If you are a part of the Information Technology industry and you do not have solid foundation when it comes to the hardware and software principles, then it will be quite difficult for you to cope up with the latest developments. Remember that the updates are still based from the fundamental concepts, so having a solid foundation of your basic computer systems and networks is a must. If you have an opposite scenario where a supposed IT professional is not skilled or competent when it comes to the basic IT principles, then the integrity and quality of the computer network system will definitely suffer. To prevent this from happening, a trade organization called the Computing Technology Industry Association has developed particular standards when it comes to the validation of skills and knowledge possessed by an IT professional. They do this by issuing certification exams which are recognized in an industry-wide basis.

There is a number of CompTIA certifications available, but for computer technicians, the most popular is the CompTIA A+ certification. When an individual passes this type of certification exam, the following tests will be undergone: network installation and configuration, as well as the diagnosis of problems and preventive network maintenance.  Hiring companies also benefit from CompTIA certifications because they can be utilized as a measurement of an applicant’s technical skills. To be a CompTIA certified computer technician, you need to follow the procedures set by the organization prior to taking the exam. Once you pass it, you can be assured of a better future in the workplace since CompTIA certifications are recognized throughout the entire IT industry.

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