Businesses need a way to manage and maintain their technology, and if they don’t have internal IT departments, they might resort to outsourcing their IT outright. However, even businesses with technology professionals can benefit from working with a managed service provider. This approach, called co-managed IT, presents opportunities for considerable benefit. Read More
- Published: 29 May 2023
A lot can change in business technology, even over the course of one short year. You should have IT workers on staff who are constantly seeking to improve their own skills and earn certifications that prove their continued dedication to professional development. Here is a short list of certifications your IT staff should consider seeking—or, if you don’t have internal staff, your outsourced technicians should hold.
As a big name in the technology industry, it’s no small wonder that Microsoft certifications can go a long way toward providing skills and knowledge that can benefit your business. Here are some of the options available. Keep in mind that these options replace the more fragmented and outdated Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer Program:
- Azure Administrator Associate: This certification shows that an individual is proficient with Microsoft Azure and is capable of managing the resources provided by the platform.
- Azure Solutions Architect Expert: Similarly, this certification shows that someone can make Azure tools and build an environment for implementing these tools, as well as securing and managing it effectively.
- Security, Compliance, and Identity Fundamentals: This certification proves that an individual is familiar with Microsoft technologies that can protect a business’ data.
- Modern Desktop Administrator Associate: This certification proves that an individual can manage devices and applications in an enterprise environment, from initial deployment to continued and maintained security.
Certified Information System Security Professional
The International Information System Security Certification Consortium built this certification with the intention of establishing expertise in planning and managing a security program for businesses. This certification, as prestigious as it is, has strict requirements, including an extensive certification pathway involving training and evaluation. Obtaining this certification has other benefits, as well, such as providing access to a network of IT professionals and a library full of educational opportunities.
CompTIA A+ Technician
This entry-level certification provides those just starting their careers in IT with the fundamentals they’ll need. It’s also a good place for someone to start looking into furthering a career in IT. This certification covers a variety of aspects of business computing, requiring that technicians pass two tests before becoming certified.
Cisco Certified Network Associate
CCNA is another entry-level certification and one that helps individuals prepare for managing enterprise-level networking equipment. There are specializations available for this certification as well, including security, wireless, and voice networking. This certification entails passing a written exam, and it’s helpful for those who work as a system or network administrator or a network engineer.
This certification means that the user has a familiarity with wired and wireless networks and how to manage them effectively. The Network+ certification requires that the individual pass an exam about configuring networks and the devices connected to them. It’s a certification that help desk technicians should work toward.
Get Certified Without the Certifications
We always recommend that your in-house IT workers get certified whenever possible, but you can start to take advantage of the benefits of a well-certified IT workforce today by working with Compudata. Our trusted and knowledgeable staff have done the heavy lifting so we can provide you with the expertise you need to thrive. To learn more, call us today at 1-855-405-8889.