IT certification credentials provide a competitive advantage in highly competitive technology markets. This advantage applies to both the certificate holder and the hiring organization.
Earning an IT certification acknowledges your expertise in working with new products and technologies.
Microsoft has developed its Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) program to give you credentials that verify your ability to work with Microsoft products effectively and professionally. Obtaining your MCP certification requires that you pass any one Microsoft certification exam. Several levels of certification are available based on specific suites of exams.
The CCNA certification (Cisco Certified Network Associate) indicates a foundation in and apprentice knowledge of networking. CCNA certified professionals can install, configure, and operate LAN, WAN, and dial access services for small networks (100 nodes or fewer), including but not limited to use of these protocols: IP, IGRP, Serial, Frame Relay, IP RIP, VLANs, RIP, Ethernet, Access Lists.
- CCNA | CCNP | CCDP | CCIP | more Cisco certifications
CompTIA certification programs are the recognized industry standards for foundation-level information technology (IT) skills. Best known for the A+ certification, CompTIA offers many certifications in key technology areas. Many of the CompTIA certifications are electives or prerequisites toward advanced certifications, such as Microsoft's MCSA and Novell's CNE.
- A+ | Server+ | Network+ | more CompTIA certifications