IT Management Slideshow: The 10 Hottest IT Certifications

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 02-13-2012

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83,272 is the total number of available tech jobs on Dice.com as of Feb. 1, 2012.

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10 Hottest Tech Certifications:

1. A+This certification, from CompTIA, proves that the earner can install networks, conduct preventative maintenance and secure/troubleshoot them.

10 Hottest Tech Certifications:

10 Hottest Tech Certifications

2. Project Management ProfessionalThis certification demonstrates skills in shepherding successful projects on time and on budget.

10 Hottest Tech Certifications

10 Hottest Tech Certifications

3. Cisco Certified Network Associate For installing, configuring, running and troubleshooting medium-sized routed and switched networks.

10 Hottest Tech Certifications

10 Hottest Tech Certifications

4. Security +Also from CompTIA, this certification covers system security, network infrastructure, access control and organizational security.

10 Hottest Tech Certifications

10 Hottest Tech Certifications

5. Microsoft Certified Systems EngineerThis certification is needed to design, implement and administer tech infrastructures using MS 2000 Windows server and other Windows server platforms.

10 Hottest Tech Certifications

10 Hottest Tech Certifications

6. Network +This CompTIA certification demonstrates ability to manage, maintain, troubleshoot, install and configure basic network infrastructures.

10 Hottest Tech Certifications

10 Hottest Tech Certifications

7. Microsoft Certified Professional This is for developers, trainers, system architects and other Microsoft tech pros.

10 Hottest Tech Certifications

10 Hottest Tech Certifications

8. Certified Information Systems Security Professional This certification is globally recognized as the standard for expertise, and requires five years of IT security experience to earn.

10 Hottest Tech Certifications

10 Hottest Tech Certifications

9. IT Infrastructure LibraryThis tech management certification provides a grounding in oversight of service management functions.

10 Hottest Tech Certifications

10 Hottest Tech Certifications

10. Microsoft Certified IT Professional This certification demonstrates a range of MS abilities, such as database and enterprise-messaging administration.

10 Hottest Tech Certifications