IT Management: 10 Tech Certifications Every IT Pro Needs to Know
10 Tech Certifications Every IT Pro Needs to Know
by Donald E. Sears
No. 10: Cert: Security+
Knowledge of system security, network infrastructure, access control and organizational security.
No. 9: Cert: ITIL (IT Infrastructure Library)
Organization: ITIL Certification Management Board (ICMB)
To show knowledge of IT operational best practices. There are three tiers of ITIL: Foundation, Practitioner and Manager.
No. 8: Cert: MCSA (Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator)
Demonstrated expertise in MS systems troubleshooting networks in Windows Server environments.
No. 7: Cert: CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional)
Organization: International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC)??
Purpose: To show a common body of knowledge in comprehensive s
No. 6: Cert: Network+
Shows competency in managing, maintaining, troubleshooting, installing and configuring basic network infrastructures.
No. 5: Cert: MCP (Microsoft Certified Professional)
To show wide range of expertise and skills using Microsoft technologies.
No. 4: Cert: CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associates)
Purpose: Show skills in installation, configuration, protocols, wireless, security and troubleshooting medium-sized routed and switched networks.
No. 3: Cert: A +
To show vendor-neutral, tech-support skills in installing networks, conducting maintenance and troubleshooting.
No. 2: Cert: MCSE (Microsoft Certified Systems Engineers)
Purpose: To show skills in design, implementation and administration of MS 2000 Windows Server and other MS server technology infrastructures u
No. 1: Cert: PMP (Project Management Professional)
Organization: Project Management Institute
Purpose: To show knowledge and skills to manage projects to successful conclusion, on-time, on-budget, using the resources allocate