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May 21, 2021
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There are so many IT certifications out there, and it's likely that you’ve heard some different opinions about the pros and cons of getting these certifications. In this course, The Value of Tech Skills and IT Certifications, you’ll learn to how certifications can help you and how to know which one will help you the most. First, you’ll explore what different tech skills and certifications there are. Next, you’ll discover the value of tech skills and IT certification. Finally, you’ll learn how to use IT certifications to advance your IT career. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge of tech skills and IT certifications needed to establish for yourself what next steps you can take with certifications for your career in IT.

About the author
About the author

Maaike is trainer and software developer. She has trained professionals in the field of Java, Spring, C#, Python, Scrum, React and Angular. Next to the practical training and programming experience, Maaike has a lot of experience with short technical consulting projects and providing learning solutions for complex software development departments.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
My name is Maaike van Putten. Welcome to my course, The Value of Tech Skills and IT Certifications. I'm a software developer and IT trainer at Bright Boost, and I have a lot of IT certifications myself. The value of tech skills in today's society is huge. There is a major gap on the job market between the high demand of skilled tech people and the low availability of tech people. So it's great that you're looking into obtaining more of these skills, and possibly even considering a career in IT. This course will deal with the value of tech skills and IT certification in more detail. No IT experience is required, even though it will definitely help you. Some of the major topics that we'll cover include: what are tech skills and IT certifications? What are they worth? What are common and popular IT certifications, and which one might help you? Lastly, we'll deal with how can you use them to add value to yourself and your career. By the end of this course, you'll know what the value of tech skills and IT certifications are, and you are ready to decide what's the best next step for you to take. From here, continue learning by diving into the basics of any IT topic, like infrastructure, networking, or programming with courses on any of the CompTIA A+ topics, or a programming language, such as Java or Python. I hope you'll join me on this journey to boost your career with The Value of Tech Skills and IT Certifications course here at Pluralsight.