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Programming Certifications to Give You an Advantage

Programming Certifications to Give You an Advantage

October 12, 2018 in Cisco, CompTIA, Corporate IT Training, Microsoft, Red Hat/Open Source, Web Development / by Centriq Training

The demand for expertise in programming and other IT skills remains very high, a situation that won’t be changing for the foreseeable future. But what’s the best way for you to position yourself and take advantage of the overwhelming need for the technical skills all companies crave? Acquiring developer training and certification is a great way to do this, as it can allow you to stand out against the competition in what can be a very crowded industry. It’s proof that you have the qualifications necessary to land that new dream job or gain that mega promotion.

But before you take the leap and decide to take classes or work towards a particular certification, it might be helpful to know which path is the right fit for you based on your existing skill set, interests, and desired career direction. Let’s examine some of the more popular courses and technologies that can launch you toward your career goals.

The Best Programming Technologies and Certifications

  • Red Hat CompTIA Linux+
  • Microsoft
  • Amazon Web Services
  • Java
  • Cisco

Red Hat CompTIA Linux+

The use of Linux and open source operating systems and platforms are ubiquitous in IT departments, especially in the enterprise space. Training offerings in open source ecosystems provides a number of options to increase your knowledge of how to develop on and optimize Linux.

Learn more about CompTIA Linux+ training and see the offered training classes here.


The sheer volume of Microsoft-enabled technologies deployed across the technological spectrum makes expertise in these solutions essential. Be sure that this training is coming from a Certified Microsoft Learning Partner, one that utilizes Microsoft Official Curriculum and Microsoft Certified Trainers to deliver all levels of Microsoft training courses – like Centriq Training.

Learn more about the various Microsoft trainings and see the many training classes offered here.

Amazon Web Services

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a popular on-demand computing platform that offers a suite of cloud-computing services. Amazon Web Services training is usually designed to teach developers, systems administrators, and IT architects how to optimize technology for use in the AWS Cloud.

Learn more about AWS and see the available AWS training classes here.


Java is a general-purpose, object-oriented computer programming language used extensively in IoT, enterprise architecture and cloud computing.

Learn more about Java training and view the training classes offered here.


Cisco classes will help prepare you for real-world networking environments and certification exams. Cisco training includes hands-on and virtual practice labs featuring the latest Cisco equipment in real-world, relevant scenarios.

Learn more about the various Cisco certifications and popular classes offered by Centriq Training in partnership with Sunset Learning Institute.

Business Skills & Process Training

You can impress leadership when you are looking for a promotion or excel in any role with the skills and knowledge you gain from business skills training.

The skills needed for workers to compete for IT jobs is constantly evolving. In order to be successful, employees now must possess both technical and soft skills to move up in an organization. You can now receive training to obtain these vital Business Skills, which is a perfect way to gain confidence in areas that many of the more technically-inclined candidates are least experienced.

This list is by no means complete, but it should help give you an idea of the different kinds of training and certification programs available. Given how convenient taking these courses can be, either via the classroom or online, it’s easier than ever to obtain the skills necessary to thrive in today’s IT-driven business environment.

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