A+ Certification

Thursday, November 14, 2013

There's a simple truth in education, just as there is in the Boy Scouts motto: Be Prepared.

Many academicians, among others, agree that those individuals with the best education and the best professional credentials are often considered to be the best prepared candidates for the best jobs.

Okay, there's no denying that some connections can occasionally help too, but one would be foolish to assume that he or she was going to get ahead just on the basis of their personal or prrofessional associations.

That's as true in electronics edducation as in any other field, or any other walk of life.

And that's exactly why, if you're considering a future in electronics, you should consider acquiring the A+ Certification.

What is certification?

Certification? What's that, you ask?

Basically, it means that you have passed an exam that reflects your knowledge and abilities in a particular area.

Certifications are a proven way to break into the information technology field as they offer a huge, general knowledge base and are not specific to only one product or company.

It is a respected representation of professional expertise and a significant credential to present to any potential employer. Many employers preferentially hire certified employees.

Those who have certifications have an edge an edge when it comes to promotions too.

There are different certifications from which to choose. To determine which ones(s) you should pursue, first you need to determine what are your career goals?

Thos enew to the information technology industry should consider CompTIA'a A+ exam to give them the foundation-level knowledge they will need. It is also the industry standard for validating those skills expected of an entry-level computer technician.

A+ certification holders have demonstrated a broad base of knowledge and competency in core hardware and operating system technologies including installation, configuration, diagnosing, preventive maintenance and basic networking.

Having proof of your skills and knowledge gives you the edge over other candidates when you're applying for a job, providing:

  • Proof of professional achievement
  • Better job opportunities
  • A viable career path
  • Foundational knowledge for additional certifications

A+ Authorized Service Centers hire A+ certified employees with confidence that they will get teh job done right the first time around - something that saves business real money.

And, certification provides companies with benefits, too. Hiring skilled, certified employees, leads to:

  • Increasing customer satisfaction and repeat business
  • Simplified recruiting and hiring
  • Lower training costs
  • Greater customer satisfaction
  • Measurable competence standards

CompTIA also has certification in other areas, such as security, networking, Linux, project management, Intranet and e-commerce, technical training and home technology.

Get the training you need, then test for the certification you desire. Both VUE and prometric testing centers administer CompTIA certification exams and you can register online for one.

How did A+ Certification begin?

Development of the CompTIA A+ Certification began in 1993 at the request of the information technology (IT) industry itself.

Major corporations needed a way to validate the skills of entry-level technicians and to reduce the costs assocaited with hiring, recruiting and training employees. These corporations turned to CompTIA to lead the development of a certification program, one that they hoped would show them who had the aptitude and the abilities needed to do any of a variety of important jobs in the industry.

Written by: J. Marino

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