Friday, 23 March 2012

Top 5 Certifications to Start Your IT Career

We’ve listed out 5 certifications that we believe are the most effective way of entering IT. One of these will give you the perfect foundation needed for a career in IT:

Many people consider A+ certification a benchmark for people to enter the IT World. Comptia A+ certification is  industry standard for computer support technicians. It provides competency in areas such as installation, preventative maintenance, networking, security and troubleshooting. This certification is part of track for corporations such as Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard, Cisco and Novell. It has become mandatory for their engineers. More than 700,000 people worldwide have certified in A+, since its inception in 1993.

Microsoft Certified Professional is entry level for any Microsoft certification. You become an MCP once you pass for your first exam, and then it keeps on updating as you do more advanced courses like MCITP, MCTS, MCSD etc.

CCNA requires dedicated training and some may find it hard if they are completely new to IT. After CCNA certification, and some experience, you can move on to advanced certs like CCNP.

4. MySQL

Fast performance, high reliability, ease of use, and dramatic cost savings make Sun MySQL database the world's most popular open source database.

5. Sun Certified Java Programmer

This is the first step to higher Java certifications and will prove your skills as a Java programmer. You must understand the fundamentals of the language to attend this course.