Modern-day recruiters rely on certifications as evidence to judge candidates’ expertise for executing various tasks. Earning highly sought-after credentials validates your skills, showcases experience, and beefs up your resume. As a result, it makes you stand tall in an increasingly competitive job market and contributes to overall career growth.
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The IT Salary report 2022 points towards the following in-demand accreditations for entry-level or experienced IT professionals aiming to hone their skills and expand career opportunities:
AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner
The AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner certification is a beginner-level credential for those professionals who understand the cloud and want to validate their understanding by leveraging Amazon Web Services. The certification validates your knowledge of IT services fundamentals, how they operate in the AWS Cloud Platform, AWS core services, billing, pricing, security concepts, and use cases.
Your evaluation and 64 MCQs will be based on cloud concepts, technology, security, or compliance. At least six months of AWS Cloud experience is recommended before earning this credential. The average annual salaries for AWS Certified Cloud Practitioners could touch the $150,000 mark.
Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP)
Offered by the International Information System Security Certification Consortium (ISC)², CCSP Certification validates your understanding and capabilities related to design, management, data security, apps, and infrastructure of the cloud. It is offered primarily to individuals or professionals working in the cloud, including system architects, consultants, system engineers, security architects, enterprise architects, security administrators, and managers.
The examination consists of the concepts of the cloud, security, design, architecture, risk, and compliance. Not mandatory, however, (ISC)² suggests the candidates have IT experience of five years, with three years in information security, or one year in six domains per the CCSP CBOK. Certified Cloud Security Professionals (CCSP) can expect average annual salaries of around $119,000.
Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
EC-Council’s Certified Ethical Hacker validates your skills in detecting threats/vulnerabilities in network systems and digital infrastructure to prevent hacking. It prepares you to utilize malicious hackers’ skills, methods, and understanding to safeguard systems and establish better security measures.
You are assigned responsibilities for detecting all the loopholes present in the network system of an organization and applying the knowledge to protect it against threats in the web space. The average annual salary for the CEH is approx. $95,000.
Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
(ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional CISSP certification validates your understanding and skills based on information assurance and IT security. This credential covers identity and access management (IAM), security architecture and engineering, organizational structure, asset security, security assessment and testing, security operations, and security and risk management.
Per the CISSP Common Body of Knowledge (CBK), it is necessary to have a total experience of five years and paid experience working in two or more of eight modules. The average annual salary for a CISSP professional is $118,000.
Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
ISACA’s Certified Information Security Manager credential validates your security governance skills and places you on a track toward management roles. The accreditation is for IT professionals willing to validate expertise in information security program development and management, security governance, and incident or risk management.
The average annual salary for a CISM professional is $129,000.
Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
CCNA certified professionals often prefer the Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) credential as the next logical step in their learning journey. You acquire knowledge of data centers, security, CyberOps, DevNet, enterprise, collaboration, and service providers.
Three to five years of experience is recommended before you select the path to certification. The average annual salary for CCNP professionals could be around $98,000.
The entry-level CompTIA A+ Certification consists of learning modules related to troubleshooting, technical support, and hardware. It is meant for professionals who wish to thrive in their careers as technical support analysts, help desk technicians, field service technicians, associate network engineers, end-user computing technicians, service desk analysts, and data support technicians.
CompTIA A+ credential exam tests you on virtualization and cloud computing, networking technology, mobile devices, network troubleshooting, hardware, operational procedures, installing and configuring operating systems, software troubleshooting, and expanded security. It is suggested to have twelve months of experience in a specific domain. The average annual salary for a CompTIA A+ certified professional is $65,000.
Microsoft Azure Solutions Architect Expert
The Microsoft Certified Azure Solutions Architect certification demonstrates your skills/knowledge of cloud designing and hybrid solutions working seamlessly on Azure, which consists of monitoring, computing, network, security, and storage.
Those who attempt the exam must have experience and understanding of Azure administration, development, and DevOps processes. It is also essential to know about security, business continuity, virtualization, identity, disaster recovery, data platforms, IT operations, networking, and governance.
Passing the MS Azure Administrator Associate certification exam could lead to securing the expert-level architect credential at a later stage. The average annual salary for a Microsoft Certified Azure Solutions Architect Expert is $119,487.
Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL)
Axelos’ Information Technology Infrastructure Library ITIL certification has various credentials demonstrating knowledge of utilizing the IT management framework. Modules carry two dedicated pathways, Strategic Leader (SL) and Managing Professional (MP).
Earning the ITIL Master designation requires completing any one or both paths. The ITIL foundation exam that covers framework fundamentals must be cleared first. Average annual salaries for ITIL professionals can be around the $100,000 mark.
Project Management Professional (PMP)
PMI’s PMP certification is designed for advanced project management professionals. It explains the core of project management, which helps you gain the skills for a seamless project management within your organization. PMP focuses on five phases of the project life cycle, from initiation, planning, execution, to analysis, controlling, and closing.
A four-year degree, three-year project management experience, 4,500 hours of project-leading expertise, and project management education experience of 35 hours are needed. The average annual salary of a PMP-certified professional is approx. $109,000.
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