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The industry's 10 best IT certifications

Discussion in 'Training & Development' started by kevicho, Dec 17, 2008.

  1. kevicho

    kevicho Gigabyte Poster

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    A techrepublic article on the 10 Best IT certifications currently

    The original article is Here, click the download, you will be reuired to log in (Its free)

    For those who dont wnat a login, article is below.

     
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  2. kevicho

    kevicho Gigabyte Poster

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    I think this is a great article, and to include the COMPTIA certs is a good thing, as they probably dont get the respect from people they deserve, and hopefully a few newbies will see this and thing, yes A+ is a great foundation.

    Good commentary on the others as well, a bit predictable that half would be Microsoft but thats where the demand is.
     
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  3. UKDarkstar
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    UKDarkstar Terabyte Poster

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    Bit surprised that ITIL and PRINCE2 didn't make it in there.
     
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  4. drum_dude

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    They're not technical IT certifications.
     
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  5. Qs

    Qs Semi-Honorary Member Gold Member

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    Well I have... one on that list.

    Go me! :)

    Qs
     
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  6. UKDarkstar
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    UKDarkstar Terabyte Poster

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    Well it doesn't say technical only and they have got PMP in there.

    They could have lumped the MS stuff together to expand the list more or make it a top twenty.
     
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  7. kevicho

    kevicho Gigabyte Poster

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    Well I think any list will have the authors own views.

    It would be interesting to see any statistics that are out there for what certifications that job adverts are being listed as requiring.
    Unfortunately I doubt this exists, but that would give a very good outline of what is in demand, bit as the author says, you should really tailor your own certification path.
     
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  8. wagnerk
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    Wow, I hit 5 of the 10 certs up there, so does that make me average at 50%? :lol:
    -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
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  9. MrNerdy

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    I've gone 1 on the list & another 1 nearly made me go mad studying for it!!!!:eek:
     
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  10. craigie

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    OK, I'm below average with only 2 :(

    Damn, you Ken, I'm going to have to study harder to become 'average' 8)
     
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  11. dmarsh

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    Looks like another PR article from someone who has probably not taken one cert on the list...

    I've got 5 also, and have decided not to take any more certs for the foreseeable future.
     
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  12. drum_dude

    drum_dude Gigabyte Poster

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    Yes very true!
     
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  13. mattstevenson

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    Damn straight. The A+ is a fantastic cert for beginners, and I think that perhaps reading that will deter people from going straight in at MCSE level. Or trying and failing. Ha.
     
    Certifications: Triple A+. Network+, CCENT
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