As an IT, professional certifications play a key role in the success of your career. The right IT certifications can unlock opportunities and open doors. Employers trust that certified professionals are current and have attained a high level of skills. Additionally, current certs demonstrate you are serious about your career ambitions and will see things through. So, which certifications are the most valuable today? As with many things, the answer is it depends. For example, a person just starting out will need different certifications than a senior-level professional. Deciding which certs are right for you is something that will take careful thought and consideration. In the meantime, here are ten IT certifications every professional should know about.

 

PMP Project Management Professional

 

PMP is a popular project management certification administered by the Project Management Institute. It can prove to be quite valuable to your career. In fact, median income of PMP holders is 25% over that of their peers without the certification.

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https://www.pmi.org/certifications/types/project-management-pmp

 

AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner

 

Holders of this certification have demonstrated a solid general understanding of AWS cloud technologies. The cert covers basic technology, security, compliance, and financial attributes within the AWS framework.

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https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/apn/now-you-can-take-the-aws-certified-cloud-practitioner-exam-at-your-home-or-office-24-7/

 

Google Certified Professional Cloud Architect

 

This Google certification attests a professional’s skills in designing and managing projects on the Google Cloud architecture. 

 

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https://cloud.google.com/certification/cloud-architect

 

Certified Information Security Manager – CISM

 

CISM is a robust security certification administered by ISACA. It verifies professional expertise in the security spectrum, from development to governance to risk management.

 

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https://www.isaca.org/credentialing/cism

 

Certified Information Systems Security Professional – CISSP

 

CISSP certifies an IT security professional has mastered design, implementation, and management of high-end cyber security programs.

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https://www.isc2.org/Certifications/CISSP#

 

Certified Information Systems Auditor

 

CISA is another certification administered by ISACA. It verifies one’s ability to audit, control, monitor, and assess business systems. 

 

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https://www.isaca.org/credentialing/cisa

 

ITIL Foundation

 

ITIL, or Information Technology Infrastructure Library, is a set of five stages to align IT efforts with the needs of business. The stages are:

 

Service Strategy
Service Design

Service Transition

Service Operations
Continual Service Improvement

 

The Foundation certification covers the basics and is an IT professional’s doorway into ITIL.

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https://www.axelos.com/certifications/itil-certifications

 

Azure Fundamentals – Microsoft Certified

 

This is an introductory certification into Azure services. Azure Fundamentals certifies a professional’s proficiency in cloud concepts, Azure pricing, Azure services, lifecycle, and fundamentals of cloud security and privacy. 

 

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https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/learn/certifications/azure-fundamentals

 

Citrix Certified Associate – Networking

 

CCA-N certificate holders have demonstrated their ability in network optimization, dynamic traffic routing, disaster recovery, load balancing, and troubleshooting with for the Citrix NetScaler 10 app.

 

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https://www.citrix.com

 

Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control – CRISC

 

The CRISC certification from ISACA validates a professional’s expertise in identifying and managing enterprise IT risk and implementing and maintaining IS controls.

 

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https://www.isaca.org/credentialing/crisc?cid=sem_2002386&Appeal=sem&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI2LrYn_P06QIVBTiGCh2SDweaEAAYASAAEgJbWvD_BwE

 

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