If you are on the information technology or data management career path, certifications are important benchmarks that many organizations value when looking to hire people to fill various roles. Some specific skill sets stand out above others. This interesting information came to us from Digital Insurance in their article, “The 10 most in-demand technology certifications for data and IT pros.”

Those data management certifications that are most in demand at this time reflect where many organizations are placing their emphasis as they look to leverage information resources.

According to technology staffing and consulting firm Robert Half Technology, the most popular certifications include Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert: Cloud Platform Infrastructure, Java, Microsoft SQL Server and Cisco Certified Network Associate/Cisco Certified Network Professional – to name just a few.

In addition, there is an increased demand for business intelligence and big data professionals to support initiatives. Having experience helps, and acquiring certifications in specific technologies can make it easier for a new hire to get their foot in the door.

Melody K. Smith

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