The Value of Certification with Microsoft and CompTIA

As of today, certifications are widely sought after so you need to attain the highest skills in computer knowledge. Your certification validates and proves your skill and talent as a computer professional. Though certification is neither required nor a prerequisite, most employers prefer an employee who makes an effort to go for training and get certified to complement their existing skills. Skill and certification coexist with each other, experience and proof of accreditation do go well together.

The 14 CompTIA Certificates are CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, CompTIA RFID+, CompTIA Security+, CompTIA Server+, CompTIA e-Biz+, CompTIA CTT+, CompTIA CDIA+, CompTIA Linux+, CompTIA i-Net, CompTIA Project+, CompTIA Convergence+, CEA-CmpTIA DHTI+, and CompTIA PDI+.

The 17 Microsoft Certifications are MCTS, MCITP, and MCPD; the Microsoft Certified Architecture Program covers MCDST, MCLC, MCSA, MCSE, MCDBA, MCT, MCAD, and MCSD; Microsoft Certified Business Management Solution Specialist; Microsoft Certified Business Management Solutions Professional; Microsoft Office Specialist; MCAS and MCAP.

The CompTIA field of accreditation, HDI and Microsoft have worked hand in hand to promote yet another certification that now focuses on support skills and enhancement of IT service. Combining the Microsoft MCDST credential, CompTIA A+ Certification and HDI CSS and HAD Certifications presents another strong advantage to both employers and employees.

Siting certifications may make you wonder, how many certifications would you need to get employed then? The best answer is, just choose which ones really fit in to your skill set as a technician. Though there are many certifications and employment prospects in this technology-related industry. Even if you are skilled in many forms of technology-related jobs, having a specialty in a category may be the best.