Top 10 Certifications You Can Get in 2021

Taylor Karl
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If you're looking to increase productivity or influence an upskilling effort in your organization, industry certification can have a considerable impact. According to Microsoft, certified teams are 20% more productive than non-certified teams, and 93% of IT decision-makers say that certified employees provide added value.

Team members who acquire in-demand certifications benefit the organization by introducing cutting-edge features and making more of their software investments. But certifications aren't limited solely to IT.

Here are 10 certifications that will introduce value to your organization in 2021:

Tableau Fundamentals

This certification is for the beginning Tableau user. To prepare for your exam, you'll learn important Tableau Desktop concepts and techniques for simple and complex data visualizations and interactive dashboards. Skills are taught in two days of in-class instruction plus additional self-paced eLearning.

ITIL® 4 Foundation

This certification is designed for anyone who needs an understanding of IT Service Management to help deliver better value to customers. It is appropriate for all IT staff, management, and customers who work closely with IT to support business requirements. This course is also designed for students seeking the ITIL® 4 Foundation certification and who want to prepare for ITIL® 4 Foundation exam.

CompTIA Security+

This certification is designed for information technology (IT) professionals who have networking and administrative skills in Windows®-based Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) networks; familiarity with other operating systems, such as macOS®, Unix®, or Linux®; and who want to further a career in IT by acquiring foundational knowledge of security topics or using CompTIA Security+ as the foundation for advanced security certifications or career roles. This course is also designed for students seeking the CompTIA Security+ certification and who want to prepare for the CompTIA Security+ SY0-601 Certification Exam.

CompTIA A+

CompTIA A+ certified professionals are proven problem solvers. They support today's core technologies from security to cloud to data management and more. CompTIA A+ is the industry standard for launching IT careers into today's digital world. It is the only industry-recognized credential with performance-based items to prove pros can think on their feet to perform critical IT support tasks at the moment. It is trusted by employers worldwide to identify the go-to person in endpoint management and technical support roles.

Project Management Professional (PMP)®

This course prepares participants for the concepts found on the PMP® certification exam, effective January 2, 2021. As a Premier-Level Authorized Training Partner (ATP 3446) with the Project Management Institute (PMI®), Pinnacle Professional Development, LLC provides students with course materials written explicitly by the PMI®, including a student manual with 300+ pages, a 200-question cloned PMP® exam, and over 500 additional practice questions using our proprietary online exam simulator. This course is perfectly designed for the project manager of your organization who has experience but wants to level up and get certified. PMP candidates need a four-year degree or higher with 4,500 hours of project management experience in the last eight years or a high school equivalent with 7,500 hours of project management experience in the previous eight years.

Cisco® Implementing and Administering Cisco® Solutions v1.0 (CCNA)

This certification gives you a broad range of fundamental knowledge for all IT careers. You will learn how to install, operate, configure, and verify a basic IPv4 and IPv6 network. The course covers configuring network components such as switches, routers, and Wireless LAN Controllers; managing network devices; and identifying primary security threats. The course also gives you a foundation in network programmability, automation, and software-defined networking.

Microsoft Azure Fundamentals

This certification is suitable for IT personnel who are just beginning to work with Azure and seek some hands-on experience with the product. This course primarily uses the Azure portal to create services and does not require scripting skills. You will gain confidence to take other role-based courses and certifications, such as Azure Administrator.

Introduction to Agile and Scrum Methodologies

Agile project management is growing in popularity as a method for delivering value quickly. This course presents the tenets of Agile methodologies using the Scrum framework as a primary example to demonstrate the benefits and challenges of Agile.

Fundamentals of AWS

Cloud Computing has grown from being just a buzzword to a serious business decision that many businesses contemplate. Therefore, it is necessary to make a clear and strategic plan to move applications and services to the Cloud. The fundamentals of AWS are for anyone with an IT background interested in understanding cloud computing on the AWS platform.

Red Hat System Administration I

This certification is geared toward Windows system administrators, network administrators. Other system administrators who are interested in supplementing current skills or backstopping other team members, in addition to Linux system administrators who are responsible for these tasks: Configuring, installing, upgrading, and maintaining Linux systems using established standards and procedures, providing operational support, managing systems for monitoring system performance and availability, writing and deploying scripts for task automation and system administration.

Certified team members can benefit an organization's bottom-line and competitive advantage. Contact United Training for assistance in assessing the next steps for your team.