Wednesday, August 23, 2017

What are the most popular IT certifications ?

 

I did a quick search on Linkedin to compare the number of user profiles listing each of the major IT certifications.  This is just a rough sampling, as not everyone is on Linkedin, and not everyone will list their certifications, or spell them correctly, and there is overlap between the groups when someone has multiple certifications, but it gives a good overview of what is popular.

Surprisingly, ITIL, PMP, and PRINCE2 came out ahead of Microsoft, Cisco, and Oracle, but CISSP, CISA, and CISM are rising fast.

If you consider that each of these certifications cost between $250 (average exam cost?) and $10000 (multiple weeks of training plus exams) then it is easy to see that there are billions of dollars being spent every year on certification.  20 years ago there were no certifications, and employers just asked a few technical questions during the interview ... 


VendorCertification               Linkedin
EXINITIL2268040
PMIPMP1079729
EXINPRINCE2578817
CiscoCCNA483870
CompTIAA+339420
CompTIANetwork+296859
CompTIASecurity+267107
CompTIAServer+218879
CiscoCCNP160532
ISACACOBIT154772
ISC2CISSP148140
ISACACISA106698
Open GroupTOGAF79036
CiscoCCIE44294
ISACACISM42871
OracleOCP33210
OracleOCA25591
ASQCQA18817
ISACACRISC16907
AHIMARHIT13929
MicrosoftMSCE10083
AHIMARHIA9186
ISACACGEIT6423
CitrixCCP-V5447
MicrosoftMSCA4804
OracleOCE4207
OracleOCM3305
AWSCSA2900
BCSCISMP1369

No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.