It doesn’t matter whether you are just starting out in the IT industry or you are midway through your career, Microsoft certifications are always an asset worth having. They help you to stand out from other candidates when applying for a role, create new opportunities, help you to negotiate a higher salary, increase the chances of a promotion and give you a greater variety of options when it comes to changing the course of your career. Out of all of the Microsoft certifications available, the Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) is one of the most important. If you are heading into the IT industry for the first time as a beginner, the Microsoft MTA is fundamental.
There is no denying that the IT sector is an extremely broad one. It has a range of high paying jobs for a range of different skill sets, which means that finding a job that matches your interests and area of expertise is something that few people struggle with. However, that’s not to say that everyone in the IT sector is awarded with the same impressive salary. There are some jobs that stand out from the rest as paying more.
AXELOS has released the latest version of the ITIL® Foundation certification, the world-renowned and widely used IT service management framework. This is the first new version to be released since the 2011 update. Version 4 of ITIL Foundation has been developed by more than 150 experts in the field along with a team of writers and contributors. A new ITIL development group has also been established, comprising of over 2000 members in order to gain input from large and modern organisations.
The CompTIA A+ certification has retained its reputation for being considered as the best starting point for a career in IT for many years now. The release of CompTIA’s 220-1001 and 220-1002 (Core 1 & Core 2) series on 15 January 2019, sees a greater emphasis on Cloud computing, virtualisation, Internet of Things, cybersecurity and networking.