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    Hello all,

    I am trying to get a job as an ICT technician, I have plenty of technical knowledge and have come to realise that I need some professional ICT certifications to help me get in. I have recently passed my CompTIA A+ exam and am about to do the Network+, as you guys are always full of good advice what would be your top certifications you would recommend?

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    Hopefully any half decent employer will see that qualifications aren't the be all and end all of a good employee and that they'll hire you on your strengths rather than what shiny certificate you can wave at them.

    That said, the A+ and Network+ are a good start. Any further recommendations really depend on what job you're doing though. A CCNA or CCNP would be nice (maybe) but not too useful if you're a tech who doesn't look after a Cisco network and doesn't have to do much more than fix a computer and change a toner. Some of the Microsoft courses are probably worth doing, maybe start with an MCSA in Windows 7/8 and 2008R2/2012 and go on from there if the job calls for it.

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    Good advice from Norphy I would say. Also, don't over certify for your experience level, that could hinder rather than help you.

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    Have you ever looked at going down the apprenticeship route. One of my current technicians started out with us whilst doing this apprenticeship with QA.

    Microsoft – IT Systems & Networking - QA Apprenticeships

    Also apply at some local schools for voluntary work. At might last school we had a quite a few people come in for 1 or 2 days a week to help out. Pretty much everyone of them got a full time job with us or with another school we recommended them too.

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