Are You a Certified A+? These are your next steps
CompTIA A+ certification can be a great achievement! It is a great achievement that you should celebrate. We have some suggestions for you to follow after the celebrations are over. These will help you set yourself up for continued success.
Master your Talking Points
Now that you have been certified, it is time to find out how to best communicate what you learned during the experience to potential employers. Interviewers are often interested in knowing that you have the certification. However, they are more interested in what you learned from the experience and what it will mean for you in the future. These are some questions you might be asked.
What can you take away from the A+ and put it to good use in your current or future workplace?
How did the A+ increase your confidence and competence in your work?
After obtaining the CompTIA A+ certification, you can now decide what you are most interested in learning (certifications or technologies). )?
To sound polished in your next interview, practice how you will phrase the questions. Learn how to rock your interview, from start to finish.
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Reverse Engineering Training
Most career counselors around the globe will tell you to start at the beginning and work backwards. Identify where you want to be in your career and reverse engineer the path to get there.
To find the right job, check out IT job websites such as dice.com/ and indeed.com/. Examine the job descriptions and determine the skills, knowledge and certifications that you will need to get the job. Next, work hard to get what you want!
There are many ways to prepare for your next IT job. So do some digging and get to work!
One foot in front of the other
Once you have reconstructed the path that you should follow to land your dream job it is time to get started.
CompTIA A+ certification will be your first step in a long IT certification path. IT professionals who have earned the A+ certification tend to pursue careers in networking or system administration. You might also be interested in IT security, virtualization, and the cloud, or DevOps.
Consider these options if you are looking for another certification.
CompTIA Network+ (for aspiring networking professionals)
CompTIA Security+ (for IT security professionals)
Microsoft MCSA Windows Server 2012 (for knowledge-hungry sysadmins).
It takes effort, time, and intention to advance your career. Keep moving forward and you’ll soon be in your own corner office.
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