Without experience, certification will help you find a job, but it is not an ironclad guarantee of employment. The "fairly easily" part depends more on the state of your local economy, and what the job market is like where you live. As you probably know, the high tech marketplace in general is a bit depressed right now, and there have been many layoffs, so the outlook is not as rosy now as it was last year. I would strongly recommend that while you are looking for a job, you also get a volunteer or temporary job to start getting some experience in the IT field. That way, you will be becoming more and more employable, the longer it takes you to find work. Otherwise, your odds of finding a job will stay the same; no matter how long your search takes.
Dig deeper on IT Career Development and Training
Related Q&A from Ed Tittel, Networking Career, Certification Expert
The cyber security skills shortage comes from an aging workforce and lack of interest in security among students. Emphasis must be put on education ...continue reading
Career expert Ed Tittel provides advice for the best way to get started when entering the IT job market.continue reading
Career expert Ed Tittel helps guide a reader toward the correct certs for meeting his goal of working in the network administration field.continue reading
Have a question for an expert?
Please add a title for your question
Get answers from a TechTarget expert on whatever's puzzling you.