Last Week in IT Certifications: Microsoft Webinar and Second Shot

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?

IT certifications no longer sure path to premium pay

In the last quarter of 2012, the average market value for 317 noncertified skills inched up about 0.5 percent, a tiny increase, but notable because it was the ninth gain in the past 11 quarters. At the same time, average premium pay for certifications declined for the 22nd time in 24 quarters, this time slipping by 1.57 percent, according to a survey by Foote Partners, which tracks the pay picture at more than 2,400 U.S. and Canadian employers.


Free webinar about Microsoft certifications by Don Field from Microsoft Learnings? – 05.02.2013

– How Microsoft’s certification changes may affect your team or career
– Which specific Microsoft development skills are in high demand through 2013
– How to earn a Microsoft certification

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Get a second shot at Microsoft Certification for free

STEP 1 – Register for your Second Shot voucher.
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Updated List of Cloud Certifications – 48 Certifications from 12 Vendors

We’ve updated the list of all cloud computing certifications available on the market. The most interesting are updates from VMware, Oracle and HP.