Wednesday, January 29, 2014

15 Top Paying Certifications for 2013 by Randy Muller

Randy Muller, Global Knowledge Instructor, MCT, MCSE, MCSA, MCDST
January 2013

Having earned an IT certification, many individuals think they are automatically entitled to a huge raise. The truth is that several factors, including geography, industry, experience, and yes, certifications, combine to play a major role in determining an individual's salary. However, certain certifications do have greater impact on the earning potential of an individual. Here, we take a look at the 15 certifications with the highest earning potential for 2013.

Note: The rankings below are derived from certifications that received the minimum number of responses to be statistically relevant in the Global Knowledge annual salary survey completed in October 2012. Certain certifications pay more, but are not represented due to their exclusive nature. These include CCIE: Cisco Certified Internetworking Expert and VCDX: VMware Certified Design Expert, for example.

Read Full at http://www.globalknowledge.com/training/generic.asp?pageid=3430

Just the List

1. PMP: Project Management Professional - $105,750


2. CISSP: Certified Information Systems Security Professional - $103,299


3. MCSD: Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer - $97,849


4. MCDBA: Microsoft Certified Database Administrator - $95,950


5. CCDA®: Cisco Certified Design Associate - $94,799


6. MCAD: Microsoft Certified Application Developer - $93,349


7. VCP-DV: VMware Certified Professional Datacenter Virtualization - $92,400


8. CNE: Certified Novell Engineer - $91,350


9. ITIL v3 Foundation - $90,900


10. CCA: Citrix Certified Administrator - Citrix XenServer 6 - $90,850


11. MCITP: Database Administrator - $90,200


12. MCTS: SQL Server 2005 - $90,100


13. MCT: Microsoft Certified Trainer - $89,949


14. CCNP®: Cisco Certified Network Professional - $89,749


15. CCA: Citrix Certified Administrator - Citrix XenDesktop 5 - $89,499