IT Management: 10 Tech Certifications Every IT Pro Needs to Know

 
 
By Don E. Sears  |  Posted 2010-03-11
 
 
 

10 Tech Certifications Every IT Pro Needs to Know

by Donald E. Sears

10 Tech Certifications Every IT Pro Needs to Know

No. 10: Cert: Security+
Organization: CompTIA
Purpose:

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

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

No. 9: Cert: ITIL (IT Infrastructure Library)
Organization: ITIL Certification Management Board (ICMB)
Purpose:

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

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

No. 8: Cert: MCSA (Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator)
Organization: Microsoft
Purpose:

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

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

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

750  

No. 7:</b> Cert: CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) <br /><b>Organization:</b> International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC)?? <br /><b>Purpose:</b> To show a common body of knowledge in comprehensive s

No. 6: Cert: Network+
Organization: CompTIA
Purpose:

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

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

No. 5: Cert: MCP (Microsoft Certified Professional)
Organization: Microsoft
Purpose:

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

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

No. 4: Cert: CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associates)
Organization: Cisco
Purpose: Show skills in installation, configuration, protocols, wireless, security and troubleshooting medium-sized routed and switched networks.

650  

No. 4:</b> Cert: CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associates) <br /><b>Organization:</b> Cisco <br /><b>Purpose:</b> Show skills in installation, configuration, protocols, wireless, security and troubleshooting medium-sized routed and switched networks.<br /

No. 3: Cert: A +
Organization: CompTIA
Purpose:

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

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

No. 2: Cert: MCSE (Microsoft Certified Systems Engineers)
Organization: Microsoft
Purpose: To show skills in design, implementation and administration of MS 2000 Windows Server and other MS server technology infrastructures u

1,000  

No. 2:</b> Cert: MCSE (Microsoft Certified Systems Engineers) <br /><b>Organization:</b> Microsoft <br /><b>Purpose:</b> 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

1,400  

No. 1:</b> Cert: PMP (Project Management Professional) <br /><b>Organization:</b> Project Management Institute <br /><b>Purpose:</b> To show knowledge and skills to manage projects to successful conclusion, on-time, on-budget, using the resources allocate

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