Why Certifications?
IN-DEMAND SKILLS
PERKS OF THE TRADE
AREAS WITH MOST JOBS
SKILLS GAP
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Why Certifications?

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With in-demand skills, high pay, and first-class perks, there are a lot of great reasons to be an IT professional. IT certifications have become a valuable asset for tech workers to showcase their skills to potential employers or to position themselves for a big raise or promotion with their current employer. Find out about why certifications have become so valuable, and which ones can make the biggest impact on your career through this infographic from Citrix Education.

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Why Certifications?

  1. 1. Why Certifications? IN-DEMAND SKILLS PERKS OF THE TRADE AREAS WITH MOST JOBS SKILLS GAP LinkedIn recently completed a study of the top 25 skills that got people hired in 2013… of the top skills in the list were technology-related.1 16 Experts also predict some pretty serious growth in the industry 22% Projected Growth by the year 20203 Having a strong set of IT skills will also help pay the bills. According to Dice, these are the job titles in IT that will command the highest salary.4 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Technology Director������������ $132,000 Systems Architect���������������� $125,467 Data Architect���������������������� $118,756 Technology Management ��� $118,060 Project Manager������������������ $109,598 You’ll also have the flexibility to live pretty much anywhere, as jobs requiring IT skills are in-demand and paying well across the globe.4 Despite the big pay and the great perks, employers are having a difficult time filling IT positions.4 VALUE OF CERTIFICATIONS SOURCE Certifications are a great way for those in IT to showcase their skills. Workers who hold certifications also have a higher rate of job satisfaction than their counterparts without certifications. 9 HAVE YOU THOUGHT ABOUT MAKING YOURSELF MORE MARKETABLE WITH A CITRIX CERTIFICATION? According to a recent Global Knowledge survey, Citrix Certifications are among the most valuable in the industry. 10 The certifications include: Citrix Certified Enterprise Engineer ��������������������������� $104,240 Citrix Certified Administrator for Citrix NetScaler ������ $103,904 Citrix Certified Administrator for Citrix XenServer ������� $97,578 Citrix Certified Administrator for Citrix XenDesktop ���� $95,094 1 http://talent.linkedin.com/blog/index.php/2013/12/25-hottest-linkedin-member-skill-sets-and-how-to-hire-for-them 1 http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9225673/IT_jobs_will_grow_22_through_2020_says_U.S. 3 http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9225673/IT_jobs_will_grow_22_through_2020_says_U.S 4 http://marketing.dice.com/pdf/Dice_TechSalarySurvey_2014.pdf Pg 7 5 https://www.mediabistro.com/alltwitter/tech-employee-perks_b53963 6 http://marketing.dice.com/pdf/Dice_TechSalarySurvey_2014.pdf 7 http://www.wired.com/wiredenterprise/wp-content/uploads//2012/03/Report_-_CompTIA_IT_Skills_Gap_study_-_Full_Report.sflb_.pdf Pg 8 http://www.payscale.com/compensation-today/2013/02/here-comes-the-sun-the-return-of-optimism-in-2013 9 https://www.prometric.com/en-us/itcc/Pages/default.aspx 10 http://www.globalknowledge.com/training/generic.asp?pageid=3632 The perks aren’t too shabby, either. Choice fringe benefits at high-profile technology companies include: Free meals and snacks at Facebook Google Unlimited vacation time at Pinterest and Twitter Dropbox offers an on-site barber shop5 To learn about Citrix Certifications, including a new set of highly valuable solutions-focused certifications, please visit the Citrix Education website. http://training.citrix.com said certifications help you earn more money76% of respondents to a Prometric survey said that certifications make themselves more marketable83% of employers say there is an overall skills gap in IT 7 of companies say they are having a hard time filling skilled positions 7 say the top reason for jobs not being filled is the lack of qualified applications 8 93% 67% 61%

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