In-Demand IT Certifications 2012    Research and compare the best IT certifications to land a job.               Presented...
MethodologyA new report from Dice indicates the best IT certifications to help you get a job in 2012.       In its 2012 IT...
Project Management                                       Professional (PMP)PMP certification is the preeminent credential ...
A+ CertificationA+ certification validates the skills of an entry-level computer technician. A+ introducesthe core IT doma...
Cisco Certified Network                                       Associate (CCNA)CCNA certification demonstrates skills and c...
Security+ CertificationA recent survey by renowned security trade group (ISC)2 indicates 62% of organizations willhire IT ...
Network+ CertificationNetwork+ certification validates the skills and qualifications of a beginner networkprofessional. Ne...
CISSP CertificationCISSP certification is the preeminent credential for experienced IT security and informationassurance p...
IT Infrastructure Library                                        (ITIL) ExpertITIL is the most sought-after and widely-use...
Microsoft Certified IT                                      Professional (MCITP)MCITP certifications validate the skills a...
Popular Articles from ITCareerFinder       IT insiders explore today’s hottest career, training & IT certification topics....
About ITCareerFinder                                JumpStart Your IT Career!ITCareerFinder.com is a world-class website c...
Source Materials        Current and reliable data from IT thought-leaders & subject matter experts.   IT Certifications o...
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IT Certifications in Demand for 2012 | Best Certs to Get a Job

  1. 1. In-Demand IT Certifications 2012 Research and compare the best IT certifications to land a job. Presented by ITCareerFinder.com
  2. 2. MethodologyA new report from Dice indicates the best IT certifications to help you get a job in 2012. In its 2012 IT Salary Survey, leading IT job board Dice.com asked: Which IT certification(s) helped you to get hired? Over 18,000 employed IT professionals responded, here are the top 8 IT certifications that helped them land the job. View Slideshow in Blog format Sources: Dice.com 2012 IT Salary Survey • Robert Half Technology 2012 IT Salary Report • ITCareerFinder
  3. 3. Project Management Professional (PMP)PMP certification is the preeminent credential for business and IT project managers. ITprojects such as software systems upgrades need skilled PMs to ensure goals are met ontime, under budget and to specs. PMP is the most sought-after certification on Dice withover 2,000 requests in job postings on any given day, and a 9% year over year uptickin demand. PMP certification has strict prerequisites including 3+ years experience plus35 hours of PMI-approved training, but for those who qualify the rewards are substantial– PMP certified pros earn an average salary of $120,000. Sources: Dice.com 2012 IT Salary Survey • Robert Half Technology 2012 IT Salary Report • ITCareerFinder
  4. 4. A+ CertificationA+ certification validates the skills of an entry-level computer technician. A+ introducesthe core IT domains of PC hardware, troubleshooting & repair, software and operatingsystems, networking, security and IT operations, plus effective communication skills. A+certified technicians can pursue entry-level positions such as help desk technician andtech support specialist, typical starting points for a range of IT career paths, and a greatplace to start gaining practical experience. A+ is often the first IT certification earned bynew IT professionals because of its wide skills coverage and lack of prerequisites. Sources: Dice.com 2012 IT Salary Survey • Robert Half Technology 2012 IT Salary Report • ITCareerFinder
  5. 5. Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)CCNA certification demonstrates skills and competence in computer networking. TheCCNA certification exam covers a wide range of technical competencies andexpertise, from understanding how a network functions and the day-to-daymanagement of routed & switched networks, to identifying and preventing complexnetwork security threats. 64% of IT hiring managers polled in Robert Half Technologys2012 IT Salary Guide listed network administration as the most in-demand skill thisyear, while on Dice.com the demand for CCNA certified professionals increased 21%since last year. Sources: Dice.com 2012 IT Salary Survey • Robert Half Technology 2012 IT Salary Report • ITCareerFinder
  6. 6. Security+ CertificationA recent survey by renowned security trade group (ISC)2 indicates 62% of organizations willhire IT security specialists in 2012. Of those hiring, 81% said an understanding of informationsecurity concepts will be important in their hiring decisions - this conceptual knowledge theyseek is the key component of CompTIA’s Security+ certification. Security+ is also arequirement or elective for a range of advanced security credentials, military and governmentIT positions. Smart IT hiring managers recognize the value of employees who are properlyskilled and certified in the concepts of Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability (the CIA Triad)– and the tenants of CompTIA’s Security+ certificate. Sources: Dice.com 2012 IT Salary Survey • Robert Half Technology 2012 IT Salary Report • ITCareerFinder
  7. 7. Network+ CertificationNetwork+ certification validates the skills and qualifications of a beginner networkprofessional. Network+ certified pros can install, configure, maintain, secure & troubleshootbasic computer networks. Leverage the Network+ certificate to land an entry-level job as anetwork administrator, network technician or network installer. Gain hands-on experiencethen advance your career with a vendor-specific networking credential, such as the CiscoCCNA or Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE). Sources: Dice.com 2012 IT Salary Survey • Robert Half Technology 2012 IT Salary Report • ITCareerFinder
  8. 8. CISSP CertificationCISSP certification is the preeminent credential for experienced IT security and informationassurance professionals. CISSPs are the managers and policy-makers in todays top computersecurity domains, including security management practices, mobile device security, appsdevelopment security, security architecture models, operations security, risk management &the fast-growing field of cloud computing security. CISSP certified pros enjoy stableemployment, high salaries and a wide range of opportunities for advancement in both thepublic and private sector. CISSP certification is recognized by the DoD, opening the door to ITjobs that require security clearance in government agencies and the military . Sources: Dice.com 2012 IT Salary Survey • Robert Half Technology 2012 IT Salary Report • ITCareerFinder
  9. 9. IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) ExpertITIL is the most sought-after and widely-used approach to IT ServiceManagement, providing a practical framework for identifying, planning, delivering andsupporting IT services. Businesses worldwide are implementing the ITIL framework to improveservices, reduce overhead, increase productivity and improve customer satisfaction through amore professional approach to IT process management. Hiring experienced IT servicemanagers with ITIL certifications is a top objective for Fortune enterprises and forward-thinking small to medium-sized businesses in 2012. Service deliverability is essential and assuch ITIL certified pros command and average salary of $110,000 – in addition to increasedemployment options. Sources: Dice.com 2012 IT Salary Survey • Robert Half Technology 2012 IT Salary Report • ITCareerFinder
  10. 10. Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP)MCITP certifications validate the skills and experience needed to effectively perform in aspecific IT career path, e.g., PC support technician or database administrator. As more andmore organizations migrate from Windows Server 2000/2003 (and the old MCSE certificates)to Windows Server 2008, the demand for MCITP certification holders will continue to grow.Almost half of the CIOs surveyed in Robert Half Technologys 2012 IT salary report - 42% -identified Windows Server Administration as an in-demand skill for 2012 and beyond.Update: Explore the New Microsoft Certification Program featuring Cloud-Built Certs Sources: Dice.com 2012 IT Salary Survey • Robert Half Technology 2012 IT Salary Report • ITCareerFinder
  11. 11. Popular Articles from ITCareerFinder IT insiders explore today’s hottest career, training & IT certification topics. Best Computer Jobs for the Future Top Computer Skills In Demand for 2012 How to Become an Android App Developer Advantages of Computer Science Degrees Apple iOS New Features for Mobile Developers Top Skills to Land a Job in the Cloud Era
  12. 12. About ITCareerFinder JumpStart Your IT Career!ITCareerFinder.com is a world-class website committed to helping both new andestablished IT professionals advance their careers. Our IT subject matter expertsdeliver unbiased, up-to-date content and interactive resources to guide you throughevery stage of your IT career path - from job role and certification research, to buildinga learning plan and choosing an education provider, through technology job search andcareer advancement strategy.ITCareerFinder is proud to be a strategic business partner of CareerBuilder.com.
  13. 13. Source Materials Current and reliable data from IT thought-leaders & subject matter experts. IT Certifications on ITCareerFinder.com (July 2012) Dice.com 2012 IT Salary Survey (February 2012) 2012 IT Salary Guide and Hiring Trends Report by Robert Half Technology (December 2011)

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