MCITP (Microsoft Certified IT Professional) – This certification topped the list in growth at 227 percent, from 70 postings a year ago to 229 on Nov. 1.
The perceived value of IT certifications is a perennially hot topic, but it heats up even more in a tight economy. The current economy appears to be loosening somewhat, with tech hiring picking up. Yet in a recent post about hiring trends, Ann All cited a worrisome statistic from a Robert Half Technology survey. Forty-three percent of CIOs said it was tough to find skilled IT pros. So is getting a certification in a sought-after skill a way for IT job seekers to get an edge on the competition?
This slideshow highlights the top 15 certifications, based on the number of times each is mentioned in job openings posted at Dice.com as of Nov. 1. You also can see how demand has grown over the past year.
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