Make Your Team Stronger with IT Certifications

Just as Gandalf assembles the ultimate team for the Quest of Erebor in The Lord of the Rings, any smart IT manager would want to assemble an all-star team to take on their next project or quest.

How will you advance your team’s skill set to tackle new growth or take on a new mission in 2013?

Certifications are one way to develop your team’s skill sets for the future. But with so many options, how can you identify key certifications that would benefit your team? Foote Research just posted their list of the most wanted IT certifications and skills to look out for in the New Year.

Top IT Certifications to Ready Your Team in 2013

If you are thinking of hiring additional talent or are lucky enough to have a training budget, here are 23 certifications that will make you team stronger, smarter, and more security savvy.

It’s no surprise that out of these 23 certifications, ten of the certifications are related to IT security.

IT Certifications Make Your Team Stronger

The ability to protect your organization appears to be an in-demand skill for many IT departments in 2013. With malicious threats poised to attack your company’s IT system at any time, sharpening your security knowledge and skills can help you better defend your organization from security threats.

Will you be on the lookout for greater skills and new talent in 2013? What certifications would you look for if you were adding team members with greater storage capabilities or expertise? Let us know in the comments below!


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