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We’re back with part two of the 10 hottest IT skills employers are looking for in 2013!  Let’s continue the countdown with number 5…

5) Business Intelligence/Analytics

26% plan to hire for this skill in 2013

Big data is one of the top priorities for many companies, but getting the right people to analyze all that information is challenging.  The best candidates have technical know-how, business knowledge and strong statistical and mathematical backgrounds.

M-10777 Implementing a Data Warehouse with Microsoft SQL Server 2012

This 5-day instructor-led course describes how to implement a BI platform to support information worker analytics. Students will learn how to create a data warehouse with SQL Server 2012, implement ETL with SQL Server Integration Services, and validate and cleanse data with SQL Server Data Quality Services and SQL Server Master Data Services. This course helps people prepare for the exam 70-463.

4) Security

-27% plan to hire for this skill in 2013

Security has long been a concern of IT leaders, and demand for specialized security professionals is growing as the task of safeguarding systems and data becomes increasingly complex.

S-3000 CISSP Certification

This five-day, instructor-led course trains students in all areas of the security Common Body of Knowledge (CBK). They will learn about security policy development, secure software development procedures, network vulnerabilities, attack types and corresponding countermeasures, cryptography concepts and their uses, disaster recovery plans and procedures, risk analysis, crucial laws and regulations, forensics basics, computer crime investigation procedures, physical security, and much, much more. They will explore the contents and concepts that make up the diverse domains and learn how they work together to provide true “in-depth” defense.

3) Help Desk/Technical Support

35% plan to hire for this skill in 2013

Companies are looking not only for people to build and implement systems, but also for tech support workers to help employees use them.

G-150 CompTIA A+ Certification

This five-day, hands-on, instructor-led course will provide PC support professionals with the additional knowledge needed to qualify with A+Certification .

You will install, upgrade, repair, configure, optimize, troubleshoot, and perform preventative maintenance on basic personal computer hardware and operating systems.

2) Project Management

40% plan to hire for this skill in 2013

The ongoing need for project management skills tracks with the continuing need for programmers: Both are responses to the demand for new applications that businesses need to compete.

BAB520 PMP123: A Guide to Preparing for the PMP Exam

The Project Management Professional (PMP®) certification has become a highly sought-after indication of professionalism in project management. Preparing for the PMP® examination, however, can be a daunting and time-consuming experience.

In order to meet the needs of busy professionals, Babbage Simmel, one of the nation’s leading project management training firms, has created PMP® 1-2-3: A Guide to Preparing for the PMP Exam, which forms the base of this intense, five-day workshop. PMP® 1-2-3 brings together the materials covered on the PMP® exam into one easy to use, step-by-step method for efficient and effective exam preparation.

1) Programming and Application Development

60% plan to hire for this skill in 2013

Technology and software are great ways for companies to improve productivity, lower costs and create better Web presence.

M-10267 Introduction to Web Development with Microsoft Visual Studio 2010

This five-day instructor-led course provides knowledge and skills on developing Web applications by using Microsoft Visual Studio 2010.

After completing this course, students will be able to:
•Explore ASP.NET Web applications in Microsoft Visual Studio 2010.
•Create Web applications by using Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 and Microsoft .NET–based languages.
•Create a Microsoft ASP.NET Web Form.
•Add functionality to a Microsoft ASP.NET Web Form.
•Implement master pages and user controls.
•Validate user input.
•Debug Microsoft ASP.NET Web applications.
•Manage data in an ASP.NET 3.5 Web application.
•Manage data access tasks by using LINQ.
•Manage data by using ASP.NET Dynamic Data.
•Create a Microsoft ASP.NET AJAX application.
•Consume and Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) services.
•Manage state in Web applications.
•Configure and deploy a Microsoft ASP.NET Web application.
•Secure a Microsoft ASP.NET Web application.
•Implement new technologies supported by Visual Studio 2010 for Web development.

BSP-1278 Introduction to Java

This course introduces the Java programming language and how to develop Java applications using Eclipse. Students learn the syntax of the Java programming language, object-oriented programming using Java, exception handling, generics, collections, and file input/output (I/O). During the course, students will develop and test Java applications using Eclipse.

M-20483 Programming in C#

This training course teaches developers the programming skills that are required for developers to create Windows applications using the C# language. During their five days in the classroom students review the basics of C# program structure, language syntax, and implementation details, and then consolidate their knowledge throughout the week as they build an application that incorporates several features of the .NET Framework 4.5.

So there you have it.  Now which % do you fall under?  You can view the whole Computerworld article here.

-Matt