Are your possible employers asking for this?
Same question about Linux and Java.
I have a graduate degree in physics with a knack for creative problem-solving and would like to transition to having a career in IT, more specifically, software development.
I certainly am not able to study for an undergraduate computer science degree at this time, however, I am able to take one or two certification courses. My hope is to get an entry level IT job and make progress over time toward programming.
My questions is, what course(s) would you recommend I consider taking to get certification to be eligible for an entry level IT position that would benefit my interest in software development?
Would getting CompTIA A+ certified allow ease in being hired? Then earn money to take a few programming courses?
What about software testing toward ASQTB/ ISQTB? Would certification in that be good to start with?
Or should I jump right into studying LINUX or even JAVA programming to begin with? Or would I still not land an IT job right away after certification in either or those due to lack of on the job experience?
Any recommendations for someone with low-level IT experience? Since I know it would be difficult for me to get into IT with only a physics degree.