Monday, April 09, 2012
For Dujon Walsham, passing up university in favor of taking IT certification trainings was a great decision. Five years after receiving his first professional certification (CompTIA A+
), he has multiple CompTIA and vendor-specific certifications under his belt, and his career in the United Kingdom is flourishing.
His current job involves helping companies like eBay and British Airways adopt cloud computing systems, and he receives several calls per day from companies like Microsoft and Barclays asking him to come and work for them.
Studying IT at college, he recalls, “I felt like I was only scratching the surface. It was great in theory, but didn’t really teach me the interesting side of IT, such as the actual details of how computers work. Then I came across CompTIA A+, which was exactly what I was looking for. It’s a more career-focused IT qualification which assesses the skills the IT industry actually wants.”
For more information about how commitment to earning IT certifications can open up a new world of job opportunities, read Walsham's personal success story.