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Some Facts About I.T. Certifications

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Here is what some IT execs and IT professionals think about technical training and certifications.

Top 10

According to Computerworld, here are 2017's Hottest Tech Skills:

  1. Programming / Application Development
  2. Help Desk / tech Support
  3. Security / Compliance / Governance
  4. Cloud / SaaS
  5. Business intelligence / Analytics
  1. Web Development
  2. Database Administration
  3. Project Management
  4. Big Data
  5. Mobile Apps & Device Management

From an article published in Computerworld, December 2016


72% of employers use IT certifications as a requirement for certain job roles

From CompTIA, in a article published March 2015


65% of employers use IT certifications to decide between equally qualified candidates

From CompTIA, in a article published March 2015

Top 10

According to TEKSystems, here are the top 10 roles that employers will have difficulty filling in 2017:

  1. Programmers and Developers
  2. Networking
  3. Security
  4. Architects
  5. Software Engineers
  1. Project Managers
  2. Business Intelligence
  3. Database Administrators
  4. Business Analysts
  5. Cloud

From TEKsystems' Annual IT Forecast for 2017,

Top 5

In 2017, these skills will have the most orgnizational impact:

  1. Security
  2. Cloud Computing
  3. Business Intelligence / Big Data
  4. Digital / Customer Experience
  5. Enterprise Resource Planning

From TEKsystems, December 2016

Top 5

The top five in-demand skills for the Great Lakes region:

  1. Help Desk
  2. .NET Developer
  3. Systems Administrator
  4. Web Developer
  5. Database Developer

From Robert Half Technology, December 2016


44% of IT professionals believe their careers could have been enabled further if they had pursued more education and certifications.

From TEKsystems survey, December 2013


65% of CIOs say lack of skilled talent prevents them from keeping pace with change.

From Harvey Nash/KPMG Survey, May 2016


49% of managers say lack of technical skills is the main reason for jobs going unfilled.

From Information Week, July 2015


66% of employers consider IT certifications to be very valuable, a dramatic increase from 30% in 2011

From CompTIA, in a article published March, 2015


60% of organizations often use IT certifications to confirm a candidate's subject matter knowledge or expertise

From CompTIA, in a article published March, 2015


One study found a 21% increase pay performance associated with IT certifications.

From article, March 2016

Funding for Training

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A WIOA grant can pay for up to $10,000 of training, so you can upgrade your technical skills or obtain new IT certifications.

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