10 Tech Certifications Every IT Pro Needs to Know

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10 Tech Certifications Every IT Pro Needs to Know

by Donald E. Sears

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No. 10:</b> Cert: Security+ <br /><b>Organization:</b> CompTIA <br /><b>Purpose:

Knowledge of system security, network infrastructure, access control and organizational security.

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No. 9:</b> Cert: ITIL (IT Infrastructure Library) <br /><b>Organization:</b> ITIL Certification Management Board (ICMB) <br /><b>Purpose:

To show knowledge of IT operational best practices. There are three tiers of ITIL: Foundation, Practitioner and Manager.

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No. 8:</b> Cert: MCSA (Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator) <br /><b>Organization:</b> Microsoft <br /><b>Purpose:

Demonstrated expertise in MS systems troubleshooting networks in Windows Server environments.

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No. 7:</b> Cert: CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) <br /><b>Organization:</b> International Information Systems Security...

750

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No. 6:</b> Cert: Network+ <br /><b>Organization:</b> CompTIA <br /><b>Purpose:

Shows competency in managing, maintaining, troubleshooting, installing and configuring basic network infrastructures.

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No. 5:</b> Cert: MCP (Microsoft Certified Professional) <br /><b>Organization:</b> Microsoft <br /><b>Purpose:

To show wide range of expertise and skills using Microsoft technologies.

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No. 4:</b> Cert: CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associates) <br /><b>Organization:</b> Cisco <br /><b>Purpose:</b> Show skills in installation, conf...

650

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No. 3:</b> Cert: A + <br /><b>Organization:</b> CompTIA <br /><b>Purpose:

To show vendor-neutral, tech-support skills in installing networks, conducting maintenance and troubleshooting.

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No. 2:</b> Cert: MCSE (Microsoft Certified Systems Engineers) <br /><b>Organization:</b> Microsoft <br /><b>Purpose:</b> To show skills in design,...

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No. 1:</b> Cert: PMP (Project Management Professional) <br /><b>Organization:</b> Project Management Institute <br /><b>Purpose:</b> To show knowle...

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