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For someone with a degree in process engineering and is interested in working at a computer repair shop, would it be better to get certifications in information technology or going back to a university to obtain a master's degree in computer engineering?

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For someone with a degree in process engineering and is interested in working at a computer repair shop, would it be better to get certifications in information technology or going back to a university to obtain a master's degree in computer engineering?

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In order to work at a computer repair shop, you should earn the appropriate certifications to demonstrate that you have the skills and knowledge to be a successful computer repair technician. The minimum requirement to become a computer repair technician is a high school diploma or equivalent. However, many employers require that their computer repair technicians have additional certifications, but not a post-secondary degree necessarily. Many computer repair technicians earn an A+ certification offered by CompTIA. Other certifications may be required based on the type of work you plan to do at the computer repair shop. The CompTIA A+ certification is a stackable certification that allows you to qualify to add additional certifications after earning the CompTIA A+ certification. The CompTIA A+ certification is offered over two exams, including the Core 1 (exam number 220-1001) and Core 2 (exam number 220-1002) and candidates must pass both exams with a minimum score to qualify for Comp TIA A+ certification. Some topics covered on the core exams include questions concerning computer hardware, computer security, hardware and network repair, and software troubleshooting. Be sure to check out the information provided on the CompTIA webpage to find out more information about the CompTIA A+ certification for computer repair technicians.

For more information about training to be a certified Computer Technician, check out this article: Be a Certified Computer Technician: Certification and Career Info

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