A favorite question among certification candidates is the one about the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow: How much money will I make after I finish this certification? There are several factors that determine salary, of course, but a good certification can be a strong argument for someone seeking a raise or bonus. And certain high-paying jobs may require certification as a prerequisite to being hired.
We like to ask the money question, too, so we’re making it a bigger part of what we do. This is the first of a new series of surveys that are aimed at smaller targets. We’ll still bring out the big bullseye at the end of each year for our annual Salary Survey. In between, however, we’ll take a more focused look at organizations and companies that offer certifications. We’re calling these new smaller surveys Salary Survey PLUS.
For our first step down this new road, we drew the former Information Systems Audit and Control Association — now formally known by the widely recognized acronym ISACA — out of a hat. If you hold one or more of the four ISACA certifications, then please pull up a chair. This will only take a minute.
Thanks to everyone who participated in our ISACA Salary Survey! Watch for the results in the next quarterly edition of Certification Magazine.