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Short course : IT-Essentials


Duration of Programme

Enrolment Option(s)

SAQA Credits

NQF Level

Bloemfontein Campus, Welkom Campus


After successful completion of the above IT-Essentials course, a person can write an international exam.  Currently CUT is negotiating to add ITE to the group of Microsoft Certification Exams that can be written at our CATC centre.

Attendance is 100% virtual





Course Duration


220-1001 & 220-1002 Core Series
The focus of this course is an introduction to computer hardware and software, as well as operating systems, networking concepts, mobile devices, IT security, and troubleshooting. The course materials will assist the student in developing the skills necessary to work as a technician in the field of IT.


R5 000

6 x 2 hours p/w sessions or else 5 days

The following conditions are applicable to the training

  1. The above dates are planned dates. We reserve the right to cancel classes should too few people enrol into a class. We will notify all enrolled candidate if the schedule has to change at least 2-3 weeks before the start date of the course via the e-mail presented to us by the candidate. In the event of such cancellation, all course fees that have already been paid by the affected individual or institution for the specific cancelled class, will be refunded.
  2. Enrolment cancellation will only be accepted up to 3 weeks before the start date of a class. Should an individual cancel his/her enrolment after this date, he/she might still be liable for the full course fees.
  3. All enrolments or cancellations should be confirmed via e-mail (
  4. Course fees quoted above include VAT.
  5. Course fees are payable no later than on the start date of the class. We reserve the right to deny access to the class if this condition has not been met and if no alternative arrangements have been made.
  6. To enable us to process the invoices for training costs, please provide the following details: Contact details of person responsible for the invoice (First Name, Surname, e-mail, telephone number).

Microsoft Certification Exams that can currently be written at the CUT Certiport Authorised Testing Centre (CATC) at the Department of Information Technology, CUT: 

  • Microsoft Certification (Fundamentals – Associate) exams
  • Microsoft Office Specialist exams
  • Microsoft Technology Associate exams
  • EC-Council Associate (Ethical Hacking)

We are in the process of negotiating to add ITE and CCNA courses.

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