If you love technology, then the IT field can offer a number of opportunities and areas to specialize in. As you hone in on your skills, you can validate your knowledge by advancing up the certification ladder to achieve new career heights. Whatever path you choose, we’ll help you figure out the right steps to take.
The certification guides listed below illustrate the different certification paths from tech companies and organizations in core technical areas including information security, networking, virtualization, storage, project management, big data, mobility, and a lot more. From entry-level to architect credentials, each certification guide will walk you through the offerings from the sponsoring organization, whether it’s a company, like Microsoft, or a vendor-neutral organization, like CompTIA.
We also include information on certification requirements, training options, and advice on which credentials go well with others. Each certification guide will also give you an overview of the certification sponsor with links to additional resources. And once you identify the certification path or area you’d like to specialize in, take a look at our list of the best IT certifications in more than 20 different areas of IT, including cloud computing, computer forensics, healthcare IT and more.
Before diving into the individual certification guides, take a look at our introductory guide where we walk you though the typical IT certification pyramid, from entry-level certs to pinnacle credentials.