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IT Certifications as Part of Job Requirement

IT Certifications as Part of Job Requirement

IT resume writer cartoon image 3Our expert panel discussed the current job market and recruiting landscape for technical professionals and how making certifications a requirement impact the hiring process. This was based on reading an article on Dice.com by David Bolton called “What’s Better: Online IT Certifications or Advanced Degrees,” and I thought he raised a good point: Are U.S. employers missing out on a large pool of qualified candidates just because they are setting high expectations for IT certs/advanced degrees?

You can view the full recap of the Tech Career Forum (#TCFchat) discussion on Storify. You can also check comment here or on our Tech Career Forum LinkedIn Group page. By the way, you can comment right here on our blog as well.

Are IT Certification Expectations by U.S. Employers Too Stringent?

Are IT Certification Expectations by U.S. Employers Too Stringent?

I was reading an article on Dice.com by David Bolton called “What’s Better: Online IT Certifcations or Advanced Degrees,” and I thought he raised a good point: Are U.S. employers missing out on a large pool of qualified candidates just because they are setting high expectations for IT certs/advanced degrees?

Must-Have IT Certifications

Must-Have IT Certifications

IT certificationby Sheree Van Vreede (@rezlady)

Certs can come and go or be outdated as fast as the technology they support. But in today’s job market, having the desired IT certifications can certainly open doors (no matter what you may quietly think of them). They have been, and continue to be, a strong differentiator in hiring.

Here is a list of the top ones currently on the market:

1: MCITP (Microsoft Certified IT Professional)

Enterprise Administrator on Windows Server 2008

Virtualization Administrator on Windows Server 2008 R2

Enterprise Messaging Administrator on Exchange 2010

2: MCTS (Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist)

In Exchange, SharePoint, Virtualization, Windows Client, or Windows Server

3: VCP  (VMware Certified Professional)

4: CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate)

CCNA Security certificate

5: CSSA (Certified SonicWALL Security Administrator)

6: PMP (Project Management Professional)

PMI (Project Management Institute)

7: CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional)

(ISC)² (International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, Inc.)

8: ACSP (Apple Certified Support Professional) for Mac OS X

9: Network+ / A+

10: CompTIA Healthcare IT Technician

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