Whether you are transitioning to an IT career or you are already an entry-level IT professional, the CompTIA A+ certification is an essential piece to establishing your career. Once you feel confident that you have mastered the material, you will need to schedule your A+ certification exam. Keep reading to find out everything you need to know about how much the CompTIA A+ exam cost and testing locations in Maryland and Virginia.
Are you a recent graduate looking to enter into the IT world or maybe you are somebody that is considering a career change into a more in demand field? Are you someone who can think logically as well as creatively? More and more technology employers in the D.C., Maryland and Virginia area are looking for candidates that possess solid computer abilities as well as industry certifications.
In October, CompTIA announced the release of new tests, the 800 series, that will replace the 700-series exams that had been the basis of CompTIA’s A+ certification, the certification that covers entry-level technicians. The 700 series will remain in use through August 31, 2013. Until then, candidates can choose either series as a testing option for the A+ designation.
We just posted a very informative video on the CompTIA A+ and Network+ certifications. The video covers topics like average salary, average raises, topics covered, who the certifications are best fit for, what to expect on the exams and job roles that career changers can expect to see when they achieve these certifications.The video also discusses where the A+ and Network+ certifications fall in accordance to the DoD 8570 Directive.
Information Technology is a reliable industry with continued growth, competitive compensation and a variety of specializations. Even in the recession-ridden decade between 2008 and 2018, job growth in the Information Technology field is expected to grow by approximately 17 percent.