According to an article in InformationWeek, IT professionals are looking for certification in a number of areas:
“While security-related certifications topped the list of credentials IT pros are seeking, a few new areas of IT specialties also popped up among respondents' five-year career plans--including green IT (7%), healthcare IT (5%), mobile (5%), and software-as-a-service (2%) certifications.”
Healthcare seems to be the hot new niche as the result of a big fat check from the government for IT healthcare initiatives.
Are you jumping on the healthcare bandwagon, or is your eye on a tried-and-true security certificate? How much value do you feel certificates bring to the table?