Is Cisco I.T. Essentials worth putting on a resume?

My teacher at school said that I am eligible for the Cisco IT Essentials exam, because I made a great score on the first half of the certification. All I have to do is go take the exam at school next week. Pass or fail, it won't cost me a thing, I just have to make a certain score on it.

Is it worth putting this on a resume? I just don't know what its value is. It looks just like the A+ certification, just Cisco's own version.

How valuable is this certification? I believe it's worth my time to take the exam if I can fit it in with finals AND my Security+.
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  • networker050184networker050184 Mod Posts: 11,962 Mod
    I believe that is just a course and not a certification. It looks to be the very lowest level network academy course also. I wouldn't bother putting it on a resume.

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  • redline5thredline5th Member Posts: 119
    You do actually get a certificate in the mail upon completion.

    I don't believe it holds much value. I believe it is just a simple coursework. I may just not study and take it anyway, just for the heck of it. It hurts me in no way shape or form.
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  • mikej412mikej412 Member Posts: 10,090
    Take the test. Get the certificate (which isn't a certification like the A+). And if you don't have anything better to fill up your resume -- put it on your resume. It might be enough to push you up in the queue for a (summer) job at Best Buy/Geek Squad.

    When you pass, compare your course to the CompTIA A+ requirements and objectives. This course may have been preparation for an older version of the A+ exam(s) -- so it's worth checking out in case you're 60-70% on your way to the current A+ exam(s). If you can get those A+ exams done by the end of the year you'll have a "lifetime" certification -- so it could be worth the $200+ per exam to earn the A+ Certification.
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  • ReibeReibe Member Posts: 56 ■■□□□□□□□□
    mikej412 wrote: »
    Take the test. Get the certificate (which isn't a certification like the A+). And if you don't have anything better to fill up your resume -- put it on your resume. It might be enough to push you up in the queue for a (summer) job at Best Buy/Geek Squad.

    When you pass, compare your course to the CompTIA A+ requirements and objectives. This course may have been preparation for an older version of the A+ exam(s) -- so it's worth checking out in case you're 60-70% on your way to the current A+ exam(s). If you can get those A+ exams done by the end of the year you'll have a "lifetime" certification -- so it could be worth the $200+ per exam to earn the A+ Certification.

    Ditto, I'm an alum of Cisco's NetAcademy (IT Ess. I & II, and CCNA Curriculum). I don't consider the Certificate anywhere near an actual certification or "Cisco's version of A+", but rather more of a curriculum to help study for A+). I had originally listed it on my very first resume - before having an IT job. I also had alot of space to fill up then though.
  • redline5thredline5th Member Posts: 119
    Well, I've already got the A+ and Network+ and I found the IT Essentials I exam very similar to the material on both of the CompTIA exams. Especially the information in regards to printers. I cannot speak for the IT Essentials II material, as I haven't been over it. I've heard that it is just a step further than the first half.

    I'll take the exam for the heck of it and see what happens.
    WGU - Bachelors in Information Technology

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