- September 12, 2017
- Posted by: Jim Kromer
- Category: IT Staffing
In the changing world of technology, it seems new developments every day flood the market. What IT certifications are the best to focus on right now?
- Learn a foreign language
Although this may not seem to be tech related, if you can speak Chinese you are far ahead in the changing world market. Knowing more than one spoken language is guaranteed to help you in the tech industry as you communicate and make relationships with clients all over the world.
- Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC)
This certificate is one of the top paying IT certificates yielding a salary of $131,298.
It teaches IT professionals how to manage and identify risks. In order to obtain the certificate, you need three years of experience and must pass an exam. Continuing education credits are required to maintain the certificate.
- Certified Information Systems Security Professional
This is a high demand certificate designed to impart security expertise and the average salary of someone holding this certificate is $121,729,
Security certificates, in general, are great to get and might help job seekers secure a position.
- Project Management Professional
Another certificate that may help secure a higher wage (about $119,349) is a project management professional certificate. Leadership skills and certifications show your value when working with a group. This certificate is open to bachelor’s degree holders as well as individuals with experience.
- Certified Information Systems Auditor
This certificate is obtained by individuals who audit, monitor, control, and/or assess IT and/or business systems. The wage for this is $115,470. It is one of the SACA’s oldest certificates available and more than 126,000 people received the certification since its inception in 1978.
Other certificates apply to specific software’s or languages such as Java, Microsoft, Citrix and Cisco.