Computer Careers and Certification

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Computer Careers and Certification by Mind Map: Computer Careers and Certification

1. Objectives Overview

1.1. Describe career opportunities available in various segments of the computer industry

1.2. Discuss functions of jobs available in an IT department

1.3. Distinguish between trade schools and colleges

1.4. Differentiate among various computer‐related majors for college students

1.5. Identify ways to stay current with changing technology after graduation

1.6. List the benefits of certification for employers, employees, and vendors

1.7. Identify ways to prepare for certification

1.8. certificationList the general areas of IT certification

1.9. Name some specific IT certifications in various certification areas

2. Careers in the Computer Industry

2.1. General business and government organizations and their IT departments

2.2. Computer equipment field

2.3. Computer software field

2.3.1. Project leader

2.3.2. Project manager

2.3.3. Desktop or mobile application programmer developer

2.3.4. Technical lead

2.3.5. Software engineer

2.3.6. Computer scientist

2.4. Computer service and repair field

2.5. Computer sales

2.6. Computer education and training field

2.7. IT consulting

3. Preparing for a Career in the Computer Industry

3.1. Programming

3.2. Web design and development

3.3. Graphics design

3.4. Hardware maintenance

3.5. Networking

3.6. Personal computer support

3.7. Security

4. Certification

4.1. Application software

4.2. Operating systems

4.3. Programming

4.4. Hardware

4.5. Networking

4.6. Digital forensics

4.7. Security

4.8. The Internet

4.9. Database systems

5. A Guide to Certification

5.1. Security Certifications

5.1.1. Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)

5.1.2. Security Certified Network Architect (SCNA)

5.1.3. Security Certified Network Professional (SCNP)

5.1.4. Security Certified Network Specialist (SCNS)

5.1.5. Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP)

5.2. Application Software Certifications

5.2.1. Microsoft Certified Application Specialist (MCAS)

5.2.2. Microsoft Certified Application Professional (MCAP)

5.2.3. Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)

5.2.4. Adobe Certified Associate

5.2.5. Adobe Certified Expert (ACE)

5.2.6. Adobe Certified Instructor (ACI)

5.2.7. IBM Certified Professional for Lotus Software

5.3. Database System Certifications

5.3.1. IBM Certified Solutions Expert – DB2

5.3.2. IBM Certified Solutions Expert – Informix

5.3.3. Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP)

5.3.4. Oracle Certified Professional (OCP)

5.3.5. Sybase Certified Professional

5.4. Operating System Certifications

5.4.1. IBM Certified Specialist

5.4.2. Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)

5.4.3. Novell Certified Linux Professional (CLP)

5.4.4. Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE)

5.4.5. Red Hat Certified Technician (RHCT)

5.4.6. Sun Certified System Administrator (SCSA)

5.5. Programmer/Developer Certifications

5.5.1. Certified Software Development Associate (CSDA)

5.5.2. Certified Software Development Professional (CSDP)

5.5.3. ISB Certified Solution Developer

5.5.4. Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD)

5.5.5. Sun Certified Enterprise Architect (SCEA)

5.5.6. Sun Certified Java Developer (SCJD)

5.5.7. Sun Certified Java Programmer (SCJP)

5.5.8. Sun Certified Mobile Application Developer (SCMAD)

5.6. Networking Certifications

5.6.1. Novell Certified Administrator (NCA)

5.6.2. Novell Certified Engineer (NCE)

5.6.3. Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)

5.6.4. Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)

5.6.5. Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE)

5.6.6. Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA)

5.6.7. Network+

5.6.8. Sun Certified Network Administrator (SCNA)

5.7. Digital Forensics Certifications

5.7.1. Certified Computer Examiner (CCE)

5.7.2. Certified Electronic Evidence Collection Specialist (CEECS)

5.7.3. Certified Forensic Computer Examiner (CFCE)

5.7.4. Certified Information Forensics Investigator (CIFI)

6. Summary

6.1. Strong demand for computer and IT professionals

6.2. Variety of available computer-related careers

6.3. Computer education at trade schools, computer-related majors at colleges and universities, job searches, career development planning, professional organizations, and professional growth

6.4. Certification preparation, examinations, and resources

6.5. Specific certifications