Computer Training and IT Boot Camps - Get a Better Job!

Discussion in 'MCSE' started by exposystems, May 25, 2007.

  1. exposystems

    exposystems Guest

    More Career Options
    The possibilities for advancement are almost endless once you begin
    your career in the IT industry and gain a few certifications.

    Proof that you are serious
    While not all employers require certification, having a certification
    logo on your resume says more than enough about how motivated you are
    as a professional.

    What are Company benefits of Certification?
    · Increased customer satisfaction & repeat business
    · Use of the certification logo
    · Increased productivity due to skilled workers
    · Measurable competence standards
    · Simplified recruiting and hiring
    · Lower training costs
    · Many companies require employees to obtain at least an A+
    certification for IT jobs

    There are many benefits both personally and professionally to having
    at least one certification. Higher salaries and extended career path
    options usually rank at the top of the list. Some of the more well
    known companies actually require certification and you will more
    likely be asked to join a "special projects" team with these companies
    if you possess the certification.

    Expo Systems
    9209 Philadelphia Road
    Baltimore, MD 21237
    exposystems, May 25, 2007
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    TBone Guest

    What is not mentioned anywhere is the fact that this person works for a
    training company.

    So the message is brought to you by the people who promote getting
    certified as a means of getting a job.
    TBone, May 28, 2007
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    Frisbee® Guest


    Frisbee®, May 28, 2007
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    catwalker63 Guest

    Frisbee® piffled away vaguely:
    What did I tell you about the sugar? Put down the mocha and step away
    from the keyboard.

    MCNGP #43
    "I have a gun. It's loaded. Shut up."
    catwalker63, May 29, 2007
  5. I wrote this response to his posts in the non-Microsoft NGs before he posted
    them in here.


    I don't think you fully understand the consequences of posting such a message
    without stating that a person's Certifications are worthless if they don't
    have the correct Knowledge and Experience to back them up.

    People need to understand that just earning a certification does not give
    them the opportunity to join a "special projects" team, nor does it
    automatically mean that a person will be subject to higher salaries or
    better job positioning. Those are special benefits that the person must
    earn, by proving their worth to the company, and showing their coworkers
    that they can work in a team environment.

    There are numerous newbies that come into these newsgroups on a daily basis
    looking for good solid advice on whether they should get certified or not.
    Well, they read your post and think that if they just get a certification
    then they can get a job in IT and be on top of the world. But they are
    sadly mistaken, because now they've either taken their time and found out
    the hard way that they DON'T get the benefits you've described, OR they
    quickly grab the cheapest braindump and cheat their way into certification
    just to find out that they aren't going to get anything out of it.

    For everyone listening, Certifications are for people that already HAVE the
    Knowledge and Experience to fulfill the requirements in order to become a
    Certified IT Professional. These people have been working in the industry
    for a long time.

    I use CERT as an acronym (C.E.R.T.): College, Experience, Resources,

    If you have all of those under your belt, then you're on your way to
    Certification Status.

    Here are a few articles written by a good friend of mine that I believe
    everyone looking to get certified should read:

    1st, ask yourself "Why Certify?"

    2nd, Don't put the cart before the horse:

    and 3rd, Know the 7 Steps to Certification before attempting it:

    Some other useful links:


    Certification Articles:
    Practice Test Providers:
    Study Materials and Books:
    Vendor Links and Emails:
    Robert Williams [CertGuard], May 29, 2007
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