Wednesday, April 28, 2010

CompTIA A+ Training at Home

Four specialist training areas feature in the overall A+ programme, of which you'll need certification in two subjects for competency in A+. Be aware though that restricting yourself to two of the specialised areas could leave gaps in your knowledge. At least learn about all four - you'll be glad you did when it comes to interview time.

As well as learning about building and fixing computers, students on A+ courses will learn how to operate in antistatic conditions, as well as diagnostics, fault-finding and remote access. If your ambition is being responsible for networks of computers, add the excellent Network+ to the CompTIA A+ training you're doing. Including Network+ will enable you to assist you greatly in the job market. You may also want to consider the networking qualifications from Microsoft, i.e. MCP, MCSA MCSE.

All programs you're considering really needs to work up to a properly recognised exam at the end - definitely not some 'in-house' printed certificate to hang in your hallway. To an employer, only top businesses such as Microsoft, Cisco, CompTIA or Adobe (to give some examples) will open the right doors. Anything less just doesn't cut the mustard.

Always expect the latest Microsoft and CompTIA (or any other key organisation's) accredited exam simulation and preparation packages. Make sure that the exams you practice haven't just got questions on the right subjects, but additionally ask them in the way that the actual final exam will structure them. It throws students if they're faced with unrecognisable phrases and formats. Why don't you check your depth of understanding by doing quizzes and simulated exams to prepare you for taking the proper exam.

Searching for your first position in IT is often made easier with the help of a Job Placement Assistance facility. At the end of the day it isn't so complicated as you might think to find employment - as long as you've got the necessary skills and qualifications; the shortage of IT personnel in Britain looks after that.

Bring your CV up to date as soon as possible however - you should get plenty of help from your training provider on this. Don't put it off until you've graduated or passed any exams. A good number of junior support roles have been offered to people who're still on their course and haven't got any qualifications yet. At the very least this will get your CV into the 'possible' pile and not the 'no' pile. Generally, a local IT focused employment agency (who will, of course, be keen to place you to receive their commission) will perform better than any centralised training company's service. In addition, they will no doubt be familiar with the local area and commercial needs.MCITP Training.

1 comment:

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