One of the things that students often ask is, “Are the CompTIA certifications worth it?”
Well, absolutely, because when you’re looking at jobs, typically what happens is that the hiring manager sends the job requirements to the HR manager. The HR manager filters through stacks of resumes. And if you’ve got two comparable candidates and one has this list of certifications and the other person has nothing, well, which one do you think they’re going to send on to the hiring manager for an interview?
As well, since the CompTIA certifications do have performance-based questions where you have to show that you actually know the material, it shows potential employers that you do have the skill set to do whatever the job they’re hiring you for.
And someone like CompTIA that’s been around for over 20 years is really a good place to start for getting certified in the cybersecurity field, which is one of the reasons that so many people complete CompTIA courses which include: CompTIA A+ on up through the CompTIA Network+ and CompTIA Security+ and CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) and the CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP+) and if you want to specialise from there into moving on to the Cisco world or if you want to move to the Microsoft world, if you want to move specifically into different distributions of Linux, there are Red Hat exams and other exams for different distributions of Linux.
And you can show potential employers that even if you may not necessarily have on-the-job experience with some of these types of concepts, that perhaps you may still have the skillset because like a college degree, you’ve been able to show that you’re able to pull this information out of your memory and be able to demonstrate these types of concepts.
If you’re interested in more information about CompTIA certifications, be sure to go to the CMIT IT courses page to see large selection CompTIA and other IT courses available for you to start today!
Top entry-level IT certifications:
- CompTIA A+
- CompTIA Network+
- CompTIA Security+
- Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA)
- Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
- CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+)
- CompTIA PenTest+
- CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP+)