Want to Get Certified? Here's What You Need to Know
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If you are an experienced professional, earning an industry certification can help you move up in your current career. If you're looking to change careers, an entry-level certification can open the door to starting a new career.
Industry certifications are awarded by a certification body (such as an industry association, trade group or a corporation), usually after successfully completing a certification exam. Most certifications are targeted to a specific skill and experience level, so there may be work experience or education requirements that you must meet prior to taking a certification exam.
You can learn more about the examination process and certification requirements for popular industry certifications here:
- AutoCAD Certified User
- Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)
- Certified Billing & Coding Specialist (CBCS)
- Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist (CEHRS)
- Cisco Routing & Switching Certifications - CCNA and CCNP (PDF)
- CompTIA A+
- CompTIA Network+
- CompTIA Security+
- CompTIA Server+
- Fundamentals of Engineering (FE)
- Project Management Professional (PMP)
- QuickBooks Certified User
- SHRM Certified Professional or Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP)
If you're ready to get certified, a certification exam prep class can help you get ready to take your certification exam.