Being CERTIFIED is a sign of initiative that enables you to
differentiate yourself in the competitive job and career
markets. It shows you aren't satisfied with status quo - you
have a REAL desire for self improvement - professionalism in the
improvement of competence. It should not be a paper certificate,
it should show in your actual job performance.
But never forget your career focus. Certification
doesn't mean much unless you can use it to achieve your long term
The main benefits are that
it should help you improve on your capabilities of interest while improving
your career opportunities.
Certification is ideal for addressing career deficiencies that
can be resolved by acquiring or increasing valued specific IT
skills and qualifications. Is your career growth affected or going
to be affected by lack of specific IT skills and qualifications?
Limited knowledge of new or relevant technical areas can also
be addressed by certification. Answer these questions within the
context of your Career
What is Your Plan? For experience, growth and the future.
Certification gives you recognition while validating your
knowledge and skills. Getting certified is a sign of initiative
and a desire for self development and growth that helps to
differentiate candidates in the career scene. But certifications
should only be considered within the context of your unique,
individual career development plan
Get wise, get understanding. Before investing in
certification, have an understanding of what certification can
do for you and what you need to do for yourself. If
certification fits into your plan, it could be the key to your
long term career success.
There is no "one size fits all" when it comes to seizing
certification and career opportunities. It isn't about formulas.
And please it isn't about your age, background or what you
studied in the past. It's better to see the complete picture
before you take your decisions. The free IT Career seminars are
designed to answer your questions. Once you have the desire,
knowledge and the thinking, achieving through IT is both
straightforward and possible. details of the seminar are on:
1) CISCO CCNA Certification
Cisco CCNA is the world's most popular entry-level networking
certification program. A CCNA certification proves that the candidate
has a solid foundation in Cisco product line -routers and switches. It
also proves that that the candidate has broad knowledge of protocols and
Cisco CCNA exam
tests a candidate's knowledge and
skills required to install, operate, and troubleshoot a small to
medium size enterprise branch network. The topics include connecting
to a WAN; implementing network security; network types; network
media; routing and switching fundamentals; the TCP/IP and OSI models; IP addressing; WAN
technologies; operating and configuring IOS devices; extending switched
networks with VLANs; determining IP routes; managing IP traffic with
access lists; establishing point-to-point connections; and
establishing Frame Relay connections.
FREE Report: Is CCNA for you?
A new version,
640-802, of the highly successful and popular CCNA certification as well a freshly minted new entry-level title, the
Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT),
has been available from August 1, 2007.
new CCNA is available in the two options format - either the one exam option
the two-exam option
CCNA 640-801 VS 640-802
Cisco Certified Network Associate CCNA - what is the BIG deal?
Introduction of Simulation in
2002 - When 640-607 replaced 640- 507 - March 12, 2002
The CCNA exam is not for paper professionals. It is for candidates
who prepare well and want to be able to engineer and configure networks
and not just memorize answers in order to pass the exam.
CompTIA, the Computing Technology Industry Association,
is a not-for-profit trade association of more than 10,000 companies
and professional IT members in the rapidly converging computing and
CompTIA has members in more than 50 countires and
provides a unified voice for the industry in the areas of e-commerce
standards, vendor-neutral certification, service metrics, public policy
and workforce development. More than a quarter of a million individuals
worldwide have earned CompTIA certifications in PC service, networking,
document imaging and Internet.
* The computing and communications industries continue
to grow at a staggering rate. And with the growth come new rewards
and challenges. * Representing more than 8,000 computing and communications
companies, CompTIA helps its members stay competitive and profitable
by providing vendor-neutral standards in certification, e-commerce,
customer service, and workforce development to meet these industry-wide
challenges. A global association, CompTIA continues to improve by
offering a new menu of services to its members.
CompTIA Programs Shape Industry Policy
CompTIA helps shape the technology community with programs that set
standards and guidelines today and into the future. As a participant
in these activities you and your company will work with partners,
potential partners, and competitors to influence and advance every
facet of the technology community. CompTIA gives you a voice and provides
a vital link to major segments of the technology markets.
What is A+ Certification
3) Microsoft Certification
Providing the skills to succeed. Microsoft's Microsoft
Certified System Engineer (MCSE) for Windows was the premier certification
for computer industry professionals interested in Microsoft Networking.
Covering the core technologies around which Microsoft's
dominance in the networking world was built, the MCSE Certification is a powerful credential for career
advancement. It is still the world's most popular certification. However,
Microsoft has shifted focus to its
New Generation Certifications - Microsoft Certified Technology
Specialist (MCTS) and the Mcirosoft Certified Information Technology
MCSE – the old war General (1) What is MCSE, Why MCSE
MCTS Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist training
Microsoft Certified IT Professional MCITP DBA
IT Career Success
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