Today, there are over fourteen CompTIA certification programs that you can undergo in order to be certified. If you are an Information Technology professional, it would be to your benefit to have a certification issued by the industry group called the Computer Technology Industry Association. Those who are just starting out with their careers in the IT industry should take advantage of the edge that a CompTIA certification brings, since it is widely recognized by the top IT companies in the country. You can either go for hardware, software, network, security or server and in each of these categories, there is a corresponding CompTIA certification exam that you can take. One area that you can specialize in is the CompTIA HTI, which stands for Home Technology Integrator. This is the predecessor of the DHTI or the Digital Home Technology Integrator.
To be certified, you need to take the CompTIA HTI exams. For this, you need to undergo the CompTIA HTI+ entry-level certification program. What the CompTIA HTI exams do is to validate an IT professionals knowledge when it comes to home network systems which include the integration, structuring, wiring and installation of home sub-systems. However, because the good old VCRs have been replaced by DVDs or Digital Video Disks and now, Blu-ray disks, having a CompTIA DHTI certification is much more applicable. Aside from the aforementioned tasks, an IT professional who passes the CompTIA HTI exams will manage telecommunications, as well as perform tasks regarding lighting, security, efficient energy management, media center and entertainment center and all that there is to know about home technology integration.
More than just your certification, a CompTIA lapel pin is another reward that you will earn by passing the exam. For more than a decade now, CompTIA or the Computing Technology Industry Association has been issuing vendor-neutral certifications for IT professionals. There are more than ten types of CompTIA certifications issued to successful examinees, based on their area of specialization. To learn more about this type of vendor-neutral certification, here is a quick list of the IT areas that they support: Linux, computer hardware, computer software, networking, servers, e-business, Internet, training, security, project management, home technology, RFID or Radio Frequency Identification and finally, document imaging.
To be a CompTIA certified IT professional in any of these fields, you need to prepare for the certification exams. Go online and there are a lot of study materials and practice exams that you can utilize. Learn all that you need to know about the type of CompTIA certification program first prior to taking the exam to increase your chances of passing the test. Now, as you reach your goal of improving your resume by adding a CompTIA certification to your credentials, you can spice things up and present a more professional front by wearing a CompTIA lapel pin. Similar to an MCSE or a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer, you can also wear your CompTIA A+ pin to showcase your skills and expertise as an IT professional. You can wear the CompTIA lapel pin to your first job interview, or place the pin on your suitcase or laptop bag as you go to work.