In this article, we will discuss the top IT certifications that you can add to your resume this year. The list goes from cloud computing, cybersecurity, and networking to project management. Cloud, Machine Learning, AI, and project management were among the top five most desired certifications last year. These certifications will continue to dominate in 2020 as well. Approximately 80% of IT professionals say that certifications are useful for their careers. The tricky part is deciding which area to focus on. This article will help you choose the right certification for you. Let’s have a look at the most demanded and highly paid IT certifications along with the average salary earned by these certs. We will discuss a few of them here.

Top 5 IT Certifications For 2020
  1. Google Certified Professional Cloud Architect (GCPA): USD 139,529
  2. Project Management Professional (PMP): USD 135,798
  3. Certified ScrumMaster (CSM): USD 135,441
  4. AWS Certified Solutions Architect/Associate: USD 132,840
  5. AWS Certified Developer/Associate: USD 130,369
  6. Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE): Server Infrastructure: USD 121,288
  7. ITIL® Foundation: USD 120,566
  8. Certified Information Security Manager (CISM): USD 118,412
  9. Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC): USD 117,395
  10. Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP): USD 116,900

Google Certified Professional Cloud Architect (GCPA)

This certification helps you gain an understanding of cloud architecture and Google Cloud Platform(GCP) so that you can design, develop, and manage robust, secure, scalable, highly available, and dynamic solutions to stimulate business applications. The certification assesses a candidate’s ability to analyzing and optimizing technology and business processes; managing and implementing cloud architecture and ensuring solution and operations reliability.

Project Management Professional (PMP)

This PMI PMP certification demonstrates that the certified professional possesses the project management knowledge, experience, and skills to bring projects to successful completion. As the demand for skilled project managers increases practitioners who hold the PMP certification are well-positioned to provide the professional skills necessary to lead project teams and achieve successful project results.

Certified ScrumMaster (CSM)

This certification will help you learn the Scrum framework and gain an understanding of team roles, events, and artifacts. The certification will help you:

  • Expand your career opportunities by adopting Agile practices
  • Demonstrate your attainment of core Scrum knowledge
  • Learn the foundation of Scrum and the scope of the role
  • Engage with Agile practitioners committed to continuous improvement

AWS Certified Solutions Architect/Associate

This certification is designed for individuals who perform a solutions architect role and have one or more years of hands-on experience in designing available, cost-efficient, fault-tolerant, and scalable distributed systems on AWS.

AWS Certified Developer/Associate

This certification is for individuals who perform roles in development and have one or more years of hands-on experience developing and maintaining an AWS-based application. This also demonstrates an understanding of core AWS services, uses, and basic AWS architecture best practices.

So, are you excited about earning these IT certifications and adding value to your career? Start your prep today with uCertify – an award-winning, e-learning platform that offers comprehensive courses that will help you prepare for these cert exams with its learning resources.

Over the past several years, the cloud computing field has generated more hype, interest, and investment than any other IT field. There is no doubt that the cloud is now a permanent fixture for end-users and service providers, as well as global companies and organizations of all sizes. This is the reason that cloud computing attracts considerable coverage and attention from certification providers and companies that offer cloud-related products, such as Amazon Web Services, Google, Microsoft, and VMware.  There is a high demand for Cloud professionals in all types of organizations. You can get a good job and salary if have proven your skills, experience, and knowledge. If you are planning to explore a career in Cloud computing, there are some top Cloud certifications you can consider. Cloud certified professionals earn more than non-certified ones. Reports prove that average salaries for Cloud Administrators at just under USD 75,000, while Cloud Developers average nearly USD 118,000 annually. In this article, we will brief you on some important Cloud credentials that will help you enhance your opportunities in the marketplace this year.

1. AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner Certification

The AWS CLF-C01 exam validates the candidate’s ability to define the billing, account management, and pricing models; and describe basic security and compliance aspects of the AWS platform and the shared security model.

2. CCNA Cloud: Cisco Certified Network Administrator Cloud

The CCNA Cloud certification program that helps Cloud Engineers, Cloud Administrators, and Network Engineers to develop, advance, and validate their cloud skill set and enables them to help their IT organization meet changing business demands from technology transitions.

3. CCNP Cloud: Cisco Certified Network Professional Cloud

 The CCNP Cloud credential is designed to validate the skills of administrators, designers, and data center professionals working in a cloud-based environment. The CCNP cloud certified candidates have the skills necessary to design and implement network, storage and cloud infrastructure solutions and security policies, and more.

4. MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure

The MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure certification validates a candidate’s knowledge and skills in data center management, networking, virtualization, systems and identity management; storage, and related cloud technologies.

5. VCP7-CMA: VMware Certified Professional 7 – Cloud Management and Automation

VCP7-CMA certification validates your ability to install, configure, and administer a VMware vRealize environment, used to automate key processes within your Data Center. 

These were just the top 5 cloud certs, but there are more like CompTIA Cloud Essentials, ISC2 CCSP, and others. All you have to do is just explore the web and choose the best-suited certification. We offer a course and comprehensive lab for the preparation of the certification exams. You can use our courses for passing the certification exams.

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  • Licensed Electronics Engineer
  • Accredited Configuration Engineer (ACE) Exam
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate – Routing and Switching
  • Cisco Certified Network Professional – Routing and Switching
  • ITIL Foundation Certificate in IT Service Management (ITILF)

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The ISC2 is a highly respected organization that provides security-related, vendor-neutral certifications. The ISC2 certification program is based on the Common Body of Knowledge (CBK) which is a framework for defining industry standards and security principles. 

The (ISC)2 Certification Program offers five core security credentials:

Check Out The 5 Best ISC2 Certifications

An ISC2 certification begins with the SSCP certification. You can be granted the associate of ISC2 credentials if you pass the ISC2 SSCP certification. ISC2 certifications are career-boosters for professionals starting a career in the security field. ISC2 certified professionals earn an average of 35% more than their non-certified counterparts. There are more than 38,000 jobs in which employers prefer or require a CISSP certification, and these numbers will continue to increase in the coming years. 

Here is a brief idea about the ISC2 certifications:

ISC2 Certified Authorization Professional Certification

The ISC2 CAP certification is a leading information security certification that proves your expertise in dealing with risks and vulnerabilities. The ISC2 CAP certification proves your knowledge, skills, and abilities to authorize and maintain information systems within the RMF.

ISC2 System Security Certified Practitioner Certification

The ISC2 SSCP Certification is an advanced-level credential specially meant for IT security professionals. The ISC2 SSCP certification validates the technical skills to implement, monitor and administer IT infrastructure using information security policies and procedures.

ISC2 Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional Certification

ISC2 CSSLP is the only certification in the industry that ensures a professional’s skills in incorporating security throughout the entire lifecycle. The CSSLP certification exam involves the concept of secure software concepts, software requirements, software designing, and so on.

ISC2 Certified Information Systems Security Professional Certification

The ISC2 CISSP certification is a globally recognized standard of achievement in the industry. The ISC2 CISSP certification demonstrates your knowledge, advances your career and help you become a member of a community of cybersecurity leaders.

ISC2 Certified Cloud Security Professional Certification

ISC2 CCSP is the globally acknowledged industry’s premier Cloud Security certification. It validates advanced technical skills to design, manage, and secure data, applications, and infrastructure in the cloud.

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  • CompTIA A+
  • Cisco CCNA
  • ECSA v9: EC-Council Certified Security Analyst

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