6 Cutting-Edge Certifications for Infrastructure Pros

These IT certs can help you demonstrate your understanding of the latest technology.

Cynthia Harvey

December 13, 2017

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Employers are looking for job candidates with up-to-date skills, and one way to show that you have current knowledge is by obtaining an IT certification related to one of today's hottest technology trends. According to the Robert Half 2018 Technology & IT Salary Guide, having the right skills and certifications can boost your salary by 5% to 10%.

So which certifications should IT infrastructure professionals pursue?

Popular options like Cisco's CCNA or CompTIA's A+ exam are a great place to start because they demonstrate that you understand the fundamentals of networking and IT infrastructure. For advanced networking pros, the CCIE from Cisco remains a top certification.

But if you want to stand out from the crowd and work in the most cutting-edge areas of technology, you might want to add a specialized certification that focuses on new skills employers need now. Enterprises are increasingly looking to the cloud and software and IT infrastructure is changing fast as companies automate processes and adopt cloud-based services and platforms. They're looking for skills in cloud, containers, and application development. Security skills are also a priority.

Read ahead for six cutting-edge IT certifications you might want to consider as you look to advance your career and build skillsets that will equip you for the future.

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About the Author(s)

Cynthia Harvey


Cynthia Harvey is a freelance writer and editor based in the Detroit area. She has been covering the technology industry for more than fifteen years.

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