10 Certifications Every IT Pro Needs to HaveRich
CED Solutions provides certification training classes on every one of these highly desired certifications.
by Donald E. Sears
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- No. 10: Cert: Security+
Purpose: Knowledge of system security, network infrastructure, access control and organizational security.
- No. 9: Cert: ITIL (IT Infrastructure Library)
Organization: ITIL Certification Management Board (ICMB)
Purpose: To show knowledge of IT operational best practices. There are three tiers of ITIL: Foundation, Practitioner and Manager.
- No. 8: Cert: MCSA (Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator)
Purpose: Demonstrated expertise in MS systems troubleshooting networks in Windows Server environments.
- No. 7: Cert: CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional)
Organization: International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC)²
Purpose: To show a common body of knowledge in comprehensive systems security.
Current Openings: 750
- No. 6: Cert: Network+
Purpose: Shows competency in managing, maintaining, troubleshooting, installing and configuring basic network infrastructures.
- No. 5: Cert: MCP (Microsoft Certified Professional)
Purpose: To show wide range of expertise and skills using Microsoft technologies.
- No. 4: Cert: CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate)
Purpose: Show skills in installation, configuration, protocols, wireless, security and troubleshooting medium-sized routed and switched networks.
Current Openings: 650
- No. 3: Cert: A +
Purpose: To show vendor-neutral, tech-support skills in installing networks, conducting maintenance and troubleshooting.
- No. 2: Cert: MCSE (Microsoft Certified Systems Engineers)
Purpose: To show skills in design, implementation and administration of MS 2000 Windows Server and other MS server technology infrastructures using Microsoft 2000 Windows Server and other Windows server platforms.
Current Openings: 1,000
- No. 1: Cert: PMP (Project Management Professional)
Organization: Project Management Institute
Purpose: To show knowledge and skills to manage projects to successful conclusion, on-time, on-budget, using the resources allocated.
Current Openings: 1,400