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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.
Based on survey responses from the Global Knowledge 2019 IT Skills and Salary Report, the highest-paying certifications reveal a strong emphasis on particular topics, such as cloud computing, cybersecurity, networking and project management. In fact, cloud and project management dominate the top five spots.
This Certification Prep Guide provides an overview of ISACA’s Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) certification and offers helpful tips that you can use when preparing for your CRISC certification exam.
The PMP certification exam is changing but the PMBOK is not. Everyone planning to pursue their PMP certification in 2020 needs to know what is changing and how it will affect the way they prepare for the exam. In this session we will identify and explore the changes that PMI has announced to the PMP Certification Exam Blueprint, when and how the exam will be affected, and will look at a few examples of potential new questions. View the slide deck>
This Certification Prep Guide provides an overview of the Microsoft Azure Administrator Associate certification and offers helpful tips that you can use when preparing for your certification exam.
This Certification Prep Guide provides an overview of the Microsoft Azure Developer Associate certification and offers helpful tips that you can use when preparing for your certification exam.
This Certification Prep Guide provides an overview of the Microsoft Azure Solutions Architect Expert certification and offers helpful tips that you can use when preparing for your certification exam.
Organizations and individuals are threatened with ever-growing cyber threats and must be prepared to address them. The more we are connected to networks, the more susceptible we are to attacks, therefore enterprises must stay current applying various cybersecurity measures and maintaining awareness of cybersecurity trends. View the slide deck>
This webinar provides a step-by-step walkthrough of the Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Power Platform courses and certifications that are currently being offered by Global Knowledge. We’ll talk about the key audiences, required steps, what the learner needs to know and review the entire portfolio. View the slide deck>
This webinar will discuss our Python offerings and how it is proving to be the language of Data Science, Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning. View the slide deck>
Network switching skills are fundamental to administering and maintaining computer networking. This webinar reviews fundamental networking skills from a Cisco perspective. Technical professionals looking to take the next step into Cisco specific networking technologies will benefit from this information. View the slide deck>
During this Blockchain overview webinar we will discuss what blockchain is, how it can provide value, and how it is currently being used by organizations around the world to effect transformative organizational change. View the slide deck>
If you’re looking to fortify your cloud expertise, there are a number of certifications to consider. We have compiled 10 cloud certifications that are sure to positively affect your career.
This webinar will provide tips and strategies for achieving Microsoft certifications for personal and career success. This webinar will present ideas around studying for certification, the value of certification, what training does and does not do, and how certification helps advance your career. View the slide deck>
IT organizations could benefit from degree deflation. By deemphasizing college degrees during the hiring process, an open pipeline to more candidates could emerge, leading to diminished skills gaps and potentially lower payroll.
ITIL 4 education has been undergoing its slow reveal for almost 12 months. As the process is passing the halfway point, I’m committing my own and Global Knowledge’s thoughts to print. I’d also like to share with you some tips for continuing your ITIL education journey.
A Project Manager Professional (PMP) is an individual who has earned an industry-recognized project manager certification from the Project Management Institute (PMI).
The demand for professionals who can successfully manage a project to completion is rising. Heavy demand means you will be able to command a higher salary and have the flexibility to choose projects you are passionate about.
IT administration tasks have usually required manual, point and click operations. Those days are gone; not only is manual action no longer necessary, but your IT technologists can’t afford the time to manually do what can be easily automated and taken off their plate. PowerShell provides an intuitive way to turn time-consuming grunt work into simple, repeatable, scriptable commands. Is your organization taking advantage of PowerShell? Your competitors are. View the slide deck>
Using Palo Alto Networks, PAN-OS, enterprises can build an IT Security Platform capable of delivering protection against all stages of the Cyber-Attack Lifecycle. From Reconnaissance to Act on Objective, the PAN-OS Single-Pass Parallel Processing (SP3) engine combines efficient throughput with maximum data protection. This webinar will describe how the SP3 Architecture can increase network traffic visibility and enable you to control your environment. View the slide deck>
This webinar begins with a general introduction to Microsoft SQL Server editions and versions. We will then highlight several scalability features of SQL Server. Next we will look at the High Availability Options of SQL Server. Finally we will look at Azure SQL deployment and Availability solutions. View the slide deck>
Scrum serves as a framework for the development of software and other products. It helps teams collaborate and provides a way to address challenges and changes in order to deliver a high value product. The Scrum Master promotes and supports the framework (Scrum). A Certified Scrum Master (CSM) helps everyone understand Scrum theory, practices, rules, and values.
Global Knowledge subject matter experts predict the top trends for 2020 in IT training, Microsoft, Cisco, AWS, cybersecurity and more.
A quick 30 minute introduction to Business Analysis for those who are considering the field. This webinar looks at why the BA is essential to the business, what BAs do, and certification paths for Business Analysts. View the slide deck>
5G is the next-generation of mobile networks beyond the 4G LTE mobile networks existing today. The vision of 5G is becoming clearer and most experts say 5G will feature network speeds that are blazingly fast at 20 Gbps or higher and have low latency at mere milliseconds. Companies that can convince their staff to embrace what 5G is trying to do, will reap continuous deployment, incrementally adding new capabilities at the pace of a new “G” per year, but without the pain of each giant leap to convert from one G to the next.
The Internet is not a safe place. We see that more than ever with the security breaches of businesses and individuals in the news on a daily basis. As Internet citizens, we need to take our protection into our own hands, as obviously most online services are not doing their best to protect us.
Whether you are a seasoned computer user or new to the MS Office environment, we are sure you have some questions regarding Office 365. This webinar will help demystify the differences between Office 365 in the Cloud and on your PC. Find out when to use one over the other. Have you wondered when should you use OneDrive over SharePoint. Can you just use PowerBi Desktop or should you subscribe to the PowerBI Service? What is Delve? Is Flow a useful tool and how could you use it?
We asked Global Knowledge’s tech enthusiasts for their ideal wish list items this year. Check out our list of the top 12 tech gifts of 2019.
Group Policy enables policy-based administration using Microsoft Active Directory directory services. Group Policy uses directory services and security group membership to provide flexibility and support extensive configuration information. Policy settings are specified by an administrator. This contrasts with profile settings, that are specified by a user. Policy settings are created using the Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-in for Group Policy. In this live course excerpt, John Panagakos, will lead you through one of the most popular modules in Supporting and Troubleshooting Windows 10. View the slide deck>
Learn how savvy organizations purchase training through numerous ways to maximize their budgets.
Ask any executive today about digital transformation and they’ll likely tell you about their organization’s plans to integrate cutting-edge technologies.
Managers are in dire need of cybersecurity professionals with specific skills. If you’re looking to advance your career, or transfer into the cyber field, now is the time to get certified.
This Certification Prep Guide provides an overview of ISACA’s Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) certification and offers helpful tips that you can use when preparing for your CISM certification exam.
There’s a lot of pressure on IT decision-makers to fill the cybersecurity holes in their organization. The cyber skills shortage is palpable and growing. Cybersecurity is the most challenging IT hiring area in the world. Those of you expecting to hire your way out of your cyber skills gaps, we have some bad news for you—it’s not viable.
Cybersecurity is a top technology investment area around the globe, with over half of our survey respondents saying it’s a priority. It’s no longer a niche skill—every IT professional needs some cybersecurity knowledge.
This white paper discusses the importance of the CISSP certification, identifies the changes in topics, reveals the complexity of the new testing format, and provides guidance for your preparations towards successfully passing the CISSP exam.
Here are 18 certification options, in no particular order, that are worth your effort based on site searches, feedback from subject matter experts and data in the Global Knowledge 2019 IT Skills and Salary Report.
Learn more about Citrix technology, what job roles work with it, and more in our Global Knowledge Tech Talk hosted by Brent Brandow and joined by Citrix expert Justin Valletta. Justin is a sales engineer and solution architect for Citrix. Among the questions answered: What does Citrix do? What are the Citrix Workspace platform and Citrix Workspace app? How can I use the Citrix Workspace platform and app for the secure delivery of SaaS and web apps? Where do mobile apps fit in? How are files handled in Citrix Workspace? I have Citrix Receiver today, how do I transition to the Workspace App? Can I customize the workspace? What Identity Providers can I use? What do you mean by workspace intelligence? What is a microapp? What types of devices and operating systems will support Workspace Intelligence? Does Workspace Intelligence integrate with other platforms?
This e-book details the six steps along the learner’s journey. People are the heart of any organization and success can only be achieved when you develop the people who orchestrate technology and business processes. Learn how to identify and close skills gaps, select a training provider, evaluate success, and more.
This white paper discusses the Global Knowledge Skills Development Index™ and how it can be used as a tool to help IT professionals identify the most important skill needs, select the appropriate training, and ultimately eliminate skills gaps.
As IT professionals gravitate away from classroom training and toward on-demand courses and e-learning, IT skills gaps have spiked. Instructor-led training is still the best option to fill critical skills needs and shouldn't be pushed aside entirely for more convenient and cost-effective options.
With skills gaps plaguing the industry, these 10 skills are must-haves for all IT departments. It’s no coincidence that these skills make up a large percentage of the IT skills gap across the industry. Decision-makers are struggling to fill these job roles. The positions also pay well because of a lack of qualified professionals. If you’re looking to make an IT skills investment or start a new career path this year, these are the areas to consider.
Explore how IT decision-makers’ training views have changed since we first released our annual IT Skills and Salary Report 12 years ago. Once viewed as an expense, IT leadership now sees professional development as an investment. Even with shrinking budgets and a recent rise in skills gaps, the value of training is currently at an all-time high.
After reading this article, whether you’re requesting training for yourself or your team, you will be better prepared to build and state your case for the business-delivering value of training.
The value of IT certifications has grown considerably over the last decade. Examine the evolution of certification trends, see the top-paying certifications and learn how decision-makers are struggling to hire certified employees.
This quick reference guide will highlight the various certification tracks to help you find your path through the EC-Council programs.
Looking ahead at new and emerging certifications provides insight into the areas deemed valuable in the IT industry. If you are an early adopter or in a position where you need to show that you have the bleeding-edge expertise of a technology, this list of recent and upcoming certifications is for you.
Google Cloud certifications had a breakout year according to the Global Knowledge 2019 IT Skills and Salary Report. GCP Cloud Architect is the top-paying IT certification in North America and Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), while Google Cloud salaries are 34% higher than the average for North America. As more IT departments adopt multi-cloud strategies, Google Cloud skills are increasing in popularity.
What we love about our annual IT Skills and Salary Survey is that IT professionals are thoughtful and honest with their answers … well, sometimes a little too honest. Here are actual open-field comments from the 2019 survey. #ITGetsReal
If you’re worn out by daily road rage—how many middle fingers can you see in one day—or irked at the prospect of being taxed to death, maybe it’s time for a change. Future job opportunity, salary, cost of living and quality of life are a balancing act. We can’t tell you what to do, but we can let you know where IT professionals are making the highest average salaries in the U.S.
ISACA’s role is to help those in the field of cybersecurity get greater utilization out of the people already in the fold. This means enabling IT professionals to take a leadership role and increase their depth of knowledge. Greater skills validation translates to being better able to leverage yourself into leadership positions.
Lots of great information comes out of Global Knowledge’s annual IT Skills and Salary Report. Not least of which are the reported salaries for those who have earned Microsoft certifications—the ultimate barometer for a Microsoft professional’s market rate.
ISACA certifications are some of the most popular and highest-paying in the Global Knowledge 2019 IT Skills and Salary Report. Eleven percent of IT professionals in the United States and Canada are ISACA-certified, and their salaries are 12% above the North American average.
There’s undeniably good news for Citrix-certified IT professionals this year. Pursuing at least one Citrix certification has the potential to unlock a host of benefits ranging from above average salaries to greater prestige in the workplace thanks to improved knowledge and capabilities resulting from certifications. Simply put: Citrix certifications pay big dividends according to the Global Knowledge 2019 IT Skills and Salary Report.
There’s a reason why one out of four certified IT professionals in North America hold at least one CompTIA certification. IT professionals who hold at least one certification have higher salaries, are more productive and generally are more satisfied in their job than their non-certified peers.
Of the 12,271 IT professionals who participated in the Global Knowledge 2019 IT Skills and Salary Survey, 1,011 respondents said they hold an AWS certification. The average salary of an AWS-certified IT professional is roughly $130,000, ranking as one of the highest-paying certification categories in North America.
One-third of North American IT professionals expect Cisco to be an emphasis for their organization in the next year. A lot of that is due to reputation—Cisco skills and certifications are considered some of the most valuable in the industry.
This year, CISSP-certified IT professionals have the third highest global salary ($116,573) and the 10th highest in North America ($123,815). This is nothing new—CISSP has ranked in the top 10 in the U.S. each year since 2015, even coming in first in 2018. CISSP is a top-paying certification year after year. But how has it remained so relevant and valuable?
According to our IT Skills and Salary Report, 85% of professionals possess at least one certification. That’s a ton of competition in the industry. And the general consensus is the more certifications, the better. So why are so many IT pros and decision-makers putting such an emphasis on certifications? Why is so much investment devoted to training?
There are two types of networks: those that have been hacked and those that will be. To defend against hacks, cyber professionals can benefit greatly from ethical hacking programs.
Project Scope Management sets the foundation for the creation, development and successful delivery of a project. Learn about the project management process here.
In 2019, Microsoft has thoughtfully adapted their curriculum to boost Azure skills adoption. And to further speed up Azure consumption, Global Knowledge has stepped in to support Microsoft’s evolution and their new strategy. We’re fighting change with change. And here’s how we did it.
Instructor-led training (ILT) allows the student to attend a live class taught by a subject matter expert they can interact with. When you need to gain skills that provide a high benefit or pose a critical risk to your business, instructor-led training guarantees your highest chance of success.
Five tips for staying above the office drama that could cost you your job.
In this live excerpt from Supporting and Troubleshooting Windows 10 (M10982), Windows 10 expert and Microsoft Certified instructor, John Panagakos, will lead you through one of the most popular modules in this course.
Learn to effectively use Microsoft Outlook as a work organization and management tool. This webinar will help participants enhance their personal and team productivity, while giving them more control over activities and information.
IT administration tasks have usually required manual, point and click operations. Those days are gone; not only is manual action no longer necessary, but your IT technologists can’t afford the time to manually do what can be easily automated and taken off their plate.
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.
There’s a lot to experience whether you are a Cisco Live vet or newbie. Here are a few things I’m looking forward to seeing at Cisco Live 2019.
Using Palo Alto Networks, PAN-OS, enterprises can build an IT Security Platform capable of delivering protection against all stages of the Cyber-Attack Lifecycle. From Reconnaissance to Act on Objective, the PAN-OS Single-Pass Parallel Processing (SP3) engine combines efficient throughput with maximum data protection. This recorded webinar will describe how the SP3 Architecture can increase network traffic visibility and enable you to control your environment.
Networks are as different as the people and organizations that use them. Despite those differences, there are some foundational components that all networks share. This session will explore different types of networks and the common components that must exist in these networks.
While IT professionals are most likely to hold certifications in CompTIA and Microsoft, a greater percentage are pursuing credentials in AWS and Cisco in 2019. Here is a list of the five most sought-after IT certifications this year.
This recorded webinar will help you understand the basics of switch functionality in Cisco networks. In this setting, a SWITCH is functioning at OSI Layer 2. Before SWITCHES we used BRIDGES to segment within the same network.
For organizations with the willingness to get in shape and regain their corporate vitality, combining and aligning best practice frameworks is a sure way to achieve that goal. Admittedly, it takes work. Combining ITIL® 4 and project management should be high on your list.
After several decades on the market, the Project Management Professional® certification continues to be one of the most in-demand certifications worldwide. Learn how you can increase your salary, project success, and organizational value with this recorded webinar.
Power BI is a business analytics solution that lets you visualize your data and share insights across your organization or embed them in your app or website. Connect to hundreds of data sources and bring your data to life with live dashboards and reports. Join us during this recorded webinar to see what Power BI can do for you and your organization.
You don’t have to look far to discover how important security is in our organizations. No matter what role you play in your IT department, it is critical to have a foundational understanding of security. CompTIA’s Security+ certification continues to be a minimum standard for IT professionals around the world in a variety of industries.
Should an organization that is the victim of an intentional nefarious hacking activity resort to retaliation? It’s a question that has been gathering a lot of attention. Retaliating against bad actors might seem appealing, but what are the legal ramifications? In this article, find out if there is a legal precedent to "hacking back."
Watch John Walter, Solution Architect for Red Hat's Training and Certification team as he discusses the emergence of radically simple Ansible automation and answers your questions.
Learn about all of your options before choosing the path that works for our organization. Here we look at three of the common metrics questions and how ITIL® offers a balanced view for solving them.