Category Archives: IT Certification

My 8 Certification Choices for Business Techs

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In my previous posts you’ve seen some pretty strong arguments about why you should and shouldn’t get certified in the tech industry and it’s clear that many share my points as well as disagree entirely which comes back to why I wrote about them in the first place. Views on …

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CompTIA is Looking For Cloud, Mobile and Other Subject Matter Experts

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As a proud member of CompTIA’s Subject Matter Expert Technical Advisory Committee, I’m always on the prowl for new experts in the tech industry to help out a great cause. For the uninformed, CompTIA is the most globally recognized non-profit body that oversees the gold-standard of vendor-neutral IT certifications for …

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How to Close the Computer Repair Technician Skills Gap

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“Study Says Most IT Guys Are Ignorant.” That’s the title of a new post¬†from the Wired Magazine website penned by¬†Caleb Garling. It’s the first thing that caught my eye in my RSS feeds this morning and for good reason. While I wouldn’t go as far as to say that IT …

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A Look at Regulating The Computer Repair Industry

Every now and then some Computer Repair rip-off story shows up in the media and finds its way onto YouTube (1, 2, 3, 4). After the Technicians on our forums pick up their jaws from the floor at how unbelievable some of the techs in these videos are, the discussion …

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How to Become an Apple Certified Technician

With the Apple Mac’s breaking 8% of the market share at the end of 2007, it has become something us PC technicians can no longer ignore. With Windows Vista being such a poor product, more and more users are switching to Apple Macs. Many of us with pre-established computer repair …

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The Problem with the Computer Repair Industry

We’ve all heard of of the dodgy car mechanic that will say all sorts of things are wrong even though you only brought your car in for a simple oil change. People are beginning to fear a new type of tradesman, the dodgy computer repair technician. So whats wrong with …

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Do I need to be Qualified?

The big question for many young tech-heads looking to make something of themselves is do I need to be qualified. High schools pump it into their heads that they must get good grades and go onto a good University to work in the computer industry. Are they right? Read on.

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Linux Certification – Way to Go

Even as we talk about Linux certification, it is interesting to first understand the very concept of Linux Operating System. Linux is different from other popular operating systems like Windows and Unix that are popular in the industry.

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CISCO Certification – a Great Career Option

Acquiring an IT certification is a highly recommended step for any individual planning a career in Information Technology. There are various kinds of certifications that one can go for. The kind of certification depends on the specific field chosen in IT. There are different certifications available for programming professionals, networking …

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MCSE Certification Introduction

The Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) certification is the globally accepted endorsement of a professional’s expertise in certain core areas of the IT industry, namely, design, deployment and implementation of Microsoft infrastructure solutions.

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