As our lives become more engrained with technology, the demand for experts to service that technology drastically increases. Over the next seven years, the Federal Bureau of Labor and Statistics estimates that the demand for employees in the field of Information Technology will increase by 17%. This estimate means an added 123,000 jobs.
Because of the increasingly high-demand for qualified IT employees, there’s no better time to work towards IT certification. We’ve recently launched five IT certification titles, complete with exam vouchers that provides savings up to $150 for students.
What do these certifications qualify employees for? Details are below.
A+ certification is the cornerstone of IT training. It’s perfect for those just entering or wanting to enter the information technology industry.
It’s recommended that students have 2 to 3 years of experience prior to working towards a Security+ certification, so this program is geared towards tech-savvy individuals, seeking career advancement in information security.
It’s also recommended that students have 2 to 3 years of experience prior to working towards a Network+ certification, so this program is geared towards tech-savvy individuals, seeking career advancement in computer networking.
This bundle program combines the three fundamental IT certifications, allowing experienced workers and those new to the industry to study three essential programs at once. This program will provide more comprehensive training on various aspects of IT.
For those already experienced in IT and wanting to move into the healthcare IT sector, this program provides essentials knowledge that is specific to working in a healthcare setting and working with private patient information.
Why is certification important?
It often argued that certification isn’t necessary to grow within an IT career, and in some cases, this is true. With that, you’re probably asking, “why should I bother with certification then?” As in most industries, IT certification sets you apart from other job candidates, by informing prospective employers of a few things:
- This candidate is serious about working within this industry.
- This candidate has the determination, dedication and follow-through to start and finish a project.
- This candidate wants to excel in their career.
And most importantly…
- This candidate has the skills needed to be successful in this role.
Learn more about these CompTIATM Training programs by visiting our careers site here.