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A Quick Look of Computer Certification

by: Ailene B. Misa | 09 Dec, 2009 14:11:59

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It is a reality that IT course don't have a board exam. Almost every year there are thousands of students who enrolled and graduated from this course. It is also a fact that this is one of the most in demand job in the market.

You might be wondering how an IT professional is being selected or hired. What can be your edge as an IT professional against others who are also looking for an IT job?

Today, recruitment office or personnel required IT professional with certification. We have many existing certification for software and hardware specialization. This article will give you an overlook of the current and most demand certification in the market.

To name some of the most well known certification, we have the Microsoft, Sun, Adobe, Cisco, Dell, and IBM.

When we say Microsoft Certification it has different varieties that you can choose from. Some of the certification has a pre-requisite(s). Here are their offerings: Microsoft Certified Application Developer (MCAD), Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP), Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (MCDBA), ite Building certification, Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA) on Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD), Microsoft Office User Specialist (MOUS), Microsoft Office Specialist, Microsoft Certified Trainers (MCTs) ,Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE), and Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD). For several years, MCSE is considered as the highest certification compared to others. To become an MCSE, you are required to take seven exams. But if you are a certified MCSE, you can demand for a higher salary and position.

Sun offers varieties of certification for software, hardware and networking. They have Sun Certified Developer for the Java 2 Platform, Sun Certified Programmer for the Java 2 Platform, Security Certified Network Associate, and Security Certified Network Professional.

Cisco's certification is subdivided in every level associate, professional and expert level. Here are the list of certification they offer: Cisco Certified Network Associate, Cisco Certified Design Associate, Cisco Certified Network Professional, Cisco Certified Internetwork Professional, Cisco Certified Design Professional, Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert, and Cisco Qualified Specialist.

IBM's Professional Certification Program includes a variety skills and requirements. Each certification requires one exam in the specific. IBM certification offered the following: IBM eServer Certified Enterprise Expert, IBM Certified for e-business Professional, IBM Certified Specialist, IBM Certified Developer, IBM Certified Solution Developer, IBM Certified Enterprise Developer,IBM Certified Developer Associate, IBM Certified Solutions Expert, IBM Certified Systems Expert, and IBM Certified Advanced Technical Expert.

Dell offers the following certifications: Dell Certified Enterprise Engineer, DCEE Systems Management Track, DCEE Business Continuity Track, DCEE Network Storage Track.

Each certification has its corresponding fee. Most of it is really expensive, but I tell you it worth.

To choose a certification, you must consider your current position or your planned career path. It should help you to enhance your expertise. Also, you must take into consideration the vast trends in our technology. It is highly recommended to take a certification that you can use for a long run. If you are ready to take another level of certification you must go for it. It is like a business investment. At the end of it, you will be reaping an excellent job that is suitable for your qualifications.

The competition doesn't end simply by completing an IT course. Most of the industry requires applicants with certification. The question is 'Are you one of them'?

To know more about each certification like how to obtain it. Visit the official website of Microsoft, Sun, Dell and IBM.

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