ACE - Adobe Certified Expert a person proficient with Adobe Systems software products.

ACMA - Apple Certified Media Administrator In-depth knowledge of Xsan architecture.

ACMT - Apple Certified Macintosh Technician Repair and diagnosis of all Macintosh desktops, portables, and server issues.

ACSA - Apple Certified System Administrator System administrators managing large IT networks using Mac OS X Server and other Apple technologies.

ACTC - Apple Certified Technical Coordinator System administrator, support and maintenance to OS X users and OS X Server platform.

Apple Xsan 2 Administrator Comprehensive understanding of Apple's SAN file system for Mac OS X

AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner - Foundation Six months AWS experience

AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate One year of AWS Solutions Architect experience

AWS Certified SysOps Administrator - Associate One year of AWS SysOps experience

AWS Certified Developer - Associate One year of AWS Development experience

AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Professional Two years of AWS Solutions Architect experience

AWS Certified DevOps Engineer - Professional Two years of AWSDevOps  experience

AWS Certified Advanced Networking - Specialty Technical experience in chosen AWS field

AWS Certified Security - Specialty Technical experience in chosen AWS field

AWS Certified Machine Learning - Specialty Technical experience in chosen AWS field

AWS Certified Alexa Skill Builder - Specialty Technical experience in chosen AWS field

AWS Certified Data Analytics - Specialty Technical experience in chosen AWS field

AWS Certified Database – Specialty Technical experience in chosen AWS field

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Cambridge IT Skills Diploma - Foundation and Standard level Microsoft Office skills

CBAP - Certified Business Analysis Professional A professional certification for individuals with extensive business analysis experience.

CCP - Chartered Cyber Professional Certification for UK Government Information Assurance (IA) professionals

CCSA - Check Point Certified Security Administrator Basic skills necessary to configure and manage Check Point Security Gateway

CCSE - Check Point Certified Security Expert Advanced security engineering course provides an in-depth explanation of Check Point technology

CCSM - Check Point Certified Security Master Technical mastery of the Check Point Infinity architecture.

CEH - Certified Ethical Hacker Commercial hacking tools and techniques

CFCE - Certified Forensic Computer Examiner core competencies in the field of computer/digital forensics.

CGEIT - qualification Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT Expert knowledge and experience to support the governance of enterprise IT.

CHFI - Certified Hacking Forensic Investigator Knowledge to detect hacking attacks

CISA - Certified Information Systems Auditor Proof of IT auditing expertise

Cisco - Entry, Associate, Professional, Expert and Architect level certifications

CISM - Certified Information Security Manager Internationally recognised Advanced Information Security Certification

CISMP - Certificate in Information Security Management Principles Internationally recognised foundation level Information Security Certification

CISSP - Certified Information Systems Security Professional Cyber Security course equivalent to a Masters degree

CITP - Certified Information Technology Professional  For general IT professionals

CNA - Certified Novell Administrator For routine supervision of  Novell installations

CNE - Certified Novell Engineer for IT professionals who install, maintain and support Netware systems

CompTia - Full suite of IT certification, from entry to expert level

CPP - Certified Protection Professional Gold standard security management certification

CPTE - Certified Penetration Testing Engineer Internationally recognised Penetration Testing accreditation

CRISC - Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control Managing enterprise IT risk.

CSDP - Certified Software Development Professional Vendor neutral software engineering certification

CSM - Certified Software Manager Essential course for IT asset management

CSSLP - Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional Best practice security training for software developers

CSX - Cybersecurity Nexus Certificate Cyber security practitioner certification

CTP - Citrix Technology Professional Individualswho are experts in Citrix products and solutions.

CWNA - Certified Wireless Network Administrator foundational level wireless LAN certification

CWNE - Certified Wireless Network Expert Most advanced skills inWiFi networks

CWNP - Certified Wireless Security Professional Enterprise wireless certifications

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ECDL - European Computer Driving Licence Internationally recognised IT qualification

E-Pro - An Internet professional certification program

EC-Council - Full suite of cyber security certification programmes

ELearnSecurity - Scenario based Cyber Security exams

EITCI - European Information Technologies Certification Globally recognized standard in advanced IT skills certification for the industry

EITCA - European Information Technologies Certification Academy series of specific EITC Certification Programmes, in relevant IT disciplines

GIAC Certifications - More than 30 cyber security certifications, used by military, industry and government world wide.

IC3 Digital literacy certification - a suite of products includes solutions that range from assessment to certification

ICSF - Information & Cyber Security Foundation Exam for entry level cyber security

ISO/IEC 27001  - Information Security Management Internationally recognised standard

IIBA - International Institute of Business Analysis Global certification in key competencies

ISTQB - International Software Testing Qualifications Board Global scheme for certifying software testers.

ITIL - Information Technology Infrastructure Library Leading IT Service Management Training and certification

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JNCIA - Juniper Networks Certified Associate Multi-tiered program of written and hands-on Lab exams

LPIC - Linux Professional Institute Certification Global standardisation in Linux certification

MCP - Microsoft Certified Professional Certification programme form Microsoft, replacing MCSE and MCSD certifications

Netapp Certification - industry validation  NetApp technical skills

Nortel Certifications - Retired certifications for Nortel products

OSCP Offensive Security Certified Professional - IT Security and penetration testing certtifications

OSSA - Organizational Systems Security Analyst Vendor neutral Information Security certification

OCA - Oracle Certified Associate Fundamental Oracle skills and foundational knowledge, with 1-2 years of experience.

OCP - Oracle Certified Professional Deeper, more advanced Oracle skill level, with 2-3 years of experience.

OCM - Oracle Certified Master Skills and knowledge to solve problems in a hands-on exam environment mimicking real-world scenarios.

OCE - Oracle Certified Expert built upon skills proven by the Oracle Certified Associate (OCA) or Professional (OCP).

PFQ - APM Project Fundamentals Qualification Introductory certification in project management

PMQ - APM Project Management Qualification Next A recognised indicator of competence in project management.

PCI QSA - Qualified Security Assessor for payment security companies looking to become security assessors

PgMP - Program Management Professional Advanced skill and management of programme managers

PMI - Project Management Institute Professional UK project management membership organisation

PMP - Project Management Professional Globally recognised project management certification

Prince2 - Projects In Controlled Environments Process based method for effective project management

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Red Hat Full suite of certifications for Red Hat technologies

SCSP - SNIA Certified Storage Professional Storage Networking Industry Association certified storage professional

SCSE - SNIA Certified Storage Engineer Storage Networking Industry Association certified

SCSA - SNIA Certified Storage Architect Storage Networking Industry Association certified

SCSN-E - SNIA Certified Storage Networking Expert Storage Networking Industry Association certified

SCP - Sun Certified Professional certification in Java programming language and other Sun technologies

SDC - Service Desk Certification The Servcie Desk Institute (SDI) certification of service desk quality

VCTA - VMware Certified Technical Associate Entry-level technical certification

VCP - VMware Certified Professional for IT professionals who install, configure, manage, and optimize VMware solutions.

VCAP - VMware Certified Advanced Professional Advanced level certifications for those who design and build VMware Solutions (VCAP Design), manage and optimize (VCAP Deployment) VMware solutions.

VCDX - VMware Certified Design Expert The highest level of VMware certification, architects who design, build, and manage VMware solutions and systems.

VCS - Veritas Certified Specialist The first step to certification in Veritas Products

VCP - Veritas Certified Professional The second step to certification in Veritas Products

WCAG - Web Content Accessibility Guidelines an international standard for web content accessibility for individuals, organizations, and governments internationally.

XML Master Basic Certification The ability to use XML and related technologies.

XML Master Professional Application Developer Certification The ability to use technology in developing applications that deal with XML data.

XML Master Professional Database Administrator Certification The ability to use technology in XQuery and XMLDB.


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