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Why a CompTIA A+ Certification is Important When Getting a Job in IT

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Jobs in Information Technology are expected to grow nationally by 11 percent before 2029. By getting CompTIA A+ Certification, you prepare yourself for a rewarding career in IT.

In addition to being hired faster than uncertified counterparts, through preparation for the CompTIA A+ Certification exam — as well as other globally-recognized certification exams — you will also become a better technician. This will help you get faster promotions and therefore, better remuneration.

Here is exactly why you should consider a program featuring a course preparing you for the CompTIA A+ certification exam.

CompTIA A+ Certification Shows You’re Willing to Learn and Advance Your Career

More than 90 percent of human resource professionals who will be evaluating your application for an IT job are certified in their fields. This means these key decision-makers attach a great deal of value to certification.

Hiring managers and recruiters may feel it’s safe to assume since you were patient enough to learn the skills necessary to take and pass the CompTIA A+ exam, you’re willing to learn and advance your career in IT.

Two-thirds of employers report they use certifications to measure a candidate’s willingness to work hard and meet a goal. As such, human resource recruiters will most likely hire someone who has shown they too value and respect certification.

CompTIA A+ Certification Validates Your Knowledge

You may have a hard time convincing a hiring agency you can take on the challenges of a high-demand, entry-level computer support specialist role when you have no professional certification to prove your knowledge.

The CompTIA A+ Certification exam tests your proficiency in basic computer hardware and software operation, your knowledge of computer networks, and how well you can identify and repair basic IT challenges.

No matter how well you can perform the above duties, employers will be more likely to ignore your application without CompTIA A+ Certification.

CompTIA A+ Preparation Courses Provide Hands-On Training

CompTIA A+ Certification validates to employers you can think on your feet and can solve basic IT challenges fast. To perform this role, CompTIA A+ professionals require practical knowledge of computer hardware and software application.

CompTIA A+ is trusted by organizations all over the world to demonstrate that the professionals who take up positions like help desk technicians, data support technicians, and end-user computing technicians have hands-on, practical skills.

Attaining a CompTIA A+ Certification is Easy with SCI

As a CompTIA delivery partner, our goal is to ensure you’ll have the opportunity to secure certifications to put you ahead of the hiring curve. On average, students who complete the Southern Careers Institute online computer support specialist training program finish in 27 weeks, after which they are prepared to sit for the CompTIA A+ Certification exam. If you start now, you could have your certification in as little as seven months.

When taken within three months of completing the program, your SCI tuition includes the opportunity to sit for the CompTIA A+ Certification exam.

With the number of open IT positions expected to increase by 17 percent by 2022, it’s inevitable that IT certifications will continue to play a significant role in the hiring process. Learn more about our online computer support specialist program here.

This article was published on: 12/17/20 2:22 PM

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