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  • 1.  What kind of job can you get with a CompTIA A+ Certification?

    Posted Thu February 24, 2022 02:06 AM

    The CompTIA A+ certification is helpful for people who want to launch a rewarding career in the IT sector. It is a preferred qualifying credential for technical support and IT operational roles. In addition, when you will look for a job, this certification on your resume will help set you apart. Here is the list of top CompTIA A+ job titles. 

     

    • Service desk analyst
    • Technical support specialist
    • Field service technician
    • Associate network engineer
    • Data support technician
    • Help desk technician 
    • IT support specialist 

     

    These are the most common job titles for people holding a CompTIA A+ certification. With this certification, you can get jobs in companies like Intel, Dell, Ricoh, HP, and more. Professionals preparing for CompTIA A+ certification can take the help of CertBlaster® A+ practice test & exam simulator bundle to excel in the exam.



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    John Smith
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  • 2.  RE: What kind of job can you get with a CompTIA A+ Certification?

    Posted Thu February 24, 2022 07:36 AM
    Finally a straight answer to that question -  I did quite a bit of searching online to find the answer to this question a while back, and came across nothing but vague answers that didn't really answer the question Thank you.
    I kept finding responses like these

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    Ronnie Hokanson
    Owner
    Websiites.com
    Los Angeles CA
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  • 3.  RE: What kind of job can you get with a CompTIA A+ Certification?

    Posted Fri February 25, 2022 08:28 AM
    I think people need to rethink how they get good IT jobs.  Sure you have the cattle drive of graduate HS, spend tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars on a college degree and throw in some certifications.  Only to toss your resume into the lottery of pick me to an HR person who has no IT experience.  That usually results in at least a decade of debt paying for something that gives you little value to getting an IT sector job.  I do not have a college degree on my resume but do have many certifications (self-taught) other than a couple my job paid for.

    My suggestion for anyone starting out is NOT to go to college for IT.  You can learn more through self-taught certifications or boot-camps.  Skip the debt.
    If you're in an area that seems to require a degree, then attend a college part-time and use it for nothing other than to find an internship at a great company you want to work for.  Find out who the IT manager is and offer to work as an intern for minimum wage or nothing at all.  Tell them that you believe you're valuable but also understand you have little to no applied knowledge in the field that you're a hard worker and teachable.  This is a business transaction, that it will take a period of months for a return on investment for the training they'd invest in you and that you only ask that they re-evaluate your wage in an agreed time period (6 months to a year).  Are you so cocky to think that you deserve a high paying job straight out of college with no practical skills in the position you're applying for?  Employer/employee is a business transaction and when you don't have much to offer by way of practical skills then don't ask for much.

    I was an IT operations manager for a contracting company for years.  I oversaw a 24x7 helpdesk for many clients, deskside support and a networking team.  Most companies have a 'way' of doing things and don't care that you just graduated from college and want to tell me all the things you know and how much of an expert college made you.  The best employees I ever hired were recent graduates from HS, self-learning a certification and told me they didn't know much but they were teachable and willing to put in the sweat equity.  It is much easier to get a job while you have a job and much easier to get more money when you have decent experience in your resume.

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    Walter York
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  • 4.  RE: What kind of job can you get with a CompTIA A+ Certification?

    IBM Champion
    Posted Thu March 03, 2022 07:13 AM
    Good points Walter. Saw a presentation at a TechU in Atlanta a couple years ago where a bunch of companies in Cincinnati partnered to recruit underprivileged youth in the area to go into IT. The training was free and a few of the young IBMers that came out of the program had amazing stories of love for their jobs and rising up through the ranks quickly to management positions. The company helping these young men and women was https://perscholas.org/. and it was a use case by Western & Southern Financial. This was co-presented by Interskill learning. 

    But there are also some good universities participating in mainframe-related learning -- University of Illinois is one and my company has been talking to them about helping educate their students for what to expect upon graduation and more importantly, what a good company looks like. Just as some interviewees will tell you anything to get a job, a lot of companies will tell you anything to hire you. We would like to help these new grads smell the BS and understand what to look for in their first job.

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    Tony Perri
    CEO and Co-Founder
    Santa Rosa Software, LLC
    Chattanooga TN
    239-370-0713
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