1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

The 10 best IT certifications: 2010

Discussion in 'Training & Development' started by Josiahb, Aug 18, 2010.

  1. Josiahb

    Josiahb Gigabyte Poster

    1,336
    39
    97
    Linky

    Heres one commentators take, what does everyone else reckon are the big certs of 2010?

    The most interesting part of this list from my viewpoint is the inclusion of 2 Apple certifications, is there really enough of a shift happening in the enterprise to make the time and effort worth it for these certs?
     
    Certifications: A+, Network+, MCDST, ACA – Mac Integration 10.10
  2. westernkings

    westernkings Gigabyte Poster

    1,432
    60
    107
    Strange that ITILv3 nor Prince2 is mentioned (PMP is but no other PM certifications), also the Comtia certs, i'm not a big fan of them, have never met anyone who required them. I can only guess this is a North American based article. I do agree with the MCITPs though.
     
    Last edited: Aug 18, 2010
    Certifications: MCITP:VA, MCITP:EA, MCDST, MCTS, MCITP:EST7, MCITP:SA, PRINCE2, ITILv3
  3. ThomasMc

    ThomasMc Gigabyte Poster

    1,507
    49
    111
    I think VMWare ones will be bigger than this guy makes out
     
    Certifications: MCDST|FtOCC
    WIP: MCSA(70-270|70-290|70-291)
  4. westernkings

    westernkings Gigabyte Poster

    1,432
    60
    107
    I don't think they are right now, they definitely will be soon though. Right now it's still kind of a specialist cert to have.
     
    Certifications: MCITP:VA, MCITP:EA, MCDST, MCTS, MCITP:EST7, MCITP:SA, PRINCE2, ITILv3
  5. zebulebu

    zebulebu Terabyte Poster

    3,748
    330
    187
    No there isn't - and that's why these lists are such bull****.
     
    Certifications: A few
    WIP: None - f*** 'em
  6. ThomasMc

    ThomasMc Gigabyte Poster

    1,507
    49
    111
    Maybe but its still one of the "Best" certs to have in my mind for 2010 ;)
     
    Last edited: Aug 18, 2010
    Certifications: MCDST|FtOCC
    WIP: MCSA(70-270|70-290|70-291)
  7. wagnerk
    Highly Decorated Member Award

    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

    10,831
    357
    341
    Yeah, I've got the first 4... But seriously...

    These are certs that are job related, eg MCITP - at least 12 months in role, MCTS - at least 12 months working with the technology, CISSP - 5 years direct experience.

    -Ken
     
    Certifications: CITP, PGCert, BSc, HNC, LCGI, PTLLS, MCT, MCITP, MCTS, MCSE, MCSA:M, MCSA, MCDST, MCP, MTA, MCAS, MOS (Master), A+, N+, S+, ACA, VCA, etc... & 2nd Degree Black Belt
    WIP: PGDip
  8. danielno8

    danielno8 Gigabyte Poster

    1,305
    48
    92
    What a crock.
     
    Certifications: CCENT, CCNA
    WIP: CCNP
  9. dales

    dales Gigabyte Poster

    1,997
    46
    97
    Pah rubbish I'm afraid, the world does not run on MS (majority yes world no), A+ and Network+ holds pretty much no value to employers after your first repair workshop job. VCP should be somewhere in there at least, think of all those companies going down the virtualization route right now they are going to need someone who knows what they are doing to impliment and manage it.

    Looks very similar to one of those salary checkers which pretty much has no resemblance to the real world. In any case cert's are only as valuable as your next prospective employer thinks they are.

    If he's only deployed one linux server in the last several years then I'm going to assume he lives in a very blinkered world.
     
    Certifications: vExpert 2014+2015+2016,VCP-DT,CCE-V, CCE-AD, CCP-AD, CCEE, CCAA XenApp, CCA Netscaler, XenApp 6.5, XenDesktop 5 & Xenserver 6,VCP3+5,VTSP,MCSA MCDST MCP A+ ITIL F
    WIP: Nothing
  10. michael78

    michael78 Terabyte Poster

    2,085
    29
    141
    That list is way off. For a start I think VCP should be at number 1 or 2 and Network+ and A+ shouldn't be on the list at all. I think Hyper-V MCTS should be on the list near the bottom as it will get a wider audience in the coming year or two. It's a bit of a broad sweep to just list MCITP and MCTS on the list as they cover a wide range of areas so it's slightly cheating. I wouldn't list Apple on the list either as it's just too niche to be of use in the general sense.
     
    Certifications: A+ | Network+ | Security+ | MCP | MCDST | MCTS: Hyper-V | MCTS: AD | MCTS: Exchange 2007 | MCTS: Windows 7 | MCSA: 2003 | ITIL Foundation v3 | CCA: Xenapp 5.0 | MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Administrator on Windows 7 | MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Support Technician on Windows 7
    WIP: Online SAN Overview, VCP in December 2011
  11. BosonMichael
    Highly Decorated Member Award

    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

    19,136
    462
    374
    The ones you have experience with.

    /thread
     
    Certifications: CISSP, MCSE+I, MCSE: Security, MCSE: Messaging, MCDST, MCDBA, MCTS, OCP, CCNP, CCDP, CCNA Security, CCNA Voice, CNE, SCSA, Security+, Linux+, Server+, Network+, A+
    WIP: Just about everything!
  12. Josiahb

    Josiahb Gigabyte Poster

    1,336
    39
    97
    alright smart arse :p

    For those of us who are still fairly early in our IT careers keeping an eye on certification trends can be incredibly useful for planning future moves and targetting technologies to gain experience with.

    The comments from others on the VCP are definitely well taken, virtualisation is only going to keep growing at the moment.

    and the response regarding Apple certs from zeb is exactly what I expected :p
     
    Certifications: A+, Network+, MCDST, ACA – Mac Integration 10.10
  13. BosonMichael
    Highly Decorated Member Award

    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

    19,136
    462
    374
    No, it's not. Following the "next hot trend" is a surefire way to get your career in trouble. Do what you enjoy doing, and you will succeed.
     
    Certifications: CISSP, MCSE+I, MCSE: Security, MCSE: Messaging, MCDST, MCDBA, MCTS, OCP, CCNP, CCDP, CCNA Security, CCNA Voice, CNE, SCSA, Security+, Linux+, Server+, Network+, A+
    WIP: Just about everything!
  14. Theprof

    Theprof Petabyte Poster Forum Leader

    4,570
    68
    196
    to be quite honest I am surprsed MCSE is not top 1... after all these years I think it's still the most sought out cert.
     
    Certifications: A+ | CCA | CCAA | Network+ | MCDST | MCSA | MCP (270, 271, 272, 290, 291) | MCTS (70-662, 70-663) | MCITP:EMA | VCA-DCV/Cloud/WM | VTSP | VCP5-DT | VCP5-DCV
    WIP: VCAP5-DCA/DCD | EMCCA
  15. crazy horse

    crazy horse Byte Poster

    199
    15
    24
    I know a lot of this has already been said but I still can't believe that the A+ and N+ are at 2 and 3 in this list :blink
    I don't think I have seen many job adverts asking for the A+ or N+

    I also think that skills in linux are more sort after than skills in MAC considering that more environments are coming with a Linux backend (ESX, Cisco Call Manager etc)

    Oh well - TechRepublic were obviously short on articles to publish that day.
     
  16. invierno

    invierno Nibble Poster

    60
    1
    29
    These lists are only good as conversation starters really. In my area of the US, anything VMware or Microsoft is *golden* -- though the CompTIA certs (A+ and N+) are useful to get entry-level jobs. Security+ is actually quite valuable out here in DC because of the Information Assurance jobs - Sec+ puts you at Technical Level 2 or Manager Level 1. There are a lot of jobs here that require it within 6 months.

    I agree with BosonMichael (which he has said in other threads) that MCSE is going to be very valuable for years to come - so many jobs out here in DC asking for it, not to mention around the rest of the country as well.

    PMP is a huge deal here in DC as well - the project management capital of the world they say :)

    I actually would argue that the inclusion of one Apple cert (though not the ones listed there, the Apple Certified Technician in my opinion) would have been warranted. There really are not of lot of certified Apple professionals out there - most because no on an enterprise level there are not a lot of Apple shops. But there is enough demand for people who know how to work with them that it can be very valuable to people who do hold them, so I think it's actually a nice niche market to be in if you have the cert.
     
    Certifications: See Signature
    WIP: Java, Linux
  17. michael78

    michael78 Terabyte Poster

    2,085
    29
    141
    I think another factor is where you are in the world as I would put for an example ITIL on the list in the UK but not for the US
     
    Certifications: A+ | Network+ | Security+ | MCP | MCDST | MCTS: Hyper-V | MCTS: AD | MCTS: Exchange 2007 | MCTS: Windows 7 | MCSA: 2003 | ITIL Foundation v3 | CCA: Xenapp 5.0 | MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Administrator on Windows 7 | MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Support Technician on Windows 7
    WIP: Online SAN Overview, VCP in December 2011
  18. Haze

    Haze Nibble Poster

    67
    0
    26
    Just started my first job in IT and I'm going to be working on the MCITP, when I asked a colleague here who is senior 2nd line whether it was worth me continuing the CompTIA A+, he said he's never even heard of it. Speaks volumes.
     
    Certifications: MCSA (Windows 7), MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Support Technician (Windows 7), MCTS: Windows 7 & Office 2010 Deployment, Level 3 Diploma in ICT Professional Competence, Level 3 Certificate in ICT Systems and Principles, Advanced Level Apprenticeship for IT Professionals
    WIP: MCSA: Server 2012

Share This Page

Loading...