IT market is growing in Brazil. More and more companies recognize the importance of good information management combined with technology.
It is true that some research point to a growth of 5% in the company’s IT budget in 2015. It shows how organizations recognize the need for this work to leverage sales and have a quality growth.
But, at the same time, the number of professionals in this area also grows alarmingly, willing to enjoy the heat of the market, thus making it more competitive. Therefore, the most qualified professionals will be those to achieve greater prominence.
Furthermore, this is an area that depends on constant professional updating. For that reason, it is essential to show in your resume that you are really connected and aware of new trends in the area. And certifications show not only this attitude of yours, but also that reputable companies have tested and approved your knowledge in the area. And, of course, qualified professionals are more likely to earn higher wages. So to help you strengthen your resume, we will bring seven important certifications for the IT professional:
1. Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) -(ISC)²
It is one of the leading security certifications. It was the first that met the rigorous requirements of ISO/IEC 17024. It targets Information Security professionals, covering the current critical topics of security, including cloud computing, mobile security, mobile apps, and risk management, among others. To get the certificate, you must have 70 % of performance in the test, which consists of 250 multiple-choice questions. Oh, and one very important detail: the applicant should not have a criminal record. In the United States, the professional who has this certificate typically earns on average US$ 100,000 annually. More information..
2. Cisco Certified Internetworking Expert – Routing eSwitching
Cisco offers excellent certifications for applicants. This Routing eSwitching one includes knowledge in LAN, Ethernet, TCP/IP, IPv6, OSPF and BGP. If able to get the certificate, the professional will be seen as able to plan, implement, verify and troubleshoot networks. It is suitable for high-level engineers working with complex network structures. In the United States, the professional who has this certificate typically earns on average US$ 100,000 annually. More information.
3. VMware VCP-Cloud
This certification enables professionals to work with installation, configuration and administration of cloud environments. It shows that you understand the basic concepts of cloud computing, including public, private or hybrid cloud environments and cloud safety. There are few certifications in this area, so although it is relatively new, it is very important. In the United States, the professional who has this certificate typically earns on average US$ 110,000 annually. More information.
4. Project Management Professional, of PMI (Project Management Institute)
One of the most important areas in IT is projects and it is always in need of good managers. This certification enables professionals to become project managers. To do the test, it is necessary to show an experience of 4500 hours in the last 6 years for Class I and 7500 hours in the last 8 years for Class II. In the United States, the professional who has this certificate typically earns on average US$ 120,000 annually. More information.
5. Oracle Certified Professional Advanced PL/SQL Developer Certification
It is recommended for professionals who work in the development of PL/SQL (server-based) databases. Furthermore, it shows knowledge in the construction of applications in Internet databases for Oracle 9i and Oracle Database 10 g. In the United States, the professional who has this certificate typically earns on average US$ 109,000 annually. More information.
6. Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
7. CompTIA Mobility+
It is based on an ISO 17024 certification and addresses mobile device management and network troubleshooting, security and infrastructure. It is recommended that applicants have an experience of 18 months on the market. There are 100 multiple choice questions to be answered in 90 minutes. As this is a growing market, with the growing use of smartphones not only on a personal level, but also in business, this certification emphasizes the professional on mobile development. More information.