10 Certifications Every IT Pro Needs to Have

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+
    Organization: CompTIA
    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)
    Organization: Microsoft
    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+
    Organization: CompTIA
    Purpose: Shows competency in managing, maintaining, troubleshooting, installing and configuring basic network infrastructures.
  • No. 5: Cert: MCP (Microsoft Certified Professional)
    Organization: Microsoft
    Purpose: To show wide range of expertise and skills using Microsoft technologies.
  • No. 4: Cert: CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate)
    Organization: Cisco
    Purpose: Show skills in installation, configuration, protocols, wireless, security and troubleshooting medium-sized routed and switched networks.
    Current Openings: 650
  • No. 3: Cert: A +
    Organization: CompTIA
    Purpose: To show vendor-neutral, tech-support skills in installing networks, conducting maintenance and troubleshooting.
  • No. 2: Cert: MCSE (Microsoft Certified Systems Engineers)
    Organization: Microsoft
    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


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