7 Best IT Certifications for 2016

1. Certified Ethical Hacking

Let’s be honest.

Either you know you’ve been hacked right away, or you find out
from the ransom note the hacker left you.

Security breaches are seen in the news almost daily now,
and with the help of the Version 9 Certified Ethical Hacker you’ll
think like a hacker and start building a defense against those
costly attacks. Get started with Certified Ethical Hacker here.


Your information is sensitive. Those assets are only protected on the strengths of the
professional in charge, so how can you be certain?

Training for the CISSP exam covers the ten
common domains and the ones attending should be
your network and firewall administrators, and IS officers.
CISSP is more of a theoretical approach to security so if you
couple it with a CASP via CompTIA Security+ you’ll get the hands on
nitty gritty experience.

3. Windows 10 Desktop

Before security starts there is the installation, management,
and maintenance of the desktop operating system.
Don’t forget about that.
Fail to install correctly, and your system it instant risk.
The Windows 10 Configuration exam provides skills for support users and for the
Enterprise Desktop/Device Support Technicians.


Cisco is one of the primary access points for routers, switches, and
network systems.
They need protection too.
The CCNA is the doorway into a whole new realm of knowledge needed
for a safe system. Consider it the prerequisite to the CCNP Security, which is one
of the major keys to an IT Security career. Start enforcing cybersecurity
performance and maintaining compliance mandates.

5. VMware

VMware vSphere: Not for the faint of heart.
Learn to install, configure, and manage these features and
administer vSphere infrastructure for an enterprise big or small.
This hands on training might actually bump you into a new tax bracket.

6. CompTIA A+, Network+, Security+

In case you didn’t think these were that important,
let us remind you that the Department of Defense requires these
courses for all IT employees and contractors.
All of them.
Consider all of these an entry-level certification that gets your foot
in the door and on you on your way to your next area of expertise.
Land a CompTIA A+, Network+, or Security+ certification and you’ve
joined a list of IT Professionals that businesses can’t live without.
Including the government.

7. PMP

PMI’s certification provides the skills and abilities to manage
large projects with crucial paths, dates, and available resources.
Not to mention tracking the progress of the project from start to finish.
This course isn’t a walk in the park though.
You’ll want the best of the best instructors to
get you over the industry average pass rate.