CompTIA Career Roadmap

Deciding to work in the IT industry is an exceptionally good choice. Getting an IT certification can help you get started and get ahead in your career. The CompTIA IT Certification Roadmap can make navigating the world of certifications a little easier.​

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Software Development

USD: $104,000 | Current Demand: High

Write code and create software that entertains the masses, offers businesses a competitive edge, or frees people from repetitive and mundane tasks.

Certifications that can get you there

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CompTIA A+

The CompTIA A+ certification is the starting point for a career in IT. The exams cover maintenance of PCs, mobile devices, laptops, operating systems and printers.

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Microsoft Technology Associate: Developer Track

Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) is a recommended entry point into IT certification and job preparation. Pass the exam and you’ll earn a certification, taking your first step toward a career in technology.

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Oracle Certified Associate, Java SE 6/SE 5

This certification can be the start of a Java application development or a software project management career. It validates basic knowledge of the Java programming language, platforms and technologies, as well as Object-Oriented Concepts and UML representation of OO concepts.

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Microsoft Specialist: Programming in C#

This certification validates your knowledge and skills in a specialized area of technology.

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Oracle Certified Professional, Java SE 6/SE 5 Programmer

This certification provides clear evidence that you understand the basic syntax and structure of the Java programming language and can create Java technology applications that run on server and desktop systems using J2SE 5.0.

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AWS Certified Developer - Associate

This certification validates technical expertise in developing and maintaining applications on the AWS platform. Intended for anyone with one or more years of hands-on experience designing and maintaining an AWS-based application plus in-depth knowledge of at least one high-level programming language.

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Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer

This certification validates that you have the skills to build innovative solutions across multiple technologies, both on-premises and in the cloud.

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Oracle Certified Master, Java SE6 Developer

This performance-based certification is for developers interested in demonstrating advanced proficiency in the Java programming language using the Java SE. To achieve this certification, candidates must successfully complete two elements: a programming assignment and an essay exam.

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AWS Certified DevOps Engineer - Professional

This certification validates technical expertise in provisioning, operating, and managing distributed application systems on the AWS platform. Intended for those who have achieved the AWS Certified Developer - Associate or AWS Certified SysOps Administrator.

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Certified Scrum Professional

Many project management and software development strategies exist, including Agile, Scrum, Waterfall, and Adaptive. Certified Scrum Professionals have demonstrated experience, documented training, and proven knowledge in the art of Scrum-based development and project management.

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Oracle Certified Master, Java EE 5 Enterprise Architect

This certification is for enterprise architects responsible for architecting and designing Java EE compliant applications with an emphasis on making the best use of Java EE features to create flexible, scalable, secure designs.

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