Key IT Certifications to Get You Hired


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  • Key IT Certifications to Get You Hired

    1. 1. Key IT Certifications to Get You Hired
    2. 2. A Plethora of Tech Job Openings More than 300,000 core IT jobs are now open in the U.S., according to Labor/Insight (Burning Glass Technologies), July 2013
    3. 3. Certification Validates Skills 8 in 10 HR professionals say IT certifications will grow in importance over the next two years.
    4. 4. Certification Makes Training More Effective 84% of organizations agree that it’s best to test after training to confirm knowledge gains. Source: CompTIA's 2012 IT Security Study
    5. 5. Top 5 Benefits of Having an IT Certified Staff • Better able to understand new or complex technologies • More productive IT workforce • More insightful problem solving • Better project management skills • Better communication skills Certified workers are more likely to stay at a company.
    6. 6. Top Certifications to Get You Hired 6 1 CompTIA A+ 2 PMP 3 CCNA 4 CompTIA Security+ 5 MCSE 6 CompTIA Network+ 7 MCP 8 CISSP 9 ITIL 10 MCITP Top 10 IT Certifications that Help Workers Land Jobs Source: The Dice Report, February 2012 18,325 employed technology professional responded to survey.
    7. 7. Top 10 Certifications with Staying Power 7 “There are many certifications that have a long life span, by which we don't mean that the certification is good for many years before it expires, but rather that the certification has been around and will be around for a long time.” Source: Global Knowledge, July 2013 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
    8. 8. Which Certifications Help You Earn the Highest Salaries 8 $0 $20,000 $40,000 $60,000 $80,000 $100,000 $120,000 15 Top Paying Certifications and Average Salary Source: Global Knowledge, January 2012
    9. 9. Federal Agencies that Require/ Recommend CompTIA Certifications 9  Federal Aviation Administration  U.S. Department of Agriculture  U.S. Department of Commerce  U.S. Department of Defense (Air Force, Army, Marines, Navy, DISA)  U.S. Coast Guard  U.S. Department of Education  U.S. Department of Energy  U.S. Department of Health and Human Services  U.S. Department of Homeland Security  U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development  U.S. Department of Justice  U.S. Department of Transportation  U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs  U.S. Internal Revenue Service  U.S. Department of State Federal Agencies that Require/Recommend CompTIA Certifications Source: CompTIA, July 2013
    10. 10. Resources to Boost the IT Workforce CompTIA and its partners offer a host of services to help people start a career in IT: • IT-Ready apprenticeships • Troops to Tech Careers program for U.S. military veterans • Online newsletter and blog full of career advice
    11. 11. * Coming Fall 2013 Grow Your IT Career from Beginner to Expert
    12. 12. Want to know more? As the voice of the IT industry, CompTIA has hundreds of tools, career advice posts and links to training resources to help IT professionals grow through education, certification, advocacy and philanthropy. Check it out at