By JC Cook
According to itbusinessedge.com, the IT industry boasts an unemployment rate of only 4.4%, far below the overall national rate. But, as it is the beginning of a new year, it seems only right to set aggressive and ambitious career goals even within such a robust industry. One of the best ways to increase your value, both in skill set and pay check, is to gain IT certifications. IT certifications build upon your knowledge base in ways that make you even more valuable to your employers. It is important to understand what systems your company currently uses, or, in the case of all you freelancers out there, what is popular and trending.
Don’t worry though. We’ve done the research for you! Here’s our list of the top 5 IT certificates that will make the greatest impact in the upcoming year, based upon annual salary, cost of exam, and demand.