-level information and communication technology (ICT) experience. It covers the fundamentals of PC technology, networking, and security, and also introduces advanced concepts in ICT. Imagine building a computer then connecting it securely to a network. This exciting first step could lead to a rewarding IT career, and better Computer Skills as well. Because a sure way to excel—no matter which area you are, whether Medical, Business, Education —is to learn the right computer fundamentals. IT Essentials covers this as well as shares the career skills needed for any job you are to do. You’ll enjoy working with Cisco Networking Academy advanced simulation tools and having multiple hands-on labs that hone your troubleshooting skills.

You'll Learn These Core Skills:
  • Install, configure, and troubleshoot computers and mobile devices.
  • Identify common security threats like phishing and spoofing.
  • Develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills using both real equipment and Cisco Packet Tracer.
  • Prepare for CompTIA A+ Certification.


This Course is Online
  • 6 weeks


  • UGX 350,000/-


This course is for both students and working professionals interested in acquiring the fundamental computer and mobile device hardware, software configuration, and troubleshooting skills.
No prerequisites or computer knowledge required.
Coursework may take place in our online learning environment, in the classroom—or both. Once you enroll, you'll be asked to create an account, then taken to your learning dashboard. Course materials and tests may be accessed from there.
Help from your peers
Once enrolled, you have access to student forums where you can ask questions and interact with instructors and peers. Also use our Facebook community, which has more than a million members available for support.
Certificate of completion
Get a certificate of completion when you complete the course. Then add your coursework to LinkedIn so that hiring recruiters can find you for potential job opportunities.

Facilitator's Profile

Justus Nuwagaba

A certified Cisco Networking Associate (Routing and Switching), Cyber Operations, Network Security, IT Essentials instructor. He has been Teaching since 2015.

He is currently working as a Network Administrator for Clarke International University where he has trained both staff and students on hardware and software technologies, performed troubleshooting to end-user security, repaired and rebuilt computers. When he is not working, he enjoys playing football. He is passionate about photography and loves spending time with his family. He can be reached through