TOP PAID IT CERTIFICATIONS
Whether it’s the Big Data Analysis the most technical avenues of IT, security protocols, networking avenue, java programming, routing and switching etc. each and every giant IT companies entails and appreciates those aspirant employees in their organisations who possess the skills to arrange voluminous data in a very efficient, simplified and technical way thereby, presenting their tasks assigned with utmost perfection with no scope of ambiguity. This sound technical knowledge and efficiency can only be inherited within a being that is not only a master or bachelor degree holder in IT but also provides an edge in their resumes by stating the certifications they have persuaded. This will help them to be recognized as the expertise in their respected fields and off course, decent and handsome remuneration and perks is no exception. That being said, these IT certifications not only enhances the weight of your resume but also, provides the competitive edge as it portrays your sheer determination, dedication, spirit, smartness, interests and skills in the IT Domain.
There are 3 rules that need to be followed before opting any IT Certification:
Before, you take a look for featured certification that provides you a decent remuneration, perks, and designation:
First, analyze which certification is desirable and undermines your interests;
Second, how well you shall be recognized in the highly competitive world with this certification;
Third, take in the criteria: the financial, non-financial incentives and job designations.
Hence, this article is no exception for providing a bird view for the same.
According to our research experts, following are the top paid IT Certifications:
- AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate: $125,871 per annum
As the place where in organizations have more strategies for investments in IT Domain, with regards to this holistic investments, AWS thereby generates the need of various certified architect, staff, professionals etc. to manage and deploy AWS solutions.
- Certified Information Security Manager (CISM): $122,291 per annum
The CISP is more inclined towards the business and management domain. Information, security and governance, program development and management and information security incident management are the four major topics covered in CISP certification.
- Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP): $121,923 per annum
The vendor-neutral CISSP certification is for security and IT audit professionals responsible for overall information security programs to protect organizations from internal and external threats.
- Project Management Professional (PMP®): $116,094 per annum
PMP is a global certification which smoothens those skills in the project management domain thereby providing 20% more salary than the non-certified peers.
- Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA): $113,320 per annum
It’s always advisable and reasonable to have well adaptable and technically advanced security systems to withstand the threats and calamities that might occur with the dynamism of IT environment.
- Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) Routing and Switching: $112,858 per annum
It is one of the toughest certification out there and one is required to be rigorous and sheer determined to avail this certification as returns and job designations are highly unimaginable. A candidate is required to pass a 2-hour written exam on Cisco routing and switching; then they must pass an 8-hour lab exam that tests their ability to configure actual equipment and troubleshoot the network in a timed test situation. Network engineers holding this Cisco CCIE certification are recognized for expert network engineering skills and are rewarded appropriately. The course is much diversified in itself as it covers 6 major topics:
- Network Principles
- Layer 2 Technologies
- Layer 3 Technologies
- VPN Technologies
- Infrastructural Security
- Infrastructural Services
- Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Data Center: $107,045 per annum
This certification demonstrates the significance of networked data centers in today’s highly competitive world. A certified professional is in a high demand with bazillion organizations when it comes to designing, installation, and maintenance of data centers that use CISCO technologies.
This is reflected in the certification exam associated training courses:
- CISCO: CCNA Data Centre 640-911
- DCICN: Introducing CISCO Data center Networking
- CISCO CCNA data center 640-916
- DCICT: Introducing CISCO data center technologies.
- Cisco Certified Design Professional (CCDP): $105,008 per annum
This certification provides an impressive scope to the IT professionals with various techniques and skills required to design an enterprise grade where in the field work is not only to design and implement the network but also to diagnose such optimal networks thereby restoring operations.
- Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH): $103,297 per annum
In a legal manner, CEH certifies professional are highly qualifies hackers and expertise who save the organizations information and urge an opinion towards enhancing and tracing organizations weaknesses and vulnerabilities.
- Citrix Certified Professional – Virtualization (CCP-V): $102,138 per annum
Citrix owns the world’s most cloud used software which can be noticed by the most sophisticated technologies such as XenApp, XenServer etc.
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Following is the table that also depicts the top paid IT certifications that you can also ponder upon to pursue:
|CCP Data Scientist||68||70||209||52||399|
|MCSE: Business Intelligence||290||318||64||204||876|
|MongoDB Certified DBA||207||214||66||33||520|
|MongoDB Certified Developer||70||77||248||20||415|
|Oracle Business Intelligence||967||1,026||220||81||2,294|
|SAS Certified Data Scientist||18||20||4||5||147|
According to various web portals, newsletters, in the opinion of the bazillion of candidates and various certification publishers, Cisco certifications are the most doable and toughest certifications. Though when one earns this certification, the job profile of a candidate forecasts valued skills and knowledge in IT domain which is accepted globally with decent remuneration, perks, and amazing job designations.
COURSES AND DESIGNATIONS: Following is the brief of the renowned Cisco Certifications:
- CCENT/CCT: CISCO Certified Entry Networking Technician/ Cisco Certified Technician
CCENT Certification is Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician or Cisco Certified Technician that provides a platform in the field of networking, thereby, managing the networking of the small scale enterprises. A CCENT certified professional will be easily distinguished in the crowd of IT degree holders, as it not only develops skills but enhances smartness and conceptual abilities on the practical basis.
CCENT Certification can be done in Design, Security and Routing and Switching domains of Networking.
Following are the job designations:
- CCNA [Associate level]:
CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) Certification is the foundation level Networking Certification involves network installation, operations, and troubleshooting. The certificate ensures validation of professional’s ability in configuration, operations, and troubleshooting of the medium-level networks including the verification and implementation of various connections via remote sites using WAN.
- CCDP/CCNP [Professional Level]:
The CCNP (Cisco Certified Network Professional) certification recognizes the candidates who have the ability to plan, implement, verify and troubleshoot local and in probably, medium and large enterprises on matters of advanced security, voice, wireless and video solutions. The professional level comprises in-depth knowledge of each domain. Its certification covers broader aspects of technology which is required to meet job roles.
- CCIE Security [Expert Level]:
The CCIE (Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert) Security Certification certifies experts in Networking Security domain. These experts have an apt knowledge and skills to architect, engineer, implement, troubleshoot and support the full suite of Cisco Security Technologies and solutions thereby, using various sophisticated technologies that serve the best to an industry to secure their web protocols and systems.
Thus, it is an expert level certification, accepted as one of the most honorable certification worldwide in the networking industry.
- CCAr [ Architect]:
Cisco Certified Architect is the highest level accreditation achievable. It recognizes the architectural experts of network designs who can support the increasingly complex networks of global organizations and effectively translate business strategies into evolutionary technical strategies.
Cisco certifications have not only restricted their scope to the Indian boundaries but holistic opportunities abroad. One can be recognized not only a professional but an expert as well.
Following table depicts the pay scale of Network Engineers in different cities of India.
|Cities||Salary [In Rs. Per Annum]|
|Bangalore||2,50,000 – 35,00,000|
|New Delhi/Gurgaon/Noida||2,50,000 – 35,00,000|
|Mumbai/Pune||1,96,000 – 15,70,000|
|Hyderabad/Chennai/Kolkata||2,14,000 – 14,00,000|
Amongst all the Cisco Certifications, CCIE Security is recognized as the most professional and expert level certification under Cisco and is the most demanded certification worldwide.
Below graph explains the growth for this certification worldwide.
Following table depicts the pay scale of Network Engineers according to their certification.
|COURSE||BASIS||SALARY Per Annum|
|CCNA||Routing & Switching||$79,942|
|CCNA||Routing & Switching||$79,942|
|CCNP||Routing & Switching||$95,881|
|CCIE||Routing And Switching||$112,858|
Here is the bird view about Top Paid IT Certifications. A strong emphasis has been laid on Cisco Certifications as these are the toughest and most globally accepted certification according to the research conducted through various web portals, newsletters, candidates and various experts into this domain.
Thus, one must appropriately channelize and examine their strengths, weaknesses, and field of interests before opting for any certifications.
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