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The Microsoft Learning Group stated in a recent press release, that it is retooling the Microsoft certification program to address the increasing role of cloud computing in the IT and developer professions. The previous credentials for MCSE and MCSD are back. Indeed, MCSE is now Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert and MCSD is now the Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer.

Microsoft is revamping its certification program to meet increasing demand for cloud-computing skill sets, with a new focus on system planning and design. The program now features three new skill levels: Associate, Expert, and Master.

  • The Associate Level comprises of the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) certification. This level represents a foundation and is the prerequisite certification necessary to earn an MCSE.
  • The Expert Level comprises of the Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) or its developer equivalent, Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD), and is Microsoft’s flagship certification for individuals who want to lead their organization’s transition to the cloud.
  • The Master Level is the Microsoft Certified Solutions Master (MCSM) certification that differentiates the select few from their peers and represents the highest bar of knowledge and skills validation.

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CompTIA has announced four certification level series that test various knowledge standards, from entry to expert-level. The CompTIA certification program has been reorganized and repositioned from a collection of entry-level credentials to a multi-level program. These four levels are:

CompTIA Mastery Series: CompTIA Mastery certifications cover the advanced practice of a specific IT area. Candidates targeting this track must be able to integrate multiple enterprise disciplines through the application of advanced skills.

  • CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP): This certification covers the advanced topics related to enterprise security; risk management; research and analysis; and integration of computing, communications, and business disciplines.

CompTIA Professional Series: The CompTIA certification program has been reorganized and repositioned from a collection of entry-level credentials to a multi-level program. CompTIA professional certifications cover the technical skills and knowledge needed to succeed in a specific IT career.

  • CompTIA A+: This certification relates to preventative maintenance, basic networking, installation, troubleshooting, communication and professionalism, etc.
  • CompTIA Network+: This certification includes managing, maintaining, troubleshooting, operating and configuring basic network infrastructure.
  • CompTIA Project+: This certification covers the entire process of project management, including initiation, planning, execution, acceptance, support and closure.
  • CompTIA Security+: This certification validates the knowledge of system security, network infrastructure, cryptography, assessments and audits.
  • CompTIA CDIA+: This certification tests the knowledge and skills needed in the document imaging sales field, including planning, designing and specifying a document imaging management system.
  • CompTIA CTP+: This certification validates the knowledge of designing, implementing and managing voice and data networks.
  • CompTIA CTT+: This certification includes the knowledge and skills needed for the technical training field, including classroom preparation, presentation, communication, facilitation and evaluation in both traditional classroom and virtual classroom environments.
  • CompTIA PDI+: This certification explains the knowledge and skills needed for technicians in the printer and document-imaging field, such as basic electromechanical components and tools, print engine and scan processes, color theory and networking.
  • CompTIA Linux+ Powered by LPI: This certification includes user administration, file permissions, software configurations and the fundamental management of Linux systems.
  • CompTIA Server+: This certification explains the areas such as RAID, SCSI, managing multiple CPUs and disaster recovery.
  • CompTIA Storage+ Powered by SNIA: This certification includes storage components, connectivity, storage management, data protection and storage performance.

CompTIA Speciality Series: The CompTIA Speciality certifications cover the business and technical knowledge needed for specific vertical or niche markets. Specialty certifications can be taken in combination with other CompTIA certifications as well. Some of the Specialty certifications are as follows:

  • CompTIA Cloud Essentials: This certification explains what cloud computing means from a business and technical perspective, as well as what is involved in moving to and governing the cloud.
  • CompTIA Green IT: This certification covers the knowledge needed to implement environmentally sound techniques within an organization’s IT infrastructure.
  • CompTIA Healthcare IT Technician: This certification validates the knowledge of methods to implement, deploy, and support healthcare IT systems in various clinical settings.
  • CompTIA IT for Sales: This certification covers the professional knowledge in technology basics necessary to complete sales activities with customers in technical fields.

CompTIA Basic Series: CompTIA basic certifications cover foundational topics and issues in IT and are suited for individuals looking to enter jobs that involve computers.

  • Strata IT Fundamentals: This is the only credential in this group so far, and it covers the fundamentals A+. This certification includes the basic understanding of PC components, functionality, compatibility and related technology topics.

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Course Name: CompTIA Cloud Essentials (CLO-001)

Companies will continue to shift towards cloud environments in 2012 whether they are public clouds or privately managed and secured cloud environments- read full article here. Whether you are new to IT or an established IT professional, knowing the fundamentals of Cloud Computing is essential. CompTIA’s Cloud Essentials certification is an excellent way to get started.


Course Name: VMWare vSphere (VCP)

For the student looking to really get hands on with virtualization technology, check out our VMWare vSphere VCP test prep. As the demand for IT professionals with datacenter virtualization skills increases, achieving VCP certification confirms that you have the education needed to successfully install, deploy, scale and manage VMware vSphere environments, as well as the skills obtained by a minimum of six months experience with VMware infrastructure technologies.


Course Name: CompTIA Strata Green IT

Green computing is big these days. As companies look for ways to cut data center space, power and cooling costs, IT professionals that pass the Strata Green IT exam validate that they have the aptitude needed to effectively implement and measure Green IT programs and investments, including: A specialized knowledge of current IT methodologies. The ability to develop, deploy, and calculate true ROI for green IT initiatives. Knowledge of cost-cutting power management and IT virtualization techniques. Proven understanding of environmentally-sound waste disposal.

Course Name: Healthcare IT (HIT-001)

Electronic Health Records (EHR) are buzzing these days, with recent focus on Health Care Information Technology. With HIPAA regulations already in effect, and more on the way, the world is moving towards a digital age in health care. IT professionals looking to work in the healthcare industry need to understand the how these rules and regulations impact the way they do their jobs. CompTIA’s Healthcare IT Technician certification offers an excellent introduction to these topics.

Course Name: Project Management Professional (PMP)

Project Management Professional (PMP) PMP PMI’s certification provides the skills and abilities to manage large projects with critical paths, critical dates, available resources, and track the progress of the project from inception to completion. uCertify offers a great PMP course booked by a respected expert in the field with an excellent reference guide, videos and of course, hundreds of real world practice questions.

Course Name: Network+ 2012 (N10-005)

Network administrators have always played a crucial, behind the scenes role in keeping an organization’s infrastructure running smoothly and securely. With the continuous growth of IT adoption across organizations of all sizes across the globe, and the explosion of wireless technologies, keeping networks safe from external attacks is more important than ever. CompTIA’s Network+ 2012 edition broadens the spectrum for Network+ certification with coverage of virtual networking and advanced network security with seven layer of Open System Connection model.

Course Name: Storage+ Powered by SNIA (SG0-001)

CompTIA in collaboration with the Storage Network Industry Association (SNIA) recently released the Storage+ Powered by SNIA certification to fill the need for professionals configure basic networks to include archive, backup, and restoration technologies. The certification is comprehensive validation of the knowledge and skills necessary to support various solutions and technologies in data storage, storage networking, data protection, and the underlying interconnect technologies. An excellent certification for both network and system administrators.

Course Name: Advanced Security Practitioner (CAS-001)

With the growing threat of security attacks, organizations are paying much needed attention to protecting their networks and data. CompTIA’s Advanced Security course is targeted at individuals that have years of “hands-on” security, keeping networks running and secure. The depth of knowledge required is much more than for the Security+ course: the test candidate is expected to know about port scanners, vulnerability scanners, protocol analyzers, switchport analyzers, network enumerators, password crackers, fuzzing, and attack tool frameworks.


Course Name: Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA courses)

The MTA certifications need no introduction. uCertify has had practice tests for these exams for a while now, but they have recently been upgraded to courses with a reference guide and the status of being Microsoft approved courseware. The MTA certification creates a new entry point for these people to help them jumpstart their career aspirations. Each MTA Certification exam will cover a broad technology area, including:

  • Microsoft Software Development Fundamentals (98-361)
  • Microsoft Windows Fundamentals (98-362)
  • Microsoft Web Development Fundamentals (98-363)
  • Windows Server Administration Fundamentals (98-365)
  • Microsoft Database Fundamentals (98-364)
  • Microsoft Networking Fundamentals (98-366)
  • Microsoft Security Fundamentals (98-367)
  • Microsoft .NET Fundamentals (98-372)

Course Name: Program Management Professional (PgMP)

The PMI Program Management Professional certification exam is a complex certification ideal for project and program managers that multi-task multiple projects. It is a far more exclusive certification than the more common PMP cert, requiring more than double the experience years and hours. However, project managers looking for that major extra boost to direct enterprise critical projects, find the certification well worth the effort and cost.

Course Name: Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP)

The Business Analyst (BA) role has become essential in today’s workplace as a vital component of a successful project. The business analysis field has been accelerating at a rapid pace, and this acceleration has caused some understandable growing pains. Among the challenges are a lack of standardization, inconsistent terminology across organizations, and difficulty in assessing knowledge and skills of BAs. The CBAP (Certified Business Analysis Professional) certification program created by the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) is proof of a BA practitioner’s understanding and mastery of these standards for business analysis. 1:37 PM Friday, March 02, 2012


If you want to begin or advance your IT career, certifications can give you an additional career advantage in 2012. Certifications are in demand not only for showing an employee/candidate’s proficiency in a particular area, but also because earning a certification reflects a higher standard of competency and quality in prospective and current employees. Certifications combined with experience can be a winning combination in today’s IT market, where there are a lot more job openings for credentialed candidates. If you are looking for ways to stand out from the crowd, try getting certified!

Here’s our list of top 15 IT certification picks for 2012:

1. CompTIA Cloud Essentials: Companies will continue to shift towards cloud environments in 2012 – this can be either public cloud environments or privately managed and secured cloud environments. Whether you are new to IT or an established IT professional, knowing the fundamentals of Cloud Computing is essential. CompTIA’s Cloud Essentials certification is an excellent way to get started for your cloud computing services.

2. Healthcare IT Technician: Electronic Health Records (EHR) are buzzing these days, with recent focus on Health Care Information Technology. With HIPAA regulations already in effect, and more on the way, the world is moving towards a digital age in health care. IT professionals looking to work in the healthcare industry need to understand how these rules and regulations impact the way these professionals do their jobs. CompTIA’s Healthcare IT Technician certification offers an excellent introduction to these topics.

3.  CASP: With increasing awareness of threats to an organization’s data security from various quarters, including browser-based threats, malware, phishing, data theft, email-based threats, and many more. Understanding how to design and build security solutions is essential for corporations and governmental agencies. CompTIA’s Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP) certification is an advanced enterprise level certification for those with 10+ years experience in IT administration and at least five years of hands-on security experience. The CASP certification is being added as part of the DOD Directive 8570 at the Technical Level III and IA Management Level II. The CASP certification exam has performance-based questions, and concentrates on new technologies such as IPv6, VoIP, and SaaS.

4- MCITP: Windows 2008 R2 Server Enterprise Administrator: Windows Administrators continue to be in high demand in 2012 also. The Windows Server 2008 certification exam has now been updated to reflect the latest technology, including R2. The MCITP Enterprise Administrator certification is proof that an administrator is capable of managing an organization’s large or small farm of Windows servers. The recent upgrade to Windows 2008 R2 includes virtualization topics and helping administrators get a good understanding of private cloud computing. Click here to know more.

5. PMI PMP: By earning the Project Management Professional certification, IT professionals prove that they have the knowledge and skills necessary to lead large scale projects to a successful conclusion by completing the project on-time, on-budget, and by using the allocated resources. It is notable that project management has emerged as an important job today, for instance, when companies initiate projects which they held back during the downturn, but now want those projects to be completed as cost-efficiently and quickly as possible. The PMP certification validates your skills for the hundreds of project management jobs where a PMP certification is a prerequisite or at least a preferred skill.

6. MCITP: Windows 7 Enterprise Desktop Support Administrator: This certification provides the knowledge to install, maintain, and manage the Windows 7 Enterprise Desktop operating system. During the last few years, Windows 7 has gained a lot of popularity in recent times and its implementation in the corporate world has increased by leaps and bounds over XP and Vista operating systems. Global Knowledge estimates that MCITP Enterprise Administrator-certified professionals earn $79,824 on average. Click here to learn more about this certification.

7. CompTIA A+ : While not a hot certification per se, CompTIA A+ certification continues to be popular for those just entering the field of IT. The A+ certification demonstrates a candidate’s competency as a computer technician who is knowledgeable not only in IT hardware maintenance, troubleshooting and installation, but also in the areas of networking and security. This vendor neutral certification covers several technologies and operating systems from such vendors as Microsoft, Apple Inc., Novell, and some of the Linux variations.
Many companies such as HP, Dell, and Intel have made A+ certification a requirement for IT employees, but so does the United States Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security.

8. CompTIA Network+ : Network+ is a certification that is used to measure skills of a network technician: understanding of network hardware, installation, and troubleshooting. Companies such as Dell, HP, Ricoh, Sharp, and Xerox recommend or require CompTIA Network+ for their networking technicians. It is a technical prerequisite option for IT technicians seeking to join the Apple Consultants Network, and is recognized by the U.S. Department of Defense. The latest version (released in 2012) of N+ is N10-005 exam.

9. CompTIA Security+ : The Security+ certification opens doors to advanced training and careers in the growing field of information systems security and it qualifies practitioners for the more advanced CASP (CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner) certification. This certification deals with computer security topics such as cryptography and access control, as well as business-related topics such as disaster recovery and risk management.
Organizations that employ CompTIA Security+ certified staff include Hitachi Information Systems (Japan), Trendmicro (Philippines), Lockheed Martin, the U.S. State Department, Prestariang Systems Sdn. Bhd. (Malaysia) and U.S. government contractors such as EDS, General Dynamics and Northrop Grumman. CompTIA Security+ is one of the options for certifications required by the U.S. Department of Defense, for military personnel or military contractors engaged in information assurance activities. The Security+ credential may also qualify as an elective for Microsoft’s MCSA: Security and MCSE: Security certifications. Click  SY0-301 for more information on this certification.

10. MCITP: SharePoint 2010 Administrator : After the MCITP: SharePoint 2010 Administrator certification, the candidate will be able to deploy and design the infrastructure for Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Server.  According to Microsoft, candidates will be Senior Administrators with a minimum of two years of experience administering, deploying, managing, monitoring, upgrading, migrating, and designing SharePoint servers.  Click here to learn more about this certification.

11. MCPD: SharePoint 2010 Developer: Sharepoint is currently being used in the IT industry around the globe, and the need for SharePoint Developers is extremely high. You will need to work on designing custom code for solutions deployed to SharePoint servers. These days when business volatility is on the rise and time-to-market is the key, SharePoint 2010 enables the developers to customize SharePoint 2010 and deploy solutions that address specific business needs quickly and effectively. There are many job opportunities and advancements available for SharePoint knowledgeable and certified individuals. To know more about this certification, please click here.

12. CISSP: With information security being a priority for most companies, the CISSP certification is one of the hottest of all Security Certifications. This certification is approved by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) in both their Information Assurance Technical (IAT) and Managerial (IAM) categories for their DoDD 8570 certification requirement. The CISSP has been adopted as a baseline for the U.S. National Security Agency’s ISSEP program. This is one of the toughest and most respected certifications one can obtain in the security field. [Learn]

13. Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator: The CHFI certification is focused on helping security professionals detect hacking attacks and other forms of computer sabotage and misuse. CHFI certifies the proficiency of a candidate on their ability to investigate the causes of an attack or other willful damage in area of cyber-security. According to the EC-Council, the CHFI program is not only aimed at IT security professionals, but is equally targeted towards meeting the needs of police and law enforcement officers in the defense, military and legal professionals. Several companies recruit Computer Hacking Forensic Investigators to protect their digital infrastructure and to proactively take appropriate steps against security breaches and other computer-related crimes within an organization. Learn more about this certification….[here]

14. MCPD .NET Developer: The MCPD .Net Developer certification validates that a candidate has a comprehensive set of skills that are necessary to design, build, and deploy applications successfully by using the Microsoft .NET Framework. This certification is a follow-up of the MCTS Developer certification and confirms that the candidate has succeeded in efforts to keep in touch with the latest in .Net technologies. Candidates for the MCPD typically have two to three years of relevant experience in developing and working with .Net technologies. Click here to learn more about this certification.

15. CEH (Certified Ethical Hacker): The Certified Ethical Hacker is a professional certification provided by the International Council of E-Commerce Consultants (EC-Council). This certification will provide the ability to secure and maintain a network as a penetration tester by learning to look for the infirmity and vulnerability in a network and the corresponding action to take to properly secure it. Ethical hackers, who are occasionally called “penetration testers,” identify flaws in the system that an unethical hacker would exploit. By having a formalized certification that is offered to companies, the CEH certification gives a positive, ethical perspective to hacking. To learn more about this certification, please click here.