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Best certification to get understanding of all technologies


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#1 David Ashcroft

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Posted 28 December 2014 - 06:13 PM

Hi all! 

 

I am the type of person that gets a little bored easily! Is there any type of certification available that is recognised well in the industry that i can work my way up, that kinda of covers a wide range of IT subjects including operating systems, internet security, networking, hardware etc. 

 

I would rather better my knowledge in all areas instead of just working on a Cisco certification or a Microsoft certification for example.

 

Is there anything that kinda gives you a bit of everything that is well recognised. If not, is there any advice that anybody could give in terms of going for the best one. 

 

I have already achieved MTA from Microsoft and I liked that because it was about network as well as Microsoft!

 

Thanks again!!



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Posted 29 December 2014 - 08:53 AM

CompTIA has a lot of good certifications that you can get, and they are all vendor neutral. You should take a look at those.


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#3 David Ashcroft

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Posted 29 December 2014 - 07:49 PM

CompTIA has a lot of good certifications that you can get, and they are all vendor neutral. You should take a look at those.


Hi thank you for that.
I was looking at CompTIA but I saw that they expire after a couple of years, I don't want to have to keep renewing them I want to keep them on my CV etc, do you think it would be acceptable to leave them on my CV as long as I date them next to the qualification?

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Posted 29 December 2014 - 10:01 PM

Yeah most certs expire after a period of time. I wouldn't worry about the experation date on there.

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Posted 30 December 2014 - 06:42 AM

Thanks for the advice there I will take a look at CompTIA

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Posted 03 January 2015 - 07:31 AM

I also recommend the CompTIA certifications for a general IT certification.  As DeimosChaos said all certifications now expire, either by a specific date or when the product you are certified in is replaced.  Once you are working in IT normally you will only need to update your certificates when you want a promotion, if your employer requires you to maintain a specific certification, or if you go looking for a new job (though normally your experience will replace your certifications).






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