Despite the stress of the current pandemic crisis, there may be no better time than the present to invest in yourself with education and training.
As the workforce has mostly shifted to a remote mode of working, some people are finding themselves with more time on their hands. This may be because they don't have as much work as they used to or because they have more time at home due to stay-at-home orders and the necessity of social distancing.
If you find yourself with more available time than usual, why not invest that time in yourself, through education and training. Many companies are making some of all of their online training available for free throughout the pandemic crisis. Take advantage of these offers when you find when. Even if not free, this may be the perfect time to pursue that certification you have always wanted, but just couldn't quite find the time to get to.
CompTIA, the largest provider of vendor neutral technical certifications in the world, announced last week the availability of online testing for many CompTIA certifications. Prior to this, you had to visit a physical testing center to take a proctored exam to earn your certification. Now, through a partnership with Pearson OnVUE you are able to test for CompTIA's ITF+, A+, Network+, Security+, Cloud+, Linux+, Server+, Project+, CySA+, PenTest+, CASP+ and Cloud Essentials+ certifications right from your computer, where ever you may be.
Many companies are taking this time to look internally for opportunities to improve their operations. For some this is looking at processes and documentation and making updates to ensure things are both current and complete. For others, this is a perfect time to invest in education and training to skill up their workforce to make the business even better when we emerge from the pandemic crisis.
The same hold true for individuals. Many are taking advantage of these times to improve themselves in myriad ways. Getting that long sought after certification may be a great career booster for you to take advantage of.