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Navigating the Tech Landscape in 2024

Biggest Tech Trends of 2023

The Global Knowledge 2023-2024 IT Skills and Salary Report is out, covering the biggest tech trends and findings from 2023. Maybe you have an idea of what the report unveiled, but if not, we’re going to dive right into it.

According to the report, the most significant trend last year in tech surrounded the evolution and influence of artificial intelligence. The report emphasizes the importance of continuously learning and adopting new technology as it evolves so you don’t fall behind in your field.

In 2023, 66% of decision-makers in technology reported struggling with skills gaps on their teams. These leaders noted having a hard time hiring AI-proficient talent and turned to reskilling and upskilling their current employees to stay competitive.

Hands typing on laptop. AI learning from 2023 tech findings


So, what does this mean for you? This means that you need to become flexible and open-minded as the field of technology evolves. Become proficient in the AI tools that are available, by finding ways to make use of them for productivity and efficiency. This also means that gaining new skills through certifications and training programs is the way to become advantageous against other people in the job market.

Enroll in a Training Program 

Centriq remains a top choice for individuals looking to enroll in a tech program aligned with innovation, convenience, and relevancy. With two technology tracks- cybersecurity and coding, Centriq offers students flexibility in their program and an entryway to the tech industry in months, not years. Graduates from both of our IT programs receive help attaining a job and they’re prepared for a life and career in the ever-changing world of technology.

Centriq graduates leave the program trained to receive IT certifications, and they’ve been introduced to AI-powered tools, with Centriq’s new AI integration. This makes them easy to hire and ensures they won’t contribute to the skill gaps companies face today.

In addition to the widening skills gap in the industry, the Global Knowledge Report also noted that IT certifications continued to boom this past year, with 88% of survey participants holding between four and seven certifications each! Despite a slight dip in the percentage of certified individuals, (there were 91% in 2022) there’s been an increase in the average number of certifications per person, highlighting a trend of continuous learning.

 

Does the data say you need a certification?

According to the data, certifications are win-win investments. IT professionals who are certified demonstrate commitment and expertise, and they also enjoy increased earning potential and job security. Because certifications also increase your value to employers, IT professionals tend to have multiple, with each one contributing to an increase in salary level.

In 2023, the most widely held certifications worldwide were:

 

1. Microsoft Certified: Azure Fundamentals
2. ITIL 4 Foundation
3. Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator Associate
4. AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner
5. Cisco CCNA
6. Google Cloud Professional - Cloud Architect
7. AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate
8. Nutanix Certified Professional - Multicloud Infrastructure
9. CompTIA Security+
10. CompTIA A+

The top 10 certifications that IT professionals plan to pursue this year are:

1. Google Cloud Professional – Cloud Architect
2. Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator Associate
3. Google Cloud Associate – Cloud Engineer
4. AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner
5. AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate
6. Google Cloud Professional – Cloud Security Engineer
7. CISSP
8. AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Professional
9. CompTIA Security+
10. ISC2 Certified in Cybersecurity

So, which IT certification is right for you?

There’s no one-size-fits-all when it comes to selecting the right IT certifications for you. Your career aspirations and desired future role should guide your decision-making process. Not sure where to start? Reach out to us, and one of our dedicated Education Consultants can help you create a training plan that is most beneficial to you.

Start Date
End Date
Day/Eve
Break Weeks
Track
Jan 23, 2023
Jul 27, 2023
Eve
4/3/23-4/7/23
5/22/23-5/26/23
7/3/23-7/7/23
CSSP-V
Jan 30, 2023
May 5, 2023
Day
3/6/23-3/10/23
4/10/23-4/14/23
CSSP-V
Feb 6, 2023
May 19, 2023
Day
3/27/23-3/31/23
FSCP-V
Mar 20, 2023
Jun 23, 2023
Day
4/24/23-4/28/23
5/22/23-5/26/23
CSSP-V
Apr 10, 2023
Jul 28, 2023
Day
5/29/23-6/2/23
7/3/23-7/7/23
FSCP-V
Apr 24, 2023
Oct 19, 2023
Eve
7/3/23-7/7/23
8/21/23-8/25/23
CSSP-V
May 15, 2023
Dec 14, 2023
Eve
7/3/23-7/7/23
9/4/23-9/8/23
11/20/23-11/24/23
FSCP-V
Jun 5, 2023
Sep 8, 2023
Day
7/3/23-7/7/23
8/7/23-8/11/23
CSSP-V
Jun 19, 2023
Oct 6, 2023
Day
7/3/23-7/7/23
9/4/23-9/8/23
FSCP-V
Jul 24, 2023
Jan 25, 2024
Eve
10/2/23-10/6/23
11/20/23-11/24/23
12/25/23-12/29/23
CSSP-V
Aug 14, 2023
Nov 17, 2023
Day
9/5/23-9/8/23
10/16/23-10/2/23
CSSP-V
Aug 28, 2023
Dec 15, 2023
Day
9/4/23-9/8/23
11/20/23-11/24/23
FSCP-V
Oct 30, 2023
Feb 2, 2024
Day
11/20/23-11/24/23
12/25/23-12/29/23
CSSP-V
Oct 30, 2023
May 2, 2024
Eve
11/20/23-11/23/23
3/4/23-3/7/23
CSSP-V
Nov 6, 2023
Mar 1, 2024
Day
11/20/23-11/24/23
12/25/23-12/29/23
1/29/24-2/2/24
FSCP-V
If you don't see the Cohort Start date you are looking for don't forget to check out our campus calendars.
CSSP-I: Cloud & Security Specialist Program (In-Person Modality)
CSSP-V: Cloud & Security Specialist Program (Live Virtual Modality)
FSCP-I: Full Stack Coding Program (In-Person Modality)
FSCP-V: Full Stack Coding Program (Live Virtual Modality)
Please note that Centriq will be closed on the following observed holidays: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, the day following Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.
Start Date
End Date
Day/Eve
Break Weeks
Track
Feb 29, 2024
Mar 24, 2024
Day
3/25/24-3/29/24
4/22/24-4/26/24
CSSP-I
May 13, 2024
Aug 16, 2024
Day
5/27/24-5/31/24
7/1/24-7/5/24
CSSP-I
Aug 19, 2024
Nov 22, 2024
Day
9/2/24-9/6/24
10/21/24-10/25/24
CSSP-I
Dec 2, 2024
Mar 14, 2025
Day
12/23/24-12/27/24
12/30/24-1/3/25
2/10/25-2/14/25
CSSP-I
If you don't see the Cohort Start date you are looking for don't forget to check out our online instructor-led calendar.
CSSP-I: Cloud & Security Specialist Program (In-Person Modality)
CSSP-V: Cloud & Security Specialist Program (Live Virtual Modality)
FSCP-I: Full Stack Coding Program (In-Person Modality)
FSCP-V: Full Stack Coding Program (Live Virtual Modality)
Please note that Centriq will be closed on the following observed holidays: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, the day following Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.
Start Date
End Date
Day/Eve
Break Weeks
Track
Jan 15, 2024
Apr 19, 2024
Day
2/19/24-2/23/24
3/18/24-3/22/24
CSSP-I
Feb 26, 2024
May 24, 2024
Day
4/1/24-4/5/24
CSSP-I
Apr 08, 2024
Jul 12, 2024
Day
5/27/24-5/31/24
7/1/24-7/5/24
CSSP-I
May 20, 2024
Aug 23, 2024
Day
5/27/24-5/31/24
7/1/24-7/5/24
CSSP-I
Jun 24, 2024
Sep 27, 2024
Day
7/1/24-7/5/24
9/2/24-9/6/24
CSSP-I
Jul 29, 2024
Feb 6, 2025
Eve
9/2/24-9/5/24
11/25/24-11/28/24
12/23/24-12/27/24
12/30/24-1/3/25
CSSP-I
Aug 5, 2024
Nov 8, 2024
Day
9/2/24-9/6/24
10/7/24-10/11/24
CSSP-I
Sep 9, 2024
Dec 13, 2024
Day
10/14/24-10/18/24
11/25/24-11/29/24
CSSP-I
Oct 21, 2024
Jan 31, 2025
Day
11/25/24-11/29/24
12/23/24-12/27/24
12/30/24-1/3/25
CSSP-I
Dec 2, 2024
Mar 14, 2025
Day
12/23/24-12/27/24
12/30/24-1/3/25
2/10/25-2/14/25
CSSP-I
If you don't see the Cohort Start date you are looking for don't forget to check out our online instructor-led calendar.
CSSP-I: Cloud & Security Specialist Program (In-Person Modality)
CSSP-V: Cloud & Security Specialist Program (Live Virtual Modality)
FSCP-I: Full Stack Coding Program (In-Person Modality)
FSCP-V: Full Stack Coding Program (Live Virtual Modality)
Please note that Centriq will be closed on the following observed holidays: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, the day following Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.