It’s never too early to start planning your IT certification calendar for 2022. Below are three of the top ten IT certs from the trending AppDividend site. Managing your IT certification calendar is critical because no one has unlimited time or resources. Creating a profitable IT cert pathway is a sure step to getting the IT career you want. 

#1: Google Certified Professional Cloud Architect

Certified cloud architects allow companies to get the most out of Google Cloud technologies. With a thorough GCP (Google Cloud Platform) and cloud architecture understanding, you can “design, develop, and manage robust, secure, scalable, highly available, and dynamic solutions to stimulate business applications.”

#2: AWS Certified Solutions Architect/Associate

Demonstrating the expansion of cloud computing architecture, the AWS Certified Solutions Architect/Associate is increasing in demand. This certification requires some experience and a thirst for large-scale architecture. From the article, “The AWS Certified Solutions Architect certification exam addresses a wide range of topics, including the designing on AWS, selecting the appropriate AWS services for the given situation, ingress, and egress of data to and from the AWS environment, estimating the AWS costs and identifying cost-control measures.”

#3: Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)

This advanced certification is for those who have demonstrated extensive knowledge and experience “…to develop and manage an enterprise information security program.” Not for the faint of heart, this certification “…is intended for information security managers, aspiring managers, or IT consultants who support information security program management. ANSI accredits it under ISO/IEC 17024:2003.” Also, exam applicants “…must have five years of verified experience in the InfoSec field, with a minimum of three years of InfoSec management experience in three or more of the CISM content areas.”

What happens after “The Great Resignation” runs its course? Who knows? But new IT certifications and continuing education in your IT career are critical to getting the rewarding gigs you love.

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