Top IT Certs for 2015: Hardware

Hey Guys,

So Tom's Hardware would like to ask you all if you guys can come up with 5 of the top Hardware related certifications:

So Far I think it's:


a) Comptia A+
b) ACTS
c) CWTS - Certified Wireless Technology Specialist
d) not sure
e) not sure

I'd put Server + but I'm sure it's knowledge is really relevant anymore, most people stop at A+ and expand upward from there into N+/S+ or something even higher like CCNA/MCSA/VCP. But we need 5 total.

Thoughts?

Comments

  • PJ_SneakersPJ_Sneakers CompTIA, EC-Council, ISACA, (ISC)², Microsoft USAMember Posts: 880 ■■■■■■□□□□
    I thought about it, and I think that A+ is pretty much it. That, and Apple Certified Mac Technician.

    The only others I can think of are the HP certifications, but they really only seem to be relevant if you are affiliated with HP.
  • FadakartelFadakartel Member Posts: 144
    All i can think of is A+
  • N2ITN2IT Inactive Imported Users Posts: 7,483 ■■■■■■■■■■
    A+
    Apple Cert
    Dell
    Lenovo
    HP
  • -hype-hype Member Posts: 165
    A+
    Apple Mac Cert- I see a lot of startups offering like 70k + for Mac desktop support in NYC area.
    WGU BS IT:Network Administration
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  • VeritiesVerities Member Posts: 1,162
    Deathmage wrote: »
    Hey Guys,

    So Tom's Hardware would like to ask you all if you guys can come up with 5 of the top Hardware related certifications:

    So Far I think it's:


    a) Comptia A+
    b) ACTS
    c) CWTS - Certified Wireless Technology Specialist
    d) not sure
    e) not sure

    I'd put Server + but I'm sure it's knowledge is really relevant anymore, most people stop at A+ and expand upward from there into N+/S+ or something even higher like CCNA/MCSA/VCP. But we need 5 total.

    Thoughts?

    Maybe:

    d) Cisco Certified Technician Data Center/Routing and Switching.

    Like everyone else has said A+ and Server + are the best known/sought out in the hardware arena. Although its a bit dated, I think Server + knowledge is still valuable and I still see it on job postings.
  • PristonPriston Member Posts: 999 ■■■■□□□□□□
    BICSI certification should definitely be somewhere on the list! I'd probably put it 2nd or 3rd not 100% sure. I also think server+ is still relevant and should be on the list, just look at the exam objectives.

    Maybe
    1. CompTIA A+
    2. ACMT - Apple Certified Macintosh Technician
    3. BICSI - Building Industry Consulting Services International
    4. CompTIA Server+
    5. CWTS - Certified Wireless Technology Specialist
    A.A.S. in Networking Technologies
    A+, Network+, CCNA
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