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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

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

The computer service and repair field provides

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

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

Job seekers can create a video resume

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

Hundreds of computer industry publications are available

Web sites discuss or share opinions

New node

Certification

Computer certifications are available in these areas

IT certifications can

Professional organizations also offer certifications

Certifications are typically taken on a computer at a testing center

A Guide to Certification

Application Software Certifications

Operating System Certifications

Hardware Certifications

Database System Certifications

Summary

Strong demand for computer and IT professionals

Certification preparation, examinations, and resources

Variety of available computerrelated careers

Specific certifications