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10 hottest IT skills for 2013

The IT industry will be looking to hire in 2013.  A recent survey by Computerworld shows the ten hottest skills that these industry leaders will be looking for during the hiring process.  Luckily, here at babsim we have the perfect courses to complement each of these key areas.  Let’s start with number 10…

10) Data Center

-16% plan to hire for this skill in the next 12 months

Core technical skills remain in high demand, so it’s not surprising that data center skills still make the top 10.  Below is a new SQL Server 2012 class that will improve you knowledge of database management.

M-10775 Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases

This five-day instructor-led course provides students with the knowledge and skills to maintain a Microsoft SQL Server 2012 database. The course focuses on teaching individuals how to use SQL Server 2012 product features and tools related to maintaining a database. Also this course helps you prepare for the Exam 70-462

9) Mobile Applications and Device Management

-19% plan to hire for this skill in the next 12 months

As consumer and business use of smartphones and tablets expands, employers are looking for workers who can handle the demands related to the proliferation of such devices.

BSP-1920 Enterprise iPhone and iPad Programming

This 5 day iPhone training course teaches application development for the iOS platform. It covers iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch devices. This course starts off by building a solid foundation in Objective-C. It then goes into details of application user interface development. After that the class teaches network access, SQL database, multimedia and graphics programming.

8) Networking

-19% plan to hire for this skill in the next 12 months

IT leaders say they still need networking professionals who have solid experience.

CCNAX Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Accelerated v1.1

Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices: Accelerated (CCNAX) v1.1 is a 60-hour instructor-led course that provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to install, operate, and troubleshoot a small to medium-sized network, including connecting to a WAN and implementing network security.

7) Virtualization

-24% plan to hire for this skill in the next 12 months

IT pros have to understand the storage and clusters behind the virtual server.  Before the connection was more physical; now it’s more logical.

VMware-1300: VMware vSphere 5.0 Install, Configure and Manage

This hands-on training course explores installation, configuration, and management of VMware vSphere®, which consists of VMware ESXi™ and VMware vCenter Server™. Completion of this course satisfies as a prerequisite to take the VMware Certified Professional 5 exam (voucher not included). Students who complete this course may enroll in any of several more-advanced vSphere courses

6) Cloud

-25% plan to hire for this skill in the next 12 months

Companies will need cloud computing experts as they move beyond existing data centers.

G-400 CompTIA Cloud Essentials

You will weigh the pros and cons of cloud computing to make effective decisions and meet IT challenges.

5) Wait, did you think we would give you all 10 this week?  Nope, you have to tune in next week for the top 5 IT skills companies will be looking for in 2013!

-Matt