Earning certification within your industry helps you not only stay relevant in your field but also desirable to new employers. If you feel that your resume needs a boost, look into some of these advanced engineering certificates to help garner new interest and really step up your game.
Cyber Security Certifications
Cybersecurity certifications are a requirement for most commercial and all defense-related IT security jobs. There is a range of qualifications and certifications available to IT professionals looking to focus their careers on security. The more basic COMPTIA Security+ certification is a globally recognized credential that is approved by the U.S. Department of Defense and is compliant with the Federal Information Security Management Act. The ISC2 Certified Information Systems Security Professional (or CISSP) is on the other side of the spectrum and provides security professionals with the training they need to design, engineer, implement and manage information security programs.
Additional certifications include programs available from GIAC, ECCouncil, and ISACA. There are a number of specific certifications available from vendors such as Cisco, RSA, and Symantec as well.
Information Technology and Computer Engineering Certifications
There are plenty of IT certifications that will help flesh out your qualifications as an engineer. Here are some of the most in-demand programs in computer engineering. Exam fees range between $50 and $600 but the long-term investment in your knowledge and expertise will help you gain the traction you need in your IT career.
- Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE)
- CompTIA Project+ Certification
- VMware Certified Professional
- Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
- Project Management in IT Security (PMITS)
- Amazon Web Service Certified Solutions Architect
- Certified Information System Auditor (CISA)
- Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
- Citrix Certification
- Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC)
- Puppet Certification Program
- ITIL v3 Foundation
Certification is a great way to validate your system administration experience, increase industry credibility, and get access to a broader professional network that can help you identify and even prepare for exciting job opportunities relevant to your expertise. When your resume needs a boost over the competition, certification is a great investment.
Certification as Professional Development
Even for those individuals who are committed to sticking with their current employer, there is great opportunity in continuing to invest in the latest technologies and trends through certifications and other forms of professional development. So, whether you are applying for a job or are currently employed, certifications can only help you advance in your career. Consider asking your company if they are able to cover the cost of your certification as it will often help their business. Companies do sometimes pay for certification of their employees because that additional education will ultimately help your job performance in the role and within the company.
For more advice on growing your career within the power industry, connect with the team at ESGI today. We’ll work with you to build a career that you can invest in long term.