What Are Today's Must-Have IT Certifications?


There are many IT certifications out there to help you develop and prove your technical skills to any employer. But which ones should you prioritize as you look to polish up your resume and adapt to the industry's rapid changes in hardware and software? There are a few that stand out from the pack in terms of how they help you meet today's market demands:

1. Microsoft Office 365

There are more than 80 million monthly active business users of Microsoft Office 365, according to company CEO Satya Nadella. Office 365 encompasses a wide range of everyday services, including the classic productivity suite of Word, Excel and PowerPoint, communications tools such as SharePoint and Skype for Business and new applications like Teams. Brushing up on Office 365 at a New Horizons Computer Center is a smart move for your IT future.

2. Microsoft Azure

The use cases of the public cloud have been rapidly expanding in recent years. Cloud infrastructure can be used to support mobile app development, shore up an e-commerce website and host critical applications such as email and video conferencing. According to one survey of CIOs at MSPoweruser, Microsoft Azure is poised to overtake market leader Amazon Web Services by 2019 and claim 30 percent of the Infrastructure-as-a-Service market. Cloud skills in general, and Azure ones in particular, are in more demand than ever. Of all of the cloud based solutions, Azure is one of the most widely used.

3. Cisco technologies

Cisco remains the preeminent vendor of networking equipment. Solutions such as its Application Centric Infrastructure point the way toward new initiatives such as software-defined networking and network functions virtualization. Meanwhile, the existing family of Cisco technologies are at the heart of countless data centers and corporate offices. The good news about Cisco certifications is that there is a wide range of them, appropriate for Cisco beginners as well as long-time users looking to broaden their skill sets.

New Horizons Computer Learning Group offers the certifications you need to succeed in today's IT world. Whether you seek to become an expert on Office 365 or obtain status as a Cisco Certified Network Associate Level, New Horizons has you covered.

Dec 2016

By: Kayla Tellers