If you want a job in the tech business or if you already have one and you just want to boost your income, then there’s one thing you know tech consultants value and that is certifications. Taking and passing a certification exam  will undoubtedly make you a more valuable asset at your workplace, will earn you more money and it will open many doors for you professionally. You get to be good at something, to learn something new and very valuable, thus not boring. Many people get to complain about how boring their jobs have gotten, but there’s always a way to spark things up at work. And in the IT area, a good certification is the way to go. Let’s take a look at the top 10 IT certifications that will surely boost your income and make you a gem for employers.

10. CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional)


There are ten domains that the CISSP certification covers and among those are: telecommunications and network security, information security governance and risk management, cryptography, operations security, physical security and security architecture and design.

9. Security+


Security+ is recognized by the Department of Defense, as is CISSP. It deals with computer security and cryptography and also risk management and disaster recovery. Apparently there are only 45,000 people around the world who have this certification. If you want to be a part of their exclusive club, get to work. Imagine how sought after you will be after you’ve gotten this in your bag!

 8. Microsoft Systems Engineer


If you are a system engineer, a technical support engineer or a system or network analyst, the MCSE certification could be a very wise choice to make. Taking the exam is quite cheap, around $120 depending on the region. They last between two or three hours and – good luck!

7. The Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP)

If you’ve got this under your belt, they you’re got the skills to be a database administrator or even an enterprise messaging administrator. Microsoft still is the leader of the market and if you’ve got their stamp of approval, then you’re on the right path. You are sure to notice a boost in your income if you’ve got this certification!

6. Network+

A network technician’s job is not an easy one, but if you’ve passed this exam and have the certification then it means that you’re understanding network hardware, troubleshooting and installation. There are plenty of jobs that you can choose if you’ve got this certification, so don’t waste any more time and get to work!

5. ITIL (Information Technology Infrastructure Library)

More and more companies need this type of certification. The ITIL will describe tasks and procedures that can be used across different organizations – get this one and you’re on your way to earning a six-figure salary! We kid you not, it’s amazing what this little certification will do for your professional life!

4. Data Center Application Services Design


Any company values its network – the Cisco Data Center Application Services Design Specialist is a company’s savior, its heart and soul. The Cisco 642-972 will help you develop your skills to design an efficient solution and operate the Cisco Data Center Application Services platform.

3. Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)

If you want to make any progress in the field of IT, you must have this basic level of certification – a Microsoft certification. There are many branches of services that can help you evolve and build off this basic Microsoft Certified certification, and also many jobs available for those who have this certification.

2. Big Data Certification


Any big data certification will come in handy. It is hailed to be the next big thing for the coming year. For example, open-source platforms, for example, Apache Hadoop, offer skills to study and process the huge increase in data loads.

1. PMP


Project Management Professional (PMP) is the most sought after certification. That’s a fact! There are so many job requests for those who have this certification that you would be a fool not to sign up for it.  Project management is the one thing that almost any company will need. The salary is great and you’ll get to do many interesting things – the whole process is quite exciting!