Finally I plan to foray into the certification world. I plan on eventually building a computer anyway, so hopefully that can go hand in hand with an A+ certification from CompTIA. Depending on how things look at that point, maybe I’ll even go for the Network and Security certifications.
Even as I write this, it feels ambitious. But considering that I’m on my computer whenever I can, I should probably learn a bit more about how all this works. I have also noticed that it helps to have a diverse set of certifications and experience. I already have a basic TEFL certificate, just in case I wake up in China someday, I could teach English there (poorly, I’m sure). As I learned from Training Day, “It’s not what you know, it’s what you can prove.” This is where degrees and certifications come into play. I can’t just say “I write a blog and edited some of the HTML there so I’m definitely qualified.” If I have a list of tests I’ve passed and a stack of certificates, that carries a bit more weight (even if I don’t know what I’m doing).