How can I get money for IT Certifications?

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How can I get money for IT Certifications? I'm transitioning out of the military and I'd like to get some IT training to bring my skills back up to when I didn’t have to sit behind a desk and go to meetings all the time. AF will reimburse me for IT boot camps but I just don't have the money up front. Once I begin my new career I would have the money to pay for training but I have to get the job first. I'm interested in loans, grants, gifts ;-) Thanks

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Western Governors University has online IT degrees that include your certification exams in the cost of tuition. It’s 100% accredited, meaning you can get Federal Student Loans. The basic IT certs you get are CIW Professional, CIW Associates, Microsoft Certified Professional (based on MS 70-270 Windows XP Exam), Sun Certified Associate for the Java Platform, CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Security+, CompTIA Project+, CompTIA A+ IT Technician. Depending on the program focus you choose, the certs change. This even includes 1 free retake per exam.

Tuition is on a 6-month term basis but there is no limit to the number of classes you can take per term. That means you can finish as fast as you want with no extra charge for taking additional classes! Check their <a href=”http://web1.wgu.edu/online_it_degrees/programs.asp”>IT degrees</a> out and let me know what you think. As a current student I can refer you for a free application. It will save you $60. I’m working on my MBA in IT Management and have been extremely happy with WGU. It’s very affordable and the student support is top notch.

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  • EyeTGuy
    [...] can I get money for IT Certifications?: New Question Created by EyeTGuy http://itknowledgeexchange.techtarget.com/itanswers/how-can-i-get-money-for-it-certifications/ « előző | következő » Ryan Tvenge — 2008. 08. 06. [...]
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  • BrentSheets
    EyeTGuy, you may wish to visit one of our newest community blogs, called IT Career JumpStart. It's written by Ed Tittel, veteran on IT certification and training. Below is the blog description. Do you feel like your IT career is stalled or bogging down? There’s a lot you can do for yourself to improve your work situation and long-term prospects. Learn about skills development plus training and learning opportunities to improve your knowledge base and skill set. Dig into the pros, cons, and costs of college degrees and IT certifications at all levels. Share your comments, questions, and concerns with long-time IT Certification and Career Development expert Ed Tittel, creator of the Exam Cram series of cert prep texts, and a contributor to over 100 IT certification books, plus countless Web and print articles in this subject area.
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    [...] I answered a question about how to get money for IT certifications and since I got two thumbs up I thought it might worth sharing here. First, I must disclose that I [...]
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  • Drewloanonline5
    There are other options besides student loans. You could also get a personal loan, unsecured loan or a line of credit. This way you could spend the money equal or how you see fit. A great place to learn more is Unsecured Loan Source, You can talk to a loan specialist to find out more to see what will be the best option for you.
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