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  • IT Certifications By: David Amon
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  • Overview Reasons for Certifications Negatives of Certifications CompTIA Certifications A+ A+ Net+ Net+ Microsoft Certifications MCITP MCITP Cicso Certifications CCNA CCNA
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  • Reasons to Get IT Certifications Earn More Money 43% reported getting salary increases as a result of their certifications. 43% reported getting salary increases as a result of their certifications. Hiring Advantages over Non-Certified competitors. Demonstrates knowledge over competitors. Demonstrates knowledge over competitors.
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  • Negatives of IT Certifications Certifications Life cycles are short Certifications have been devalued Brain dumps Brain dumps No real understanding of the technology No real understanding of the technology Can be expensive to gain certifications
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  • CompTIA A+ Certification Components, Devices, OS, networks, security, and communication. Two Exams A+ Essentials A+ Essentials A+ Practical Application A+ Practical ApplicationCost $336 Total $336 Total
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  • CompTIA Network+ Network hardware, installation, and troubleshooting One Exam CompTIA Network+ CompTIA Network+Cost $239 $239
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  • Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) Deploying, building, designing, optimizing, and operating technologies from Microsoft. Allows specialization Ex. Server and exchange Typically 7 exams for MCITP cert. Cost $125 per exam Approx. $875 total
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  • Cisco Certification (CCNA) Install, configure, operate, and troubleshoot route and switched networks. Multiple paths of certification to fit individual roles 2 exams Interconnecting Cisco networking devices 1 & 2Cost $125 per exam $250 total
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  • Certifications and Salary Certification Average Salary CompTIA A+ $66,353 CompTIA N+ $66,404 Microsoft Certified IT Professional $77,384 Cicso Certified Network Administrator $85,251
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  • Test Center Prometric Testing Center Any Microsoft Exam, CompTIA Exam, or Cisco Exam Any Microsoft Exam, CompTIA Exam, or Cisco Exam www.prometric.com www.prometric.com 3500 Hudson Drive, Stow Ohio, 44224 3500 Hudson Drive, Stow Ohio, 44224(330)922-5587
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  • Resources http://www.informit.com/articles/article.asp x?p=1180991 http://www.informit.com/articles/article.asp x?p=1180991 http://www.cisco.com/web/learning/le3/le2/ le0/le9/learning_certification_type_home.h tml http://www.cisco.com/web/learning/le3/le2/ le0/le9/learning_certification_type_home.h tml http://www.comptia.org/certifications/listed. aspx http://www.comptia.org/certifications/listed. aspx http://www.microsoft.com/australia/learnin g/mcp/mcitp/default.mspx/ http://www.microsoft.com/australia/learnin g/mcp/mcitp/default.mspx/