The tech industry is growing fast worldwide, and more and more people are seeking jobs in IT.

Even though entry-level careers are plentiful, getting your foot in the door can be difficult. To get a competitive edge, job-seekers are looking to certifications to set themselves apart from the crowd.

With so many options, which certifications will get you the most bang for your buck? Here are five of the most effective IT certifications available, so you can launch your career with ease..

1.   CompTIA A+ Technician

Though elaborate in name, the CompTIA A+ Technician certification is one the building block credential for your IT career. Obtaining a CompTIA A+ Technician certification shows that you know how to properly maintain technologies such as PCs, printers, operating systems, mobile devices, and laptops.

2.   Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)

A CCNA is a ground level certification offered by Cisco that recognizes your ability to install, operate, and configure basic switches and routers. This certificate also acknowledges your skills in detecting and solving network errors. As a CCNA certified professional, you’ll demonstrate that you have the skills needed to specialize in security, voice, and wireless networking.

3.   Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)

The CCNP is an intermediate-level certification in the overall Cisco certified professional program that acknowledges an individual’s computer networking abilities, particularly in the support and installation of LAN and WAN networks. Having your CCNP certification also recognizes your skillful prowess in routing and switching various intranets.

4.   Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE)

Above the CCNP, a MCSE is a mid-level certification that proves you are capable of establishing useful solutions that will benefit multiple technologies. This certification allows you to become specialized in:

  • Server infrastructure
  • Desktop infrastructure
  • Private cloud
  • Data platform
  • Business intelligence
  • Messaging
  • Communication
  • SharePoint

5.   Project Management Professional (PMP)

Being capable of leading and managing technological project teams can be reflected by a PMP certification. This world-wide certification is ideal if you wish to get your foot in the door for project management in both technological and other industries.

Similar to other important certifications, keeping your IT certifications up-to-date will help to ensure you get the best job possible. Also, remember that having a certification verifies you are knowledgeable and skilled in your particular field, and getting certified even when it’s not necessary shows great initiative and drive on your behalf.

Being certified in the IT field and having knowledge and skills from Infocenter’s IT Workshops ensures you a foot in the door for your future. As the leading IT training center for Kuwait residents, Infocenter provides experience-based workshops that allow participants to undergo various “How To” scenarios so that you will be able to tackle any IT situation that produces itself in your future.

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