Depending on the level of the certification, there may or may not be a number of prerequisites to be had before you attempt further computer education. For instance, if you're a novice IT worker attempting to achieve A+ certification, it's recommended that you have at least an intermediate grasp of Microsoft DOS, Windows 3.1 and 95 or 98, Basic Electrical Theory, and computer hardware. In more advanced specialties, the prerequisite depends on the skill you are trying to achieve. If you are a systems analyst, IT manager, application developer, or a product manager looking to become certified in Java programming language, it may be beneficial to have experience in software development and programming, though this is not mandatory. Those interested in becoming proficient in Lotus Notes should be able to navigate Windows or other operating systems in order to understand the Lotus Notes course work. Microsoft, Oracle, Informix, or Novell certification usually requires knowledge of their respective basic products as a preliminary step to acquiring more complex knowledge. With such a large number of certifications available, you should determine what you have mastered and then find either a vendor or a classroom location nearby where you can obtain detailed information about the necessary prerequisites to your desired certification. For more information, consult a computer professional.
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