Most of us wants to become an IT professional. Now a days, Companies are looking for those who attain a professional certificate along with their regular degrees. Well no doubt your knowledge comes first and certification is just an add-on but it’s an important criteria.
Lets take a look on the most popular ones: –
A+: Basic IT skills in areas such as installation, preventative maintenance, networking, security and troubleshooting and is part of the track for certifications from companies such as Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard, Cisco and Novell.
For details: http://www.comptia.org/certifications/listed/a.aspx
CISSP ( Certified Information Systems Security Professional) : Recognized globally as a standard for expertise, requires five years of experience in information security.
For details : http://www.cissp.com/ & http://certification.about.com/od/certifications/p/cissp.htm
CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) : Their ability to install, configure, run and troubleshoot medium-sized routed and switched networks.
For details: http://www.cisco.com/web/learning/le3/le2/le0/le9/learning_certification_type_home.html
CCNP [ Cisco Certified Network Professional ) : Their ability to install, configure, run and troubleshoot medium-sized routed and switched networks.
For details: http://www.cisco.com/web/learning/le3/le2/le37/le10/learning_certification_type_home.html
CISA ( Certified Information Systems Auditor) : Skills for information systems audit, control and security to attain this certification from the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA).
For details: http://certification.about.com/od/certifications/p/CISA.htm
CCIE (Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert): This is the highest level of certification by Cisco.
For details: http://www.cisco.com/web/learning/le3/ccie/index.html
MCP (Microsoft Certified Professional) : Developers, trainers, system architects and other tech professionals use this certification to spotlight their expertise with a range of Microsoft technologies.
For details: http://www.microsoft.com/australia/learning/mcp/mcp/requirements.mspx
MSCE (Microsoft Certified Systems Engineers) : They can design, implement and administer technology infrastructures using Microsoft 2000 Windows Server and other Windows server platforms.
For details: http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/certification/mcse.aspx
ITIL : Which requires professionals to demonstrate expertise in IT operational best practices.
For details: http://www.itilcertification.org/
PMP (Project Management Professional) : These professionals demonstrate the knowledge and skills to shepherd projects to a successful conclusion, on time, on budget and within the resources allocated.
For details: http://www.microsoft.com/australia/learning/mcp/mcse/default.mspx http://certification.about.com/od/projectmanagement/p/pmp.htm