IT Certification training helps provide you with the knowledge needed to gain experience and validate your skills with future employers. Certifications are an increasingly important tool for building skill levels as well as improving marketability and career opportunities.
At Carolina Career College, you may have the opportunity to build your resume and obtain a number of IT certifications. What makes these certifications so important? Let us tell you:
Carolina Career College recommends starting an IT career path with the CompTIA A+ certification. With this certification, IT professionals validate that they have the essential skills and information needed to install, upgrade, repair, configure, troubleshoot, optimize, and perform preventative maintenance of basic personal computer hardware and operating systems. You’ll learn your way around the parts of a computer, including terminology used by IT professionals. CompTIA A+ is ideal for those entering the field because it teaches fundamental computer skills. It is also approved by the Department of Defense (DoD) as being compliant with their standards and directives.
This IT certification validates that computer support professionals can confidently design, configure, manage, and troubleshoot wired and wireless networks. Where the A+ focuses more on the fundamentals of the computer parts, the Network+ certification moves on to the managing and troubleshooting of the networks themselves. Data networks are crucial for businesses both large and small. Because of this, job growth in network and computer systems is on the rise and the Network+ certification validates knowledge to work in this growing field. Network+ is also another Department of Defense (DoD) compliant certification.
The Microsoft Windows 10 (MD-100) validates your knowledge on this operating system as an administrator who deploy, configure, secure, manage, and monitor devices and client applications in an enterprise environment. Candidates manage identity, access, policies, updates, and apps. As an administrator, candidates typically collaborate with a Microsoft 365 Enterprise Administrator to design and implement a device strategy that meets the business needs of a modern organization.
The Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Windows Server 2016 certification is designed to prove mastery of the skills required to administer Windows Server 2016, including installation and implementation of storage solutions, Hyper-V, and Windows containers; networking with DNS, DHCP, IP address management, and advanced infrastructure; and administration of Active Directory Domain Services, group policy, Nano Server, and more. This is the culmination of a three-part course series consisting of::
IT security is a primary concern for many companies in today’s world. The CompTIA Security+ certification is to validate knowledge that IT Professionals can implement and monitor security on networks, applications, and operating systems, and respond to security breaches. Like all CompTIA certifications Carolina Career College prepares you for, Security+ is vendor neutral and Department of Defense (DoD) compliant.
CompTIA Cloud+ validates the skills you need to maintain and optimize cloud infrastructure services. Their focus is to ensure that cloud deployments are secure, that automation and orchestration are used effectively to bring business value from the cloud, and that costs are controlled through effective management of cloud vendors.
CCENT is the first step to securing the desirable CCNA Certification. This IT certification focuses on proving that you have the knowledge necessary to install, operate, and troubleshoot a small branch office Enterprise network, including configuring a switch, a router, and connecting to a WAN and implementing network security. With the prevalence of Cisco networking devices, CCENT can be a strong differentiator when companies are looking for new employees.
CCNA builds on the foundation of CCENT. This IT certification focuses on skills and knowledge necessary to install, operate, and troubleshoot a small to medium-size branch office Enterprise network, including configuring several switches and routers, connecting to a WAN and implementing network security.