Will 2010 bring an economic recovery? No one knows for sure. The job market continues to be tight, but economists and government leaders say there are some bright prospects on the horizon that make the new year look promising. Based on industry news and uCertify’s independent market analysis, here are the top 10 certifications we recommend for 2010.

1. Network+ Certification 2007/2009: CompTIA’s Network+ certification is intended to certify networking technicians with knowledge in the networking domain. It has consistently been a high-in-demand certification in the networking sector.

Targeted job roles: Network Administrator, System Administrator or Network Technician

Exams:
N10-004 – CompTIA Network+ (2009 Edition)

For more information on this exam please visit Network+ Certification 2007/2009

2. Security+ Certification: CompTIA’s Security+ certification is one of the most popular exams focusing on information security. Security continues to be an important concern in the IT industry. The significance of this sector grows day by day. There is no specific pre-requisite for CompTIA’s Security+ certification, although CompTIA recommends you have at least two years of experience in network support or administration. It is currently the hottest certification provided by CompTIA in the security domain. It is very likely to continue being a sought after certification for those who wishto build their career in security management.

Targeted job roles: Network Administrator, Security Specialist or Network Technician

Exams:
SY0-201 – CompTIA Security+ (2008 Edition)

For more information on this exam please visit Security+ Certification

3. MCTS Windows 7: Windows 7, Configuration certification is the latest certification on Windows 7 technology. This certification is likely to be in great demand, as Windows 7 is adopted more widely. It has been designed for professionals who have a thorough knowledge in installing, managing and configuring Windows 7 including new features such as security, network, and applications. We predict it will be in high demand for those who wants to build their career in Windows 7 and related technologies.

Targeted job roles: System Administrators, Network Administrators, or Technical Support Specialists

Exams:
70-680 – MCTS: Windows 7, Configuring

For more information on this exam please visit Windows 7, Configuration Certification

4. Adobe Certified Expert on Photoshop: Adobe’s ACE Photoshop CS is an entry-level certification for Adobe Photoshop and related technology. A big advantage of this exam is that you have to take only one exam i.e 9A0-094 (Photoshop CS4) to achieve this certification. It has been designed for professionals who have a good understanding and knowledge in administering Adobe’s Photoshop. It is an excellent choice for those wanting to build a career in web and graphic design industry using Photoshop.

Targeted job roles: Graphic designers, Web designers, System integrators, and Web Developers

Exams:
9A0-094 – Adobe Photoshop CS4 ACE Exam

For more information on this exam please visit Adobe PhotoShop CS4 Certification

5. OCA DBA 11g Certification: Oracle’s OCA DBA 11g is an entry-level certification specifically designed to certify foundation skills required for database administration or application development. It has been designed for professionals who have a good knowledge in administering database concept using Oracle. The certification is ideal for junior team members working/planning to work with database administrators or application developers. It is perfect for those wishing to embark on a career administering and managing Oracle databases.

Targeted job roles: Database Administrator, Database Analyst, and Database Developer

Exams:
1Z0-047 – Oracle Database SQL Expert
1Z0-052 – OCA Oracle Database 11g Administration I

For more information on this exam please visit OCA DBA 11g Certification

6. MCPD Certification: Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD) credential is for those candidates who want enhance their skills and ability using Microsoft Visual Studio and the Microsoft .NET Framework to excel in a specific domain. It is the most popular and in demand Microsoft certification in recent years.

Targeted job roles: Windows developers,Web developers, Enterprise developers etc.

Exams:
70-549-CSHARP – MCPD: C#.NET 2.0 Enterprise Application
70-547-CSHARP – Designing Web-Based Applications C#.NET

For more information on this exam please visit MCPD Microsoft Certified Professional Developer

7. Zend PHP 5 Certification:Zend PHP5  is an entry-level certification specifically designed to certify foundation skills required for web development and programming. It has been designed for professionals who have a good knowledge in using PHP. In the current era PHP is more widely and openly used web technology. By earning a certification on Zend PHP it proves that you have expertise on using PHP language.

Targeted job roles:Web Designer, Web developer, Web Site Manager etc.

Exams:

Zend PHP5 200-500

For more information on this exam please visit Zend PHP 5 Certification

8. SCJP 5/6 certification: Sun’s SCJP 5.0 certification is the most valuable certification in Java development products and technologies today This certification validates your ability to design applications using Java 2 SE 5.0 technology.

Targeted job roles: Web Developer, Web Programmer, Software Developer and Application Programmer

Exams:
CX310-055 – SCJP 5.0
CX310-065 – SCJP 6.0

For more information on this exam please visit SCJP 5/6 certification

9. MCITP Microsoft Windows Server certification: The Microsoft Certified IT Professional Server Administrator (MCITP: Server Administrator) credential is the leading certification for Windows Server 2008. It provides recognized, objective validation of your ability to perform critical, current IT job roles by using Microsoft technologies to their best advantage. Those who want to enhance their skills in server administration must attain this credential.

Targeted job roles: Server administrator, Server manager, Network administrator and related roles.

Exams:
70-646 – PRO: Windows Server 2008, Server Administrator
70-640 – MCTS: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory

For more information on this exam please visit MCITP Microsoft Windows Server certification

10. PMI-PMP certification: PMI’s PMP (Project Management Professional) certification is one of the most popular certifications today. This is the hottest certification in the management field. By achieving this certification, you will add more value to your management skills.The PMP credential recognizes demonstrated knowledge and skill in leading and directing project teams and in delivering project results within the constraints of schedule, budget, and resources.

Targeted job roles: Project Manager, Team Leader, Team administrator

Exams:
PMP – PMI – PMP Project Management Professional

For more information on this exam please visit PMI-PMP Certification

NOTE:

New!
DOD (Department of Defense Directive 8570.1): The U.S. army members are required to obtain a commercial information security credential accredited by ANSI or equivalent authorized body by the end of year 2010 for maintaining their jobs. The main focus of this Directive is to inculcate the knowledge and skills for preventing attacks against DoD information, information systems, and information infrastructures. It is the hottest certification for all the military service members having privileged access to its DOD(Department of defense) information systems.
All U.S army members are required to achieve this certification.

For more information on this exam please visit DOD Directive 8570.1

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  • 205 Questions, 99 Quiz, 76 Study Notes
    The Adobe InDesign CS4 certification is one module of the Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) certification. The Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) certification was created for graphic designers, Web designers, video professionals, system integrators and developers seeking recognition for their expertise with Adobe products.

  • 70-563-CSHARP – MCPD: Windows Applications C#.NET Framework 3.5 Practice Test
  • 210 Questions, 101 Quiz, 171 Study Notes
    Microsoft’ 70-563-CSHARP exam is designed to test your ability to build rich client applications as well as desktop applications that uses Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2008 by using .NET Framework 3.5.

  • SC0-451 – Security Certified Network Specialist Practice Test
  • 275 Questions, 101 Quiz, 119 Study Notes
    SCP’s SC0-451 test is designed to measure your abilities in implementing security and networking management in a complex environment. Upon passing this test, you will become a Security Certified Network Specialist.

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  • 1D0-541 – CIW v5 Database Design Specialist
  • 237 Questions, 103 Quiz, 99 Study Notes
    The 1D0-541 exam provides elaborated study of planning and designing relational databases. This individual defines the structure of a database, employs entity relationship (ER) diagrams and normalization to optimize databases, builds database client applications, and performs database maintenance and security administration.

  • PMI-SP – PMI Scheduling Professional
  • 288 Questions, 105 Quiz, 97 Study Notes
    This PMI-SP test is right for those candidates who wants to enhance their skills in various field of project management such as project scheduling, monitoring through psychometric analysis, etc.

  • 70-662 – MCTS: Exchange Server 2010
  • 200 Questions, 100 Quiz, 100 Study Notes
    Microsoft’s 70-662 exam is designed to measure your ability to install, configure, manage and troubleshoot Exchange Server 2010.

  • 9A0-090 – Adobe Dreamweaver CS4 ACE
  • 217 Questions, 107 Quiz, 137 Study Notes
    This Adobe certification test is designed to measures the knowledge and skills in Understanding Web technologies, Managing sites, Working in Code view, etc.

  • 640-553 – IINS
  • 247 Questions, 116 Quiz, 127 Study Notes
    Cisco 640-553 test validates your proficiency with IINS. The skills measured by 640-553 The 640-553 IINS:Implementing Cisco IOS Network Security exam is associated with the CCNA Security certification. This exam confirms a candidate’s knowledge of securing Cisco routers and switches and their associated networks.

  • 70-505-CSHARP – MCTS: C#.NET Framework 3.5, Windows Forms
  • 370 Questions, 150 Quiz, 350 Study Notes
    This Microsoft’s 70-505-CSHARP exam is intended to test a candidate on their ability to create Windows Forms applications on .NET 3.5.

  • 70-505-VB – MCTS: VB.NET Framework 3.5, Windows Forms
  • 371 Questions, 150 Quiz, 350 Study Notes
    This Microsoft’s 70-505-VB exam is intended to test a candidate on their ability to create Windows Forms applications on .NET 3.5.

  • ZEND-PHP5 – Zend PHP 5 Certification
  • 208 Questions, 100 Quiz, 94 Study Notes
    The Zend PHP 200-500 exam is designed to test an examinee’s knowledge of PHP programming, PHP security, XML and Web services, streaming and network programming, etc.

  • 1Z0-054 – Oracle Database 11g: Performance Tuning
  • 321 Questions, 116 Quiz, 204 Study Notes
    Oracle Database 11g: Performance Tuning exam test is appropriate for you if you have experience in Oracle Databases and want to work as a Database Administrator (DBA).

  • RH253 – RedHat Linux Networking and Security Administration
  • 248 Questions, 100 Quiz, 154 Study Notes
    RH253, Red Hat Linux Networking and Security Administration is designed for those who desire to build skills at configuring and administratoring a Red Hat Linux server running key enterprise network services and security.

  • 117-301 – Senior Level Linux Professional-I
  • 255 Questions, 121 Quiz, 126 Study Notes
    LPI 117-301 is designed for the “enterprise-level” Linux professional. The LPIC-3 program consists of a single exam for LPIC-3 “Core” designation. A number of “specialty” exams are proposed as additional designations on top of the LPIC-3 “Core” certification.

  • 117-302 – Senior Level Linux Professional-II
  • 231 Questions, 106 Quiz, 99 Study Notes
    The test is appropriate for you if you are working or want to work in a typically complex computing environment of medium-to-large organizations.

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  • 70-680 – MCTS: Windows 7, Configuring
  • 186 Questions, 24 Quiz, 48 Study Notes
    Microsoft’s 70-680 test validates your skills and knowledge to efficiently install, configure and manage the Microsoft Windows 7 desktop operating system in an enterprise environment. Candidates are expected to have at least one year of experience in the IT field, as well as experience implementing and administering any Windows client operating system in a networked environment.

  • IBM DB2 9 DBA for Linux UNIX and Windows
  • 243 Questions, 103 Quiz, 112 Study Notes
    The IBM-DB2-731: DB2 9 DBA for Linux UNIX and Windows certification is intended for experienced DB2 9 users who possess the knowledge and skills necessary to perform the day-to-day administration of DB2 9 instances and databases residing on Linux, UNIX, or Windows platforms.

  • BR0-003 – A+ Bridged
  • 885 Questions, 215 Quiz, 282 Study Notes
    This CompTIA BR0-003 test is designed to measures necessary competencies for an entry-level IT professional in today’s technology environment, with the equivalent knowledge of at least one month experience in the lab or field.

  • RH133 – Red Hat Linux System Administration
  • 268 Questions, 103 Quiz, 119 Study Notes
    RH133 includes system administration and networking in Red Hat based network so before taking this exam person must have knowledge of Red Hat Linux Essentials(RH033). Those who are interested in taking the RH133 exam, but who are not interested in RHCT certification may wish to consider RH131.

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  • 70-433 – MCTS: SQL Server 2008, Database Development
  • 194 Questions, 100 Quiz and 128 Study Notes
    Microsoft’s 70-433 test is designed to measure your ability to implement and maintain information systems that incorporate Microsoft’s SQL Server 2008.

  • IBM-DB2-731: DB2 9 DBA for Linux UNIX and Windows
  • 140 Questions, 103 Quiz and 112 Study Notes
    The IBM-DB2-731: DB2 9 DBA for Linux UNIX and Windows exam validates your skills and knowledge in the field of IBM DB2 Database technology. It tests your knowledge and skills necessary to perform the day-to-day administration of DB2 9 instances and databases residing on Linux, UNIX, or Windows platforms.

  • RH133 – Red Hat Linux System Administration
  • 145 Questions, 103 Quiz and 100 Study Notes
    RH133 includes system administration and networking in Red Hat based network so before taking this exam person must have knowledge of Red Hat Linux Essentials (RH033).

  • 1Z0-146 – Oracle Database 11g: Advanced PL/SQL
  • 115 Questions, 152 Quiz and 143 Study Notes
    Oracle’s 1Z0-146 enhances the candidates’ knowledge about the advanced features of PL/SQL in order to design and tune PL/SQL to interface with the database and other applications in the most efficient manner. Using advanced features of program design, packages, cursors, extended interface methods, large objects, and collections, candidates learn to write powerful PL/SQL programs.

  • 640-460, IIUC
  • 96 Questions, 142 Quiz and 76 Study Notes
    The 640-460 exam is associated with the CCNA Voice certification. This exam confirms basic IP telephony installation, configuration, and maintenance skills by testing a candidate’s knowledge of implementing and configuring small- to medium sized IP Telephony solutions using Cisco Unified Communications Manager Express, Cisco Unity Express, and the UC500 Smart Business Communications System solutions.

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  • 312-49 – Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator
  • 231 Questions, 129 Quiz and 194 Study Notes

    This 312-49 test is appropriate for you if you are an entry-level IT professional. After passing the exam, you can work as an e-Business Security professional, Systems administrator, Legal professional, IT managers etc.

  • 117-301 – Senior Level Linux Professional-I
  • 134 Questions, 121 Quiz and 127 Study Notes

    This test is appropriate for you if you want to boost your career in the IT industry. After passing the exam, you can work as a Senior Linux professional, Systems administrator, IT professional, Network administrator etc.

  • 640-721, IUWNE
  • 130 Questions, 117 Quiz and 110 Study Notes

    This Cisco certification test is designed to measure the knowledge and skills of installing, configuring, operating, and troubleshooting small to medium-size WLANs.

  • RH033 – Red Hat Linux Essentials
  • 131 Questions, 100 Quiz and 110 Study Notes

    The Red Hat Linux Essentials test measures an individual’s ability to install and manage the Red Hat Enterprise Linux system.

  • 9A0-088 – Adobe Illustrator CS4
  • 86 Questions, 102 Quiz and 82 Study Notes

    Adobe’s 9A0-088 exam validates your proficiency with Adobe Illustrator CS4. It recognizes a candidate’s ability to use the features and functions of the software to create attractive illustrations, alter images and other artworks, retouch images, apply special effects on images, and introduce text and logos in an image. Upon passing this test, you will become an Adobe Certified Expert (ACE).

  • EX0-101 – Exin ITIL Foundation v.3
  • 110 Questions, 100 Quiz and 127 Study Notes

    The EX0-101 certificate in IT Service Management of the ITIL Qualification Scheme focuses on providing knowledge and comprehension of the key concepts, structure, terminology, and processes of ITIL.

    This entry-level certification offers candidates a general awareness of the key elements of the ITIL V3 Service Lifecycle, including the linkages between Lifecycle stages, the processes used, and their contribution to Service Management practices.

  • BH0-006 – ISEB ITIL Foundation v.3
  • 110 Questions, 100 Quiz and 127 Study Notes

    The BH0-006 certificate in IT Service Management of the ITIL Qualification Scheme focuses on providing knowledge and comprehension of the key concepts, structure, terminology, and processes of ITIL.

    This entry-level certification offers candidates a general awareness of the key elements of the ITIL V3 Service Lifecycle, including the linkages between Lifecycle stages, the processes used and their contribution to Service Management practices.

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