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The Diversity of IT Certifications

By Amit Kataria Subscribe to RSS | May 29th 2012 | Views:

The continuous boom in the IT sector needs no justifications. The ever increasing demand of IT professionals is also quite known to almost everyone by now. Leading IT players like Dell, Satyam, Wipro, TCS, Accenture, Microsoft, Infosys, Genpact etc are always on the verge of hiring fresh and experienced candidates. In such a situation, it becomes essential for anyone interested in technology to know about the consistent advancements.

Staying updated about the recent developments helps you in various avenues with promotions and increments being the primary one. Now-a-days a lot of professionals take out time from their busy schedules for several IT certifications. Corporations also invest huge time and money in training their employees on upgrades and improvements. Such an industry that undergoes unremitting expansions asks for appropriate knowledge more than time.

The array of IT certifications is quite extensive and people interested to build a career in this area should keep themselves qualitatively informed. IT courses are available in various software, such as Microsoft, Oracle, Linux, Cisco, Citrix, Adobe, Business Intelligence etc. These software can be further bifurcated into several verticals and levels. There are numerous training institutes that specialize in providing IT training courses to students.

If we talk in terms of certifications by Microsoft, there are options available in MCSE, MCSA, MCTS, MCTS.NET, MCITP, MCPD, MCDBA, MCSD, MCAD etc. Other than Microsoft, various companies have entered the IT foray some of which include Cisco, Oracle, Adobe, Java, Redhat, Zend, Linux, Citrix etc. All these software companies provide options for several certifications at different levels, such as Entry, Associate, Professional, Expert, Specialist etc.

Coming to Cisco, you have options to pursue several forms of CCNA Courses, CCNP and CCIE. For Oracle, candidates get the choice to enroll in Database, Middleware and Applications certifications. In this category you have the option to get trained in Java Programming, Financial Payables, Oracle Asset Management Fundamentals, Oracle 11g etc.

Many IT professionals opt to specialize in Security and Hacking systems that provides courses in CCSA, CEH, ECSA, CISSP, ECIH, EDRP, ENSA, Security+, Firewall Security Specialist etc. Apart from this, we have the Check Point certifications with options of CCSPA, CCSA, CCSE and CCMSE. The CompTIA category also comes with various offerings, such as Server+, Linux+, A+, Network+, Security+, Project+ etc.

IT sector additionally demands professionals with expertise in Project Management. This field provides choices to pursue certifications in Prince2 Foundation, Prince2 Foundation & Practitioner, PMP, CAPM, Project+, Project Server 2010 and many more. Then you have various certifications in the designing category out of which software like Dreamweaver, Flash, Illustrator CS5, Photoshop CS5 etc fall in the Adobe / Apple bucket.

Other than this, there are numerous job openings in the market for web development professionals. Someone interested in this area can enroll for courses in HTML, JavaScript, WAMP, LAMP etc. Mentioning the verticals of each category may almost go endless looking at the extreme diversity of IT certifications available. We have thus tried to help you in brief about the various choices prevalent in the industry. The best way for making a choice will always remain the same - adequate research from relevant sources.

Amit Kataria - About Author:
Amit Kataria, an experienced professional, is associated with Koenig Solutions that is a well known IT training firm. Amit has been writing informative articles for quite a while now. An ISO: 9001 and 14001 certified company, Koenig is based in Delhi with 5 centers. It also has facilities in Goa, Shimla, Dehradun and Dubai. The company provides a wide range of IT certifications and keeps on launching new courses as per the changing industry demands. It has recently launched the Oracle E-Business Suite Essentials Program that provides certification options in Oracle Financials, Apps Technical, Supply Chain Management and Human Resource Management System.

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