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By bcnhscollege ·
I'm new to tech, and am considering learning A+ and Cisco and maybe Java. I had always been good with computers, but pursued a career in the arts... My concern is that there aren't enough jobs out there -- that two many people have these certifications. Do you agree?

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by CG IT In reply to Jobs out there?

belongs in Discussion area.

but jobs? naw not like what everyone remembers in the dot com boom. It'll never be like that again.

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by zlitocook In reply to Jobs out there?

Yes there are jobs and in some places allot of them, but unless you have some great advantage like years in migration or problem solving skills. You will more then likely start at the help desk which is not bad but it takes a certain kind of person to sit a desk for eight hours and talk all day. Get your A+ and maybe the MCP, the pay is not great but it will get better and if you love to learn you can find a job. And maybe a great career too.

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by john.a.wills In reply to Jobs out there?

What arts? I ask because you confused "two" and "too", which kind of mistake in programming causes interplanetary probes to get lost.

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by JerryM MCSE+I / A+ In reply to Jobs out there?

No I dont agree. Certifications don't mean you know anything and are often over used by HR to "filter" candidates. What the company ends up with are certified employees that may or may not have the required skill level to do the job well.

This of course keeps support at Microsoft busy supporting products using information that is mostly available on technet.

Certification is a nice way to get familiar with the basics of a technology. It does not, IMHO, mean you understand the tech or have the skills to support it at a high skill level.

What I believe certs are good for is to show continuing education for regular employees as a metric. For contractors, part-timers, or outsources it doesn't mean anything.

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