Saturday, April 22, 2006

A guide to certification exams

An article is available at on certification benefits. A brief review of contents is given below.
I. Benefits of Certification:
Recognition and increased job opportunity
Proficiency in Related Technology
Equipping a fresh out of college candidate to face a job
Increased job security, and remuneration - According to study, certified candidates enjoyed salary increase from 10% to as high as 23%. It is also shown that more the number of certifications (higher the skill level) more the amount of compensation. See the article at
II. Leading vendor certifications from Microsoft®, CompTIA®, Cisco®, CheckPoint®, and Prosoft®:
Microsoft®, CompTIA®, Cisco®, CheckPoint®, and Prosoft® are among the leading vendors of IT Certifications. Each vendor, in turn may have different certification tracks. For example, Microsoft has MCSE (For Networkers) track, and MCSD (for Developers) track. Usually, each track has different levels of certification aimed at the beginner, the pro, and the expert. As often said, certification is a journey, and not a destination. In fact, many certifications require re-certification after a pre-determined period of time (usually 2-3 years) to remain certified. Therefore, it is important that you choose your certification track after careful consideration of your career plan. Though there are wide range of certifications available, we confine to a few leading certification tracks: MCSE/MCSA, CCNA/CCNP, A+/Network+, CIW, and CheckPoint CCSA/CCSE.
Anyone, who is interested in pursuing certifications is recommended to go through the article, and choose appropriate certification path. View Complete article at: Guide to IT Certifications and Certification Exams

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