Tuesday, July 07, 2009

IT Technicians and Certifications

GlobalKnowledge has an interesting piece on Top IT Certifications in Demand Today. An important point they make is that many organizations - in particular midsize organizations - are more likely to hire technicians with multiple skills. So rather than having a program that focuses students on only one certification, our programs should provide them with the knowledge and skills to pursue multiple, diverse certifications. For example, network specialist with additional certifications in security, servers and operating systems. Another key finding is that in a down economy it's important not only to have experience with a technology, but also technical certifications.
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

1 comment:

Archie @ it certifications said...

Nice post.

For me, it is important to take certifications because, aside from the title you'll receive, through this, you have learned so many great things.

Thanks for sharing!


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