In the I.T (Information Technology) World, getting Certified or having certification is very important. in this article post i will be sharing with you the two broad category of IT Certifications.
IT Certification are non-degree awards made to those who have achieved qualifications specified by a certifying authority.Depending on the particular certification, We have two broad categories of IT Certification namely, Vendor Specific Certification & Vendor Neutral Certification
Vendor Specific Certification
This are the kind of certification you receive for being an expert on a particular vendor’s product. Lets say CISCO System for example. CISCO System can get you certified for being an hands-on expert on any of its product.
Also Read: Red Hat Linux Certification – A Quick Guide
The company can only get you certified on it’s product. Microsoft can’t give you certification for knowing how to handle CISCO System’s product likewise CISCO System too can’t get you certified for knowing how to handle Microsoft Certification.
Example of Vendor Specific Certification are CCNA, CCNP, MCSE and so on
Example of Company that offers Vendor Specific Certification are Cisco System, Microsoft Corp., Google, Apple Inc. and so on
Vendor Neutral Certification
This kind of certification is awarded by third-party a group of bodies, A Vendor Neutral Certification Body can certify you for being an expert on two or more vendor-specific products.
Example of Vendor Neutral Certification are: CompTIA +, CompTIA N+ and so on
Example of Company/bodies that offers Vendor Neutral Certification are CompTIA, Certiport, SAGE, Majinate and so on
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