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The world is your oyster. Where you decide to take your career after
this is entirely up to you. There are some things to consider depending on
your geographic location. If you happen to live in or near the larger
populated cities, competition for entry-level technical positions can be fierce.
More and more IT graduates enter the workforce each day. By obtaining your
A+ certification you can have a substantial advantage over your competition in
the career world, as well as having a good foundation for adding more
Computer repair and technical support can however be quite lucrative. Here are some of the common fields that your A+ cert can make you a part of:
However the opportunities for advacement and alternate fields are virtually endless. Here are some areas where specialized training and skills are in large demand:
- Field service technicians
- Help Desk and Customer Service
- PC technicians
- Computer Manufacturing (DELL, HP, IBM etc.,)
- Computer Forensics
(Due to an increase in computer related crimes such as
identity theft etc., lead to a greater need for people to analyze data
- Disaster prevention and recovery
(Oh-No!, I forgot to back-up my files. Now what
do I do?)
- Personalized Training
(Teach corporate and home users how to use software
applications, prevent data loss and identity theft.)
- LSDBMS and VLSDBMS
(Large Scale Database Management Systems and Very Large Scale Database
Management Systems) otherwise know as terabyte data warehousing.
Other Career Paths:
Once you have gone through the IT industry right of
passage, the CompTIA A+ certification. Your career path can go in any
direction you decide to take it. Let's take a look at some different
paths to follow.
The Hardware Path:
You can go from simple computer repair to manufacturing high-end
workstations and servers.
The Technician Path:
The next step is taking the Net+ Exam and installing
network cabling, supporting corporate end users and managing the corporate
Network support, configuring routers and managing user accounts on the
(This is also the well known Nework+/ MCSE/NOVEL CNA/Cisco CCNA track)
Design and manage the companies web presence and
(.NET, ASP, MsSQL, PHP, MySQL, Oracle, ColdFusion)
As you can see from just this small list the possibilities are astounding.
This is only a small percentage of the technologies and career paths for you to
choose from. The table below lists various other certifications that you can combine with A+ to take your career in a new direction.
- MCP/MCSA (Microsoft Track)
- CCNA/CCNP (Cisco Track)
- CNA/CNE (Novell Track)
- RedHat (Linux Track)
- MCSE (Highest level Microsoft Track)
- .NET (dot net, web development)
- MCDBA (Microsoft Database Track)
- PHP/MySQL (Open-source Track)
Information technology is an ever changing arena. And while you may
have decided on a specific career path, the benefits of the CompTIA A+
certification will remain a solid foundation for you to build on.
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