Last Week in IT Certifications – Groupon, Lists and MTA

by Mirek Burnejko

Certification NewsWelcome to our weekly edition of what’s hot in IT certification news. To help you stay up-to-date with IT certifications, here are some of the news items that caught our attention.

What’s New?

We can find in the web several website that provide you a list of the best IT certifications in 2012 and the best certifications for 2013.

Lists, Lists, Lists

The Top 5 IT Certification Predictions for 2013 – very good points – Home study will be increasingly popular, Cloud certifications will gain in popularity. Will 2013 be a year of websites like TreeHouse?
Top IT Certifications of 2012 on Tech Page One – Boooooring 🙂
The top five in-demand IT certifications for 2013 on Techrepublic – short, but very interesting list. We can see resurrection of MCSA and first time on the list MCSE: Private Cloud.
Top 9 IT Security Certifications – this list is targeted to Ethical Hackers.

Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) Training and Certification Now Available at Commercial Test Centers – To remind you, the MTA certification is a new, entry-level certification from Microsoft.

Microsoft introduced last year: MTA – Networking Fundamentals, MTA – Security Fundamentals, MTA – Windows Server Administration Fundamentals, MTA – Database Administration Fundamentals, MTA – Windows Operating System Fundamentals, MTA – Software Development Fundamentals, MTA – Web Development Fundamentals, MTA – Windows Development Fundamentals, MTA – Microsoft .NET Fundamentals, MTA – Mobile Development Fundamentals and MTA – Gaming Development Fundamentals.


Interesting deal on Groupon for Cisco students – ITUniversityOnline sells on Groupon their trainings for CCNP and CCNA. Their bundle costs $3,295, but you can buy it on Groupon for $99. I don’t know this company, but I would love to know your opinion about their products from you.