Keeping your skills sharp and up-to-date is essential for a great career. Certifications are a great way to do that. But with so many, which to choose?
Of course, you may already be several years into your career path. Then your choices are pretty much set in stone and you simply have to go along for the ride. Unless you want a change, of course.
But, if you’re still in the early stages, there’s a lot of opportunities in front of you. If you still build your team, you also might be wondering which certifications would be suitable. We’ve prepared a list of some of the hottest IT certifications this year. It comes from several sources and paints a good picture of the current trends.
The hottest IT certification this year
GlobalKnowledge has published a list of its 15 top-paying certifications for 2016. Among them we find the Amazon Web Services’ baseline certification. The AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate leads the list.
Also in the top five are the Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) and Certified Information Security Manager (CISM).
PC Mag on the other hand puts Certification in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT) on the top. It notes that it also has a tough exam which features 150 multiple choice questions you must answer for less than four hours.
Job searching site Dice.com also has a list. It covers how many times certain certifications have popped up in job listings, as of April 1st 2016. Among them we find the Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) and the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). The Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) joins the party, as well as ITIL.
Naturally, Cisco certifications also make the cut. One of them is the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA). Another one is the Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP). Also, making the list is the Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE).
Whichever IT certification you choose or need, our team at Coursedot, can help you find the training courses with ease and for the best price possible from multiple vendors. So, be sure to drop us a line if you need any help.