Without beating the proverbial dead horse whose name begins with the letter C, I would draw your attention to an area in which many AV integrators and professionals do not have enough time for familiarity and immersion in the focus IT certifications.There are a handful of certifications in the AV world available to us,but what is beyond? In the IT industry,there is a certification that you probably never heard of,every corner lurks the streets of the massive industry.But where do you start? As you can see, embracing the industry,regardless overwhelmed with the decades of testing and certification?
IT certification can not be mentioned without hearing the word of CompTIA. CompTIA certification exam the first in 1993 under the name of A+.Since then it is one of the non-profit involved in the development of many other manufacturer-neutral testing and certification accredited by ANSI.I do not work for or represent the CompTIA in any way,but their victims are interesting,especially in view of AV integrators interested in IT-savvy.This post will provide a brief understanding of three of its most popular certification exams.
Today, the A+ is one of the most common entry-level IT certifications. It’s the way many junior-level technicians get their foot into the industry. The exam covers a lot of maintenance, basic networking, hardware, and operating system configurations. While an A+ certification won’t revolutionize your career, it’s a great study path and certification to give you a basic understanding of IT if you’re not too familiar with the industry in general.
Recommended for individuals with an A+ or nine months of networking experience, the Network+ certification is the next tier of the CompTIA ladder. Studying for this exam just may have you reciting the 7-layer OSI model in your sleep. This can also be considered a good milestone goal for integrators involved in video conferencing protocols, streaming, and other network intensive AV projects. With a good background in IT, many individuals integrating networked AV into a network or experience working with IT may want to consider starting here.
If it harden to the professional networking security systems, ethical hacking and conducting cyber forensic livelihood comes, Security+ is an entry in the network security and the first certification in the Road to the CISSP certification or a different level.For everyone else,this review and its objectives most of what we know about network security,as it usually work with IT staff to get the device into their networks and hardening them as needed. CompTIA suggests at least two years of experience in IT management, especially security, before this test.
Regardless of how you take it, at least you should consider getting a certification or two to his resume. IT staff appreciate the opportunity to have their language, and the growth of confidence to speak, when it comes to sense of self.CompTIA is to see a good organization, especially for the listings in the category,but there are some other vendor-neutral and vendor-specific options.