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Certification Watch (Vol. 22, No. 47)

Houston, We Have a Certification


The story of Houston resident Kelvin Tran offers a peek at the future of IT.High schools and even junior high and middle schools across the United States (and in other countries around the world) are increasingly embracing certification as a tool to develop bright young minds. The team at Certification Magazine writes profiles for every print edition (four times per year) of students at high schools and colleges who are using certification to get ahead of the IT education curve. The latest student profile, from the October quarterly issue, is now available at, the official Certification Magazine website. Featured is Kelvin Tran, a bright 15-year-old in Houston who already has CompTIA's A+, Network+, and Security+ credentials, along with a Windows Server certification from Microsoft and Cisco's core (and soon-to-be-retired) CCNA: Routing and Switching cert. Kelvin is just getting warmed up, too. His future certification plans inclued expert-level credential from both Microsoft and Cisco. It's a fun snapshot of the future of IT, as well as the type of person IT decision makers are counting on to step into all of those aforementioned skills gaps.


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