Entry Level IT Credentials

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What are currently considered the strongest credentials for someone at the Entry level of IT? Which certification paths provide the most sought after employees? I do realize that there are literally hundreds of pipelines one can go in IT, and each is a personal choice. So what I am looking for is, in as general and as broad of terms as you can give, what makes one prospective employee look more attractive on paper than another?

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Like you mentioned, there are several paths to take in “IT”. If you’re going for networking, then get your CCNA, for starters. If you’re going the server route, go for a Linux or Microsoft Certification, etc…

And as far as what looks best on paper: A healthy mix of education, certifications and experience will beat one of those alone…

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  • Spadasoe
    A+, Network +, MCS at some level
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  • jinteik
    I agree with Sixball. It depends on what you want to do next time. So that is when you plan out your path / future. Some of my friend did both CCNA and MCSE and went on in other certification too..
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  • CRagsdale32
    Thanks for the replies. I'll look into each.
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  • CompleteITProfessional
    Those are all good qualifications. However, if you don't want to get into the network/server role, try a software development course - they can be general courses as well as ones that specialize in a certain technology. You could also try database administration or systems support as well - as long as you enjoy what you're doing that's what matters!
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