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IT Industry Certification ?

What are IT industry certifications?

An IT industry certification is a professional qualification that is more practical based, meaning that it focuses on practical skills training for a specific professional role. An IT certification differs from an academic qualification which is more theory-based.

There are various IT industry certification bodies that certify professionals for their expertise. Popular certification bodies such as Microsoft, CompTIA, or (ISC)² have a range of different certifications that would lead you to different IT roles.  

Why study for IT industry certifications?

An IT industry certification is a quick and readily recognised achievement mapped to a specific skill set based on professional standards. An IT certification demonstrates your dedication, motivation, and technical knowledge on a specific area in the field of information technology.  

Getting hired
Strengthen your CV for securing job opportunities

Future proof your career
Add competitive advantage and rapidly advance your career

Professional credibility
Validates your IT skills and experience with employers  

Stay current with new technologies
Keep up to date with current technologies, tools, systems, and algorithms within a constantly changing IT world

Why IT industry certification?

  • Help you to secure a job as well as rapidly advance your career.
  • Validate your IT skills and experience to show employers you have the expertise to get the job done.
  • Keep IT professionals up to date with current technologies, tools, system, and algorithms The IT field in the constantly changing IT world.
  • Can be studies either with or without academic qualifications.
  • Usually takes less time to study compared to IT academic qualifications.

Partnered with CompTIA

Skills Campus is proudly partnered with CompTIA - One of the world's leading IT professional certification providers. Our hybrid courses are designed to help prepare you get that internationally recognised CompTIA IT certification.

IT Certification Career Pathways

IT certification can be studied either with or without academic qualifications, and usually they take less time to study compared to IT academic qualifications. Skills Campus offers a various of IT certification courses that are designed for preparing you ready for taking certification exams.  Learn the practical skills via IT certification courses and map out the career pathways of your own choice.  
Technical & Network Support
Salary range: $46,000 ~ $65,000
Demand level: High
Certification courses that lead you to this role:
• CompTIA ITF+
• CompTIA A+
• CompTIA Network+
Big demand for Network and Tech Support
The global pandemic cause by Covid-19 has further pushed the demand for technically skilled workers for improving customer experiences and daily operations in all business sectors. According to the recent survey results published by NZTech in July 2021 , companies of all sizes are experiencing critical shortage of digital technology workers. Large global companies such as Dell, HP, Intel, Nissan and Ricoh are actively seeking IT professionals with CompTIA certifications.
Software Developer
Salary range: $72,000 ~ $100,000
Demand level: High
Certification course that lead you to this role:
• CompTIA A+
• Python Fundamentals (Exam 98-381)
Python is the hottest IT skill out there
With big tech companies such as Google, Instagram and Spotify implementing Python, knowledge and skills in the programming language is highly sought after when employing Software Developers. Gaining IT certifications such as CompTIA A+ and Microsoft Python Fundamentals can help with future employment opportunities.
Network Administrator
*High demand
Salary range: $61,000 ~ $102,000
Certification courses that lead you to this role:
• CompTIA ITF+
• CompTIA A+
• CompTIA Network+
Cyber Security Analyst
Salary range: $92,000 ~ $137,000
Demand level: High
Certifications:
• CompTIA A+
• CompTIA Network+
• CompTIA Security+
• CompTIA CySA+
• CompTIA CASP+
High demand for Cyber Security
Listed as one of New Zealand's long-term skill shortage list, IT and Cyber Security Analyst roles boast salaries that range from $92K-$137K. Globally recognised certifications such as CompTIA can help improve chances of future employment in this field.

Be in demand.
Get one step closer to better Job pROSPECTS

Pair your IT certification with an IT qualification

Skills Campus’s sister company NZSE has a set of IT courses which are FREE with the Targeted Training and Apprenticeship Fund (TTAF) for New Zealand Permanent Residence and Citizenship holders. Click to find out more.
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With Government funded IT courses going till the end of 2022, now is the best time to gain IT qualifications and a globally recognised certification at NZSE.
  • IT courses in IT Fundamentals, Tech Support, Networking, Software Development and Network and Applied Technologies
  • Campuses across Auckland
  • NZQA accredited
  • Helping New Zealanders become IT professionals for over 17 years
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