Various manufacturers, in an effort to promote the use of their software, offer certificates to those that master their products. The manufacturers sponsor certification for a variety of other reasons too - mainly, however, to identify people competent in running their systems.
With the .com craze of the late nineties, a lot of people in the Detroit, Michigan area were studying for IT certification because they thought it was the magic bullet - the quick way to riches. This lead to a lot of people studying how to pass certification exams rather than learning how to use the software. Unfortunately, passing a certification exam does not mean that you know how to do a job.
Michigan Technology Services is committed to making sure that you learn how to do a job as you study for certification.
There are two main types of computer certification: vendor sponsored and vendor neutral. Examples of vendor sponsored IT certification include, from Microsoft, the MCSE or MCSA. Cisco offers the CCNA and CCNP, amongst others.
Vendor neutral exams mainly come from CompTIA, an association representing the international technology community. Examples of CompTIA credentials include the A+ PC Tech, Network+, Security+ and Linux+.
There are numerous perks associated with computer certification - including industry recognition and advanced copies of software.
For detailed info on IT certification training in the Detroit Michigan area, contact Michigan Technology Services. 248-489-0408.