Technically-skilled employees are in demand. As businesses increasingly rely on technology to stay competitive, the need for high-tech personnel rises.
Employers often measure the caliber of job candidates based on the certifications they have earned. A certification is an internationally recognized credential from a high-tech company or organization such as Microsoft, Cisco or Novell. When you earn a certification, it means that you have proven your proficiency in the technology field as well as in a specific company's products.
Certifications are earned by passing certification exams, which measure your knowledge and abilities related to specific fields and products.
Earning a certification is becoming a vital step toward entering a technology field. Certifications can:
- Determine the type of opportunities for which you qualify.
- Increase your starting or current salary.
- Increase your chances of being offered a position or promotion.
- Provide a greater possibility for career growth.
Students and professionals alike pursue certifications as a way to achieve their career goals. To help meet these needs, as well as the business needs of the community, Seminole State offers several professional certification programs in Network Technologies, which are designed to prepare students for a certification exam.
Certification programs include:
As a student, you have two options for completing a certification program:
- Prepare for a certification exam while earning credit toward an Associate in Science (A.S.) degree
- Prepare for an exam as a non-degree-seeking student
The courses that Seminole State College provides as part of its professional certification programs are intended to help you prepare for a certification exam. You must pass the corresponding exam in order to earn a certification. Passing the courses does not guarantee that you will pass the exam.
Certification exams can be taken at Seminole State's Professional Testing and Certification Center.