what certs to get within one year
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Hello I am new in the I.T world. I only have one year left on my G.I Bill and was wondering what are some certifications I can get in the next year to be able to be marketable in getting a job. I would consider myself a rookie to I.T but i have taken a real interest in computer in the last six months and want to follow it in my new career. Any schools or certs someone can recommend i would really appreciate it. thanks
Now there are some schools and other VA programs that work well for tech training. I'll see if I can find some and compile them here.
Career Transition | IVMF - This one looks real good. Wish I had known about it a few years ago.
Another good place to check can be local community colleges. Some of them will be qualified to use the GI Bill at, and will have IT training programs with certifications built in to the cost, CCNA Academies, etc.
Also, nothing beats the price of the library and most have at least the major certification books up to date. You can borrow and read books on A+, Network+, and Security+. The CompTIA tests are relatively cheap compared to others.
I went to a state community college where they helped me through the CCNA and a lot of linux, security, networking courses and i enjoyed my experience much more. Also they have a CCNP program which i am looking forward too. My community college had a huge Cisco lab, basically while studying you can go and learn hands on with anything from your switch stuff all the way up too layer 3 switches, advanced routing etc.. Really had a blast there and everyone i met where very dedicated and knowledgeable about networking.
also your GI might be done in 1 year however you should look into Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment
Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) Home
and most importantly make your VA rep your friend