Gear up for the future

As the economic crisis hit the world in the beginning of 2008, many industries got a terrible blow to their investment. This led to massive price deflation, shut downs and unemployment Even the IT sector was amongst the most ravaged ones.

While the organizations announced severe pay and job cuts, even the IT experts were given pink slips. To deal with the recession and to ensure that, even in this state of rut, they capitalize and get ahead with their business, many companies raised their qualification standards for IT professionals applying for jobs in the industry. From beginners, the industry started looking for experienced and certified professionals with expertise that can provide technical assistance to the most recent and high in demand technologies. This lead to a chase for a specialized training and certifications.

Amongst the most in demand certifications today, are-

MCSE -Security

As security continues to be a prime concern in the IT industry, MCSE Security has become one of the most sought after credentials for IT professionals. This certification ensures your competence to effectively design, plan, and implement security on the Microsoft platform and as part of a secure computing environment.


Valued and recognized industry-wide, the Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Database Developer (MCITP: Database Developer) accreditation shows you are competent enough for designing, building, implementing and optimizing technologies required for a successful implementation of a particular project. This credential validates your hands-on troubleshooting skills and helps you stand above the rest.


Designed especially for network and security administrators, the hot –selling RHCE credential proves an individual’s ability to configure networking services and implement network and local security tasks on servers running on Red Hat.

CompTIA Network +

A highly rewarding certification, it indicates that you know how to configure and install the TCP/IP client. It is vendor and product-neutral, and teaches how to install, manage and troubleshoot a variety of networks on any platform.


The top technologies of 2010 are MPLS, VPN and VOICE. The tops Cisco certifications include CCNP, CCVP, CCIP and CCIE. These courses help you master the networking technologies and also teach you about integration of various networking technologies.

These certifications not only put you at the forefront of the job market but also get you salaries that equal the icing on the cake.

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