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Top 15 Moneymaking Certifications For 2016

Certifications in IT security, virtualization and business continue to top the pay scale, but cloud and networking certifications are becoming more profitable and pervasive with each passing day.

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10. Certified Ethical Hacker

Holders of the Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) certification bring in an average salary of $103,297, according to the survey, up from $95,155 last year.

Created and managed by the International Council of E-Commerce Consultants (EC-Council), the certification tests the ability of IT professionals to prod for holes, weaknesses and vulnerabilities in an end user’s network defenses using hackers’ methods. While a hacker would be interested in causing damage or stealing information, a CEH would be interested in fixing the deficiencies found.

CEH exam topics include scanning networks, malware threats, session hijacking and denial of service.

The need for CEHs in quite high, according to Global Knowledge, given the volume of attacks, amount of personal data at risk and possible legal liabilities.

 
 
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