We have compiled a comprehensive list of industry recognised IT certifications and accreditations, from foundation level knowledge and speciality training in areas such as cyber security or networking, to specific IT qualifications to help further your IT career.
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
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
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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