The Best Computer Certification Courses For 2015

In this difficult economy, one of the best things you can do to get ahead in the game is to show potential employers that you've got the advanced skills necessary for a top-paying job. One way to get ahead is to earn a certificate and demonstrate that you are competent in cutting edge IT technology. The following are the hottest computer certification courses in demand by employers in 2015.


If you're new to the IT world, the Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) certificate is the best place to begin. The MTA addresses fundamental and basic concepts of IT, including your core knowledge of technical concepts.

The MTA exam will cover Windows operating system fundamentals, Windows Server administration fundamentals, Networking fundamentals and Security fundamentals. Microsoft also offers a wide variety of other "tracks" towards other certifications, and all of these begin with the MTA basic certification.


A Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) certification will prove that you have what's necessary to understand all aspects of Microsoft technology, particularly the Windows operating system but also Microsoft Exchange Server, SQL Service and Microsoft Visual Studio.

Note: to qualify for the MCTS exam, you must first have demonstrated that you have earned the MCSA certification.


A Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) certification is a mandatory prerequisite for anyone considering taking the MCSE (Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert) examination.

The MCSA exam covers Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2008, Office 365, Windows 8, Windows 7, SQL Server 2012 and SQL Server 2008.


Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert Routing and Switching (CCIE Routing and Switching) documents that you have the skills that all network engineers need to prove that they can plan, troubleshoot and operate the network infrastructures needed in today's digital world.

While there are no formal prerequisites to obtaining the CCIE, a written exam is necessary. That is followed by a hands-on lab exam proctored by Cisco or Cisco-authorized officials. You will need to have a very thorough understanding of the necessary topics to be awarded this certification.

About 3-5 years of on-the-job experience is recommended before you even attempt to take this exam.


VCP (VMware Certified Professional) is a certification offered by VMware that demonstrates that you have shown proficiency in VMware's suite of software tools.

The VCP exam covers a large range of VMware fundamentals including cloud, data center and end user computing basics. To obtain a VCP certification you need to demonstrate that you understand vCetner Server, VMware ESXi, vSphere networking and vSphere storage fundamentals.

Note: you can study and prepare for this exam using exclusively online materials.


The Red Hat Certified Visualization Administrator (RHCVA) is administered by Red Hat, Inc.

To qualify for this certification, you must pass a test using a "live" system. An RHCVA certification demonstrates that you are proficient in installing and operating the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager and know how to create data centers, clusters, pools and templates.


The Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP) certification is absolutely fundamental for demonstrating competency in the software development lifecycle field and understanding fundamentals in computer software security.

To attempt the CSSLP certification, you need to first demonstrate a minimum of four years working in the software lifecycle field and have experience in at least one of the eight domains of the CSSLP CBK fields.

Knowledge Center Inc is a leading provider of information technology training courses.Computer training programs offered include CompTIA, Cisco,ITIL, CISSP, ISO20000 & Microsoft certification courses.Computer certification classes are held at KCI computer training center located at Ashburn, VA.

This article was published on 09 Mar 2015 and has been viewed 645 times
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