In a world where everyone wants experience, it can be hard for the young hopeful, standing on the brink of their I.T. career. Which courses should you pick, to catapult you into tech success?
Here we outline the five certifications which will definitely help give you a leg up on the career ladder.
But firstly, we can look at some general areas which it would be a good idea to get trained in.
If you can master PHP employers may be more willing to talk to you, than someone without any certification in the subject.
This is a wide subject area and knowing about PHP and MySQL databases and then later, CakePHP, Symfony and Zend, will be beneficial.
Then there are all the interactions with other software such as WordPress. These are all valuable skill areas that will benefit from certification.
Today’s graduates hoping for any type of I.T. career seriously need to learn Java.
Worldwide, there are three billion people using Java and at this present time an estimated 97% of desktop computers run on it.
There is always a shortage of qualified Java programmers, so learning this skill should kick start any I.T. professional’s career.
.Net qualifications are a must have in today’s tech workplace. Whether you are a beginner or already working in I.T., you will continually be in need of upgrading your .Net skills.
Used by one billion people worldwide, there is no way you can really ignore Android, especially if you want a career in I.T.
Over the last few years, cloud computing has really taken off so if you want your career to take off with it, reach for the clouds!
SOME SPECIFIC I.T. QUALIFICATIONS
In addition to these broader subject areas, there are some specific I.T. certifications which we feel are vital to anyone’s career.
Used largely by UK governments, this is a vital qualification for any young I.T. professional to have under their belt.
PRINCE2 stands for PRojects IN Controlled Environments and is used by organisations in both the public and private sector.
Fundamentally of use to anyone who is thinking of going into project management; PRINCE2 is part of the necessary requirements and any student who undertakes it, will not be disappointed in their job prospects.
- COMPTIA A+
If you want to extend your vision into software, hardware and how networks operate, CompTIA+ is indispensable.
This is a well-respected qualification, which will open the right doors within the I.T. industry.
Learn how to run, set up and manage networks such as PCs, laptops, printers and additional mobile devices.
· COMPTIA NETWORK+
Once you have mastered the first stage of CompTIA, this is the next natural step. Having both of these qualifications will undoubtedly help a fledgling I.T. career take off.
· CISCO CCNA
This qualification does expect some prior knowledge of networks, but once you have that experience, this could be one of the most useful qualifications to study for.
· MICROSOFT MTA: WINDOWS SERVER ADMINISTRATION FUNDAMENTALS
Naturally, as a qualification verified by Microsoft, this is a crucial skill to have.