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Computer Careers and Centifivation by Mind Map: Computer  Careers  and
Centifivation
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Computer Careers and Centifivation

Objectives Overview

List the benefits of certification for employers, employees

Identify ways to prepare for certification

List the general areas of IT certification

Name some specific IT certifications in various certification areas

The Computer Industry

A demand for computer professionals continues to grow

Careers in the Computer Industry

Job opportunities in the computer industry generally are available in one or more of these areas

Computer software field

IT consulting

Computer sales

Computer education and training field

Jobs in the IT department typically are divided into six main areas

Management

Technical services

Operations

Training

Security

The computer service and repair field provides

Preventive maintenance

Component installation

Repair services

Requires a knowledge of electronics

An IT consultant provides computer services to his or her clients

Preparing for a Career in the Computer Industry

A trade school typically offers programs in

Programming

Networking

Security

Three broad disciplines produce the greatest number of entry-level employees

Computer Information Systems

Computer Science

Computer Engineering

Job seekers can create a video resume

Conferences, conventions, and trade shows are a great way to stay aware of new products and services

International Consumer Electronics Show (CES)

Hundreds of computer industry publications are available

Computerworld

InfoWorld

PC Magazine

PC World

Web sites discuss or share opinions

Slashdot

The Register

AnandTech

New node

Certification

Computer certifications are available in these areas

Application software

Operating systems

Networking

The Internet

IT certifications can

Enhance employees’ careers

Increase professional standing

Professional organizations also offer certifications

Certifications are typically taken on a computer at a testing center

A Guide to Certification

Application Software Certifications

Microsoft Certified Application Specialist (MCAS)

Adobe Certified Expert (ACE)

Adobe Certified Instructor (ACI)

Operating System Certifications

IBM Certified Specialist

Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE)

Red Hat Certified Technician (RHCT)

Hardware Certifications

A+

IBM eServer Certified Specialist

NACSE Hardware Technician

Database System Certifications

Oracle Certified Professional (OCP)

Sybase Certified Professional

Summary

Strong demand for computer and IT professionals

Certification preparation, examinations, and resources

Variety of available computerrelated careers

Specific certifications