IT Essentials (ITE)

IT Essentials

The IT Essentials (ITE) course introduces students to the fundamentals of computer hardware and software, mobile devices, security and networking concepts, and the responsibilities of an IT professional. The latest release includes mobile devices, Linux, and client side virtualization, as well as expanded information about Microsoft Windows operating systems, security, networking, and troubleshooting.

By the end of the course, students will be able to:

  • Describe the internal components of a computer and assemble a computer system.
    Install and understand operating systems on computers and mobile devices.
    Connect to the Internet and share resources in a networked environment.
    Troubleshoot using system tools and diagnostic software.

The 3-4 weeks , instructor-led course includes activities using Packet Tracer, hands-on lab work, and a wide array of assessment types and tools.


The curriculum is designed for upper secondary schools, technical schools, and colleges or universities. Cisco Packet Tracer activities are designed for use with Packet Tracer 6.2.

For Students

  • No prerequisites.

For Institutions

  • Affiliation or partnership with Cyber Engineers.
  • A dedicated workshop with reliable Internet access and required equipment.

Certification and Careers

  • ITE 6.0 curriculum prepares students for the CompTIA A+ certification exams 220-901 and 220-902.

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