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How Salesforce certifications can boost your career (and where to start)

Salesforce has created an ecosystem of products and services beyond its core CRM tool, building a huge demand for knowledgeable Salesforce professionals who bring skills with industry-specific extensions and business-aligned apps.

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Welcome to Insider Pro

For more than 50 years, IDG has earned the trust of its readers with authoritative coverage of the technology industry. Insider Pro is the natural evolution of the insightful coverage our publications have produced for decades.

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IT Salary Survey: Do tech certifications pay off?

In our recent survey, we asked IT professionals if certifications helped them land a job, earn a promotion or get a pay raise, and which certifications they’re planning to pursue. Here’s what we learned.

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The 9 fastest-growing, highest-paying tech skills (no certification required)

Employers are more apt to pay extra cash for noncertified tech skills compared to certifications. Here are the ones they covet the most right now, and why.

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9 master data management certifications that will pay off

Individuals with expertise in master data management (MDM) are essential to helping organizations get the most out of their data and comply with regulations. Here are the MDM certifications that will give your career an edge.

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Top 13 data engineer and data architect certifications

Data engineers and data architects are in high demand. Here are the certifications that will give your career an edge.

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The top 9 big data and data analytics certifications for 2020

Data scientists and data analysts are in high demand. Here are the big data certifications that will give your career an edge.

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7 hot digital marketing jobs for 2020 (and what you need to land them)

From chief experience officer to director of content marketing to brand manager, digital marketing roles are evolving. Here’s a look at seven jobs that can position you for the future of marketing.

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Top 13 project management certifications for 2020

No matter what your IT role, a project management certification can add value to your role. Here are the top project management certifications, their requirements and cost.

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Top 20 highest-paying tech certifications

Certifications can add, on average, more than 7 percent to your base salary. But the question is which certifications offer the most bang for the buck. We examine that question from several angles and also identify the Top 20...

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12 business intelligence certifications to advance your BI career

From BI analysts and BI developers to BI architects and BI directors, business intelligence pros are in high demand. Here are a dozen certifications that could give your career an edge.

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15 data science certifications that will pay off

Looking to get ahead as a data scientist? Earning one of these data science certs will help you stand out in one of the hottest careers in IT.

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The business case for certifications

Business analysis as a profession continues to mature in the world today and with that comes organizations and certifications indicating experience and knowledge. These certifications take time and money to achieve, and there are many...

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10 tech certifications that pay the highest and are still growing in value

While pay for tech certifications has been declining overall, these certs are bucking the trend more than most.

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IT certifications and training center

Certifications show that you’re committed to your job, have specific skills and are willing to up your game. Check out our online training courses and guides to top certifications -- all part of your Insider Pro subscription.

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Become a certified IoT business leader

Insider Pro subscribers can take this free course and earn an associated credential to boost collaboration skills and drive informed IoT business decisions.

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29 top cloud certifications

When it comes to the most in-demand skills, the cloud is the place to be. Our guide to top cloud certifications looks at programs designed for AWS, Google and Microsoft services -- as well as vendor-neutral certifications.

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Earn your IoT security certification

Insider Pro subscribers have free access to an online course that leads to a Certified IoT Security Practitioner (CIoTSP) certification.

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