Arizona IT Management Licenses

In the state of Arizona, and in most other states throughout the United States, it is not required that you hold a license in order to work in IT management. In fact, many jobs will even hire those who do not have any formal educational training outside of high school. This does not mean, however, that you should not, if you are truly interested in a career in IT management, skip school or formal training altogether. Jobs are much, much easier to come by for those with strong academic backgrounds. Furthermore, those who have received formal schooling tend to start out at much better, higher up positions than those who have not, in addition to receiving much higher salaries or pay rates from the start.

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Even if you don't think that school is for you, you should at least consider an associate's degree program. You can earn your associate's degree in as little as two years, and you can do so very affordably. Plus, this little bit of your time can cause you to get hired much more quickly upon graduation as well as to earn instant higher pay, so many people feel that it is well worth it. Arizona is also home to a ton of wonderful IT management programs, so there's really no reason not to at least try it out.

You can earn an associate's degree in network technology from Collins College, located in Tempe, for example. Other associate's degree programs offered include occupational studies in computer technology and networking at College America in Flagstaff; office information systems, also at College America; and electronics and computer technology at DeVry University in Phoenix. If you enroll in one of these or another program and find that you enjoy it, then you can go on to achieve a bachelor's degree as well if you desire. Bachelor's degree programs are typically completed in around four years, but those who already have an associate's degree can normally complete them in two years or less.

Collins College in Tempe, mentioned above, also offers several related bachelor's degree programs, in such diverse areas as animation, game design, and general media arts. College America, also mentioned above, offers a bachelor's degree in computer science, and DeVry University has bachelor's degree programs in computer engineering technology, computer info systems, electronics engineering technology, and general information technology. Again, these are just a few of your many options for an education in the field.

Also, don't forget that it's possible to earn simple certifications in specific areas as well. Certifications are basically like a stamp of approval, saying that you know how to do something and that you do that something particularly well. Common certifications people in the field receive include Network +, Microsoft, Cisco, Sun, Security +. A +, i-Net +, Linux, Unix, Java, Database Administration, Oracle, and more. Having one or, better yet, a few or even all of these certifications can greatly increase your success in the job field.

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