PC and network support staff are increasingly in demand in Great Britain, as businesses rely heavily on their technical advice and skills. Because we are getting more and more beholden to technology, we in turn find ourselves increasingly more reliant upon the skilled and qualified IT professionals, who maintain those systems.
What is the reason why qualifications from colleges and universities are now falling behind more qualifications from the commercial sector? With university education costs spiralling out of control, together with the IT sector’s general opinion that vendor-based training is closer to the mark commercially, we have seen a dramatic increase in Adobe, Microsoft, CISCO and CompTIA based training programmes that supply key solutions to a student at a much reduced cost in terms of money and time. Patently, a certain portion of closely linked information has to be learned, but core specialised knowledge in the areas needed gives a commercially trained person a massive advantage.
The bottom line is: Accredited IT qualifications provide exactly what an employer needs – the title is a complete giveaway: as an example – I am a ‘Microsoft Certified Professional’ in ‘Windows XP Administration and Configuration’. Consequently employers can identify just what their needs are and which qualifications will be suitable to deal with those needs.
Commencing from the viewpoint that it’s necessary to locate the job we want to do first, before we can chew over what method of training fulfils our needs, how do we know the right direction? Therefore, if you don’t have any experience in the IT market, how could you possibly know what a particular IT employee fills their day with? And of course decide on which educational path is the most likely for a successful result. To get through to the essence of this, we need to discuss a variety of different aspects:
- Your personality type plus what interests you – what work-related things you enjoy or dislike.
- What is the time-frame for the training process?
- Where do you stand on job satisfaction vs salary?
- When taking into account all that computing covers, it’s important to be able to take in what is different.
- You should also think long and hard about the amount of time and effort you’ll put into your education.
Ultimately, the only real way of covering these is by means of a long chat with someone that has enough background to be able to guide you.
Can job security really exist anymore? In a marketplace like the UK, where industry can change its mind at alarming speeds, we’d question whether it does. In actuality, security now only emerges in a quickly rising market, driven by a shortage of trained workers. These circumstances create the appropriate setting for a higher level of market-security – a far better situation.
Using the IT business for instance, the 2006 e-Skills analysis showed a skills gap in the United Kingdom around the 26 percent mark. Showing that for every four jobs existing throughout Information Technology (IT), we have only 3 certified professionals to do them. Gaining the appropriate commercial IT accreditation is thus a quick route to a continuing as well as satisfying line of work. While the market is increasing at such a speed, is there any other market worth taking into account as a retraining vehicle.
An effective training course package will also include accredited exam preparation systems. Steer clear of depending on non-official exam preparation systems. Why don’t you analyse whether you’re learning enough through quizzes and mock ups of exams to prepare you for taking the real deal.