Citrix Certified Professional
While VMware technology is dominant in the data center, Citrix technology is virtualizing the applications and desktops that rely on the back end. Increasingly, that means infrastructure folks need to extend their capabilities closer to the user. IT pros who pursue the newly revamped levels of Citrix certification have demonstrated their ability to design and manage solutions using application and desktop virtualization technologies as well as NetScaler from Citrix. It's worth the effort, as the average Citrix-certified salaries rate very high, at more than $100,000 per year, according to Global Knowledge.