IT Certification
Roadmap

interactive roadmap to your IT certification career

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Entry Level Entry Level
Entry Level

  • CompTIA Fundamentals

    Focusing on essential IT skills and basic tasks, CompTIA ITF is baseline training for virtually any area of IT you are looking to enter. It’s the only single certification that covers all aspects of IT, and helps you determine whether a career in IT is the right path for you.

Entry Level

  • CompTIA A+

    A+ certification is among the most versatile basic certs out there–you’ll use these fundamentals in most areas of IT, including networking, security, mobile, and OS.

Entry Level

  • MTA

    Microsoft Technology Associate certifications work across different branches of the IT career tree, establishing a solid base of core technical skills and introducing students to broad tech concepts.

Entry Level

  • Linux Essential

    Linux continues to expand, making open source a must for those looking for a career in Networking and Cloud applications.

Associate Associate
Associate

  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)

    Cisco Certified Network Associate training has certs in areas including Cloud, Cyber Ops, Data Center, Industrial, Security, and Wireless, meaning as your career blooms, there is CCNA training that will take you to the next level.

Associate

  • CompTIA CyberSecurity Analyst+ (CySA+)

    This intermediate-level certification goes in-depth in the realm of cybersecurity, covering questions of security analytics, intrusion detection and response. CySA+ covers current and persistent cybersecurity threats.

Associate

  • CompTIA Security+

    This global certification validates baseline skills needed to perform core security functions in pursuit of an IT security job path. CompTIA Security+ places emphasis on practical skills and focusing on latest risk management, risk mitigation, threat management and intrusion detection techniques.

Associate

  • CompTIA Network+

    A comprehensive certification that imparts crucial network fundamentals, including platforms, components, and technologies, helping you gain vital experience and expertise in designing, configuring, deploying, and managing wired and wireless networks.

Associate

  • CompTIA Server+

    Another in CompTIA’s versatile line of certs, Server+ training will be most effective if you’re working in data centers, server rooms, and cloud environments. Helping you achieve mastery in virtualization, storage, security, and troubleshooting, it is an outstanding certification that will help you, particularly in the areas of information security, hardware, services and infrastructure, and storage and data.

Associate

  • Citrix Certified Integration Architect (CCIA)

    The Citrix Certified Information Architect cert validates your ability to design and analyze the new and dynamic approaches to application and workload delivery you need to solve key business and technical challenges in the workplace.

Associate

  • Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)

    A Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) certification allows you to operate as a skilled professional who has an understanding of how to find vulnerabilities in target systems, and uses the same tactics and tools as a malicious hacker, but in a legal and legitimate manner to assess the security of the target system. The CEH credential certifies you in a specific network security discipline in a vendor-neutral environment.

Associate

  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA); Windows Server

    A Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate certification is a prerequisite for a number of more advanced Microsoft certifications, so if you’re going all the way in that area, you’ll probably need it, but it teaches you valuable skills that will serve you in areas like data engineering, Linux, and cloud systems.

Associate

  • GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)

    A GIAC Certified Incident Handler credential signifies the individual’s proficiency in the detection, response to, and resolving computer security incidents in a corporate environment. Qualified professionals who typically pursue this certification work as information security analysts, security engineers, information security managers, and network/firewall administrators.

Associate

  • GIAC Security Essentials Certification (GSEC)

    Professionals certified in GIAC Security Essentials have demonstrated their proficiency in hands-on cybersecurity tasks at an intermediate level in areas such as access control and password management, active defense, advanced persistent threat, and congtinency plans.

Advanced Advanced
Advanced

  • DevOps Engineer-Professional

    A professional-level certification as a DevOps Engineer demonstrates your expert-level skills in areas like Configuration Management and Continuous Integration, Deployment, Delivery, and Monitoring through working in multiple DevOps platforms like Git, Jenkins, Puppet, Docker, and Nagios to help facilitate SDLC automated processes.

Advanced

  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE)

    Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert certification is a demonstration of your advanced skills and how you can impact the organization you work for. Certifications can show your acumen in areas such as Business Applications, Cloud Platform and Infrastructure, and Data Management and Analytics.

Advanced

  • Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)

    Another multi-layer certification plan can take you into a variety of directions: Data Center, Cloud, Collaboration, Routing and Switching, Security, Service Provider, and Wireless.

Advanced

  • Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK)

    Cloud Security’s Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge certification is designed to help you build expertise in cloud security, helping you to design, build and manage a secure cloud business environment.

Advanced

  • Cisco Certified Design Professional (CCDP)

    Recognizing advanced knowledge of network design concepts and principles, this certification is meant to validate the knowledge required to develop multi-layer enterprise architectures and network components designed for performance, availability, and scalability to achieve outcomes. This certification is meant for seasoned IT professionals with progressive end-to-end network design expertise.

Advanced

  • CompTIA Advanced Security Practicitioner

    Designed for practitioners rather than managers, this certification demonstrates an advanced skill level of cybersecurity. CASP-certified professionals figure out how to implement solutions within those policies and frameworks.

Advanced

  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)

    A certification designed for professionals responsible for ensuring the monitoring of an organization’s IT and business systems, the CISA certification is a validation of assessing vulnerabilities and instituting technology controls in an enterprise environment.

Advanced

  • GIAC Certified Enterprise Defender (GCED)

    The GCED certification candidate has a demonstrated understanding in areas like defending network protocols, defensive infrastructure and tactics, vulnerability assessment and penetration testing concepts, vulnerability assessment and penetration testing, and network security monitoring concepts and application.

Expert Expert
Expert

  • Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE)

    A Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert is an advanced certification that will help you develop best-in-class expert-level network design skills. CCIE certs are available in Security, Routing & Switching, Service Provider, Collaboration, Data Center, and Wireless areas.

Expert

  • ITIL Master

    An advanced version of the ITIL training certification, this cert is designed to develop and polish IT management skills, creating connective tissue from IT “worker bee” and middle management jobs to higher, executive-level positions.

Expert

  • Oracle Certified Master, Java EE Enterprise Architect (OCMJEA)

    Earning your Oracle Certified Master, Java EE Enterprise Architect certification means you’ve pretty much made it. From creating blueprints for robust enterprise applications to overseeing the execution of those plans, you have a wide range of skills that go way beyond the realm of simple Java programming.

Expert

  • Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT)

    An advanced cert that gives you the credibility to discuss critical governance and strategic alignment issues, the CGEIT is a demonstration that you are capable of providing IT governance to your organization, and that you have a firm grasp of the complex nature of a business’s IT needs.

Expert

  • Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)

    A management-focused certification, CISM is meant as a measure for professionals who are capable of building and managing enterprise information security programs. The CISM cert is a demonstration of your information security management expertise, and promotes international security practices and recognizes and assesses an enterprise’s IT security.

Expert

  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)

    This independent information security certification was the first to meet the conditions of ISO/IEC Standard 17025. It is a demonstration of the apex of knowledge for an information security professional, usually for someone with a title like Security Manager, Security Analyst, or Chief Informatin Security Officer and has a thorough education and knowledge of the IT threat landscape.