Why you need a certified it specialist
A few years ago, the term “certified specialist” was puzzling. Now the situation has changed. To be competitive in the it market, you need extensive knowledge, experience, and certification – confirmation of the status of a specialist.
There is no doubt that the success of the modern person depends on his work. And how to ensure that the work was interesting and at the same time highly paid? That at work there was an opportunity of growth, both professional, and career?
A special place in the labor market is occupied by specialists in the field of information technology. Many recruitment agencies specialize only in the selection of such specialists. Moreover, the resume of the specialist is added to the database of these agencies in the presence of special education and a certificate confirming professional knowledge. Certification is an integral part of the decision-making process on hiring and promotion of employees in companies.
From the position of the applicant: to be confident in the future, to be competitive in the it market, you need not only extensive knowledge and experience, you need to be certified and get the status of a professional. This will provide maximum guarantees of employment in Ukraine and in any country of the world. From the position of the employer: to be sure of the maximum efficiency of investments in the information resources of the company, to protect the automation system from errors and failures, which can lead to the work of an unskilled specialist, to improve the quality of customer service, you need an independent, objective confirmation of the specialist’s knowledge.
This is an objective and consistent method of assessing the competence of the employee is testing in international testing centers. The questions in the tests are related to the key tasks that the specialist must solve in his daily work. Large corporations and companies that develop software and hardware almost simultaneously with the release of a new version of products or new equipment offer new tests. There are special schemes of delivery of tests to get different ranks and statuses. Microsoft, for example, has eight certification programs. Novell has five, etc. the List of companies offering technical specialists to get international recognition and confirmation of their qualification is quite large.
Training is the key to getting it certification
All of the above suggests that if you still decided to become a specialist in the field of information technology, you can not do without the coveted certification. And to get it, you have to successfully pass several tests. What do you need for this? Knowledge!
You can buy volumes of smart books for the benefit and prosperity of the modern book publishing business. And then drown in the vast rivers of technical information. Of course, you can swim out, but not the fact that during this time all that you have so hard to master, will remain relevant.
You can get a low-paying job and by trial and error to try to learn, for example, Microsoft Windows. And it is not known how it will end.
There are a number of other, more modern ways of obtaining knowledge. These are video courses, computer programs for self-training, distance learning, online training, but the easiest and most reliable way is real-time training. Moreover, if you want to get the maximum result for a minimum period of time, the training should be chosen in an authorized training center.
Classes in such centers are conducted according to the methods developed by the manufacturing companies themselves. This means that during the training will be considered all the most complex and important topics will be discussed all the issues related to the studied product. Branded tutorials, which contain lesson notes and practical exercises, will help you learn the material better. And after the course, you can refer to them as the most accurate reference literature at any time. A certified instructor has not only technical knowledge, but also pedagogical experience, which is very important when submitting material, when working with a group, when performing practical tasks.
The main distinctive characteristics of the authorized training center
Most of the large corporations that develop software and hardware products, such as Oracle, Novell, Cisco Systems, Sun Microsystems, Microsoft, Informix, SCO and many others – provide their customers with a unique opportunity: training on author’s methods. The uniqueness is obvious, because who better than the manufacturer knows his product and understands how to learn to work with it. In corporations, there are entire departments that develop methods for their training centers or for the centers of training partners. To become such a partner you need to go through the authorization process. There are various affiliate programs: Microsoft CTEC, Novell NAEC, SCO AEC, Oracle Partners Program – each of them describes the rather stringent requirements for training centers that want to become authorized.
Naturally, the programs and requirements are very different from each other, but the main points are the same in all programs:
The authorized course is conducted only by a Certified Teacher – a highly qualified specialist, certified for a specific software product or technology and having the necessary teaching experience and knowledge of the training course;
Only proprietary techniques and training materials are used to conduct authorized courses;
At the end of the course, a certificate of the manufacturer-a generally accepted world standard – is issued;
Classes are held in classrooms that strictly comply with the technical requirements of the manufacturer. Classes are equipped with the necessary computer, presentation and other additional equipment in accordance with the requirements of a particular software product and a specific course.