I have about two years experience in Level 1 and Level 2 help desk, plus a one-year stint where I was given the title of a DBA, but functioned more like a half-breed Sys. Admin and DBA. I just ordered the CompTIA Project+ book and CD after much soul-searching about my future. I'm a wife & mom of two almost-teens, and I've got about 25 years to go until I can retire, and my current job is boring me to death.
My questions revolve around this: What can I expect (salary-wise) after I get my CompTIA Project+ Certification in the Charlottesville/Richmond, VA area? How shall I go about getting that type of job?
If project management is your thing, don't stop with the CompTIA Project+. Instead, you should use that as a springboard to go after the better-recognized and more valuable Project Management Professional (PMP) certification from the PMI (Project Management Institute). The PMP is a widely recognized credential that paid an average salary in the $70,000 to $90,000 range in major metro areas as of the 2007 Certification Salary Survey in Certification Magazine (expect somewhat less in lower-paying markets like Charlottesville or Richmond, however). I can't even find any salary data for the CompTIA Project+ credential, per se, which should also tell you something …
Best of luck in your pursuits. Project management is an important, rewarding, and interesting field, so I think your switch may do you some good!
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 offers his thoughts on the value PRINCE2 has in today's IT job industry.continue reading
Career expert Ed Tittel discusses which Microsoft certifications he considers most important for those pursuing a career in .NET.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.