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CompTIA Certifications

written by: niceguyhere•edited by: Noreen Gunnell•updated: 5/21/2010

CompTIA Certifications are famous and well known around worldwide. IT firms always prefer to hire personnel who are certified because they have related skill and knowledge of IT, Networking and trouble shouting.

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    CompTIA Certifications

    Right from their introduction in 1982, CompTIA certifications have been a benchmark of assurance in the IT industry. Setting standards in a wide range of technology based solutions these certifications give people the X factor, which most recruiters look for. The scope of a professional with these certifications is huge. CompTIA certified personnel not only ensure top notch work and service, but they also prove to be valuable assets to an IT company.

    These certifications encompass a great range and level of skill, from entry level professionals to the high end working executives. CompTIA certifications are also available for personnel working with software, hardware, networking issues, project management, etc. These make sure that every area of working, in a technological unit, is covered. The finest qualities and standards are so much easier to maintain if you have certified employees working all the way up the hierarchical chain.

    For individuals, CompTIA certifications mean that their skills and work have official and authentic representation. Recruiters would always prefer a certified individual over an uncertified one. A certification from CompTIA matters a lot on your resume, because you carry a small part of the reputation of this esteemed organization with yourself. It is practically a recommendation by one of the best in the industry. If you’ve spent any time in this line of work, you know how much it counts.

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    Important CompTIA Certifications

    CompTIA offers a range of accreditation and certification which covers all the nuances of the IT industry. These include:

    • CompTIA A+

    Designed for entry-level IT technicians, the CompTIA A+ exam includes tests for preventative maintenance, basic networking, installation, troubleshooting, communication and professionalism. You need to clear two certification exams for this:

      1. CompTIA A+ Essentials (220-601)
      2. CompTIA A+ Practical Application (220-702)

    • CompTIA Network+

    The CompTIA Network+ certification covers management, maintenance, troubleshooting, operation and configuring of basic network infrastructure.

    • CompTIA Network + (N10-004)
      • CompTIA Security+

    This certification is designed for security personnel with considerable experience; contains tests regarding system security, network infrastructure, cryptography, assessments and audits.

    • CompTIA Server+

    For IT professionals with an experience of 18-24months, the Server+ certification covers RAID, SCSI, management of multiple CPUs and disaster recovery.

    This certification of experienced Linux professionals covers user administration, file permissions, software configurations and the fundamental management of Linux systems.

    • CompTIA PDI+

    This is a hardware oriented certification and arms entry level technicians in skills which cover basic maintenance of electromechanical components and tools, print engine and scan processes, color theory and networking.

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    • CompTIA RFID+

    Designed to test RFID professional with experience in installation, maintenance, repair and troubleshooting of RFID products.

    • CompTIA Convergence+

    This certification is for voice and data networks management professionals. It tests the skills to design, implement and successfully manage data and voice networks.

    • CompTIA CTT+

    This instruction based certification is for personnel who work with classroom preparation, presentation, communication, facilitation and evaluation. This covers both traditional and virtual classroom environments.

    • CompTIA CDIA+

    This exam deals with document imaging solutions and involves specification and design of document imaging management systems.

    • CompTIA Project+

    Recommended for project managers at Alltel, Dell, Ricoh and the U.S. Dept. of State, this certification empowers project managers, and weaves through the technicalities of project management, including initiation, planning, execution, acceptance, support and closure. CompTIA certifications hold immense importance in today’s growing global market of IT jobs.

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    Global market leaders including firms like Adobe, Dell, Microsoft, Novell and Ricoh recommend and endorse certifications from this reputed organization. With accreditation focused over a range of prowess, CompTIA is the best key to ensure class and quality in your association. With a great number of other certifications now being offered on the market, this one stands out as a beacon of hope amidst the rising chaos.

    You can not only be assured of quality but also of great and empowering trust that this name brings with itself. If you plan on being the next big name in the IT industry, you can’t overlook the importance of CompTIA certifications.

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    Summary

    CompTIA certifications are very helpful for professionals who want to polish their skills and have a career in IT and related Industries. CompTIA Certifications and its sub courses are well known not only in the US, but worldwide. Multinational organizations always ask for these certifications while recruiting IT personnel. After completing these certifications you can successfully apply in IT field and can have a good command on maintenance, troubleshooting, operation and configuring of basic network infrastructure. To learn more about these certifications visit CompTIA certifications.