Technology Certifications Are A Fast Track To Career Success In Baltimore

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According to the National Center for Education Statistics, in 2010-11, U.S. schools awarded more than 1 million certificates—more than the number of associate’s (942,000), master’s (731,000), or doctoral degrees (164,000). The Bureau of Labor Statistics defines certificates in technology as the most popular type of post-secondary education – stating, “Certificates are non-degree awards for completing an educational program of study after high school.”

(Photo Courtesy of Sean Rhudy)

(Photo Courtesy of Sean Rhudy)

Enhanced Computing Solutions is an IT consulting and management services company that works with small and medium-sized companies in the MD/DC/VA market. Located in Towson in Baltimore County in Maryland, Enhanced Computing Solutions is used to enhance businesses through their flat-rate IT Support Service. President, Sean Rhudy, is a prime example of how to utilize IT certification education to help further a career in technology.

How does your education relate to your current role?

“I have certifications in A+, MCP, MCSA, and HIPAA Certified Security Professional (HCSP). Not only did I obtain technology certifications, but I also took business management courses which helped me make fewer mistakes when growing my company and helped me stay competitive. Having a solid education helps me resolve issues quickly and provide a quality service to our clients.”

How has your education attributed to your career success?

“I feel that building a solid foundation of knowledge was the key to my success.  I then bundled that foundation of knowledge with hands on experience and that has helped me stay ahead in a quickly evolving industry.”

What is some advice you can offer others going into this field?

“My advice would be to figure out what part of IT you are passionate about and focus on that area.  Also, there are many internship opportunities available, take advantage of those to become a more well-rounded IT professional.”

Sara Lugardo is a professional writer out of Chicago, Illinois. She has a bachelor’s in communication and is currently working on her master’s. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.

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