Just about anywhere that any kind of business is being done, there are IT tools, equipment and processes that require ongoing support and repair. These certs will get you in the door and off on the right foot.
If you are detail-oriented, have a logical mind and enjoy solving puzzles, then you just might be ideally suited to a career in software testing. And ASTQB certification is a great way to enter the field.
There are some skill areas where every IT professional should have a good basic understanding of the principles and technology involved. Consider these building blocks a good foundation for any IT career.
You don't have to spend a ton of money to get certified. Actually, with a little luck, a sound knowledge of your subject matter, and some breaks on exam fees, you might not have to spend anything at all!