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MCSE and Other Evergreen IT Certifications 2018

MCSE and Other Evergreen IT Certifications 2018

When it comes to IT certifications, one group keeps coming to the forefront. If you look at various IT certification salary surveys or reports on the most sought-after IT certifications, you'll see certain names or acronyms popping up again and again. Here's an updated list of the best evergreen IT certifications for 2018.

Credit: ShutterstockCredit: ShutterstockThis guide presents some of the top IT certifications for 2018, based on recent pay surveys in IT, reports from IT professionals about certifications they want or pursue the most, and those that pop up most frequently in online job postings. For the record "evergreen" is a publishing industry term for a title that keeps on selling year after year. The certifications in this collection all show noteworthy longevity in terms of desirability and popularity, and often in associated remuneration.

We take a closer look at some of the top IT evergreen certifications for 2018, including the CCIE, CCNA, CISSP, PMP, ITIL and MCSE. We'll also review other evergreen IT certifications, including the VMware Certified Professional (VCP) certifications and the CompTIA "Holy Trinity," namely the A+, Network+ and Security+ certifications.

Note: All these certifications are quite different, and they range from entry to senior level in terms of the knowledge, skills and experience required to earn them. We present them here in no particular order.

As you review these top certification choices, please also check out our other certification, training and IT career guides for additional information and resources: