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3 Benefits of a CompTIA Certification

3 Benefits of a CompTIA Certification

June 8, 2018 in Corporate IT Training, CompTIA / by Sara Lamb

Whether you are an IT pro with years of experience, or still relatively new to the field, continuing your tech education is a must if you want to remain competitive in the job market.

Better yet, continue your education with an IT certification.

Getting a highly respected IT certification not only enhances your skills, it lets potential employers know that you are serious and capable of meeting strict testing requirements.

It shows that you are dedicated to improving your knowledge and staying up-to-date on the latest in technology.

Some certifications are better than others, however.

Why Do You Need a CompTIA Certification?

A CompTIA certification is one of the best things you can do for your IT career. CompTIA certifications test your knowledge in areas such as hardware, software, networking, security, and more. They come in different levels, starting with CompTIA A+.

CompTIA Network+ is of course about networking (wired and wireless), and CompTIA Security+ is about best practices in IT security.

CompTIA is recognized worldwide as one of the leading trusted and recognized IT certifications.

Benefits of a CompTIA Certification

Here are just some of the benefits of a CompTIA certification:

1. Boost Your Resume

Hiring managers absolutely do look at your education and training when weeding out resumes. If you have a lot of IT experience but don’t have a college degree, that can be a strike against you, but you can absolutely make up for it with a CompTIA certification.

A CompTIA certification will also help round out your education if you are educated in something other than IT (such as English) or don’t have a full bachelor’s degree.

2. Increase Your Knowledge

You may think you already know everything you need to know about computers and networks, but studying for a CompTIA certification will show you that you still have more to learn.

By getting the certification, you will be that much better at what you do. This will show in your job. We guarantee that people will notice. And your improved job performance will lead to higher pay and more job opportunities.

3. Expand into a New Field

Maybe you have always wanted to get into a new area of technology such as IT security. By getting a CompTIA Security+ certification, you will be able to move into that specialty even without the requisite experience.

If you are new to IT, then get started with a CompTIA A+ certification. This is the basic building block you will need to start your lucrative IT career.

Getting Started on Your CompTIA Certification is Easy

Centriq offers a number of courses to help you get your CompTIA certifications. For example, we offer two CompTIA Security+ classes, a Security+ Certification Boocamp and a Job Role/Exam Focused Security+ Class, both available in a virtual class or in Kansas City and St. Louis with a live instructor-in-the-classroom. Boost your IT career to the next level with CompTIA training.

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