CompTIA A+ is a professional certification that proves you understand the core technologies. Skills involving networking, hardware, operating systems, security, virtualization, cloud computing and more are validated through the . It’s a good starting certification for those interested in the following jobs: technical support specialist, field service technician, help desk technician, service desk analyst, data support technician, desktop support administrator or similar. Earning the certification enables you to break into the IT sector. But don’t think just because it’s an entry-level certification it will be easy to pass and the jobs will be low-paid. On the contrary, the average salary for the above listed positions is about $50,000. Entry-level positions will start lower, yet with experience your potential for higher pay grows. IT companies such as Intel, HP and Dell hire those who are CompTIA A+ certified.