Consensus on the Most Valuable Information Technology Related Certifications: 2023 Update

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reported on the most valuable Information Technology (IT) certifications in 2017. As technology advances and the marketplace changes over time, the skills and knowledge required to succeed may also change. Accordingly, we periodically update our related reporting. The prior version was published in 2022. This article provides the new, 2023 version.

In Technology, there's no substitute for experience. However, certifications remain a valuable tool for advancing one's career. Employers want candidates (and employees) with up-to-date knowledge and skills, and certifications demonstrate a person’s mastery of the respective subject.
Data from multiple sources — including CIO, Robert Half, Indeed, PC Magazine, Skillsoft, Statista, and — were compiled and analyzed to determine the general consensus on the most valuable IT related certifications. Fifteen emerged. Here they are, in alphabetical order:

  1. AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner, offered from Amazon Web Services (AWS).
  2. AWS Certified Security – Specialty, offered from Amazon Web Services (AWS).
  3. AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate, offered from Amazon Web Services (AWS).
  4. AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Professional, offered from Amazon Web Services (AWS).
  5. Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), offered by the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA).
  6. Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), offered by the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA).
  7. Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), offered by the International System Security Certification Consortium (ISC).
  8. Certified ScrumMaster (CSM), offered from Scrum Alliance.
  9. Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP), offered by Cisco.
  10. Google Cloud: Cloud Digital Leader, offered by Google.
  11. Google Cloud: Professional Cloud Architect, offered by Google.
  12. Microsoft Certified Azure Solutions Architect, offered by Microsoft.
  13. Nutanix Certified Professional – Multicloud Infrastructure (NCP-MCI), offered by Nutanix.
  14. Project Management Professional (PMP), offered from the Project Management Institute (PMI).
  15. VMware Certified Professional – Data Center Virtualization (VCP-DCV), offered by VMware.

Many employers prefer to hire certified professionals, especially those who also have college degrees and successful work experience. Those who invest in professional credentials typically enjoy larger salaries.


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