It really depends on the level of technician you are hiring. I have hired techs with no certifications as a general employee and others with specific certs due to the programming that they where going to do.
I'm searching articles here for what certifications to look for in a tech to hire. Has there been any discussions on what certifications seem to be most helpful for hiring into our industry (Access and CCTV)?
I just put the person on the white board. Technician, PM, Sales, Managers, Engineer and see what they can do.
If they cannot layout security, sales, management or business concepts on the white board than you realize that knowledge base does not exist in their head.
All these two week boot camp style certs are only starting points cover simple scope. Those who love what they do will master what they do in their field.
I agree with both. Just looking for certs to reference in a job description for a job posting. If I'm looking for techs with a good network background but not "over qualified" for field work of installing access and CCTV it would seem to me that listing a Comptia A+, Network+, Security+ may be over kill but a CCNA may not. Just want to confirm with others more knowledgeable in that field. Thanks for the help
In my area, folks in our line of work are required to have a special low voltage electrical license. It's not very heavily enforced by the city/province, but you can get fines for getting caught without a license/permit on commercial jobs.
So technically it should be a requirement for every job, but a lot of folks float by without it.
For awhile CANASA Alarm tech courses were a big thing, but no one really seems to care about it too much anymore. I've long since taken it off my resume.