Programming – Proven knowledge of technologies such as .NET, Java, mySQL, PHP, Silverlight, Flex as well as portal technologies like SharePoint.
Technological proficiency – Those with knowledge of one or more of the major technologies such as ERP packages are in demand since firms are seeking to maximize their existing information systems or to restart initiatives that were put on hold last year (e.g., Siebel, PeopleSoft, SAP, etc.)
Security – Companies want people who can keep their information safe and secure. (CISSP )
Infrastructure and Networking — With implementations of virtualization and cloud computing technology, firms are seeking IT pros with a blend of server, software, and networking skills. (CCNA, VMWare, Linux)
Electronic medical records — Health care firms across the U.S. are in need of IT pros with the expertise to install and support medical records software. (EPIC HIM Certification, CHDA, RHIA)
IT Business Processes – The need for this skill set is not going away. Organizations are seeking those people who understand how technology supports broader business objectives and who have the management skills to make them happen (PMP, SIX SIGMA, ITIL)
Project Management Institute (PMI) Certifications
Project Management Professional (PMP) ®
Certified Associate of Project Management (CAPM) ®
Program Management Professional (PgMP) ®
PMI Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP) ®
PMI Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP) ®
PMP ® Eligibility Requirements Education and PM Experience *Leading and directing project tasks as identified in the Project Examination Specification. Within the total hours of project management experience, experience in all five process groups (initiating, planning, executing, monitoring & controlling, closing) is required. However, on a single project, you do not need to have experience in all five process groups. Education Background Project Management Experience Project Management Education Bachelor’s degree or global experience Minimum three years/ 36 months unique non-overlapping professional project management experience; during which, at least 4,500 hours (~30 FT weeks) were spent leading and directing tasks * 35 contact hours of formal education OR High school diploma, associates degree or global equivalent Minimum five years / 60 months unique non-overlapping professional project management experience; during which at least 7,500 hours (~188 FT weeks) were spent leading and directing project tasks * 35 contact hours of formal education
Employers list the MCSE as a desirable title 1,035 times on Dice.com (a technology-specific jobs site), and 1,093 times on Monster.com
MCSE is aimed at those who want to be system architects and analysts.
The MCSE is the most grueling of Microsoft’s datacenter-focused titles, and shouldn’t be undertaken by those with less than several years of solid administration experience.
If you don’t understand how all the network pieces fit together, you’re not ready yet to tackle this series of exams
Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
Governed by a non-profit organization: International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC)²
Candidates for the CISSP must meet several requirements:
Possess a minimum of five years (or equivalent) of direct full-time security work experience in two or more of the ten (ISC)² information security domains.
Attest to the truth of their assertions regarding professional experience
Accept the CISSP Code of Ethics
Answer four questions regarding criminal history and related background
Pass the CISSP exam
Have their qualifications endorsed by another CISSP in good standing
Health Information Management - CCHIIM and AHIMA
Commission on Certification for Health Informatics and Information Management ( CCHIIM ) manages and sets the strategic direction for the certifications. Provides oversight for the…
AHIMA (American Health Information Management Association) is a health information management (HIM) professional association over 60,000 members
CCHIIM accredited education programs are at Ohio schools including Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, University of Cincinnati, and Ohio State University, and others
www.cahiim.org/accredpgms.asp or https://www.ahima.org
Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA)
Working as a critical link between care providers, payers, and patients
An expert in managing patient health information and medical records, administering computer information systems , collecting and analyzing patient data, and using classification systems and medical terminologies.
Candidates must meet one of the following eligibility requirements:
Bachelors degree or higher from a program accredited by the CCHIIM