There is no doubt that people with IT background have many career and placement opportunities. There are globally recognized standard and certifications to move in IT profession. Apart from IT background, there are uncountable examples when people from other fields like electronics, electrical, mechanical, physics and math background have achieved extraordinary level after switching in IT field with their dedication, devotion, determination, commitment and persistence. You too can achieve it.
The certifications and career tracks available for you are:
Comptia: A+, Linux +, Security+
Microsoft: MTA (Technology Associate), MCSA (Solutions Associate), MCSE (Solutions Expert) in domains like MCSE: Desktop Infrastructure, MCSE: Messaging, MCSE: Private Cloud
CISCO: CCENT (Entry Level), CCNA (Associate Level), CCNP (Professional Level), CCIE (Expert Level) in domains like Routing & Switching, Network Design, Network Security, Service Provider, Service Provider Operations, Storage Networking, Voice, Virtual Classroom Instruction Specialist Certification
Network Engineer, Sr. Network Engineer, Security Consultant, Network Administrator (IT), Systems Engineer (Computer Networking/IT), Network Security Engineer, Senior Systems Engineer (Computer Networking/IT)
Cisco, TCS, Orange, HCL, Tech Mahindra, HP, Wipro, Infosys, Accenture, Aricent, Array Networks, 3i-infotech, Proactive Data Systems, Dimension Data, Singtel, IBM, Cable & Wireless to name a few.
Pay Scale: Visit website www.salary.com to know about details and pay scales in this field for above said designations.