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Along with everything else that came out of our 2014 Salary Survey, we included a list of the 75 top-salaried certifications in the 2015 Winter Edition of Certification Magazine. You can take a look right here if you haven’t seen it already.

Not long after publishing the Salary Survey issue, we began tweeting the Salary Survey 75 list, one certification at a time. After rolling through the list from No. 75 (ISTQB Certified Tester – Foundation) to No. 21 (EMC Storage Administrator), we decided to get a tiny bit fancier. Because we love certification, and because we love our readers, we’re giving you an extra dash of pizzazz as we finish out our Twitter-sprint through the Salary Survey 75 from No. 20 to No. 1.

We’ve rolled out the red carpet (so to speak) for the Top 20 certs on the list. Each of them will be featured here, so you can either sit back and watch the list grow, or follow us on Twitter (@CertMag). You should do both really. Why not do both? (Do both.) And without further ado, the Top 20 of 2014 are:

No. 1
Certification: ISACA Certified Information Systems Manager (CISM)
Average Annual Salary (2014): $115,080
Who’s in Charge Here: Offered by ISACA
What’s the Story: CISM is consistently ranked as one of the highest-paying and most sought-after professional IT certs. As the leading credential for IS managers, CISM is the accepted Industry standard for achievement among IS, IS audit and IT governance professionals who work with, understand and appreciate the relationship between IT security programs and an enterprise’s broader goals and objectives. More enterprises than ever, particularly the U.S. Government, are requiring this cert for IS and IT professionals, – it makes an enterprise look good having individuals on staff who can merge, design, oversee and assess information security. The CISM exam is offered in June, September, and December, and consists of 200 multiple choice questions to be completed over four hours. It covers the four domains listed below, with the approximate percentage of exam questions allotted to each:
● Domain 1: Information Security Governance (24 percent)
● Domain 2: Information Risk Management and Compliance (33 percent)
● Domain 3: Information Security Program Development and Management (25 percent)
● Domain 4: Information Security Incident Management (18 percent)
Like its elder sibling certification the far longer-tenured CISA, scores for the CISM are reported as a scaled score — conversion of a raw score to a common scale. While the exam is open to anyone, it is recommended that candidates have a “minimum of five years of information security work experience.” Of these five years, at least three must have been working in information security management in three, or more, of the job practice analysis areas. Passing the exam alone does not ensure that one will receive the CISM certificate. Candidates must meet the work experience requirements and then submit a CISM Application. It is possible to earn a passing score on the CISM exam without the required work experience, but the score will be valid for only five years. If, within the five year period, the candidate does not meet CISM certification requirements, then the score is voided.
Recertification: CISM-certified individuals need to attain and report a minimum of 20 continuing professional education (CPE) hours annually, and a minimum of 120 CPE hours for a three-year period. Certified professionals are encouraged to retain a record of their CPEs in the event that they are audited by ISACA.
More Info —ISACA Official CISM Site

No. 2
Certification: ISACA Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC)
Average Annual Salary (2014): $111,470
Who’s in Charge Here: Offered by ISACA
What’s the Story:  A risk management cert, ISACA’s Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) credential is for senior-level IT pros who help organizations mitigate the exposure of enterprise information to theft, loss, corruption and destruction. In relative terms, CRISC is a new kid on the certification block, as fresh faced as Taylor Swift on a 10-dollar bill. The CRISC certification program is just a shade more than five years old, having gotten off the ground in January 2010. Thanks to a creative and, by its own admission “rigorous” program of grandfathering in highly experienced professionals, ISACA issued its milestone 1,000th CRISC a little less than eight months later, so there’s been a significant population of CRISC-onians for almost the entire time that the credential has been with us. You have to have eight years of applicable IT or business experience to qualify for CRISC, so an IT or business worker who was just entering the professional realm at the time of CRISC’s debut in 2010 won’t be eligible to acquire it until 2018.
Recertification: CRISC holders are required to earn continuing professional education (CPE) credits to maintain their certification status.
More Info – ISACA official CRISC site

No. 3
Certification: ISACA Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
Average Annual Salary (2014): $110,190
Who’s in Charge Here: Offered by ISACA
What’s the Story: CISA is the benchmark for IT/IS auditors. It’s also gaining in popularity (presently there are more than 100,000 certificate holders). Over the past 12 years, demand for CISA increased dramatically in response to a number of major corporate financial scandals and passage of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act in 2002. Demand is heavy across all business sectors — especially financial — and expected to increase in response to cyberattacks and anticipated additional regulatory requirements. CISA is a great cert for individuals working in IT security management, IT audit and IT risk management, but it’s a tough nut to crack. The exam is notably more grueling than your average multiple-choice cert exam, and the failure rate is reportedly high. The exam consists of 200 multiple-choice questions with a duration of four hours. The exam is offered during the months of June, September and December; and is open to anyone who wishes to attempt it. Candidates must demonstrate their knowledge in five practice domains:
● Domain 1: Process of Auditing Information Systems
● Domain 2: Governance and Management of IT
● Domain 3: IS Acquisition, Development and Implementation
● Domain 4: IS Operations Maintenance and Support
● Domain 5: Protection of Information Assets
Passing the exam does not grant candidates a certification. Once a candidate both passes the exam and meets the work experience requirements (a minimum of 5 years of professional information systems auditing, control or security work experience), then he or she must submit a CISA Application for Certification.
Recertification: Certificate holders are required to earn continuing professional education (CPE) credits each year (a minimum of 20 CPEs) and over the three-year period (120 CPEs). Certified professionals are encouraged to retain a record of their CPEs — because audits happen. Here is a more complete listing of documentation requirements.
Links: More Info — ISACA Official SiteCISA at 35: A recruiter’s perspective

No. 4
Certification: (ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
Average Annual Salary (2014): $109,650
Who’s in Charge Here: Offered by (ISC)²
What’s the Story: The CISSP is like the James Bond of IT security certifications. It’s been around forever (well, since 1994), and it just keeps on kickin’ (butt). As of June 1, there are 99,808 CISSPs in countries around the globe ranging from the 65,362 in the United States to the handful of minor islands, outlying areas and (mostly) smaller nations that claim only 1. (Note to people who like round numbers: Nearly 6,500 people grabbed this cert just in the past 12 months. So someone is going to become the 100,000th CISSP very, very soon.) You can’t sit for the CISSP unless you’ve been a paid professional in information security for at least five years. (It’s possible to knock a year off that requirement based on your education and/or certification background, but you’re going to need to have done quite a bit of full-time work in the field regardless.) The CISSP recently rolled out three concentrations (in Architecture, Engineering and Management) for those who’d like to further burnish their certified security credentials.
Recertification: Recertification is required every three years, and involves payment of an annual maintenance fee and accrual of Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits.
More Info – (ISC)2 official CISSP site and brochure
CertMag: CISSP: The Crown Jewel of Security Certifications

No. 5
Certification: (ISC)² Certified Authorization Professional (CAP)
Average Annual Salary (2014): $106,900
Who’s in Charge Here: Offered by (ISC)²
What’s the Story: If you like being in control, then this one’s for you! CAP is one of the Industry’s top security certifications. Certificate holders possess the skills to authorize and maintain information systems by ensuring these systems have appropriate and statutory levels of security commensurate with potential exposure. A key benefit to a CAP certification is the ability to mesh technology and business orientations into an organization’s overall risk management strategy. While CAP is applicable to the commercial markets, and civilian and local governments, it was developed specifically for IT security professionals working with the U.S. Federal Government, including the Departments of State and Defense (See CAP & DoD 8570). Candidates for CAP include, authorization officials, information and systems owners, IS security, and senior system managers. Individuals should have a wide variety of knowledge, skills and experience in IT security and systems administration before attempting the certification. The CAP exam consists of 125 multiple-choice questions with a duration of three hours. A passing grade of 700 out of 1000 is required. Candidates are tested on seven domains:
● Risk Management Framework (RMF)
● Categorization of Information Systems
● Selection of Security Controls
● Security Control Implementation
● Security Control Assessment
● Information System Authorization
● Monitoring of Security Controls
Recertification: Certificate holders must recertify every three years, earn and post 20 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits each year, and pay a $65 (U.S.) fee each year of the three-year certification cycle before the certification or recertification annual anniversary date.
More Info – (ISC)2 official CAP site

No. 6
Cert: GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)
Average Annual Salary (2014): $100,590
Who’s in Charge Here: Offered by Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)
What’s the Story: Nestled in the security administration branch of the GIAC certification tree, GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH) is sort of like EMT training for paramedics. Think of it as being a first responder credential for security professionals who are called on to detect, neutralize and resolve hack attacks, viral intrusions, and other security incidents. A GCIH has to understand and recognize a wide variety of attack methods, as well as knowing to contain and counteract a problem once it’s been discovered. On the administration side, a GCIH works on process improvements gleaned from discovering the root cause of a breach to make systems and networks more secure.
Recertification: Required every four years; includes maintenance fee and Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits.
More Info — GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH) site
CertMag: Seven security certs to set your sights on

No. 7
Cert: PMI Project Management Professional
Average Annual Salary (2014): $100,040
Who’s in Charge Here: Offered by Project Management Institute (PMI)
What’s the story: This vendor-neutral certification is recognized globally as the IT industry’s most comprehensive and impactful project management cert. The PMP certifies that you have the demonstrated competence to lead and direct project teams. PMP is for experienced project managers. There are two sets of screening criteria to sit for the PMP exam. You may sit for the exam with a secondary degree (high school diploma, associate’s degree, or the global equivalent) if you also have a minimum of five years of project management experience, with 7,500 hours leading and directing projects and 35 hours of project management education. Or you may sit for the exam with a four-year degree (bachelor’s degree or the global equivalent) if you at least three years of project management experience, with 4,500 hours leading and directing projects and 35 hours of project management education. Consult the PMP Handbook  for additional details regarding eligibility.
The PMP exam consists of 200 questions to, be completed in a four-hour time limit. It covers five domains: Initiation; Planning; Executing; Monitoring and Controlling; Closing. It’s worth noting that the exam will be changing Nov. 1. While the domains will remain the same, the specific job tasks within each are being updated. For more information, check out the latest exam blueprint.
Recertification: Credential holders are required to earn 60 professional development units (PDUs) every 3 years and submit a renewal fee. PDUs may be earned by completing additional education and/or “giving back to the profession.” Check out this video for information on renewing your certification, earning PDUs and appropriate means of “giving back to the profession.”
More Info — Official PMI Project Management Professional site
CertMag: The Top Project Management Certs to Get Your Career in Gear

No. 8
Cert: Open Group Certified Architect (Open CA)
Average Annual Salary (2014): $97,980
Who’s in Charge Here: Offered by The Open Group
What’s the Story: IT architecture is somewhat similar to architectural design. In the same way that a construction architect designs buildings, an IT architect designs systems that are used to meet various IT ends. An IT architect uses standard tools, resources and practices to accomplish his or her ends, and also creates detailed schematics define and explain the system and its components. The Open CA program has three tracks, for IT architecture, business architecture and enterprise architecture. There are also three levels of Certified Architect: Certifed, Master and Distinguished. An Open CA Certified Architect gains a blend of skills and experience that are vendor neutral and globally recognized by the more than 180 companies that belong to The Open Group.
Recertification: Required every three years; must be approved by review board.
More Info — The Open Group Certified Architect (Open CA) site
CertMag: Everything you always wanted to know about The Open Group

No. 9
Cert: Open Group TOGAF 9
Average Annual Salary (2014): $96,910
Who’s in Charge Here: Offered by The Open Group
What’s the Story: TOGAF 9 is the industry-standard framework and methodology for enterprise IT architects. Certified individuals possess a basic level of specialized knowledge in the development, evaluation, and support of enterprise IT architecture. There are two levels of certification for TOGAF 9:
● Level 1 (TOGAF 9 Foundation) – Validates that the certificate holder is knowledgeable with the terminology and basics of TOGAF 9 and understands the core principles of Enterprise IT Architecture and TOGAF. Certification at this level is achieved by successfully completing the Part 1 Exam consisting of 40 multiple-choice questions. A passing score is 55 percent.
● Level 2 (TOGAF 9 Certified) – Validates that the certificate holder is not only knowledgeable, but able to analyze and apply TOGAF. Foundation-certified individuals are eligible to sit for the Part 2 Exam which consists of eight complex scenarios with gradient scoring. A passing score is 60 percent.
Candidates may also opt to sit for a combined Part 1 and Part 2 exam. Passing scores are as per Part 1 and Part 2 Exams. When sitting for the combined exam, however, in order to receive your certification for either level you need to pass both levels. If you fail you will not receive either level’s certification. You will, however, only need to re-take the exam corresponding to the failed section(s). Each exam covers specific areas.
Recertification: Not required for either TOGAF 9 certification.
More Info — The Open Group TOGAF 9 site
CertMag: Everything you always wanted to know about The Open Group

No. 10
Cert: Cisco Certified Design Associate (CCDA)
Average Annual Salary (2014): $96,850
Who’s in Charge Here: Offered by Cisco Systems, Inc.
What’s the Story: Get used to hearing about the Internet of Things. The web of connectivity now extending from one person, plant or thing to the next is predicted draw in 50 billion devices or objects just in the next five years. And as networks become ever more intricate, designing them will demand increased skill. CCDA is the foundation of Cisco’s three-tiered pyramid of network design certs, so if you want to build your knowledge of network design from the ground up, then this is an excellent place to start. Cisco Learning Network’s suite of study materials even included games to help build your skills. Learning should be fun, right?
Recertification: To remain valid, CCDA must be renewed every three years; there are a variety of recertification options available.
More Info — Cisco Learning Network CCDA site
CertMag: Top Network Design Certs

No. 11
Cert: EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
Average Annual Salary (2014): $96,290
Who’s in Charge Here: Offered by EC-Council
What’s the Story: CEH is an entry-level, countermeasure certification targeted at penetration testers with little or no experience. It’s not vendor-specific, but as a rule it deals only with widely adopted tech and industry standards. Certificate holders are trained to both think like and counter hackers. They know how to scan, test, hack and secure employer and client networks. The easiest path to the exam is to complete an official EC-Council training program. Prior to attending an official course, you will have to sign an agreement that you won’t use your newfound talents for illicit purposes. If you don’t want to take an official course, then there are computer-based and online training methods available. Candidates will also need to show the EC-Council that they have at least two years of experience working in information security with a legitimate organization, and that their educational background “reflects specialization in information security.” The exam consists of 125 multiple-choice questions, with a duration of four hours. A passing score is 70 percent. There are seven parts to the exam with a set number of questions for each section:
● Section I: Background (5 questions)
● Section II: Analysis/Assessment (16 questions)
● Section III: Security (31 questions)
● Section IV: Tools, Systems and Programs (40 questions)
● Section V: Procedures and Methodology (25 questions)
● Section VI: Regulation and Policy (5 questions)
● Section VII: Ethics (3 questions)
Recertification:  Credential holders are required to annually earn EC-Council Continuing Education Credits (ECE) to maintain certification. The credits may be earned in a number of ways.
More Info — EC-Council web site
GoCertify: What You Need to Know to Get Your Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)

No. 12
Cert: Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE)
Average Annual Salary (2014): $96,030
Who’s in Charge Here: Offered by Microsoft Learning
What’s the Story: With Microsoft’s Architect and Master credentials having been indefinitely suspended as of late 2013, Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) rests alongside Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD) at the top of the current Microsoft certification pyramid. There are nine different specializations under the MCSE label:
● Server Infrastructure
● Desktop Infrastructure
● Private Cloud
● Enterprise Devices and Apps
● Data Platform
● Business Intelligence
● Messaging
● Communication
● Sharepoint
Don’t get this MCSE confused with the old Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer. Solutions Experts, as explained by Microsoft Learning, have the “ability to design and build technology solutions, which may include integrating multiple technology products and span multiple versions of a single technology, whether on-premises or in the cloud.”
Recertification: Recertification is required every three years.
More Info — Official Microsoft Learning MCSE  page

No. 13
Cert: Check Point Certified Security Expert (CCSE)
Average Annual Salary (2014): $94,990
Who’s in Charge Here: Offered by Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.
What’s the Story: The CCSE is vendor-specific to Check Point Security Systems and is designed for expert users who need to perform advanced deployment configurations of a security gateway. Credential holders are trained in modifying, deploying and troubleshooting Check Point Security systems on the GAiA operating system. Candidates must have a valid CCSA certification and knowledge of multiple disciplines related to network-security activities including UNIX and Windows operating systems, certificate management, system administration, networking (TCP/IP) knowledge, and Check Point Security Administration course/CCSA Certification. The certification exam is comprised of 80 percent course materials and 20 percent hands-on experience with Check Point products. It consists of 90 multiple-choice, scenario-based questions that you need to complete in two hours. A score of 70 percent is required to pass.
Recertification: You can maintain your certification with the CCSE Update exam. Update exams only tests your knowledge on the latest product release. To prepare for any update exams it is recommended that you should train or study the full CCSE course.
More Info — Official Check Point training and certification  page

No. 14
Cert: Check Point Certified Security Administrator
Average Annual Salary (2014): $94,370
Who’s in Charge Here: Offered by Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.
What’s the Story: A pioneering IT security firm since 1993, Check Point recently attracted the interest of Wall Street with a strong quarterly earnings report covering the first three months of 2015. The company’s certification stock is also strong, it would seem, with employers paying close to six figures, on average, for your certified knowledge of Check Point security products. Check Point Certified Security Administrator (CCSA) is a foundational credential that will get you off and running. You can add to your expertise by climbing the Check Point certification ladder to the “Expert” and “Master” rungs.
Recertification: Like many vendor-specific certs, Check Point security credentials are tied to product releases. Typically, your credential remains active during both the current product release and that one that immediately follows. After that, you will need to renew.
More Info — Official Check Point training and certification  page

No. 15
Cert: CompTIA Security+
Average Annual Salary (2014): $93,990
Who’s in Charge Here: Offered by CompTIA
What’s the Story: This internationally recognized, vendor-neutral cert currently has almost 300,000 credential holders and is highly-respected in the industry. Security is the fastest growing field of IT and credential holders are seen as highly-skilled at securing networks and managing risks. Credential holders have a broad knowledge and expertise in:
● Network Security
● Compliance and Operational Security
● Threats and Vulnerabilities
● Application, Data and Host Security
● Access Control and Identity Management
● Cryptography
Although an entry-level cert, Security+ is approved by the U.S. Department of Defense to meet the requirements for information assurance (IA) technical and management certifications. While there are no required prerequisites, it is recommended that candidates have earned the Network+ certification prior to the Security+ exam.
Recertification: IT professionals who earned Security+ prior to January 1, 2011 are certified for life. For credential holders who certified after January 1, 2011, the certification must be renewed every three years to stay current. To renew, credential holders must pass the current Security+ exam and complete 50 continuing education units (CEU) within the three year period.
More Info — Official CompTIA Security+ page
GoCertify: Updated CompTIA Security+ Exam Available Worldwide

No. 16
Cert: IBM Certified Solutions Specialist
Average Annual Salary (2014): $93,100
Who’s in Charge Here: Offered by IBM
What’s the story: So as we explained a little bit further down the page (see IBM Certified Expert), “Certified Solutions Specialist” is a proficiency level within the IBM certification tree. And as with Certified Expert, Certified Solutions Specialist appears to be in transition — there are only two current exams that correspond to it. One will certify your expertise with respect to “i2 COPLINK Detect V4.x,”  which somewhat surprisingly is exactly what it sounds like it should be. COPLINK is a law enforcement app used in criminal investigation and analysis, and COPLINK certification is available only to a) law enforcement professionals with proper security clearance, b) IBM COPLINK team members, and c) authorized IBM resellers. The other CSS exam is for “Rational Team Concert V4.” Alas, Rational Team Concert is a software development tool, and not an app to assist music promoters in configuring the most logical pairings when teaming up rock bands for massive summer tours.
More Info — Official site for the IBM Certification Progam  
CertMag: IBM Certification for a Dynamic Infrastructure

No. 17
Cert: Certified Novell Engineer
Average Annual Salary (2014): $92,840
Who’s in Charge Here: Offered by Novell, Inc.
What’s the story: A Certified Novell Engineer (CNE) installs, maintains and supports Netware systems and other server or hardware infrastructure from Novell. The CNE provides proficiency in all aspects of servicing local area networks (LANs) and other networking setups. This is a great cert to utilize as an entry to the Master Certified Novell Engineer (MCNE) certification, which authenticates a higher level of proficiency managing networks. In order to earn the CNE candidates must first earn the Certified Network Administrator (CAN) certification. There are two separate routes to obtaining a CNE cert depending on the area of expertise specialized in:
● CNE in Novell Open Enterprise Server for NetWare (3 exams required)
● CNE in Netware 6 (5 exams required)
A Certified Novell Engineer is often also called a Certified NetWare Engineer. The name was changed to reflect the fact that the Novell line and certification do not focus exclusively on their NetWare product.
Recertification: Novell certs do not expire since they are tied to the version of technology on which they were gained. Novell does however require candidates to sign and agree to any Continuing Certification Registration (CCR) exams that may be required by the company. Once CNE qualified, it is the individual’s responsibility to stay current with any required CCRs. Candidates not taking the required CCRs risk having their credential revoked and may no longer be classed CNE certified.
More Info –

No. 18
Cert: IBM Certified Expert
Average Annual Salary (2014): $91,510
Who’s in Charge Here: Formerly offered by IBM
What’s the story: The labyrinthine IBM certification program contains many dozens of credentials. An IBM certification title has two elements. The first part of the title designates the level of the certificant within the IBM certification tree, and the second part of the title expresses the IBM technology or product of which the certificant has special knowledge. So IBM certs have full names like “IBM Certified Associate – Tivoli Monitoring V6.3,” or “IBM Certified Advanced Technical Expert – Power Systems with AIX v3.” The Salary Survey includes IBM’s level designations, but does not track the many product specializations individually. So unlike with most of the other certs in the survey, the IBM credentials refer to a range of specializations, rather than a single skill set. All that said, IBM Certified Expert is a “legacy” designation. The last active IBM Certified Expert credential was retired at the end of 2014. Current similar designations include the likes of IBM Certified Solution Expert and IBM Certified Systems Expert.
More Info — Official site for the IBM Certification Progam  
CertMag: IBM Certification for a Dynamic Infrastructure

No. 19
Cert: Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) Routing and Switching
Average Annual Salary (2014): $90,590
Who’s in Charge Here: Offered by Cisco Systems, Inc.
What’s the story: CCNP is for IT professionals with at least one year of networking experience who are ready to advance their skills and work independently on complex network solutions. CCNPs plan, implement, verify and troubleshoot local and wide-area enterprise networks and work collaboratively with specialists on advanced security, voice, wireless and video solutions. Prerequisites include CCNA Routing and Switching or any Cisco CCIE certification. The required exams are: 300-101 ROUTE, 300-115 SWITCH, and 300-135 TSHOOT.
Recertification: CCNP is valid for three years. To recertify you need to do ONE of the following before the certification expiration date: 1) pass any current 642-XXX Professional-level or any 300-XXX Professional-level exam, 2) pass any current CCIE Written Exam, 3) pass the current CCDE Written Exam or current CCDE Practical Exam, or 4) pass the Cisco Certified Architect (CCAr) interview AND the CCAr board review to extend lower certifications.
More Info – Official Cisco CCNP Routing and Switching page
CertMag: Make your mark with these top network administration certs

No. 20
Cert: Network+
Average Annual Salary (2014): $90,280
Who’s in Charge Here: Offered by CompTIA
What’s the story: Introduced in 1999, CompTIA’s Network+ credential is a tremendously popular “gateway” certification for aspiring IT pros with an interest in network technology. Network+ gives you a vendor-neutral foundation in IT networking fundamentals and can open the door to more advanced credentials, or get you started on a full-time networking profession. CompTIA completed the latest Network+ overhaul earlier this year with its release of the newest exam (N10-006) on March 4.
Recertification: Network+ expires after three years, but can be renewed one of three ways: 1) take and pass the newest version of the Network+ exam, 2) earn a qualifying higher-level certification, 3) stay current by completing a variety of continuing education (CE) activities.
More Info — Official CompTIA Network+ page
CertMag’s Emmett Dulaney reviews changes to the new Network+ (N10-006)
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