Why Choose IT for a Career

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    1. 1. Why an IT Career Henry Louey Director, Sales, ANZ/ASEAN CompTIA
    2. 2. Business Confidence IT Industry Business Confidence Index 64 62 Confidence Rating | 100=Highest Rating 60 58 56 54 52 50 48 46 44 Q3 09 Q4 09 Q1 10 Q2 10 Q3 10 Q4 10 Q1 11 Q2 11 Q3 11 Q4 11 Forecast US Statistics Only 2 2
    3. 3. IT is Everywhere
    4. 4. IT Offers • Above average wages • A career for life • Work with the latest technology • Worldwide opportunities • A career integral to the future
    5. 5. A Plethora of Tech Job Openings Top Job Openings: 1. Graphic Designer 2. Business Analyst 3. Technical writer 4. Program Manager 5. Data Analyst
    6. 6. A Plethora of Tech Job Openings Top Job Openings: 6. Software Engineer 7. Manufacturing Engineer 8. Electrical Engineer 9. Systems Admin 10. Network Engineer
    7. 7. How Do You Get Started 1. Technical skills can be learned. 2. Most entry-level IT jobs need basic IT knowledge combined with enthusiasm.
    8. 8. How Do You Get Started 3. Get training: • Colleges courses which include industry- recognized certifications • Courses run by local IT training providers • Online training • Self-study 4. CompTIA certification website: http://certification.comptia.org
    9. 9. Certification Paves the Way to a Job 8 in 10 HR professionals think IT certifications will grow in usefulness and importance over the next two years.
    10. 10. Grow an IT Careerfrom Entry-Level to Expert CompTIA CompTIA CompTIA CompTIA Professional Specialty MasteryBasic Certification Certification Certification Certification A+ Cloud Advanced Security Network+ (CASP) Green IT Strata IT Security+ Advanced Fundamentals Storage+ Health IT Storage CTP+ Advanced Project+ Tech Sales Health IT
    11. 11. Certify to a Better Career Path
    12. 12. Henry LoueyDirector, Sales, ANZ/ASEANCompTIAhlouey@comptia.org

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