The economy is emerging and IT is one of the business segments leading the way. There are great jobs to be had with employers of all sizes and types. Training is a great way to get up to speed or refreshed so that you can be positioned at the head of the pack.
Here are six red-hot areas in which you should get training:
Business Intelligence: It’s all about data. Companies have oceans of data and they continue to fill with more. They need information on business performance, benchmarking, sales trends, customer insights. It is all ripe for the taking and ready to go if only people knew how to push and pull the data around until it turned into information. There is very real money inside those databases, money companies would be pleased to obtain and happy to pay you to get it as long as you have business intelligence training.
Storage: Moving and keeping the data is of big concern now with the onset of cloud computing. Companies are keeping more and more data in the cloud to facilitate productivity. I/O and storage training offer opportunities as the cloud grows in popularity with IT departments.
ITIL: Managing IT for business success means a few disciplines are in order, a major one being IT service management. ITIL is playing a larger and larger role with companies who are refocusing IT to be about business instead of infrastructure. Those with ITIL training and certification have a lot to offer today’s IT workplace.
Project Management: In the same vein as ITIL, project management is key in delivering beneficial results. Management skills are increasing in importance for IT workers to have as increased demand for services and introduction of cloud vendors ultimately means a lift in projects to manage. Project management training and certification is the direction to take for those wanting to contribute positively to that sort of environment.
Networking: The handling of data has continued to be a critical segment of the IT industry and has especially seen change with cloud computing. Managing and maintaining complex network environments is not just about performance but also about business security and integrity. Networking training is available on introductory and advanced topics for people wanting to be in demand for this still-growing segment.
Programming: Projects are being revived or created left and right. Many of them were mothballed while layoffs were at their worst in recent years but are seeing the light of day again. Open positions for programmers have risen in the last six or more months and many large employers are hiring crowds of them to cover projects. Programming and application development training is an outstanding investment for someone looking for a career in which to get established.
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