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Video: Five technical certifications that earn top dollar

Getting the right skills and certifications can help you win a new job or earn a promotion. In this IT Dojo video, Bill Detwiler discusses several factors that can increase your base salary, including the five most lucrative technical certifications as indicated by our 2009 IT Skills and Salary Report.

Whether you're just starting your IT career, trying to move-up the IT ladder, or looking to reinvent yourself after a layoff, learning the right skills and getting the right certifications can give you an edge on getting the job or the promotion you want. But, which skills and certifications are likely to earn you top dollar?

For the second year in a row, Global Knowledge and TechRepublic partnered to create and distribute a comprehensive IT salary survey. From October 20 to November 11, 2008, over 14,150 U.S. IT professionals answered questions about their overall job satisfaction, base salary, benefits, bonuses, certifications and more. In February, we released the result of this survey in our 2009 IT Skills and Salary Report.

In this IT Dojo video, I examine the survey's results and discuss several factors that can increase your base salary, including the five most lucrative technical certifications.

For those of you who prefer text to video, you can click the Transcript link that appears below the video player window. You can also download the full 2009 IT Skills and Salary Report as a PDF document.

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Bill Detwiler is Managing Editor of TechRepublic and Tech Pro Research and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop supp...

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