RedChannel is a student who plans to pursue a career in the IT field. He isn’t able to obtain a four-year degree at this time, and wonders if gaining some certifications from Microsoft would be enough background to help him land a decent job.
I don’t know if they will help you find a job… but in terms of getting a job – they will absolutely help. If you were in charge of hiring for a company and you were torn between two people to hire for one position, you’d be likely to go with the one who had some certifications. More education is never a bad thing, and that includes the type of learning you receive when you take any type of certification exams.
Certifications are additional education that you didn’t have to get. It shows a lot of initiative to do something like this. It shows potential employers that you are willing to go that extra mile.
You have to remember, you’re going to go up against quite a large number of other people for any positions. Having an edge is something you have to do. It may cost you some money… but how much is that next job worth to you?
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