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These technology job roles are proven to be essential during a crisis as enterprises scramble to change strategies and meet goals. The skills demonstrated by IT professionals in these 10 positions can make the difference between business success and failure, especially during a recession.
Discover what's possible with unlimited Microsoft training. The GK Polaris Discovery subscription includes access to over 100 Microsoft courses, allowing you to prep for the Microsoft certification of your choice. Learn about the value of certification, the benefits of virtual classroom training, and how GK Polaris can help boost your career.
While cybersecurity remains the most popular certification category in our IT Skills and Salary Report, foundational-level certifications highlight our list of the most popular IT certifications of 2020.
Those who have never trained in a virtual classroom, or haven’t trained in one for years, may have some pre-conceived notions about online training – many of which are either wrong or out-of-date. To dispel any misconceptions, let’s explore eight common myths of virtual training and the truth behind each.
The benefit of Private Group Training (PGT), particularly when it comes to high-priority or high-risk skills, is it gathers a group of like colleagues together in front of a subject matter expert. PGT, which can also be referred to as onsite training, coordinates the group, eliminating the disparity between co-worker skill sets.
For women in IT, advancing your career can be a challenge in itself. In the Global Knowledge 2019 IT Skills and Salary Report, only eight percent of senior- and executive-level IT professionals are women. We have pulled data from our research that sheds light on the job roles, skills, challenges, certifications and experience of women in tech who have progressed to the highest levels of an organization.
IT is rife with opportunity and challenges. There are plenty of options to learn new and exciting skills, and also to earn high salaries. But new technologies have disrupted the industry, and IT staff and management aren’t always on the same page. We went directly to the source to understand the biggest challenges currently in IT.
According to the report, women make up 16% of the tech workforce, and an even smaller percentage (8%) are at the senior or executive level. The women in those higher-level IT positions tend to hold more IT certifications and are actively pursuing more certifications compared to women in mid- or entry-level roles.
Microsoft has delayed its retiring of certifications in SQL Server, Windows Server, App Builder, Web Applications and more until January 31, 2021 due to COVID-19. In the following, we detail what and when Microsoft certifications and exams are retiring and what your recommended next steps should be during this transition (includes a free transition path download).
Based on survey responses from the Global Knowledge 2020 IT Skills and Salary Report, this year’s highest-paying certifications reveal a strong emphasis on particular topics, such as cloud computing and cybersecurity. In fact, cloud and IT security make up the four top-paying credentials on this list.