The Value of Security Certifications

security certificationAre Security Certifications Losing Their Value?

Compensation for IT professionals holding security certifications, which had been the only market segment not to take a hit during the recent recession, unexpectedly saw a decrease in the third quarter of 2010. Foote Partners, an independent IT benchmarking firm, reported that the average pay for individuals holding a security certification (which includes things like intrusion analysis, incident handling and other advanced security certifications) fell for the first time since 2006.

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Tech Certifications in Highest Demand for 2011

Tech CertificationWhether you are an established technology professional or just breaking into the field, knowing which technical certifications are in highest demand can help you grow your career – and your income!. The following list of technical certifications highlight those that are expected to be in high demand in 2011. These results are based on analysis done by the technical recruiting and placement firm, Robert Half Technology and include factors such as hiring trends and feedback from CIOs and other senior executives at firms across the U.S.  This list includes a brief overview of each technical certification and links to resources for learning more about them.

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