Saturday, 27 September 2014

15 IT Courses That Will Make You An Industry Hero

IT courses are a dime a dozen spread across the world. Despite the increasing number, there is no denying that these courses give a boost to one's career. There are many courses that might catapult its taker to the top of the IT world. EFYTimes takes a look at 15 such courses:

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1. PMP: Project Management Professional

This is a course whose credentials are recognised as one of the most important
certification for project managers. The course has an acknowledgement from the fraternity globally. It is in heavy demand globally. The course is meant for experienced project management professionals. The testing is rigorous.

2. CISSP: Certified Information Systems Security Professional

The CIISP credential is meant primarily for security managers and professionals who work towards he development of policies and procedures in information security. This course has become the global standard in information security certifications. The course was the
first in information security, accredited by the ANSI (American
National Standards Institute) to ISO (International Organization for
Standardization) Standard 17024:2003.

3. MCSD: Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer

THE MCSD is a new new Microsoft developer certification programme. This has replaced the Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer certification. The new course validated the ability of the candidate to design and build application solutions, which may well span multiple versions of a single technology or integrate multiple technologies.

4. MCDBA: Microsoft Certified Database Administrator

The course is meant for employees of MNCs that are looking for quick and reliable systems that would help process and retrieve information, throught operations of their own database servers and business intelligence software. The course is an MCDBA and an individual that is MCDBA certified can design, implement, and manage SQL Server 2000 databases. The certification was retired on 30 September, 2012, though if you achieved it before that date it will still appear on your transcript as a legacy certification.

5. CCDA®: Cisco Certified Design Associate

This course indicates that the taker of the course posses a strong foundation and apprentice knowledge of network design for Cisco converged networks. The course is meant for network design engineers, technicians, and support engineers, who enable efficient network
environments.

6. MCAD: Microsoft Certified Application Developer

This course gives its taker an industry recognition for professional developers that are involved in building powerful applications using Microsoft Visual Studio.

7. VCP-DV: VMware Certified Professional Datacenter Virtualisation

Virtualisation is one of the most important trends in modern technology. This course, provided by VMware, one of the world’s leading vendors of virtualisation products is the first step that an individual could take in gaining industry-recognized expertise in
virtual infrastructure.

8. CNE: Certified Novell Engineer

The CNE course is meant for those individuals who have the expertise and knowledge to solve advanced company-wide support problems and high-level network problems.

9. ITIL v3 Foundation

This course is more of a foundation building course meant that provides quality IT Service Management. The good thing about the course is that it uses documented and proven processes that covering the entire Service Lifecycle.

10. CCA: Citrix Certified Administrator - Citrix XenServer 6

Another entry level certification course, this validates the skills a candidate might have with one of 11 specific Citrix products, the most popular being XenApp, XenDesktop, and XenServer.

11. MCITP: Database Administrator

This is a validation course that aims at building the IT professional’s capability in the deployment, designing, optimizing, and operating technologies for a particular job role. MCITP certifications builds on the technical proficiency measured in the Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) certifications.

12. MCTS: SQL Server 2005

Those that have taken this course are usually IT professionals who might want to pursue careers as database administrators, database developers, or business intelligence developers. The course gives its taker a validation that the IT professional can implement and maintain databases by using specific instructions and specifications.

13. MCT: Microsoft Certified Trainer

Those that have taken this course are considered to be premier technical and instructional experts on Microsoft technologies. The benefits of the course include substantial discounts on exams, books, and Microsoft products; members-only newsgroups and online community resources; and invitations to exclusive events and programs.

14. CCNP®: Cisco Certified Network Professional

The course offers two tracks at the Associate and Professional levels - Designing and Networking. It is demonstrative of the fact that the taker has the ability to plan, implement, verify, and troubleshoot local and wide-area enterprise networks.

15. CCA: Citrix Certified Administrator - Citrix XenDesktop 5

The Citrix CCA is an entry-level certification. Earning this certification validates the candidate's skills with one of 11 specific Citrix products, the most popular being XenApp, XenDesktop, and XenServer.
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