By : M.S.Yatnatti Editor and Video Journalist Bengaluru : Reportedly The world of Information Technology (IT) has always been rewarding for employees. If you have the right skill set you can fetch a good price for your services. Whether you are a fresher or an experienced IT professional looking for promotion, one way to beat the competition is to obtain the desired IT certifications in your core area. Refine your skill sets, show your organization that you are really serious about taking a bigger role, and gain extra confidence along the way. For freshers, this is a great way to push their resume forward and get a good entry point, while for experienced professionals it's a great way to increase their pay scale and, in some cases, even change their designation.
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert -
Server Infrastructure (MCSE):Think you can run a data centre, then
this certification is for you. This certification covers everything from
systems management, identity management, storage & networking to
virtualisation.If you are looking to work as a security analyst or support
specialist, then this certification is a must have in your CV. If you want to
prove to employers that you can implement an advanced server infrastructure,
then MCSE is a must.Two exams are required to pass the MCSE:• Designing and
Implementing a Server Infrastructure: Exam 70-413 (Duration 2 hours, 40-60 drag
& drop, case studies, linear and adaptive, build list and reorder
• Implementing an Advanced Server Infrastructure: Exam 70-414 (Duration 2 hours, 40-60 drag & drop, case studies, linear and adaptive, build list and reorder questions)Candidates must have previously passed the following exams: 70-410 (Installing and configuring Windows Server 2012), 70-411 (Administering Windows Server 2012), and 70-412 (Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services).
Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE):Red Hat's open source products are a big hit among internet service providers, cloud computing companies and telecommunication companies. RHCE is a great certification for those working with Linux, and in an environment that involves using complex network components.RHCE covers everything from systems configuration and management to network and database services. If you want to prove your ability to handle RHEL systems, then this is a must do. It's a great certification for network administrators looking to move up in the corporate hierarchy.The required exam is EX-300 Red Hat Certified Engineer. It's a two hour lab exam on a live system. Rather than answering questions you have to perform tasks. Candidates must hold an RHCSA (Red Hat Certified System Administrator) certification prior to testing.
CompTIA Network+:Network+ is considered one of the best entry-level certifications. It's a vendor neutral certification that covers networking fundamentals like subnetting, troubleshooting, purpose of networking devices, configuring networking services and much more. Network+ is particularly useful for freshers trying to break into the market, and is considered a great asset for your resume.Candidates are required to pass the N10-005 exam. The exam has a duration of 90 minutes and consists of 100 multiple choice questions. There are no prerequisites.
The world of certifications can be tough to navigate, especially with more than 1,700 IT related certifications on the market today. It's good to ask yourself these four questions before you finalize on any certification.• What is your primary career goal? Does this certification help your goal?• Which field of IT are you most interested in? Does it cover your field?• Does it help you get a better designation and pay scale?• Does it teach you something new?If the answer to all of the above is a big yes, then go for the respective certification and don't think twice!
IT companies need to recruit the recruiters and partner with small and effective search firms / recruiting or staffing agencies / recruiting vendors if they want to be super successful.A study by IT expert in recruitment process outsourcingshows that the recruitment industry is going through a crunch of 200 professionals every day. IT companies need to Build the militia for the warfare. Simultaneously, build the army," is the advice of , Lead, HR and Recruiting, experts inIndia, for young HR managers. The `War for Talent is a reality ,and it need tohandle the problem of the growing lacuna in HR talent, particularly recruiters, in the country. It's clear India does not have enough HR horsepower to handle the needs of the IT/ITES (IT-enabled services) industry.These sectors in the country, expected to employ about two million people by 2016, i.e, double the number of people they employ today, will predictably suffer from a severe shortage of competent HR talent soon.According to industry estimates, in the people's business, for every 50-75 person recruited, one HR job gets created. This roughly translates into a demand for 40,000 people skilled in the HR area for the tech sector alone in the next three years.This excludes the needs of other booming sectors such as retail, telecom, textiles and the recruitment industry itself, which needs as many people.A study by ITrecruitment process outsourcing firm, shows that the recruitment industry is going through a crunch of 200 professionals every day.Large organisations are often recruiting in excess of 1,000 people per year and one recruiter can effectively handle 5-20 placements a month. Generally recruiting teams are often as large as 15-20 people, with some organisations having recruiting teams with over 150 people. If you don't have people, you lose billing hours which translates into loss of revenue." Therefore the war for talent is now beginning at source: i.e., hirers are being hired first, both at recruitment divisions of companies and at recruitment firms. The country produces one million graduates every year. With a little bit of training, this pool can be filled easily. Readers can look into List of websites of IT Companies in India athttp://memberdirectory.nasscom.in/MemberCompanyFreeSearch.Contract Staffing is dependent completely on the Staffing Partners empanelled. According to industry estimates, the current RPO market is around Rs. 10,000 crore in India with HR companies offering RPO as one of their services.
Be alert as a job scam occurs when someone offers you a fictitious job opportunity, typically through a false website or unsolicited e-mail. The victim is often asked to provide personal information and/or payments to the solicitor. If you get a job offer that seems like it's too good to be true, be sure to do your homework - it probably is. Scammers are beginning to use well-known brands to entice job seekers to apply to their fictitious positions.