An IT career is remunerative with a good potential for growth. It is also recession-proof if you have the right skills. Those who are qualified and experienced in computing are highly sought-after in all parts of the world.
How to get into IT?
A certification suffixing your name shows employers that you have proven knowledge beyond training and education. Entry-level IT jobs typically consist of routine tasks or services. As a beginner in the industry, you may find yourself in a role such as technician, customer service, repair associate or starting developer. Although you may not have significant responsibilities in the beginning, eventually you will gain enough experience to move to more advanced roles.
Entry-level positions are a great way to enter the IT industry. Because entry-level professionals move on after gaining experience, there is always a demand for entry level jobs. Though there are many applicants, with the right certification and training you can beat the competition.
The following quiz will help you identify which information and communications technology (ICT) career is right for you. The quiz will suggest specific areas such as support, development or systems administration.
Following road map from Microsoft and CompTIA can also give you a bird's eye view of the IT job market.
The Career Enabler™ programs from Koenig are a good plan for beginners to start their career .
Following are extracts of career advice provided to recent Koenig enquiries:
Q: As a beginner I want to take security courses to reach ECSA/LPT. Can you advise a possible path?
Koenig: Following is a possible path:
- ECSA / LPT
Q: I am a System Administrator looking after 7 servers on three sites. I also maintain 150 XPPro clients. I want some help in upgrading to Server 2008 and want to learn more about virtualization and help in writing VBS.
Koenig: As you want to upgrade to Server 2008 and maintain it, we suggest MCITP Enterprise Administrator. For virtualization we can offer VMware and/or Hyper-V.
Q: I'm a US national living in the UK and working for a big insurance company. I have statistical degrees, a diploma in Computing and a great deal of experience with VB, VBA, VB Script, and SQL. I now need to formalize what I know in a short span of time.
Koenig: We suggest MCPD Enterprise 3.5 & MCTS: SQL Server 2008 Database Developer.
Q: Can you please tell me what Microsoft Dynamics is?
Koenig: Microsoft Dynamics is a line of adaptable Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) solutions.
Koenig provides course advice on a daily basis to prospective Koenig Students. You can browse through the past course advice or search for the one that matches your requirement.
We can help you decide the right course and certification for your career.
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