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Getting Certs to break into IT

By ktrsmile ·
I am looking into a school that offers training and testing for all of the following certs for just under $10,000. A+, MCDST, MCTS, MCP, MCSA. For someone with a lot of business experience (with some IT - web, database, work mixed in), no degree (have 60 hours left to complete), will this help me get a foot in the door in IT. I want to get a IT degree with an emphasis on Databases, but as a new single parent raising a two year alone, I cannot wait another 3 years before earning more income.

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A lot will depend on the employment situation there

by NickNielsen In reply to Getting Certs to break in ...

As the holder of a cert, you have a good chance of getting your resume in front of the person doing the hiring, but if you are competing for jobs in an area where many people have both certs and experience, you may be out of luck. If you can get some experience while also getting the cert, that will greatly improve your chances of finding the job you'd like.

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Experince VS Paper Credit

by IamL3G3ND In reply to A lot will depend on the ...

Its really a crap shot ya know.

Certs will get you an interview faster, however in my experience its always experience that will land you the job.

Interviewing, espacilly in a field like IT, can quickly show your competence, whether or not you have a cert to back yourself with.


I'd recommend getting the job with an emphasis on continuing educating to get the certs.

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by RookieTech In reply to Getting Certs to break in ...

yea it all depends on the future job outlook the way technology is changing who knows its hard to exactly say but yes getting your certs will look great on your resume if you want to go to college for IT

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