It might sound cliché, but professionals are paid better than those who do not have enough knowledge or work background. This is the reason most people take the time and exert effort in being certified in their line of work. One line of work that many people are not aware of the certification process is computer servicing.
Becoming a Professional Computer Service Technician
People might argue that repairing a computer does not take a rocket scientist. After all, there are many online videos you can watch to figure out what the problem is. What most people fail to realize is that repairing a computer takes more than opening its casing and tinkering with whatever is inside. This is the reason most professional computer service technicians strive to pass the CompTIA A+ certification.
You have to understand that the A+ certification is not a one-size-fits-all program. In fact, it has four levels — foundational, professional, specialty, and mastery.
As the name implies, the foundational level is advisable for students and those without work experience. The professional level, on the other hand, is for those who already have a few years of experience and are already building their career. The last two (specialty and mastery) are for those who already have significant years of experience in their career.
Taking the Certification Exam
Taking the A+ certification is no easy feat. For one, you need to undergo hours of a refresher course before you can sit down for the test. What’s good about this, however, is that you build the confidence to take the actual test.
Most training centers and online schools provide multiple sessions of the A+ certification practice test so that you can figure out which areas you still need to work on. If you already have work experience, you can proceed directly and take the test to refresh your memory while letting you know your strengths and weaknesses.
Like any other professional, it takes an effort to become acknowledged in your field. Don’t give up and you’ll eventually see its perks soon.