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Get to Know: Information Technology Certifications

The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that there will be over half a million new jobs in the information technology (IT) field in the next seven years. In 2017, the median annual wage for IT occupations was over $84,000.

Certification is one way you can get started or move ahead in this fast-growing field. 

What is an IT Certification?

An IT certification is usually awarded after successfully completing an exam that demonstrates you have the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform a specific job or task. Many certifications are also "stackable," so you can earn more advanced certifications as your knowledge and experience increase.

Industry certification courses can help you learn new skills and prepare you to successfully take a certification exam.

Why Should I Get Certified?

There are many potential benefits to getting an IT certification, including:

Choose Your Own Certification Adventure

Ready to get certified? Nationally-recognized and in-demand industry certifications include: Cisco CCNA and CCNP certifications, CompTIA certifications (such as A+, Network+, Security+), and Microsoft certifications. We also crunched the numbers to identify the top tech field certifications in Arizona.

University of Arizona Continuing & Professional Education offers a variety of exam prep classes that can equip you with the knowledge and skills you need for certification exam success.

Get Ready to Get Certified