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CompTIA A+, Network+, Security+

By nelson2therescue ·
I have been given the opportunity to take three computer courses with a local IT school. I have chose to get certified in the A+, Network+ and Security+ fields.

Are these certifications good to have to land my first IT job? I would like an entry level helpdesk job.

Thanks for the input,


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by JIMC1977 In reply to CompTIA A+, Network+, Sec ...

The A+ Course is a base line in the IT industry. If you want to run a help desk you will need a firm understanding of all this subject matter.

The net+ course is how things communicate, to be useful to an IT manager you will need a full understanding of the principals in this course.

Security plus is not necessary yet. You should probably have some real world time before you will be able to employ the ideas in this class. To put it simply, a security plus cert does not mean that someone is going to give you access to change the things this class teaches you about until you've proven that you can handle a system.

Getting your foot in the door for corporate level usually means co-op. If you don't have a degree start working on it, find a co-op program. Companies aren't interested in a guy that wants to run the help desk for twenty years. Being in school means you want to learn.

Maybe you have a degree? if so to make your self more attractive to corporate america consider a MCSE path that interests you. Learn everything you can about VM-Ware and server virtualization , it's the wave of the future.

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