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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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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
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Limited knowledge of new or relevant technical areas can also be addressed by certification. Answer these questions within the context of your Career Plan.
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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
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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.
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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.
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
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.
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.
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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