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Popular - July 2020 - Top On-Demand and Top Paying IT Certifications 

We are in a difficult period. ‘N’ number of jobs are cut and hence competition to get a job has increased multi-fold.

It is important to set yourself apart from your contemporaries to secure and / or get a job.

Certifications and niche skills can boost your chances. Certification also help to showcase and highlight you among your peers.  

Here are some of the latest hot domains and certifications


Cloud Computing

Cloud computing is computing based on the power of Internet.

Earlier, companies use software installed into a physical computer or server (hardware).

Cloud computing allows professionals to work on the same applications through the Internet from different systems (no physical hardware)

This new technology has been widely adopted and is now used at the majority of organizations worldwide.

As a result, all IT companies are willing to migrate to this technology. Today, the demand for IT professionals with proven cloud computing skills is increasing.


Here are some of the popular and hot technologies from this domain:


Google Certified Professional (GCP) Cloud Architect [Average salary: $152,129]


Amazon Web Services - AWS

               AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate [Average salary: $149,446]

               AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner [Average salary: $131,465]

               AWS Developer Associate Certification


Microsoft Azure

            Microsoft Certified: Azure Fundamentals [Average salary: $126,653]

            Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator Associate [Average salary: $125,993]

            Microsoft Azure Certification


Cyber Security

Cyber-attacks, are happening almost everywhere. Hence cyber security is needed for every organization, because every company has information that shouldn’t be compromised.

There are many job openings in this domain. Holding a certification will help you secure a job.


Popular Cyber security certifications

Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) [Average salary: $148,622]

               Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) [Average salary: $146,480]

               Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) [Average salary: $141,452]

               Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) [Average salary: $132,278]



Need for Networking professionals is infinite. Even in this age of cloud computing, each and every company needs an efficient and well-maintained computer network.

Here are some popular certifications in this domain:


            Citrix Certified Associate – Networking (CCA-N) [Average salary: $125,264]



            CCNP Enterprise Certification (formerly CCNP Routing and Switching) [Average salary: $119,178]

            CCNA Routing & Switching Certification


Project Management

Project management is significant because it guarantees that the exact type of projects is taken up and that they are delivered on-time and on a set budget.

Though management skills comes with experience, holding industry leading certifications will help to showcase your CV.

Project Management Professional (PMP) [Average salary: $143,493]

               Certified ScrumMaster

               PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner Certification



Virtualization certification validates your ability to administer and troubleshoot infrastructures to build stable virtualization environments for your company.

Here are a few popular certifications in this domain:

VMware Certified Professional 6 – Data Center Virtualization (VCP6-DCV) [Average salary: $130,226]

        Citrix Certified Professional – Virtualization (CCP-V) [Average salary: $117,069]

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