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.
MCTS or Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist for Windows 7 validates your knowledge on this operating system. In 2016, Windows 7 is still the most common Windows platform being utilized. This certification is intended for IT professionals to prove their knowledge base and technical skills in Windows 7 to install, upgrade, and migrate to Windows 7 client.
MCSA or Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate for Server 2012 can validate your mastery of the primary set of skills associated with Windows Server 2012. This is the culmination of a three-part course series consisting of:
These three courses provide skills and knowledge necessary to implement a core Windows Server 2012 infrastructure in an existing enterprise environment. The three courses collectively cover implementing, managing, maintaining, and provisioning services and infrastructure in a Windows Server 2012 environment.
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.
CASP is the CompTIA certification that shows you have mastery level cybersecurity skills such as advanced security concepts, principles, and implementations that pertain to enterprise level security. With the rise of global information security threats, IT professionals that hold a CASP certification can be valuable in the marketplace.
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.