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Information Technology Architect Certification

    Function

    • This type of certification provides employers with highly recognized credentials of an information technology architect's skills related to the requirements of this occupation. Obtaining this certification requires one or several series of exams.

    Types

    • Several professional organizations and network service providers offer this certification. The Open Group offers three levels of certification--all of which are vendor-neutral. Popular network providers such as Microsoft, Cisco, Sun Microsystems and Citrix offer information technology architect certification using their products and services.

    Careers

    • With an increasing need for information-technology security, employment opportunities may increase for those who receive one or several information technology architect certifications. Information technology architects earn average salaries ranging between $88,607 and $127,401 per year, according to Payscale, as of November 2010. The job title of software architect was ranked number one in CNNMoney's Best Jobs of 2010 based on pay, quality of life and job growth.



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