From the fundamental A+ certification to the more advanced Cisco Certified Network Associate, these certifications can be key in opening the right doors for advancement in your computer career. Achieving the A+ certification is the first step you can take to embark on a career in the IT field. This certification indicates that you've mastered all the required lessons towards becoming an entry level PC technician. As a Certified Novell Administrator, or CNA, it can be understood by employers that you understand the mechanics of network fundamentals and system administration, preparing you for a career as a Network Administrator. If you become a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer, or a MCSE, you might be recognized by potential employers as someone who has been schooled in networking essentials, Windows NT Workstation, Windows NT Server, Windows NT Server in the Enterprise, Transmission Control Protocol/ Internet Protocol, and Internet Information Server. You'll be looked upon as a valid, potential candidate for a Network or Internet Engineer position. As an example of a higher certification, the Cisco Certified Network Associate indicates that you're prepared to take on the responsibilities of a Network or Internet Engineer, as you have been educated in the introduction to Cisco Router Configuration. Consult a computer professional for more information.
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