IT Certifications

IT Certifications

IT certifications validate your ability to use a specific technology or perform a particular IT job role.

Information Technology (IT) is a rapidly growing field, and the knowledge possessed by IT professionals cuts a wide swath. With so much information out there and technologies changing every day, getting certified is the best way to differentiate yourself from competing job candidates and prove your contemporary skills to hiring managers and employers.

While certifications don’t guarantee you a job, they often put a candidate’s resume over the top or gain you a decent pay premium over non-certified competitors. To get certified, you must pass one or more certification exams - typically a combination of multiple-choice questions and simulated real-world challenges.

Benefits of IT Certification for Individuals:

  • IT certifications make you stand apart from competing candidates in a competitive job market.
  • Earning the latest IT certifications proves your skills are current in a rapidly changing field.
  • Certified technology professionals earn higher salaries than their non-certified counterparts.
  • Certified IT professionals earn respect and credibility among colleagues and employers.
  • Independent consultants and analysts can leverage certifications to win new business.
  • 40% of certified pros credit IT certifications for helping them land a job or promotion.
  • Committing the time and resources to get certified proves your dedication to your IT career.
  • Certified professionals gain access to a global community of like-minded professionals.
  • IT certification increases your career options; some companies and employment sectors (such as the opportunity-rich government cybersecurity sector) only hire certified pros.

Benefits of IT Certification for Businesses:

  • 95% of IT managers believe certifications provide value to the organization.
  • Companies can use IT certifications to invest in, retain, and promote their most promising employees.
  • IT certifications allow businesses to quickly assess skill levels, saving time & resources during candidate evaluation.
  • Companies employing certified IT professionals experience lower turnover and increased productivity.
  • 66% of managers believe certifications improve the overall level of service and support offered to IT customers.
  • Certified technicians perform assigned tasks more consistently, increasing IT reliability and organizational execution.

In-Demand IT Certifications

  1. Certified Wireless Technology Specialist (CWTS)
  2. Certified Wireless Network Administrator (CWNA)
  3. Certified Wireless Security Professional (CWSP)
  4. Certified Wireless Design Professional (CWDP)
  5. Certified Wireless Analysis Professional (CWAP)
  6. Certified Wireless Network Engineer (CWNE)
  7. Certified Wireless Network Trainer (CWNT)
  8. Oracle certification tracks
  9. MCITP, MCTS, MCPD, MCA, etc.
  10. Linux Professional Institute Certified Level 1 (LPIC1)
  11. Linux Professional Institute Certified Level 2 (LPIC2)
  12. Linux Professional Institute Certified Level 3 (LPIC3)
  13. Associate of (ISC)², CISSP, SSCP, CAP, CSSLP
  14. Certified Web Professional (CWP) certifications
  15. Various Juniper Networks certifications
  16. VMware certifications
  17. Sysoft certifications
  18. Certified System Administrator (CSA)
  19. Advanced Certified Engineer (ACE)
  20. Master ACE
  21. Red Hat Certified Virtualization Administrator (RHCVA)
  22. Red Hat Certified Technician (RHCT)
  23. Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE)
  24. Red Hat Certified Datacenter Specialist (RHCDS)
  25. Red Hat Certified Security Specialist (RHCSS)
  26. Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA)
  27. JBoss Certified Applications Administrator (JBCAA)
  28. Certifications for Creative Professionals
  29. Certifications for IT Professionals
  30. Project Manager E-Business Certification (PME)
  31. Certified E-Marketing Analyst Certification (CEA)
  32. Master Project Manager Certification (MPM)
  33. Software Analyst Certification (CSA)
  34. A+
  35. Certified Document Imaging Architect (CDIA+)
  36. Certified Technical Trainer (CTT+)
  37. Convergence+
  38. Digital Home Technology Integrator (DHTI+)
  39. Linux+
  40. Network+
  41. PDI+
  42. Project+
  43. RFID+
  44. Security+
  45. Server+
  47. Enterasys Systems Engineer (ESE)
  48. Enterasys Security Systems Engineer-IPS/SIEM (ESSE-IPS/SIEM)
  49. Enterasys Security Systems Engineer-NAC (ESSE-NAC)
  50. Enterasys Certified Internetworking Engineer (ECIE)
  51. Certified Software Development Associate (CSDA)
  52. Certified Software Development Professional (CSDA)
  53. Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
  54. Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
  55. Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT)
  56. Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC)
  57. CCNA Voice
  58. CCNA Wireless
  59. Cisco Data Center Unified Computing Support Specialist
  60. CCDA: Cisco Certified Design Associate
  61. CCNP Wireless
  62. CCNP: Cisco Certified Network Professional, Routing & Switching
  63. CCVP: Cisco Certified Voice Professional
  64. CCSP: Cisco Certified Security Professional
  65. CCNP Security
  66. CCDP: Cisco Certified Design Professional
  67. CCIE Routing & Switching
  68. CCIE Security
  69. CCENT: Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician
  70. CCNA: Cisco Certified Network Associate Routing & Switching
  71. CCNA Security
  73. Adobe Certifications
  74. AWS Certifications