According to a new study published by Dimensional Research, more than half of companies surveyed have solid plans to move to Microsoft Windows 7 by the end of 2010. Perhaps even more significantly, 87% of the 900 respondents said they had plans to eventually convert to Windows 7. By contrast, less than half of those surveyed had plans to ever deploy Windows Vista at a similar point in its release. Microsoft is also reporting that sales of the new operating system which stood at about 60 million copies in January has now topped 90 million outpacing any of its predecessors.

“This is very good news for Windows 7,” says Diane Hagglund, a research analyst for Dimensional. “Concerns about performance and reliability have dropped significantly since the release of Windows 7.”

It’s also great news for MyComputerCareer.com students, graduates and others who have or will earn the Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) for Windows 7 credential because they will be well armed to help employers and perspective employers make this transition over the next few years.  It’s fair to say that the MCTS is and will continue to be an important, sought-after certification that will contribute to job and income security in the foreseeable future.

MyComputerCareer.com specializes in I.T. training for career changers–those entering the industry from other fields of endeavor. The school added the Windows 7 certification to it’s core curriculum last fall. The MCTS:Win7 is a key certification in the I.T. ProBasic Career Starter Program along with the MCDST/XP certification (also essential to supporting the Windows 7 transition), the A+ certification and the MCP. In addition to the technical training, MyComputerCareer.com offers lifetime Career Services support to help place students in their first and subsequent jobs in the industry.

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