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Certification Requirements

Interested in getting certified? It's pretty straightforward but there fundamentals you need to know.

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  • Be Computer literate i.e. know how to use your computer quite well and be familiar with the basic software application packages such as MS Office, etc. Most importantly you must have a strong motivation to succeed

  • Have a Career Focus. What do you want to use Certification to achieve? Not sure? Attend the Free IT Career Seminar.


  • There are a number of Certification Programs you can choose from - OCPJP, SCJP, OCBA, MCSE, MCTS, CCNA,  A+, Linux+, etc. This resource bank will give you more information on these certifications. But how do you get certified. Get Answers to the Frequently Asked Questions on IT Certification -Here.

  • A+ certification is usually the starting point for beginners. What is A+? 

  • Certification requires a serious IT Career Focus. A "get-rich-quick" or "cramming-not-learning" attitude will not get you anywhere with certification. Be Realistic! Certification is a career tool that should be only be used if it will allow you achieve your career goals.

  • Once your focus is right, achievement with certification depends high quality of preparation.  Time taken to achieve a certification varies from individual to individual. It all depends on your background, quality of preparation and your level of motivation.

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Career Focus

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 career goals.

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 Plan.

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:
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NOTE: Certification exams can be changed or updated at any time without prior notice and at the sole discretion of the certification sponsor.

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Some Top Certifications

1) CISCO CCNA Certification
2) COMPTIA A+ Certification
3) Microsoft MCSE Certification (replaced by MCTS / MCITP)


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IT Certification and Career Trends


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 networking technologies..

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.

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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.

The new CCNA is available in the two options format - either  the one exam option 


OR   the two-exam option 


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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.

2) COMPTIA A+ Certification

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 communications market.

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.

CompTIA A+ Certification

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 Professional (MCITP)

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