Most of the world is stuck in quarantine for the unforeseeable future due to the COVID-19 crisis. Though this lockdown has disrupted every part of daily life, there is a silver lining. One of the benefits of being home is that professionals of every industry now have more time to get certified. There are so many IT certifications available today, it can be difficult to choose which certs are worth your time and effort. How do you choose which one is best for you? Here is a list of certs you should have if you work in IT.

5 IT Certifications You Can Prepare For During Quarantine

1. CompTIA Network+

This is known to be one of the best IT certs you can invest in. The CompTIA Network+ certification will give you the foundational networking knowledge you need to start your career in this field. This certification teaches you about the design and implementation of functional networks. It validates your skills to configure, manage, and maintain switches, routers, and firewalls. You will also learn about the OSI model and troubleshooting network issues. 

2. CompTIA Security+

If you are working in the IT industry then having a good understanding of security is essential. The CompTIA Security+ certification is one of the best certs in IT security and is something that every IT professional should have on their resume. Security+ SY0-501 exam objectives include physical security compliance, risk management, risk mitigation, threat management, intrusion detection, and cryptography. 

3. VMware Certified Professional

The VMwareCertified Professional-Data Center Virtualization 2019 (VCP-DCV 2019) is another one of the industry’s best certifications. The VCP certification proves that a candidate has all the knowledge required to implement, manage, and troubleshoot a vSphere V6.7 infrastructure using the best practices to provide a powerful, flexible, and secure foundation for business. 

4. ITIL Foundation

The ITIL certification is a globally acknowledged credential that validates the ability of IT professionals to structure and implement IT service management strategies based on customers’ requirements. The ITIL 4 Foundation exam assesses candidates’ understanding of the ITIL 4 service management framework. This is a certification that every organization wants their team to have. It will teach you about topics such as service life cycles, roles, functions, service design and implementation, and maintaining value for customers through monitoring and improving services.  

5. Certified ScrumMaster (CSM)

The CSM certification teaches you about the Scrum framework and provides an understanding of team roles, events, and artifacts. With the help of this certification, you can expand your career opportunities by adopting Agile practices, demonstrate your attainment of core Scrum knowledge, and engage with Agile practitioners committed to continuous improvement.

There are plenty of IT certifications out there that can help you accelerate your career trajectory. If you are looking for an online e-learning platform that will help you prepare for these cert exams, then uCertify is the right choice for you. uCertify offers comprehensive courses that will help you pass these exams in your first attempt.

The Cybersecurity Essentials course has been designed to provide cybersecurity professionals with a practical platform. The course covers topics such as critical infrastructure security systems and devices; security for local area network components and systems; security for local intelligent computing, how to control devices and systems; and cybersecurity for users and networks attached to the Internet. The course also offers LiveLab where students can experiment and configure hardware such as computers, servers, switches or routers in a risk-free environment. With the ease and convenience of the Internet, our LiveLab helps to develop professionals’ practical IT skills – which are crucial in today’s world of complex computer systems and technologies. The course comes with the scenario-based National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Security Challenges at the beginning of each chapter. This presents descriptions of a particular security setting related to the information that will be presented in the chapter. 

Check Out uCertify’s Latest Cybersecurity Essentials Course

Candidates can also refer to the Cybersecurity Essentials course if they are preparing for a career in IT, networking, or cybersecurity. Professionals who want to improve their network security skills and who need to understand the cybersecurity threats they face and basic options for confronting those threats can also use uCertify’s Cybersecurity Essentials course. If any candidate is also interested in certification for the CompTIA Security+ or Microsoft MTA 98-367 Security Fundamentals, this book can be a great resource for preparation.

Upon the course completion, candidates will learn to apply a systematic approach to securing IT networks and infrastructure. They will also be able to explore the tools and techniques used to protect their data when it leaves the protection of their network and passes through the unprotected territory of the Internet. Candidates will gain a solid understanding of cybersecurity challenges, tools, and techniques, as well as be able to develop the foundations of a professional cybersecurity skillset.

So, start learning the essentials of cybersecurity today with uCertify! This course will help you keep your data secured, protect yourself from cybersecurity threats, and enhance your career prospects.

Chioma Chuku is an IT Security Analyst at ETHNOS. Her work is focused on policy development, strategy, organizational program development, IT governance, risk management, and data protection. She is skilled in risk management, business continuity management, Information Security, data privacy, information governance/assurance, and service management. Her work also involves the identification of Information security control gaps and opportunities for improvement in any identified processes. She has these IT certifications:

  • Database Performance Monitoring
  • ISO 27001 Lead Implementer – Information Security Certification

She has recently reviewed our CompTIA Security+ course and provided her valuable feedback. Please read it here:

Chioma Chuku Reviewed Our CompTIA Security+ Course

“The uCertify CompTIA Security+ course is very well-designed and has the best learning resources for the preparation of the SY0-501 exam. Its user interface is great and easy to navigate.

Each chapter comes with comprehensive quizzes, flashcards, and exercises for checking the knowledge gained in the chapter. I will totally recommend this course.”

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Thank you, Chioma, we are glad to have your honest and valuable feedback on our course. 

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Sydney Smith has more than 13 years of experience in the field of Information Technology. His work involves the installation, termination, and troubleshooting of CAT5E, CAT6, and CAT7 copper cables as well as Fusion Splicing of Single and Multi-mode fiber. Sydney is currently working as a Technical Support Technician at De Beers Marine Namibia (pty) Ltd. He is skilled in troubleshooting, network administration, network engineering, Cisco routers, and computer hardware. He has CompTIA A+ and Network+ certifications.

He has recently reviewed our CompTIA Security+ course and provided his valuable feedback. Please read it here:

 Sydney Smith CompTIA Security+ Course Review

“The uCertify course for CompTIA Security+ is an interactive and detailed test preparation material that helps you effectively prepare for the CompTIA SY0-501 certification exam.

The most impressive part of the learn mode was the amount of detailed explanation that is given on a question that is wrongly attempted. The course chapters and assessments are very nicely represented and it is up to the mark.”

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Thank you Sydney, we are glad to have your honest and valuable feedback on our course. 

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Jarosław Szpakowski has over 17+ years of experience in Information Technology Domain and is currently working as Technical Support Engineer at Network Protection. He holds his expertise in  Java and JavaScript, Linux/Unix experience, Maintain technical data reports, Microsoft SQL server, OSX, Programming, Project management, etc. Jaroslaw successfully qualified 7+ IT certification namely: Cisco Certified Network Associate Cyber Ops (CCNA Cyber Ops), CompTIA Security+, Palo Alto Networks Accredited Configuration Engineer (6.0, 7.0), Palo Alto Networks Accredited Sales Expert 3.0, , NSE 5 Network Security Analyst, FireEye Systems Engineer (FSE) and, Network Security Associate. He recently accessed uCertify Cisco CCNA 200-125 course and labs and provided a feedback that we are happy to share with you:

Jarosław Szpakowski Reviewed uCertify Cisco CCNA 200-125 Course

The uCertify Cisco CCNA  200-125 platform and courseware are very easy to understand with good and good questions and explanation, tips and tricks, videos that will help you gain better knowledge. I thoroughly enjoyed this course.

I really Liked their ADA feature, they thought about people with disability so that they can also gain knowledge without any difficulty. The features include:

  • The Text-to-speech reads the text into spoken words.
  • Interactive videos, how-tos videos come with transcripts and voice-over.
  • Interactive transcripts, each word is clickable.
  • Students can clip a specific part of the video by clicking on a word or a portion of the text.

uCertify is something where you can get plenty of practice exam based question under one roof. If you only use uCertify for your preparation then I can guarantee you that you will pass your exam with good marks. 

To read, the complete post click here. We are working on all the areas of improvement mentioned by him to provide a better user experience. To know more about Mr. Jarosław Szpakowski, you can contact him via his LinkedIn profile.