iCert Global Blog

Get latest information about your interested Course, Certifications and Training

Latest posts

ITIL is updating Version 3..
Posted 2019-03-21 by iCert Global.
The Top 15 High Paying..
Posted 2019-03-18 by iCert Global.
Why PMP is a MUST-have..
Posted 2018-10-24 by iCert Global.

Subscribe to Newsletter

ITIL is updating Version 3 to V4 ITIL

ITIL is updating! Version 3 to V4 | ITIL

So, ITIL is upgrading to V4

ITIL 4 is an evolution from ITIL v3, providing a practical and flexible transition that allows organizations to adopt the new ways of working required by the modern digital world.

What’s different in ITIL 4

ITIL 4 reflects and introduces the modern methods of digital transformation like   DevOps, Agile and Lean IT.

The ITIL version 3 has a different lifecycle and credit system as compared to the newly launched version 4. The ITIL 4 Foundation was successfully launched in the month of February 2019 as per Axelos release statement.


ITIL evolution

ITIL ® V1

            – Focus on systems Mgmt

            – Business support focus

 ITIL ® V2

            – Focus on processes Mgmt for IT Services

            – Business alignment focus

 ITIL ® V3

            – Focus on service lifecycle Mgmt with the help of processes

            – Business Integration focus

 ITIL ® V4

            – Focus Digital transformation & New ways of working

            – Integration & Coordination Focus


ITIL 3

ITIL Qualification Structure


 ITIL 4


ITIL V4 Certification

In case you are doing ITIL V3, do not worry as your learning will be still be valuable but just hold it a moment in pursuing further as ITIL 4 has a different pathway altogether. Remember, regardless of ITIL V3 or V4, the core remains the same as we start off with Foundation Module and end up in Masters. The modules in between changes. 


As per the Axelos in their official page have reported that ITIL 4 expands on previous versions and provides an end-to-end IT/digital operating model for the delivery and operation of tech-enabled products and services.


 ITIL 4 development is a community and industry-led initiative and according to an axelos release it is known that a team of industry experts based around the globe, including 150 content writers, reviewers and contributors from the wider IT industry have been working together in putting together the course map.


If you look closely in to the ITIL 4 roadmap from Foundation to Masters, you just can’t miss the middle layer of MP and SL, which are briefed below.


ITIL Managing Professional (ITIL MP) targets IT practitioners working within technology and digital teams across businesses. The Managing Professional (MP) stream provides practical and technical knowledge about how to run successful IT projects, teams and workflows.


ITIL Strategic Leader (ITIL SL) recognises the value of ITIL, not just for IT operations, but for all digitally enabled services. Becoming an ITIL Strategic Leader (ITIL SL) demonstrates that the professional has a clear understanding of how IT influences and directs business strategy.


To obtain the designation ITIL Managing Professional or ITIL Strategic Leader, the professional must complete all modules in each stream, with ITIL Strategist being a universal module for both streams.


How to transition

They are many ways to transition to ITIL 4 while still gaining the skills and knowledge needed to understand the core concepts of the updated guidance.


ITIL v3 Foundation certified

To transition to V4, you need to take up the  ITIL 4 foundation exam so as to align with the new version. 

ITIL 4 Foundation has information huge comparatively and hence a single exam is a must to evaluate your knowledge and understanding.


Have you completed your ITIL Intermediate/Practitioner level

If you are already on your ITIL journey and have started collecting Intermediate or Practitioner credits, then it is in your interest to continue collecting v3 credits to prepare you for an easy transition to ITIL 4 and gain the ITIL Managing Professional designation.

You will need to reach 17 credits to be eligible to take the ITIL Managing Professional Transition module. You will no longer need to take Managing Across the Lifecycle.


ITIL v3 Expert

If you've made it to ITIL v3 Expert, then you can take the ITIL Managing Professional Transition module as soon as it is released to achieve the ITIL Managing Professional designation.

After achieving the ITIL Managing Professional designation, if you're interested in pursuing the ITIL Strategic Leader stream, you would only need to complete the ITIL Leader Digital & Strategy module.

Completion of both streams means you are eligible to move towards ITIL Master.


 What does this mean for ITIL v3?

ITIL v3 is as relevant as ever and continues to be in demand globally by hundreds and thousands of IT practitioners. It continues to support organizations and individuals to gain optimal value from IT and digital services. 

All certifications for ITIL will remain valid following the update and will continue to be recognized as valuable certifications globally. 


All credits gained can help you continue your ITIL journey in the new certification scheme. To enable an easy transition and maximize current investments, we recommend candidates to continue to collect the 17 ITIL v3 credits necessary to take the ITIL Managing Professional Transition module (one course, one exam).


 iCertGlobal trains you in the best possible way in a professional setup to ensure you ace all the ITIL exams and become an industry recognized expert in ITSM through these ITIL certifications. To enroll, please visit our website www.icertglobal.com and check out the IT Service Management link. 

 


Read More

The Top 15 High Paying IT Certification Courses | Professional Certification

The Top 15 High Paying IT Certification Courses | Professional Certification


Fast track your career by enrolling in one of the top 15 courses identified as the “highest paying” certification courses. Professionals, professional certification and pat are closely connected and interrelated. 

According to the 15 Top Paying IT Certifications In 2019 listed in  forbes .com,  here there are some of the highest paid certification

•   Google Cloud Certified Professional Cloud Architect is the highest paying certification of 2019, paying an average salary of $139,529.

•   Certifications in virtualization and cloud computing pay an average salary of $127,494 this year, up from $112,955 in 2018, a 12.8% increase in just one year.

•   Five of the top 15 highest paying certifications of 2019 are for cybersecurity expertise, and they pay an average of $115,867.

•   Project Management Professional (PMP®) certifications increased in value by 18.6%, jumping from a median salary of $114,473 in 2018 to $135,798 in 2019.

Key insights on the 15 top paying IT certifications in 2019 include the following:

•   Average salary across all 15 certifications is $121,514 for 2019. Virtualization and cloud computing certifications pay an average salary of $127,494 in 2019, soaring over the median salary of $112,955 in 2018. 

•   The five cybersecurity certifications pay an average salary of $115,867.

•   Network certifications pay an average salary of $111,555. 

•  Google Cloud Certified Professional Cloud Architect, Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified ScrumMaster, AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate and AWS Certified Developer – Associate all have salaries above the median of $121,514.

•  Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) – Server Infrastructure certification pays an average salary of $121,288, up from $100,656 in 2018. 

•  The two highest-paying AWS certifications in 2019 have an average salary of $131,605, $6K higher than $125,591 which is the average of the five highest-paying AWS certifications of 2018.  The following table provides a breakout of the top 15 IT certifications in 2019 according to Global Knowledge’s latest survey.


Here are some of the top fifteen courses that you can select in propelling in your professional growth.

1.Artificial Intelligence (AI)

2.PMP

3.Google Cloud Certified Professional

4.Certified Scrum Master

5.ITIL Foundation

6.Machine Learning

7.Robotic Process Automation or RPA

8.Blockchain

9.Edge Computing

10.Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality

11.Cyber Security

12.Internet of Things

13.Big Data Certifications

14Data science

15.Networking



Artificial Intelligence


What is Artificial Intelligence (AI)?

Artificial intelligence (AI) is an area of computer science that emphasizes the creation of intelligent machines that work and react like humans. Some of the activities computers with artificial intelligence are designed for include: Speech recognition. Learning. 


Who should take this Artificial intelligence (AI)?

Software analysts and developers.

Computer scientists and computer engineers.

Algorithm specialists.

Research scientists and engineering consultants.

Mechanical engineers and maintenance technicians.

Manufacturing and electrical engineers.


How much Salary can I Expect once I am a Certified Artificial intelligence (AI)?

According to Indeed.com, the average IT salary – the keyword is "artificial intelligence engineer" – in the San Francisco area ranges from approximately $134,135 per year for software engineer to $169,930 per year for machine learning engineer.


What are the Top Companies hiring Certified  Artificial intelligence (AI  )?

The Top 15 Employers Hiring Artificial Intelligence Talent 

1. Amazon

2. Nvidia

3. Microsoft

4. IBM

5. Accenture

6. Facebook

7. Intel

8. Samsung

9. Lenovo

10. Adobe

11. MoTek Technologies

12. Uber

13. PCO Innovation

14. Rakuten Marketing

15. Wells Fargo


What are the Top Industries Hiring Certified Artificial Intelligence?

E-commerce, Health and Power industries, Logistics, Mobility Solutions, Computer and computer related.


What's the Career Path to Become  Artificial intelligence (AI)   Professional?

6 Easy Steps To Get Started Learning Artificial Intelligence

STEP 1.) Learn Python & SQL

STEP 2.) Learn Machine Learning from some of the below courses.

STEP 3.) Learn basics of probability theory, statistics, and Maths.

STEP 4.) RECOMMENDED BOOKS to READ

STEP 5.) PRACTICE FEW EXERCISES

STEP 6.) Practice—Learn—Practice on your own, step by step you will slowly become AI programmer.


What's the Demand for Certified Artificial Intelligence Professionals by 2020?

With AI projected to create 2.3 million jobs by 2020, according to a Gartner report, it's safe to assume that machine learning will remain an in-demand skill for the foreseeable future.

Artificial intelligence (AI) skills dominated the list of the fastest-growing jobs in 2018—a trend that is expected only to grow in the future. Machines and algorithms are predicted to create 133 million new jobs by 2022, 


Where can I get trained for the Artificial Intelligence?

You can get trained at iCertGlobal. They offer one of the best courses on ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND DEEP LEARNING CERTIFICATION, MACHINE LEARNING AND ROBOTIC PROCESS AUTOMATION


What are the eligibility requirements to take up this Certified Artificial Intelligence?

Educational Requirements for Careers in Artificial Intelligence

•   Various level of math, including probability, statistics, algebra, calculus, logic and algorithms.

•   Bayesian networking or graphical modeling, including neural nets.

•   Physics, engineering and robotics.

•   Computer science, programming languages and coding.


How much does the Exam Cost?

Artificial Intelligence at Columbia University (Price: Content is FREE; Certificate Is $300) Machine Learning at Columbia University (Price: Content is FREE; Certificate Is $300)


Why do Companies Hire Artificial Intelligence Professionals?

The followings are the reasons companies hire Artificial Intelligence:

•   Encourage more creative artistic jobs

•   New customers means more jobs 

•   More data analysis

•   Encourage entrepreneurship

•   Programming.


Roles and responsibilities of Certified Artificial Intelligence professional

The roles and responsibilities of Artificial Intelligence are:

1. AI architect

This position focuses on individual business operations—along with the big picture—to determine where AI can be most successfully executed, the report said. The person in this role is responsible for measuring AI performance and maintaining AI sustainability.

2. AI product manager

Working alongside the AI architect, the AI product manager coordinates between business teams to make sure solutions are integrated correctly, according to the report. They also determine what organizational changes need to be made for optimal performance between employees and AI.

3. Data scientist

Data scientists have consistently appeared on top AI jobs lists, and these professionals typically earn an impressive salary. These employees are experts in analyzing data and gaining meaningful insights from the information for the business, said the report.

4. Software engineer

Scalable deployment is one of the biggest obstacles in AI adoption, according to the report. Software engineers are the ones working directly with data scientists to execute AI in a way that best works towards the company's goals. 

5. AI ethicist

AI brings about many ethical and social issues, especially in regards to bias and taking jobs away from human workers. AI ethicists are the designated representatives who establish AI plans that align with the company's codes of ethics and standards, the report noted. 



PMP


What is PMP?

Project Management Professional is an internationally recognized professional designation offered by the Project Management Institute


Who should take this PMP?

Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General)

Project Manager, Construction.

Operations Manager.

Project Manager, Information Technology (IT)

Project Engineer.

Construction Project Manager.

Senior Project Manager, IT.


How much Salary can I Expect once I am a Certified PMP?

At the lower end, a travel services PMP project manager in 2017 can expect to make $83,000-$90,000, according to PayScale. In the financial and insurance industries, PMPs typically make between $114,000 and $144,000. Both salary ranges represent a 20-22 percent increase over non-PMP project manager salaries.

To provide an idea of how lucrative this field can be, take a look at these job titles and average salaries for these project management jobs, collected from a leading online job website:

Job Title                                   Average Salary

IT Project Manager                     $113,038

Senior Project Manager         $111,691

Construction Project Manager         $110,988

Technical Project Manager             $113,276

Project Manager                      $110,342

Project Management Institute Project Management Salary Survey, 9th Edition


What are the Top Companies hiring PMP?

these five jobs for project management professionals pay the most. They are ordered by salary from lowest to highest.

5. Engineering project management professional

Average U.S. salary: $121,769

Anyone who knows an engineer knows that they are some of the smartest people on the planet, but they can sometimes get caught up in the minutiae. An engineering project management professional is responsible for keeping the engineers focused.

The job: Engineering PMs work with, you guessed it, engineers. They also communicate with clients to make sure that the end product is what the client wants. A successful project means guiding the development of a product (often a complicated product) to completion within a specified timeline and budget.

Pros/cons: An engineering project manager has the satisfaction of seeing something very real, useful, and tangible at the end of their project—a large bridge, a new computer chip, or a satellite. On the other hand, the engineering PM must have extensive knowledge of the product they are overseeing, so experience as an engineer in that field is a prerequisite.

Top engineering companies:

1.   Google Inc.

2.   Microsoft

3.   Apple


4. Aerospace project management professional

Average U.S. salary: $121,923

If you were the kind of kid who built model airplanes and dreamed of flying, but became a project manager instead, a job as an aerospace project management professional might be what you’re looking for.

The job: Aerospace PMs work with engineers and designers to make sure that new aircraft is delivered on time and on budget. Focus areas include risk management and quality control. A successful project means overseeing proposals leading to the development of new aircraft and aerospace systems.

Pros/cons: An aerospace project manager gets to work with airplanes and some of the most advanced technology on the planet. Because aerospace projects have a lot of moving parts (like, a lot) there are lots of opportunities for something to go wrong if something is missed.

Top aerospace companies:

4.   Boeing

5.   Airbus

6.   Lockheed Martin


3. Consulting project management professional

Average U.S. salary: $129,208

A consulting project management professional is different from a project management consultant—the first works as a project manager for a consulting company while the second works as a consultant who specializes in project management. We’re talking about the first of the two.

The job: A consulting project manager is the chameleon of the project management universe. The consulting PM could work with environmental engineers one month, and sales managers the next. A consulting project manager’s goal depends on the industry of the company they are working with on a case-to-case basis. In general, the goal is to furnish industry expertise and advanced knowledge to the client so that they can be successful in their project.

Pros/cons: A career as a consulting project manager is especially rewarding for someone who enjoys variety, as they will be asked to wear every hat from a construction helmet to a computer technician’s computer hat? However, that same unpredictability could be dizzying for someone who works best in a defined environment.

Top consulting firms:

1.   McKinsey & Company

2.   The Boston Consulting Group

3.   Bain & Company


2. Resources project management professional

Average U.S. salary: $129,368

Resources project managers work in industries such as mining, petroleum, and agriculture that extract and grow natural resources.

The job: Resources PMs work with farmers, mining, and oil companies to make the process of extracting and growing natural resources as efficient as possible by eliminating waste and improving communication. A successful project means overseeing the procurement of natural resources for efficient delivery to end consumers.

Pros/cons: Resources project management offers plenty of opportunities to travel and be outdoors. Because of the specific processes related to each natural resource, background as an engineer in a given field (farming, mining, drilling) may be required to become a resources project manager.

Top resources companies:

4.   ExxonMobil (oil)

5.   BHP Billiton (mining)

6.   Cargill (agriculture)


1. Pharmaceutical project management professional

Average U.S. salary: $131,833

Globally, the pharmaceutical industry is expected to breach $1.1 trillion in sales by 2022. So it’s no wonder that pharmaceutical project management professionals make more money, on average, than in any other industry.

The job: Pharmaceutical PMs work with doctors, researchers, and engineers to ensure that research and development stay on schedule and on budget. A successful project means overseeing the development of new medication for the treatment of diseases or other health problems.

Pros/cons: A pharmaceutical project manager can literally help find a cure for cancer and save millions of lives. Talk about a rewarding career! On the flip side, pharmaceutical PMPs will need an advanced healthcare degree or experience to approach top-tier salaries. Also, pharmaceutical research can move at a frustratingly slow pace to ensure compliance with necessary quality and safety regulations.

Top pharmaceutical companies:

7.   Roche

8.   Pfizer

9.   AbbVie


What are the Top Industries Hiring Certified PMP?

E-commerce, EdTech, Engineering, IT, BFSI, Pharmaceuticals, Health and Power industries, Logistics, Mobility Solutions, Computer and computer related. PMP is applicable across all verticals and platform or domain independent.


What's the Career Path to Become PMP Professional?

PMP® CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

Educational Background                  Project Management Experience

Secondary degree (High School)        Minimum of five years/60 months of unique, 

non-overlapping professional management experience during which at least 7,500 hours were spent leading and directing project tasks

Four-year degree(Bachelor's)         Minimum three years/36 months unique, non-overlapping

professional project management experience during which at least 4,500 hours were spent leading and directing project tasks


What's the Demand for Certified PMP Professionals by 2020?

The Project Management Institute (PMI) expects the future to be bright, with the global gross domestic product (GDP) in projectized industry anticipated to increase in the United States by $4.5 trillion by 2016.


Where can I get trained for PMP?

You can get trained at iCertGlobal. They offer one of the best courses on  PMP .


What are the eligibility requirements to take up this Certified PMP?

The criteria stipulated by PMI ®  clearly states the education background and number of hours of experience required in order to become eligible to apply for PMP ®  exam. 


How much does the Exam Cost?

The PMP Certification exam fee is 555 USD for the people who are not a member of PMI and for the members it is 405 USD. If you choose to become a PMI member at the time of your application, you will just have to pay 555 USD for the exam fee and the membership fee combined.


Why do Companies Hire PMP Professionals?

The followings are the reasons companies hire PMP:

•   Encourage more creative artistic jobs

•   New customers means more jobs 

•   More data analysis

•   Encourage entrepreneurship

•   Programming.



Roles and responsibilities of PMP

The roles and responsibilities of PMP can be explained with some examples:

•   Launching a new product for a pharmaceutical firm

•   Developing a new mobile application for a telecommunications company

•   Implementing an internet-based banking system for a financial institution

•   Standardizing testing procedures for an environmental organization

•   Rolling out a new brand for a global retailer

Project manager job descriptions will reflect the specific needs of the company, the project manager will generally plan, coordinate, implement and finalize projects according to the specifications and deadlines, all while keeping the project within budget.

Depending on the industry and specific initiative, project managers may put together teams of personnel from a number of departments, such as information technology, purchasing, product development, marketing or distribution.

Project management professionals oversee projects from the planning stage through implementation, testing and reporting. They typically choose and manage the project team members, and are ultimately responsible for the project’s success or failure, based on objectives set by project stakeholders. Success may depend on whether the project is completed within the financial budget allocated or the established time frame – or whether it is completed at all.



GOOGLE CLOUD CERTIFIED Professional Cloud Architect


What is GOOGLE CLOUD CERTIFIED Professional Cloud Architect?

A Professional Cloud Architect enables organizations to leverage Google Cloud technologies. With a thorough understanding of cloud architecture and Google Cloud Platform, this individual can design, develop, and manage robust, secure, scalable, highly available, and dynamic solutions to drive business objectives.


Who should take this GOOGLE CLOUD CERTIFIED Professional Cloud Architect?



How much Salary can I Expect once I am a GOOGLE CLOUD CERTIFIED Professional Cloud Architect?

The average pay for a Cloud Architect is $129,171 per year as per payscale.com


What are the Top Companies hiring GOOGLE CLOUD CERTIFIED Professional Cloud Architect?

Cloud Platform Architect - Google

IBM - United States 3.9

Consult with clients on how to best design Cloud High Performance and High Throughput Computing in the Google Cloud Platform.

Estimated: $120,000 - $170,000 a year 10d


Cloud Systems Architect - Connected Aircraft

Honeywell - Atlanta, GA 3.8

Amazon, Google, or Microsoft). 25 Connected Aircraft Cloud Architecture. Join a team assessing and driving cloud enabled initiatives within Honeywell's.

Estimated: $110,000 - $160,000 a year


Google Cloud Architect

Arth Consulting - New York, NY +3 locations

Google Certified Professional – Cloud Architect or Azure, AWS equivalent preferred. Amazon, Google, or Microsoft).

Estimated: $130,000 - $180,000 a year 5d


Cloud Solutions Architect

Center For Internet Security - Remote 4.6

The Cloud Solutions Architect position will work closely with the Cloud Product Owner (PO). Develop and implement cloud migration strategies.

Estimated: $120,000 - $160,000 a year


Solutions Architect, Healthcare and Life Sciences, Google Cloud

Google - San Francisco, CA +2 locations4.3

Your relationships with customers are crucial in helping Google grow its Google Cloud business and in bringing our product portfolio into companies around the.

Estimated: $120,000 - $170,000 a year


Cloud Architect - AWS / Google Cloud

Slalom Consulting - Silicon Valley, CA 3.7

Microsoft Azure, AWS, Google Cloud. Be versed in Google Cloud Platform and/or Amazon Web Services cloud solution, architecture, related technologies and their.

Estimated: $120,000 - $160,000 a year


Google Cloud Infrastructure Architect

Neudesic LLC - United States +2 locations

We are currently seeking a Google Cloud Infrastructure Architect, to become a member of Neudesic’s Cloud Infrastructure Team.

Estimated: $120,000 - $170,000 a year


Cloud Integration Architect

Sierra-Cedar - Remote 4.0

Hands-on Public Cloud (IaaS) – One or more of AWS, Google, Azure, OCI, etc. Sierra-Cedar is seeking a bright and motivated Cloud Automation Architect.

Estimated: $130,000 - $160,000 a year 12d


Google Cloud Platform Architect

Nerdery - Chicago, IL +2 locations3.3

Experience with at least one cloud orchestration tool such as Terraform or Google Deployment Manager Templates.

Estimated: $140,000 - $180,000 a year


Partner Engagement Manager, Google Cloud

Google - New York, NY 4.3

Provide best practices and accelerated support for Google Cloud Platform and G Suite Solutions. Google Cloud helps millions of employees and organizations.

Estimated: $110,000 - $160,000 a year


Multi-Cloud Solutions Architect

World Wide Technology, Inc. - Remote 3.6

Mid-Level Industry Certifications such as AWS Associate Level, MCSA - Cloud Platform or Google Associate Cloud Engineer.

Estimated: $130,000 - $170,000 a year


What are the Top Industries Hiring GOOGLE CLOUD CERTIFIED Professional Cloud Architect?

Telecommunication, Analytics, Pharmaceutical, Security, Networking


What's the Career Path to GOOGLE CLOUD CERTIFIED Professional Cloud Architect?

Required Education. Individuals will need a bachelor's degree in computer science or a related discipline to work as a cloud architect. 

Required Skills. Excellent technical abilities are the most vital asset for cloud architects. 


What's the Demand for GOOGLE CLOUD CERTIFIED Professional Cloud Architect by 2020?

It’s estimated that by 2025 the datasphere will grow to an incredible 163ZB, that’s over a trillion gigabytes! With such an enormous amount of data being created it needs to be stored somewhere for people to access. In recent years, cloud computing has become a popular data storage solution for both personal and business use.

Unfold Labs, an innovative product and service company based in San Diego, predicts that ‘in 2018 at least half of IT spending will be cloud-based and that by 2020 roughly 60-70% of all software, services and technology will be cloud based.’


Where can I get trained for GOOGLE CLOUD CERTIFIED Professional Cloud Architect?

You can get trained at iCertGlobal.


What are the eligibility requirements to take up this GOOGLE CLOUD CERTIFIED Professional Cloud Architect?

Career Requirements

STEP 1.) Earn a Degree. Systems architects usually need a bachelor's degree or higher related to information technology, software engineering or computer science. 

STEP 2.) Consider Certification.

STEP 3.) Obtain Relevant Experience and Advance Your Career.


How much does the Exam Cost?

About this certification exam

This exam objectively measures an individual’s ability to demonstrate the critical job skills for the role. To earn this certification you must pass the Professional Cloud Architect exam. The format is multiple choice and multiple select. The exam has no prerequisites. This exam must be taken in-person at one of our testing center locations.


Locate a test center near you.


Length: 2 hours

Registration fee: USD $200

Language: English, Japanese, Spanish, Portuguese


Why do Companies Hire GOOGLE CLOUD CERTIFIED Professional Cloud Architect?

According to CRN, Apple will pay Google between $400 and $600 million for access to the platform. In other words, Apple is spending big with a company typically thought of as its chief rival.

Now, if a company of Apple’s magnitude will pair up with a direct competitor to power its own services, it’s a pretty good sign that cloud adoption is growing at a breakneck pace. Which means: jobs in cloud computing are a hot prospect right now (they pay well too, with a median salary of $124,300)

You could still be a cloud computing analyst or engineer for a traditional organization. Banks, IT companies and automotive manufacturers, as well as the government and military, are looking to hire cloud specialists in roles like cloud computing analyst, cloud administrator, cloud architect and cloud engineers.

These positions often demand ability with specific programming languages like Python, Java and Ruby on Rails, as well as experience with different operating systems (specifically Linux), and a database querying language like SQL. A company may already be committed to a specific cloud provider, so your resume may need to show you already have experience working with Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform or another product in their vein.



Roles and responsibilities of GOOGLE CLOUD CERTIFIED Professional Cloud Architect

A Cloud Architect is an IT specialist who is responsible for deploying overseeing a company's cloud computing strategy. This includes cloud adoption plans, cloud application design, and cloud management and monitoring. Cloud architects oversee application architecture and deployment in cloud environments.



Agile Certified Scrum Master


What is Agile Certified Scrum Master?

An Agile Scrum Master certification is a designation given to Scrum Masters who understands the agile project methodology and scrum practices.


Who should take this Certified Scrum Master?

The Agile Scrum Master Certification course is recommended for:

•   Project Managers

•   Team leaders

•   Scrum Team Managers

•   Scrum Masters 

•   Developers and Product Owners.


How much Salary can I Expect once I am a Certified Scrum Master?

The annual average salary of a Certified Agile Scrum Master salary is $86,305 per year.


What are the Top Companies hiring Certified Scrum Master?

Many companies all over the world are using Agile to react to change, develop collaboration, raise the quality bar and produce happier employees. Such companies include Banks, Data services, IT companies, Energy supply firms, Marketing firm, etc.


What are the Top Industries Hiring Certified Scrum Master?

The top industries hiring Agile Scrum Masters are the Tech industry, Finance industry, and banking industry.


What's the Career Path to Certified Scrum Master?

To become an agile scrum master, you must have:

•   3+ years of experience in implementing Scrum for organizations

•   Over 6 years of overall project management experience

•   Attend a Certified Scrum master training program

•   Take the exam, pass and get certified as an Agile Scrum Master.


What's the Demand for Certified Scrum Master by 2020?

The PMI® Talent Gap Report showed close to 16 million new project management jobs will be created by 2020 in 7 project-intensive industries. Since Agile Scrum Master is part of project management, there will a huge demand for Agile Scrum Master professionals with certification.


Where can I get trained for Certified Scrum Master?

You can get trained at iCertGlobal. It is a detailed course that teaches you how to:

•   Become skillful in Scrum applications

•   Organize daily Scrums, sprint planning and reviews

•   Produce different Scrum artifacts, spring and product backlog

•   Get the ultimate benefit from the Scrum methodology ntrol

•   Create and carry out projects on a JIRA cloud site.


What are the eligibility requirements to take up this Certified Scrum Master?

There is no requirement to take the Agile Scrum Master certification. It is designed for any professional who wants to undertake a career in management.


How much does the Exam Cost?

The cost of the Agile Scrum Master exam is included in the course fee.


Why do Companies Hire Certified Scrum Master?

Companies hire Agile Scrum Master professionals because:

•   Scrum masters improve customer satisfaction

•   They improve organizational processes to lessen time to market.

•   They ensure that better quality products are developed

•   They improve progress visibility

•   They improve team participation and ownership of tasks to establish a secure environment for teams to work.



Roles and responsibilities of Certified Scrum Master

The Agile Scrum Master takes care of development process and also serve the business, product owner, team, and individuals.

The roles and responsibilities include:

•   The scrum master creates a safe environment that encourages collaboration.

•   The scrum master helps in product planning and ensure that scrum techniques and practices are adhered to.

•   The scrum master guide, coach, support and help to get rid of any stumbling block that teams may face along the line.

•   The scrum master backs up individual efforts, solve any issues and get rid of problems that individuals may face



ITIL Foundation


What is ITIL Foundation?

ITIL, formerly an acronym for Information Technology Infrastructure Library, is a set of detailed practices for IT service management (ITSM) that focuses on aligning IT services with the needs of business.

The Foundation level is the entry level certification which offers you a general awareness of the key elements, concepts and terminology used in the ITIL service lifecycle, including the links between lifecycle stages, the processes used and their contribution to service management practices.


Who should take this ITIL Foundation?

•   IT Managers/Support Teams

•   IT Architects, Planners and Consultants

•   System Administrators/Analysts

•   Operations Managers

•   Database Administrators

•   Service Delivery Professionals

•   Quality Analysts

•   Application Management Team/Development Team

•   Process Owners/Practitioners.


How much Salary can I Expect once I am a ITIL Foundation certified professional?

The average pay range for an ITIL Foundation varies modestly (up to $66,000) per year.


What are the Top Companies hiring ITIL Foundation certified professional?

Intel

McAfee

AT&T

Urbanpro.com

Computer Power Inc

HCL

British Telecom

Hitachi Consulting

American Express

Capgemini


What are the Top Industries Hiring ITIL Foundation certified professional?

The top industries include Telecommunication, BFSI, Service based industry, Operations, Manufacturing, computer and computer related, Analytics, any industry where service is a critical facet in running an opereation.


What's the Career Path to ITIL Foundation certified professional?

Achieve AXELOS-accredited ITIL® Foundation certification by following these steps:

STEP 1.) Appear for the ITIL Foundation exam after completing the training

STEP 2.) Score 65% on the exam [i.e. 26 out of 40 questions] in 60 minutes

STEP 3.) Earn two ITIL credits on successful completion of ITIL Foundation exam


What's the Demand for ITIL Foundation certified professional by 2020?

Businesswire predicted that the ITSM (IT service management) industry will increase from $4.4 billion in 2016 to $8.78 billion in 2021.


Where can I get trained for ITIL Foundation certified professional?

You can get trained at iCertGlobal. It is a detailed course that teaches using the IT Resources (IT Professionals, IT Infrastructure) in such a way that the customers get better service and the business gets profit out of it.


What are the eligibility requirements to take up this ITIL Foundation certified professional course?

There is no defined eligibility criterion for the ITIL Foundation exam. ITIL Foundation certification is in itself a prerequisite for other levels of ITIL certifications.


How much does the Exam Cost?

As of Dec'17, the costs for the exams for ITIL Foundation level is about $250 (about INR 15500/- or 210 EURO).

ITIL (foundation) certification costs

Country                                ITIL-F Certification exam fee

United States                          US $314

United Kingdom                    £269.00

Canada                                        US $314.00

Australia                                    AU $395


Why Companies Hire ITIL Foundation certified professional?

ITIL Foundation certified professional have a solid understanding in

•   IT service management best practices, concepts and principles

•   The purpose, aim, and scope of the service strategy, service design, service transition, service operations and continual service improvement

•   Application of lean principles and automation of standard tasks to enhance efficiency of ITSM processes.

•   Cost reduction by centralizing activities and teams using the right processes.

•   Using ITIL® services to meet the needs of your organizations.



Roles and responsibilities of ITIL Foundation certified professional

Increase your contribution to ITSM in your organization by: automating standard tasks; identifying alignment opportunities of IT services with the business; cost optimization; taking a customer-centric approach to ITSM; and more.


 

Machine Learning


What is Machine Learning?

Machine Learning is the learning in which machine can learn by its own without being explicitly programmed. It is an application of AI that provide system the ability to automatically learn and improve from experience.

A definition. Machine learning is an application of artificial intelligence (AI) that provides systems the ability to automatically learn and improve from experience without being explicitly programmed.

The basics of machine learning:

Machine Learning algorithms can be classified into: Supervised Algorithms – Linear Regression, Logistic Regression, Support Vector Machine (SVM), Decision Trees, Random Forest. Unsupervised Algorithms – K Means Clustering. Reinforcement Algorithm.


Who should take this Machine Learning?

•   Programmers, Developers, Architects, Technical Leads

•   Developers who want to be a ‘Machine Learning Engineer’

•   Analytics Managers leading a team of analysts

•   Business Analysts who want to understand Machine Learning (ML) Techniques

•   Business Analysts who want to understand Artificial Intelligence (AI) Techniques

•   Information Architects who want to gain expertise in Predictive Analytics

•   ‘Python’ professionals who want to design automatic predictive models


How much Salary can I Expect once I do Machine Learning?

The average pay for a Machine Learning Engineer is $42.50 per hour. The median Machine Learning Engineer has a base pay of $111,453. Salaries generally range from $76k to $153k as per payscale.com


What are the Top Companies hiring Machine Learning?

10.  Salesforce – Intelligent CRMs

9.   IBM – Better Healthcare

8.   HubSpot – Smarter Sales

7.   Baidu – The Future of Voice Search

6.   Edgecase – Improving Ecommerce Conversion Rates

5.   Google – Neural Networks and ‘Machines That Dream

4.   Twitter – Curated Timelines

3.   Facebook – Chatbot Army

2.   Pinterest – Improved Content Discovery

1.   Yelp – Image Curation at Scale


What are the Top Industries Hiring Machine Learning?

Telecom, Healthcare, Social Media, Analytics, Search Engines, neural Networks, e-Commerce


What's the Career Path to Machine Learning?

Here are the skills needed to begin and advance your machine learning career path:

•   Basic Skills. As a conglomeration of math, data science and software engineering, machine learning will require you to be proficient in all three fields. 

•   Programming Skills. 

•   ML Programming Languages.


What is the best language for machine learning?

Top 5 best Programming Languages for Artificial Intelligence

1.   Python. Python is considered to be in the first place in the list of all AI development languages due to the simplicity. 

2.   R. R is one of the most effective language and environment for analyzing and manipulating the data for statistical purposes. 

3.   Lisp. 

4.   Prolog. 

5.   Java


What's the Demand for Machine Learning by 2020?

Machine Learning focuses on the development of computer programs, and the primary aim is to allow computers to learn automatically without human intervention. Google says "Machine Learning is the future," and the future of Machine Learning is going to be very bright.


Where can I get trained for Machine Learning?

You can get trained at iCertGlobal, which offers Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence and Robotic Process Automation.


What are the eligibility requirements to take up this Machine Learning?

Prerequisites

•   Mastery of intro-level algebra. You should be comfortable with variables and coefficients, linear equations, graphs of functions, and histograms.

•   Proficiency in programming basics, and some experience coding in Python. Programming exercises in Machine Learning Crash Course are coded in Python using TensorFlow.


How much does the Exam Cost?

Machines Learning with Python will costs you less than $400.


Why Companies Hire Machine Learning?

Machine Learning Engineer responsibilities include: Designing and developing machine learning and deep learning systems. Running machine learning tests and experiments. Implementing appropriate ML algorithms.



Roles and responsibilities of Machine Learning

Machine Learning Engineer responsibilities include: Designing and developing machine learning and deep learning systems. Running machine learning tests and experiments. Implementing appropriate ML algorithms.



Robotic Process Automation


What is Robotic Process Automation or RPA?

Robotic process automation (RPA) is the application of technology that allows employees in a company to configure computer software or a “robot” to capture and interpret existing applications for processing a transaction, manipulating data, triggering responses and communicating with other digital systems.

Robotic process automation (or RPA) is an emerging form of business process automation technology based on the notion of software robots or artificial intelligence (AI) workers. These tools also automate interactions with the GUI, and often do so by repeating a set of demonstration actions performed by a user.

 

Who should take this Robotic Process Automation or RPA?

There are no such prerequisites to learn RPA. From freshers to experienced professional, this technology is open for all. To master the concept of RPA, you need to have basic understanding of:

•   Basic programming knowledge of using if/else and switch conditions

•   Logical thinking ability

  

How much Salary can I Expect once I do Robotic Process Automation or RPA?

Average Salary of Robotic Process Automation Specialist is $126,094 (Indeed.com salary data)

 

What are the Top Companies hiring Robotic Process Automation or RPA?

Leading Players involved in the development of Robotic Process Automation:

•   Automation Anywhere (U.S.)

•   UiPath (Romania)

•   Blue Prism (U.K.)

•   Celaton Ltd (U.K.)

•   IPSoft (U.S.)

•   Nice Systems Ltd. (Israel)

•   Pegasystems (U.S.)

•   Redwood Software (U.S.)

•   Verint (U.S.)

  

What's the Career Path to Machine Learning?

One of the most straightforward careers for an RPA expert is to become an RPA developer. With all the training and skills that one gain in their programs, this might be the best option for anyone. 

The job of an RPA Developer is to build systems that can help to get a complete Robotics process automation work. For any professional, this would be something that they have trained in for months. These types of jobs pay well but sure they are time-consuming too. The projects are lengthy but all things considered being an RPA developer pays off well.

  

What's the Demand for Robotic Process Automation or RPA by 2020?

According to Forrester wave Q1 2017 Report, RPA Market Will Reach $2.9 Billion By 2021

 

Where can I get trained for Robotic Process Automation or RPA?

You can get trained at iCertGlobal.

 

What are the eligibility requirements to take up this Robotic Process Automation or RPA?

Prerequisites.

There are no such prerequisites to learn RPA. You don’t need any knowledge of programming language to use it to implement RPA.

 

How much does the Exam Cost?

RPA certification training costs $300.


Why Companies Hire Robotic Process Automation or RPA?

Here, we list top-5 benefits of implementing RPA software for your company.

1.)   Reduced costs: By automating tasks, cost savings of nearly 30% can be achieved over the output of productivity. Software robots also cost less than a full time employee.

2.)   Better customer experience: Deploying RPA frees up your high-value resources for them to be put back on the front line defining your customer success.

3.)   Lower operational risk: By eliminating human errors such as tiredness or lack of knowledge, RPA reduces the rate of errors thereby providing a lower level of operational risk.

4.)   Improved internal processes: In order to leverage AI and RPA, companies are forced to define clear governance procedures. This in turn, allows for faster internal reporting, on-boarding and other internal activities.

5.)   Does not replace existing IT systems:  One of the biggest advantages of using a virtual workforce, or an RPA bot is that it does not require you to replace your existing systems. Instead, RPA can leverage your existing systems, the same way a human employee can.


 

Roles and responsibilities of Robotic Process Automation or RPA

An RPA approach to streamline internal processes, where people and technology play their part in synchrony, enables better insight into trends and opportunities for business. Robotics process automation (RPA) works best with rule-based, regular tasks that require manual inputs.



Blockchain


What is Blockchain?

A global network of computers uses blockchain technology to jointly manage the database that records Bitcoin transactions. That is, Bitcoin is managed by its network, and not any one central authority.

 

Who should take this Blockchain?

Software Developers, IT Professionals, Engineers, Analysts, Technical Leads

 

How much Salary can I Expect once I do Blockchain?

Average yearly salary for "Blockchain Developer" ranges from $85k for Application Developer to $115k for Sr. Software Engineer as per indeed.com

 

What are the Top Companies hiring Blockchain?

Dell, vmware, Cisco, Honeywell, wipro.

 

What are the Top Industries Hiring Blockchain?

Telecom, Healthcare, Social Media, Analytics, Search Engines, neural Networks, e-Commerce

 

What's the Career Path to Blockchain?

For a Blockchain Developer, technical skills in the distributed ledger technology form the backbone of their career. A good place to start is Solidity for the development of Smart Contracts, and JavaScript for the development of a website.

 

What's the Demand for Blockchain by 2020?

According to the World Economic Forum, 18% of the world's GDP will be on Blockchain related technologies by 2025

 

Where can I get trained for Blockchain?

You can get trained at iCertGlobal.com. 


What are the eligibility requirements to take up this Blockchain?

There are no prerequisites as such for this Blockchain Online Course. However, development experience on an object-oriented language, fundamentals of networking, and basic knowledge of command line & Linux would be advantageous. Further to brush up your skills, 

 

How much does the Exam Cost?

The exam cost is $299 and it tests participants based on 100 questions spread across topics such as technical understanding, monetary implications, practical use, and regulations of cryptocurrencies. If you wish to take the training for this certification before you take the test, then it will cost you $2,995.

 

Why Companies Hire Blockchain?

Many industry leaders have already achieved significant business benefits, including greater transparency, enhanced security, improved traceability, increased efficiency and speed of transactions, and reduced costs. Read how blockchain provides these benefits to learn more about using blockchain in your industry


 

Roles and responsibilities of Blockchain

Responsibilities may include developing and implementing items like accelerators and assets, assisting with an organization's infrastructure setups utilizing technologies like Ethereum, and ensuring applications are secure. Blockchain engineers may analyze code artifacts and provide training to junior personnel.



Internet of Things


What is Internet of Things (IoT)?

The Internet of Things, commonly referred to as IoT, is the network of physical objects, devices, vehicles, buildings, and other items that's been integrated into the technology of modern electronics, software, sensors, and other “things” with network connectivity that enables them to collect and exchange data.

 

Who should take this Internet of Things (IoT)?

Software Developers, Engineers, Data Analysts, Big Data Professionals

 

How much Salary can I Expect once I do Internet of Things (IoT)?

Average salary of IoT Developer is $150k - Glassdoor.com

 

What are the Top Companies hiring Internet of Things (IoT)?

Dell, VMware, Cisco, Honeywell, 


What are the Top Industries Hiring Internet of Things (IoT)?

Sensing — IoT endpoints

Communicating — IoT communications

Securing — IoT security

Understanding — IoT data and analytics

Acting — IoT artificial intelligence (AI)

 

What's the Demand for Internet of Things (IoT) by 2020?

By 2020, we will have over 50 billion devices connected to the Internet of Things.

The IoT will have an economic impact of up to $11 trillion by 2025 – McKinsey Global Institute.

There will be 250 million IoT connected automobiles creating new advancements in transportation by 2020.

 

Where can I get trained for the Internet of Things (IoT)?

You can get trained at iCertGlobal.com. 

 

What are the eligibility requirements to take up this Internet of Things (IoT)?

There are no prerequisites for taking up this IoT training course.

IoT Certification Training on Azure demands an intermediate knowledge of the following:

Linux Fundamentals

Basic Python Programming

Working Knowledge of Azure IoT Hub and Azure Storage

 

How much does the Exam Cost?

The training cost works out to $400

 

Why Companies Hire Internet of Things (IoT)?

Internet of Things IoT for Businesses. Internet of things (IoT) is emerging as the next big revolution in the world of technology. A place where devices are smartly connected to communicate with each other. It can be anything; your smart phones, smart TVs, smart watches and smart homes.

Much of the IoT information will be stored in the cloud, so experts in providing cloud-based solutions will need to create storage big enough to host this volume of data, as well as enabling accessibility to facilitate a two-way process so that the provider of the data (you or me) is also able to consume the data. Hence, we will see an increase in SAN and server consultants.

Security professionals will be needed to guard against breaches in data protection, and to offer us some peace of mind that our data is not being accessed by those we would prefer not to access it.

Back-end developers will be required with skills in languages like NoSQL and, as we accumulate greater amounts of unstructured data in the form of sensory information, in developing non-relational databases.

Mobile app developers will have the opportunity to create apps that can harness data to provide live, up-to-date information that can inform our daily decision making.

Drones are set to be central to IoT, replacing sensors that would have been at rest on buildings, bridges or other infrastructure. Drones offer flexibility in information gathering due to their mobility. They have data collection and processing software, and GPS, built in for geo-processing. They are of huge benefit to organisations in the utility, transport, mining, mapping and energy sectors. They will require infrastructure to host data – usually in the cloud – which in turn will generate more work for the aforementioned storage and server consultants.


 

Roles and responsibilities of Internet of Things (IoT)

Dashboards play a big role in the internet of things. An IoT developer will be responsible for data processing, data storage, data preparation and dashboard development. A huge amount of data on countless different formats will be the standard in the world of an IoT developer.

Since Internet of Things involves communication between applications and physical devices, an IoT development team tends to be large, and different developers are assigned in different areas, among these software programming, hardware programming, security implementation, networking, and systems engineering.



Data science


What is Data science?

Data science is a field of Big Data geared toward providing meaningful information based on large amounts of complex data. Data science, or data-driven science, combines different fields of work in statistics and computation in order to interpret data for the purpose of decision making.

 

Who should take this Data science ?

Software Developers, Engineers, Data Analysts, Big Data Professionals

 

How much Salary can I Expect once I do Data science?

Despite a recent influx of early-career professionals, the median starting salary for a data scientist remains high at $95,000. Mid-level data scientist salary. The median salary for a mid-level data scientist is $128,750. If this data scientist is also in a managerial role, the median salary rises to $185,000.

 

What are the Top Companies hiring Data science ?

Angel Broking, Deloitte, HDFC, Ford Automotive, VM Ware, Exponentia, Clover Infotech, Value Direct, Virtusa, Credit Vidya, Guppy Media, Shzertech, Loginext, Persistent, L & T Finance, Whizminds, Mii app, K2 Analytics, Eclerx, Mobiliya, Emmfer, Suzlon, Infrasoft, Impact Analytics, IBM, Eigen Technologies, Intelenet, Pentation, Light app, Ixsight, Aangan NGO, Softcell, Nelsen etc.


What are the Top Industries Hiring Data science?

Make sure you don't overlook compact online Data Science courses that will provide exactly what you need to start your career in Data Science.

5 career options for graduates of Data Science.

Statistician. 

Business intelligence reporting professional. 

Data Analyst. 

Data Mining or Big Data Engineer. 

Program/Project Manager.


What's the Demand for Data science by 2020?

The number of Data Science and Analytics job listings is projected to grow by nearly 364,000 listings by 2020 - Forbes.

 

Where can I get trained for Data science?

You can get trained at iCertGlobal.com. 

 

What are the eligibility requirements to take up Data science?

The prerequisites to learn data science:

You will find many data scientists with a bachelor's degree in statistics and machine learning but it is not a requirement to learn data science. However, having familiarity with the basic concepts of Math and Statistics like Linear Algebra, Calculus, Probability, etc. is important to learn data science.

Technical Skills: Computer Science

Python Coding. Python is the most common coding language I typically see required in data science roles, along with Java, Perl, or C/C++. 

Hadoop Platform. 

SQL Database/Coding. 

Apache Spark. 

Machine Learning and AI. 

Data Visualization. 

Unstructured data.

 

How much does the Exam Cost?

The training costs is around $300.

 

What is the career path to become a Data Scientist?

There are three general steps to becoming a data scientist:

1.)   Earn a bachelor's degree in IT, computer science, math, physics, or another related field.

2.)   Earn a master's degree in data or related field.

3.)   Gain experience in the field you intend to work in (ex: healthcare, physics, business).

 

Why Companies Hire Data science?

Data Science and Its Growing Importance – An interdisciplinary field, data science deals with processes and systems that are used to extract knowledge or insights from large amounts of data. With advancements of so much of data, many aspects of data science are gaining immense importance, especially big data.


 

Roles and responsibilities of Data science

A data scientist is someone who makes value out ofdata. Data scientist duties typically include creating various machine learning-based tools or processes within the company, such as recommendation engines or automated lead scoring systems. People within this role should also be able to perform statistical analysis.



When it comes to programming, here are the list of courses are that quite in demand that draws attractive pay too.

Programming:

Most popular programming languages certification:

•   Python

•   Java

•   C#

•   Swift

•   Scala

•   R

•   SAS

•   JavaScript

•   Typescript


We, at iCert Global offer you a wide array of courses and our Lead- Sales Consultants would be more than happy to clarify any concern you might have with regard to course offerings. We request you to spend time in checking our course catalog .  www.icertglobal.com 



Read More

Why PMP is a MUST-have certification for all Project Managers?

Project Management is not just a skill well recognized, but also a profession much valued and demanded.  Also, only an adequately qualified professional can give justice to the critical responsibilities of a project manager. 

So, out of so many training programs available, why should anyone opt for PMP® ?  To answer this question, one needs to perform a detailed study of how the certification will sharpen your saw of knowledge and help you nurture skills required in this discipline.  This article is a result of one such detailed understanding of the training program.


Why PMP® ?


1.Global Existence :

PMP® Certification has no geographical restrictions and is recognized worldwide. This certification brings in concepts and standards that are not specific to any industry and so any professional aspiring a career in project management (who also fulfills the eligibility criteria discussed further in the article) can decide to invest time and money in this certification irrespective of which industry they are planning to get employed.

Further, according to the latest survey by Wikipedia, PMP® is considered as a global language spoken by more than 800,000 project management professionals. PMP® certified professionals use the same terminologies, concepts and methodologies in their work.  For this reason, it becomes very easy for professionals to change jobs without any further certifications or upgrades.


2. Win-win in employment :


Employers prefer giving job to PMP® certified professionals rather than non-certified professionals for following reasons:

a)      PMI’s certificate gives a reliable proof that the candidate applying for the project management position, possesses the required skills, experience and knowledge to handle different projects.

b)      PMP® certified professionals save time and cost to the company by application of most effective methodologies in the projects assigned to them.

c)       Also, you can deliver the best quality work when you have not just studied the methodologies but also learnt about the practical implications of the same.


Employees get the following benefits by getting certified in PMI’s PMP® training program:

a)  According to PMI’s Salary Survey PMP® certified project managers tend to get 23% higher salaries than other professionals having similar experience and exposure.

b)  Job seekers with PMP® certification are given preference over other competing candidates, while selecting them for hiring purposes.

c)  Not just does the chances of getting your dream job increases with the help of PMP Certification, but it also helps in opening doors to many other job opportunities as there are many multi-national companies who quotes PMP Certification as a mandate for any Project Manager working with them.


3.  Networking with other PMP® Certified Professionals :

After registering with PMI, you become a member of their professional group and you get an opportunity to exchange ideas, thoughts and experiences with other professionals within the same discipline.

There are also networking sessions / symposium  arranged by PMI on a regular basis, where every PMP® certified professional gets an opportunity to meet such elite group of other PMP®  certified professionals and build enriching professional relationships with them.


 4. PMBOK® – 6th Edition :

PMBOK® (Project Management Body of Knowledge) – Sixth Edition, released in September, 2017, is upgraded from its earlier version to include a lot of techniques, processes and terminologies that are in alignment with current industry needs and standards.  It has also removed outdated techniques for better execution of the processes.

Along with other changes like addition of notations and new sections in knowledge areas, a very crucial topic has been introduced in the sixth edition; i.e. introduction of agile methods along with other traditional project management ways.

So, PMBOK® – sixth edition is not only just an upgrades, but also one more important reason for enrolling  with PMP® training program at the earliest.

After considering the benefits of having the PMP® Certification, let’s find out who is eligible to get certified.


Who is eligible for PMP® Certification?

Following are the eligibility criteria for registering with PMP® training program.

Project managers planning to get started with PMP® training, should possess the following:

Secondary degree (high school diploma, associate’s degree or the global equivalent), and

7,500 hours leading and directing projects, and

35 hours of project management education

OR

Four-year degree

4,500 hours leading and directing projects

35 hours of project management education


Conclusion:

If you are a project manager and are aspiring to develop your career in this same discipline, investing into and developing your skills is the most appropriate and the quickest way to achieve your goals.  The best way to achieve this is to get certified from PMI for PMP training program.

According to a research, PMP® is a ‘gold standard’ in project management certifications.  It is also one of the most rated project management courses  in a popular question-answer cum discussion platform.

After so much of research on the effectiveness of PMP® training program, any minute further spent will be a minute less spent on the exciting and absolutely resourceful certification  journey of PMP.

Good Luck!


Read More

Here Is Why You Should Consider Doing A Blockchain Certification Seriously.




Blockchain has emerged as one of the most major developments in information technology. 

Before we proceed further, what is Blockchain?

Think of the need where you need to track transactions. Banking is at the foremost. In fact, if Blockchain shapes us as it is predicted and projected, it will have a huge impact on banks and banking. ‘Blockchain’ is a disruptive technology and if implemented, traditional way of banking will have to move and make way for the digitalized and encrypted version.



Blockchain is a public distributed database system that functions as an “open ledger” to store and record and manage transactions. A block is the recording of a current transaction, which after verification will become integrated as permanent part. Each record in the database is called a block. This record will hold all the information like the timestamp of the transaction made and the link to any previous block [transaction].

So every transaction becomes a block and growing transactions becomes Blockchain. When it is said distributed, it means the data resides in numerous servers across the globe. Bitcoin, which is a crypto currency, is an implementation of Blockchain. The technology that drives Bitcoin is Blockchain.

Blockchain and the Financial Industry
Think of Blockchain as ledger for financial services or contracts. The big numbers handled by Big Data, and the technology enabler through Blockchain is making the financial institutions look hard at this prospect seriously. Blockchain as vouched by some of the leading lights in the industry state that the transaction time is much faster. Oliver Bussmann, CIO of UBS says that blockchain technology could “pare transaction processing time from days to minutes.”

With the scale of transactions taking place on a daily basis globally, the data lake of that scale which contains the complete history of transaction will call for Big Data and tools in to action. Blockchain stands for the integrity of the ledger, and the analysis can be handled through Data Analytics. So, Big data and Data Analytics have a huge role to play.

It’s a given that this technology is still at its infancy and there are many challenges to be cleared, but the upside of Blockchain is impossible to neglect.

In this context, place the Microsoft’s partnership with consulting firm EY, and that gives the big picture of Blockchain and the opportunities that lay ahead.
And that’s Why You Should Consider Doing a Blockchain Certification. 

You can always reach us at info@icertglobal.com or visit our website www.icertglobal.com to engage in a live chat with our Program consultants.  


Read More

DevOps Is A Good Career Move.

Any position you pursue in tech is going to require your complete dedication to achieve success.

DevOps area has a lot of growth potential in the future. This holds true for those with programming experience and data/system administrators.

Come to face it, as a developer you need to roll your sleeves and engage with the operations to check if code really complies. And as administrator, it is the practice in large and small organizations to automate the operation, and these days Administrator who and develop fail to contribute more than the prescribed job description. So it’s like developers who can administer or administrators who can develop cant stay competitive nor add value to their organization

DevOps is finding a bridge that can strike that can balance both sides’ expectations. Its about integrating technologies and lets the professionals branch out beyond and find solution to challenges posed in developing and operational aspects. How can they co-exist without affecting the eco-system? It’s not a trade-off, rather a merger of minds aiming to accomplish the same objective that was so far handled independently in the role of developers and operations. 

The balance has to be regulated to ensure smooth transitioning. As DevOps professional, you have to carry the mindset of two roles, which means you have to keep pushing the code and ensure smooth running of the operations. It’s like donning two hats at the same time. It may not as simple as stated and needs an expertise and competency in handling both coding and operation, and integrating them in the systems and process, ensuring harmony in execution and outcome/

DevOps to a great extent can pin down the blame game which usually happens, and strive towards contributing to the success of the enterprise ecosystem. DevOps is a recent development and the opportunities are great to tap by professionals with potential. 

According to Payscale, the average pay for a Development Operations (DevOps) Engineer is $90,361 per year. With experience, the pay is expected to go up, and skillset in certain tools will have positive impact resulting in a higher pay.

You can visit our website to know more about our DevOps Certification Training program.


Read More

Clients Building Own Internal Technology Skills

A recent article about IBM was titled the same as of this article. So, there is no claim about the ownership that rightfully belongs to IBM, but the message is clear and universal, and applicable to one and all.

Companies these days are trying to cut down the dependencies. What was once outsourced is now considered to be developed in-house.? Why do we outsource?

Why can’t we? These questions crop-up.

The cost aside, companies are concerned about the control and ownership.  It proves cost-effective to get things done outside and hence outsource. The realization has set in that exist an opportunity to hone skills within and companies are willing to invest in their workforce than scout elsewhere. It is to advance their own workforce in terms of skillset and also engage in emerging technologies that corporates are on the lookout for their own “data scientists and architects to be better equipped to work with us to build out these solutions .

It is impossible to have everything in-house. Practically not possible.  Indispensable is a far cry, and hence companies are willing to settle for interdependencies. The eco-system is such that we need one another, but how much of a dependency is acceptable? It5 can be understood from the article that IBM, which is a technology powerhouse, is focused on ‘strategic imperatives - which is building new offerings in analytics, cloud computing, artificial intelligence, blockchain

The question is: are you conversant with these technologies. Analytics, Cloud Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain seem to be hitting high notes and the need and necessity for a professional certifications in these niche technologies will validate your competencies and vouch for your capabilities, to help your company grow or get into new service lines to maximize business and optimize resources.

iCertGlobal has a slew of professional certifications that covers a gamut of courses from project management to cyber security, to analytics, cloud computing, artificial intelligence, blockchain. Please visit our website www.icertglobal.com to know more about our core offerings and the opportunities for you to make the most and advance your career.


Read More

One Skill Is Not Enough. The Opportunities Are More.

The human capital, with the exponential growth in population, is immeasurably huge. Today the talent pool is just terrific. Paradoxically, the skill gap persists despite the overwhelming numbers of resources. The issue, as always, is the fitment. The question is: do you fit? 

An organization needs vary from time to time, and that’s why the insistence of skills upgrades. Stopping at a place in today’s pace Is walking backward. That spells something about the competition – which means you have to have always in your guard, keep your eyes and ears open and be ready on your toes. 

The physical attributes aside, the mental faculty needs to be brushed up and stepped up. Now comes the key question? What are your skills? Everyone is gifted with a primary skill. Problem is we don’t know what we are good at. We just follow the crowd and flow with the tide and knock on doors that have good opportunities – that pays you well offering good positions. So it’s more about aligning your skills towards the direction of boom and bucks.

Win-win for You and your Company
These days, a company is known for its workforce. Clients are setting the minimum requirement of ‘PMP certified’ for a manager, and hiring companies either enforce or set as their basic requirement even at the shortlisting stage. Hence, the certification on your profile is not only a value-add to your person but with the company, you are associated as well. That said, when one key certification used to suffice, today along with the demand, the expectations too have spiraled. “what else?” this goes both ways for the employers and employees.  For the investment made on an asset, in the forms of pay and perks, what are the returns on investment (ROI) is a claim rightfully stated by the employer. Likewise, for investing so many hard hours and armed with skillsets, ‘what do I stand to gain in terms of compensation and growth?’. So, it’s a fair expectation both sides with an eye on the bottom-line.

Multifaceted Profile.
There are many a professional who despite experience are unable to stand out for the fact that they aren’t certified. Hence, there is ‘that’ distinguished factor that sets one apart. So, a professional certification can make a huge difference. Compare a PMP certified with that of a non-certified professional/ doesn’t it make a difference. Now add more certifications to your profile aligned with your skill set. Maybe PgMP or PMI-ACP.

Job Opportunities
Many doors will be opened. The job market is skewed with an imbalance in supply versus demand. Skilled professionals are scarce in the industry, and hence the difficulty in sourcing. The niche professional certification holders are fewer in the industry.

Career Advancement
The competitive edge, undoubtedly, stems from the knowledge acquisition. Advanced certification is the measure of depth and applied across a domain. The principles and concepts are applicable to varied industry. You can move places and scale up the ladder, and always the threshold will be an acclaimed and accepted qualification and certification.

There are many such professional certifications depending on the subject matter and areas of interest. The common thread that sews up is the success factor: professionally certified profiles are head above shoulders.



image: www.pexels.com


Read More

Our Tailor-Made Training Are Unique And Inimitable



This might be a regular word in the IT industry offering products and solutions. The definition states “made or done to order for a particular customer.” Today, custom-made is cut across the industry fitting to customer specifics.  

Just imagine a customer walking into a restaurant and reading through the menu, and calls on the waiter to order something that’s not part of the menu. The Customer doesn’t take NO for an answer if you are really keen on customer service.  If it is not listed on the menu, then better cook it – that’s the sense of service in the industry. This is just an analogy that can be applied to any vertical or horizontal.

There is no ‘one size fits for all’ – all these might sound  cliches, but the spotlight is back on the customer beaming more brightly than ever before. The customer is king. True, if not for the customer, what will happen to business eco-system? Who drives business? If not for the patronage of the customer, who pays the bills – and that includes salaries.

“We got to think more along the lines of doing something exclusively for the customer.”

The distinct factor and differentiator in an industry dominated by the best in business is your ability to make the customer feel special.  Right from sundry stuff to sophisticated schooling, think more along the lines of doing something different that is exciting and exactly meets the customer's requirement.

Interestingly, training too have seen the swing when institutions go out of the way to offer tailor-made training, which is unique and inimitable to the customer in the picture.

The engagement has gone one-notch above.  Now customers brief a scenario to exact a solution. It’s like turning a use case into an application – which may sound like an exaggeration. Not anymore.
   
In a recent inquiry, a customer came out with a specific need that was not part of our offering. In fact, they pinned the scope so neatly that the subject sought was close to 'cherry picking' and bundled as one course, and refusal to entertain their inquiry will make them shift and  shop elsewhere. So, what do we do? Either make them understand, which they wont or find some middle ground where both of our objectives are met. 

“You must be willing to go as far as you can”

Today, the choice for a customer has grown manifold. If you aren’t ready, move aside, and the next one in line will be inquired. So to a bag a business order, that connects directly or loosely, it’s both important and imperative to make most of the opportunity and drive hard for a closure. It will be foolhardy to dismiss with a ‘sorry, we don’t have that in our catalog”. The missed opportunity could cost us dear. From experience, its always the missed opportunity prove to be the worst casualties.  Unless it's completely beyond your strength, you must be willing to go as far as you can. Chances aren’t easy to come by these days with competition throttling and scuttling at the first instant possible. Customer service is evolving. The service provided will be the game changer and excellence will result in the clincher. 

One of our customers had an interesting anecdote. He was visiting a gift shop to buy something in particular. The shop owner heard his order, and declared his helplessness as “not available’ and turned his attention to the news on television. The customer moved on to the next door, which too was a gift shop, and that owner too didn’t have the article, but instead of flatly refusing with a  ‘No’, he was interested to offer the customer with alternatives of ‘maybe you would like this or try  that one.” The spirit of engagement impressed the customer, and even more impressive were the choices presented that the customer never thought of, and in the end, he purchased one and promised to come back. While leaving the shop, he looked at the previous shop and noticed the distinct difference in entrepreneurship. One was willing to go way go way beyond, while the other just sat and did nothing much. The customer left a thank you note to the shopkeeper saying “that looks like it’s just made for me”.  

Custom-made, perhaps.


Read More

Who Is Right | Team management

Have you ever experienced the conflict within yourself? Many of us would have experienced without realizing what it is. I would like to share few scenarios of my life where I have contradicted myself and how it helped to create the self-awareness within me.

From a personal perspective:
What is Right to me may not be “RIGHT” to my spouse?

I always want my son to do things perfect in his studies and sports which is my primary concern all the time, whereas my spouse always wants to take care of my son’ interests and happiness emotionally. Who is wrong here? None. Who is right? Perhaps, both.  We both have very different standpoint but the same mission in the upbringing of our son. Hence, it’s obvious that we get into conflict when I try to impose do things against his interest. To avoid confrontation, which might escalate to arguments, she tends to downplay when I am around and makes the child to complete school work and studies before my return from work.

It is like racing on thin ice. Most of the times, we do our best to avoid the situation that might result in conflict/argument.  My spouse' maxims in managing my son need to be balanced with my own principles to instill discipline. Eventually, we respect the institution of marriage/family rather than self. The more we kill the self, the better will be our family life. Is that right? I agree.

From a professional point of view:
What is Right to me may not be “RIGHT” to my employer?

Moving onto a professional realm, what appears right to you may not be so with your colleague or manager. There are always differences in opinion. As the saying goes, “ When two partners always agree, one of them is not necessary."

When the crew has the same objective, there can be a different approach in accomplishments. Conflict or difference of opinion arises in the professional life when the objective, level of urgency and priority differs.  Rifts can be resolved when we align, with an open mind that there exist different ways and means to achieve the goal.  There is a streak of self-righteousness in all of us, making us ‘Right’ always. Is that right? Certainly not. You must be willing to listen to others’ opinion and perspective and for all you know, they might be right or you can be proven wrong. Its all about objectivity and a sense of rationality.

What I learned so far in my professional life: get your objectives aligned with your Stakeholders' objectives/Vision/Mission to avoid most of the conflicts. When we work in an organization, there could be more ways to achieve the mission and not necessarily only one way. Always focus towards the end results without allowing yourself into petty squabbles of who is Right. It’s alright if you are not right. No one is, for that matter all the time correct. We are not picture perfect with a vision of 20/20.  Don’t get deviated. The less we spend on proving self, the more we focus on our objectives & goals and eventually become productive and promising.

We always welcome feedback, and your review will be very much appreciated.  Please leave your thoughts here…..

image courtesy: goo.gl/xyWQQ1

Read More

What in PMP attracts the People?


We offer a comprehensive PMP® certification program for participants with diverse professional background and different levels of education and experience. 

PMP® is consistently ranked as one the top five most valuable certification for IT professionals and is broadly applicable to a wide range of industries. 

A PMP® certification builds the skills needed to succeed and opens new doors for those with the certification. 

PMP® Certification is very much relevant to all those who are into Project Management irrespective of the fields specialized. Contrary to popular belief that PMP is related to IT/Software Project Managers, it is very much relevant indeed to people who are managing the projects in the fields of Civil, Production or any other domain or industry. That is one of the reasons why people from any field who want to run/execute the project in organized way, want to be training and certifying in PMP®.

Professionals who are still uncertified find themselves at a distinct disadvantage as compared to those who are PMP certified.

What in PMP® attracts the People?


Following the PMI standards help to have the better predictability. This is one of the reasons why many organizations encourage their project management professionals to go through the PMP Training and certification.


Risk Management is applicable for all projects irrespective of field or domain. Risk management is one of the key areas which connect all people from different walks into Common Project Management Methodology.


Communication Management & Stakeholder Management aren't applicable for Project Managers alone but or non-project managers as well . People who know the project management principles defined by PMI are employed across different domains.

The introduction of agile agile practices  in the  traditional approaches  will present the professionals the opportunity in creating an integrated approach to leverage.

To learn more, click http://goo.gl/GeVrFC



image courtesy: https://www.pexels.com



Read More

Project Management Certification - Successfully Manage Projects Of All Types

When you are already a qualified professional, why the need for an accredited certification is the intellectual stew brewing in most the brimming minds. Some are even audacious to declare that no one gets to tell them ‘what they already know’.

You have probably heard it, and I for sure can testify about the lament of a senior manager in the construction industry who managed some awe-inspiring structural creations to his credit as the chief architect “can you believe the boss pushing me to get the PMP certified?”, whilst I was a bystander in that conversation then [2 years before]. Today, employed in the education space, I marvel about that man’s predicament and feel miserable in not empathizing with his plight. The opposite of love is not to hate. It's apathy. Sometimes, we veer off that direction showing total lack of concern or conventional wisdom. If a civil engineer feels the pressing need for a professional certification, try imagining the IT professionals. In all fairness, accreditation makes you suave, savvy and surges your career.

Surely and certainly, PMP® does equip you with the knowledge considered essential and emboldens with a positive spirit to take the ‘corporate bull by its horn’. 

Project Management certification courses provide you the best platform to highlight your expertise and place your profile in the spotlight.

Market sentiments reek stronger of the smell that emanates with headlines like *Certified PMPs earn 25% more*.

This message has a ripple effect and resonates all over the valley.
Today project management certified professionals are expected to manage projects of all types. And of course, any methodologies. In fact, PMP certification per se is domain agnostic.


The Egypt Pyramid is a classic example of an excellent project management in the days of Pharaoh when none of the modern tools were available, yet that project is a testament to phenomenal project management.

Presently, the industry with technological advancements and tools and techniques have multiplied in number, and still, there are struggles and hurdles faced managing a project. This article doesn't highlight the pain point in project management, rather it underscores the expertise required for a project manager to manage different projects - which is the minimum expectation.


We would like to know your thoughts….. please leave it in the comments section.

image courtesy: https://www.pexels.com/

Read More

Agile Project Management: The Key to Accelerating Business Value



The growing influence of agile


In The 11th annual State of Agile Report released by VersioOne, the key findings reflect the growing influence of Agile. The extract  of the report is reproduced below.

•    Agile adoption is still growing – While 94% of respondents said their organizations practiced agile, they also stated that more than half (60%) of their organizations’ teams are not yet practicing agile. 80% of respondents also said their organization was at or below a “still maturing” level with agile.

•    Measuring enterprise agility with business value – Measuring how much business value an organization is delivering is an increasing focus. In this year’s survey, the business value was cited as the second most popular measure (46%) of an agile initiative’s success, rising from fourth in the prior year.

Source: www.stateofagile.com.

Organizations across the globe are focusing more disruptive technologies. This doesn’t displace traditional management practices but evolution will make way for improvements that can be iterative and incremental. As the number of projects increase, the need for Project Managers who can balance the traditional touch with the existing and emerging practices are growing in demand. The Agile Practice Guide released along with the PMBOK version 6 acts as the reference material for managers pursuing PMP certification as well those who wish to certify as Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP).The stress on Agile is evident. The Agile Guide dwells on integrating  Agile practices within the traditional project management framework.The future seems to steer towards agile.

So, what value does an Agile Project Management bring to the table? We will look into few pointers that substantiate the increasing need for Agile project Management practitioners underscoring the fact the Agile movement is gaining momentum.

1. Agile Project Management helps to structure the thoughts/ideas into MVP (Minimum Viable Product) which is clear mandate in this competitive era. 

2. Agile Project Management brings flexibility in terms of scope and timeline which was always a pain point in the past. There is no need to verify and validate at the end of the phase, instead work is always small chunk upon which development builds. Hence managing scope and mitigating risks are appreciable in terms of control and management.

3. Communication becomes more simple and transparent with Agile Project Management as the customer is involved frequently, and change can be communicated and approval sought, thus the long-winded approach of approval for change request gets replaced with the customer approving or disapproving in the earlier stage of conception or even during development. The daily stand-up meeting clearly states the goal for that day
And delay or milestones missed can be factored and adjusted with minimal impact on the schedule.
 
4. The Team motivation is better as we have short-term goals and the pace of progress is closely studied and maintained.

5. Agile Project Management serves to customer engagement and experience by stating the timeline of delivery averting the last minute surprise or shock. The chances for disappointment are slim as the Customer is very much involved and becomes part of the development and know exactly the status of the project at any given point in time, and don’t have wait till the deadline to know the fate of the project’ completion.

This article is a precursor to Agile Project Management. We will discuss more it in our subsequent posting. So watch out for this space.

Image courtesy: https://www.pexels.com


Read More

Identify Your Skills

The human capital, with the exponential growth in population, is immeasurably huge. Today the talent pool is just terrific. Paradoxically, the skill gap persists despite the overwhelming numbers of resources. The issue, as always, is the fitment. The question is: do you fit? An organization's needs vary from time to time, and that’s why the insistence of skills upgrade. Stopping at a place in today’s pace Is walking backward. That spells something about the competition – which means you have to have always in your guard, keep your eyes and ears open and be ready on your toes. The physical attributes aside, the mental faculty needs to be brushed up and stepped up. Now comes the key question? What are your skills? Everyone is gifted with a primary skill. Problem is we don’t know what we are good at. We just follow the crowd and flow with the tide and knock on doors that have good opportunities – that pays you well offering good positions. So it’s more about aligning your skills towards the direction of boom and bucks. 

Have you ever tried to identify your own talents or primary skills and pursue a career where you can flourish given your natural abilities and gifted talents? Today, most of us want to try our hand in IT. Why? Because it pays handsomely, and the scope is just superb. What if you are good at writing? Or painting or fixing wheels or any other vocation? The sense of job satisfaction is a far cry these days because our occupation is marked by demand in the market. What happened to your skills? Either untapped or unused.  

So how to identify your skills?
  • Whatever you can do with relative ease 
  • Whatever you are extremely confident
  • whatever keeps you going
  • Whatever you enjoy doing
  • Whatever people come to you often for aid/assistance/assignment

Once you know what you are really good at, nurture. Try getting advice from peers and superiors. Mentoring helps. Remember, there are primary skill and secondary skills. In today’s competitive world, you need to wear more than one hat as a performer. So, learn more skills. Become multi-talented. Versatile. And that makes you more in demand, rather than following the demand of the market. Make them come to you, instead of you approaching them. You know well where lies the bargaining power. job satisfaction is when you really enjoy what you are doing. The feeling of fulfillment or contentment. So identify your skills, initiate in grooming and capitalize on your competency. 

Thank you for reading this blog and please leave your thoughts here.

image courtesy: https://www.pexels.com

Read More

Why you should consider a PMP certification?



source: KPMG CIO SURVEY 

Exploring New Avenues
The latest version of PMBOK-version 6 is a mix of traditional practice and agile methodology It explores ways by which the blended model can be leveraged. Is it possible to have an agile methodology within waterfall? The theory of agile in waterfall in put into test and tried and probably the reason to introduce agile is in all the 10 knowledge areas. The upgrade is both from  technology and technical front.


Talent is Top-line
PMP’s exam eligibility criteria are a clear indicator about your prowess and proficiency.  Clearing the exam and certifying yourself as PMP professional is is a distinct differentiator. . That’s the kind of talent the industry is scouting. Companies are on the lookout for such professionals who are professionally certified, and PMP stands in the top 5 ranking certification. So, you become the talent that the company wants to tap.

Close the Skill Shortage
Recruiters are finding it increasingly painful in on-boarding the right resource.  PMP proves handier in screening and shortlisting. The latest PMP certification acts as a catalyst. There are only 833,025 active PMP certified individuals when the demand far exceeds the supply. Hence, it does make the PMP certified professionals most eligible and elite. On a global scale 833,025 active PMP certified individuals doesn’t really add up to the requirement. And PMP certification has become even more difficult. So, the latest certification will have its own shine and significance.

Earning Power
The PMI global survey clearly states that the median salary of U.S.-based respondents holding a PMP certification was$111,000 versus a median salary of $91,000 for participants without PMP certification.  And the difference is obvious. And don’t miss on the perks.

Diversified Platform
The PMP call is not confined o the Information technology space. In fact, any project undertaking would want qualified professionals. So long there is a need for project management professional,   be it civil or architecture or IT, PMP certification holds good and commands respect.

Its time for you take up the exam.




Read More

The Catch Of Only The Best And Brightest Has Been Ringing In The Valley

If the new H-1B Visa Bill is anything to go by, then soon there will be  visa cap per country issued purely of on merit regardless of the origin. The catch of “only the best and brightest” has been ringing in the valley ever since there was a change of guard in the leadership.  This is only fair so that Companies don’t shortchange the unsuspecting employee by undercutting wages. So to book yourself a berth, better ensure you are the best in the list. So, professionally, unless you have a proven track record that’s superior and surpasses the set expectations, chances to be counted in is going to be grim.

Just read out the latest reports as extracted and the enormity of reality will dawn on you. The good days are gone? It can be a lament or do you hear someone shout-out “good days are back”. Your caliber and competency can be vouched by you alone as it will be you who will be subjected to the litmus test in proficiency. 

Quoting verbatim from the source:
“The High-Skilled Integrity and Fairness Act of 2017 introduced by California Congressman Zoe Lofgren prioritises market based allocation of visas to those companies willing to pay 200 per cent of a wage calculated by survey; eliminates the category of lowest pay; and raises the salary level at which H-1B dependent employer are exempt from non-displacement and recruitment attestation requirements to greater than $130,000.
This is more than double of the current H-1B minimum wage of $60,000, which was established in 1989 and since then has remained unchanged. 
“My legislation refocuses the H-1B programme to its original intent — to seek out and find the best and brightest from around the world, and to supplement the US workforce with talented, highly paid, and highly skilled workers who help create jobs here in America, not replace them,” said Mr. Lofgren.

Here comes the zinger: when the message is loud and clear about scouting talent that the best and brightest, what makes one best and bright? In simpler terms, you can’t nudge or elbow your competitor but win the race by a mile. The hunger to excel and exceed expectation is the basic expectation. You can take it from here as the baseline and figure out the challenges that lie ahead and criteria to be met. Nothing less than outstanding can help you outshine as a luminary in the global pool of star players. 

If you feel tempted to ask ‘what talents will take me through?’, then walk through the Job Responsibilities and measure yourself in terms of the weightage, and ask yourself “are you there?” if yes, what’s your standing when lined up with strongest of contender? Certifications, of course, lend currency and expertise arises from the virtue of experience. What happens, if the shortlisted candidates possess the certifications and areas of expertise? Well, that its typical Darwinism “fitter than the fittest”.  Better than the best. Prove that and take home the trophy. The winner gets it all. 

We wish to hear from you. Please leave your thoughts here.....

image courtesy: goo.gl/mQwzXi

Read More

Disclaimer

  • "PMI®", "PMBOK®", "PMP®", "CAPM®" and "PMI-ACP®" are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.
  • "CSM", "CST" are Registered Trade Marks of The Scrum Alliance, USA.
  • COBIT® is a trademark of ISACA® registered in the United States and other countries.
  • CBAP® and IIBA® are registered trademarks of International Institute of Business Analysis™.

We Accept

We Accept

Follow Us

iCertGlobal facebook icon iCertGlobal googleplus iCertGlobal linkedin iCertGlobal twitter

Quick Enquiry Form

   +1 (713)-287-1033