CLEARFIELD – Students from the Information Technology (IT) Class at the Clearfield County Career & Technology Center recently got certified in CompTIA A+ and Strata IT fundamentals certifications. These students worked all year to prepare for these difficult exams.
Earning the Computer Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) Strata certification enables students to decide their next career step, perhaps becoming a computer technician. Most successful businesses today rely on computers and a workforce skilled in IT. To succeed as a tech in today’s IT job market, techs need to have skill in managing and troubleshooting computers.
Jobs with exposure to computers will use the knowledge Strata certificate holders demonstrate. CompTIA recommends Strata for jobs related to sales, business development, product/marketing management, customer support, etc.
Today, more than 900,000 people are A+ certified worldwide, with 45 to 50 thousand certifying each year. The demand for qualified IT technicians remains very solid. Dell looks for A+ certified individuals when they hire for their help desk. HP service managers in various areas across the globe require that their staff be A+ certified. Lenovo requires it in multiple countries. The Department of Homeland Security requires A+ Certification in their computer forensics programs. Law enforcement agencies, such as the FBI, also seek candidates who have their A+ Certification.
Pictured from left are IT students Grant Yarger, Allen Hazlett, Andrew Waugh, Brandon Framer, Duane Visnofsky and IT Instructor, Jerome Mick.