During your high school and college years, your grades become the measurement of your skills and knowledge as a student. The same thing applies when it comes to the Information Technology industry. There should be a definition and setting of standards to ensure that the qualities of network and computer systems are in excellent form. One way of setting such quality standards is by validating the skills and technical know-how of IT professionals. This can be done through the certification process, where CompTIA is most known for. CompTIA or the Computing Technology Industry Association is a trade groups which issues certifications for particular IT support functions. There are several CompTIA certification programs available, but one of the most sought-after, and perhaps the most popular is the A+ certification.
A CompTIA A+ certification validates an individual’s aptitude as a computer technician. One of the advantages of having a CompTIA certification is that they are not vendor-specific, which means that most of the IT companies all over the world recognize this type of certification. The CompTIA A+ certification in particular allows an IT professional to be employed in an entry-level profession, while assuring the hiring company that the individual is capable of fulfilling the job requirements. A CompTIA-certified professional would enjoy the benefits of having solid credentials to lead to amazing job opportunities. Aside from that, an A+ CompTIA certification would be an assurance of having the core skills when it comes to hardware and software competencies, which includes the installation, configuration and troubleshooting of basic network systems, as well as skills in basic networking.