11 April 2023
Exceptional PPM and PMO Solutions first reported on the most valuable Information Technology (IT) certifications in 2017. As technology advances and the marketplace changes over time, the skills and knowledge required to succeed may also change. Accordingly, we periodically update our related reporting. The prior version was published in 2022. This article provides the new, 2023 version.
In Technology, there's no substitute for experience. However, certifications remain a valuable tool for advancing one's career. Employers want candidates (and employees) with up-to-date knowledge and skills, and certifications demonstrate a person’s mastery of the respective subject. Data from multiple sources — including CIO, Robert Half, Indeed, PC Magazine, Skillsoft, Statista, and ComputerScience.org — were compiled and analyzed to determine the general consensus on the most valuable IT related certifications. Fifteen emerged. Here they are, in alphabetical order:
- AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner, offered from Amazon Web Services (AWS).
- AWS Certified Security – Specialty, offered from Amazon Web Services (AWS).
- AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate, offered from Amazon Web Services (AWS).
- AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Professional, offered from Amazon Web Services (AWS).
- Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), offered by the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA).
- Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), offered by the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA).
- Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), offered by the International System Security Certification Consortium (ISC).
- Certified ScrumMaster (CSM), offered from Scrum Alliance.
- Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP), offered by Cisco.
- Google Cloud: Cloud Digital Leader, offered by Google.
- Google Cloud: Professional Cloud Architect, offered by Google.
- Microsoft Certified Azure Solutions Architect, offered by Microsoft.
- Nutanix Certified Professional – Multicloud Infrastructure (NCP-MCI), offered by Nutanix.
- Project Management Professional (PMP), offered from the Project Management Institute (PMI).
- VMware Certified Professional – Data Center Virtualization (VCP-DCV), offered by VMware.
Many employers prefer to hire certified professionals, especially those who also have college degrees and successful work experience. Those who invest in professional credentials typically enjoy larger salaries.
References / Sources:
- CIO (2022, October 20). The 15 Most Valuable IT Certifications Today. Available at: https://www.cio.com/article/286762/careers-staffing-12-it-certifications-that-deliver-career-advancement.html.
- ComputerScience.org (2022, December 22). Best IT Certifications to Boost Your Computer Science Career. Available at: https://www.computerscience.org/resources/top-it-certifications.
- Indeed (2022, December 27). Top 17 IT Certifications in Demand for 2023. Available at: https://www.indeed.com/career-advice/career-development/top-it-certifications.
- PC Magazine (2023, March 1). The 10 Highest-Paying IT Certifications for 2023. Available at: https://www.pcmag.com/news/highest-paying-it-certifications.
- Robert Half (2022, October 6). The 29 More Valuable IT Certifications. Available at: https://www.roberthalf.com/blog/salaries-and-skills/which-it-certifications-are-most-valuable.
- Skillsoft (2022, September 29). 15 Top-Paying IT Certifications of 2022. Available at: https://www.skillsoft.com/blog/15-top-paying-it-certifications-of-2022.
- Statista (2023, February 23). 15 Top-Paying IT Certifications. Available at: https://www.statista.com/statistics/1258216/us-top-10-highest-paying-certifications-among-it-professionals.
How to cite this article:
Exceptional PPM and PMO Solutions (2022, April 11). Consensus on the Most Valuable Information Technology Related Certifications: 2023 Update. Available at: https://www.Exceptional-PMO.com.
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