But as organizations cut jobs in a tight economy, businesses that are hiring have the pick of candidates, and they're demanding certifications as well as experience...So encourage your students to take their certifications!
Among the certifications in demand are:
- Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
- Cisco and Microsoft certifications, including Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE), Cisco's Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), and Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE)
- Project Management Professional (PMP)
- ITIL® - the Information Technology Infrastructure Library
- Virtualization (VMware, Citrix, and Microsoft certifications)
- Help Desk Institute certification