23 IT certifications that mean higher pay

By Rich Hein, CIO |  IT Management, it certifications

Three years of work experience with an applicable degree in an IT discipline.

CyberSecurity Forensic Analyst (CSFA)

Prerequisite -- CSFA candidates should have at least two years experience conducting forensic analysis from both technical and administrative aspects.

Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC)

Prerequisite --Candidates need a minimum of three years work experience performing the tasks of a CRISC professional across at least three CRISC domains.

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Architecture/Project Management/Process Certifications

Open Group Certified Architect (OpenCA)

Prerequisite:

You will need to have submitted a signed Certification Board Member Agreement. This is obtained from The Open Group.

You will need to have been assigned by the Certification Authority to a Certification Board. When this is done you will be notifed.

Database Certifications

Oracle DBA Administrator Certified Master OCM

Prerequisite --Candidates must first be an Oracle Certified Professional.

Networking and Communications Certifications

Cisco Certified Design Expert (CCDE)

Prerequisite --Cisco doesn't require any Prerequisites for CCDE certification.

12-16 Percent Premium Added to Your Base Pay

This final category highlights architecture and project management certifications, clocking in with a premium skills pay of 12-16%.

With the furious pace that the IT industry moves at, it's no wonder these certifications are currently demanding the highest pay, according to Foote's research. These skills will be needed by companies everywhere for a long time.

Architecture/Project Management/Process Certifications

Open Group Master Architect (OpenCA)

Prerequisite -- Candidates need to have least three years of experience developing IT architectures.

Program Management Professional (PMP)

Prerequisite:

A Bachelors and at least three years of project management experience. 4,500 hours are also required, leading and directing projects and 35 hours of project management education.

or

A high school diploma or equivalent with at least five years of project management experience. Along with 7,500 hours leading and directing projects and 35 hours of project management education.

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IT Certifications Pay Off


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