We’re at the fag end of the year a time when most of us tend to take a fresh look at our career priorities and redefine goals for the coming year. As training professionals, the topic of trends in the training industry often comes up in conversation….the possibilities are limitless, and the future is exciting and full of promise! Here are our top picks for the most popular courses in 2017.
Project Management courses will continue to be hot picks among professionals from all sectors. Regardless of what your role is, a project management certification will take you far as it reflects your abilities to schedule, estimate, implement and deliver a successful project. PMI’s Project Management Professional PMP certification continues to be the gold standard in project management certifications. This credential is obtained after a rigorous exam set by PMI, which is regularly updated for current business and academic relevance.
Business Analysis is a field that is rapidly gaining momentum, as more organisations are deriving value from expert certified business analysts. These professionals put their technical and managerial capabilities into play, thinking up innovative solutions for innovation that will help an organization to accelerate its bottom-line. Certification courses such as the CBAP and CCBA are globally recognised credentials that help you to get clarity on business procedures and find opportunities for business improvement.
Big Data & Hadoop
Big data is the next big frontier and courses in Big Data Analytics are fast gaining popularity as well. While huge reams of data can be overwhelming, its analysis is making a profound impact in organizations, big and small. By analysing intricate data sets across functional silos, businesses are realizing insights and making data-driven decisions, driving change through predictive modelling and intelligent computing. Big Data and Hadoop and Data Science training are forward-thinking courses that can pave the way for the next big revolution in the digital world.
Cloud computing has transformed the way the IT industry works. With cloud storage fast becoming the new norm, smart businesses have chosen to adopt a cloud-based strategy for saving costs and enhancing growth. As more and more companies are reliant on the cloud, certifications like CompTIA Cloud Essentials and CompTIA Cloud+ will continue to stay in the limelight.Getting trained in cloud technology will pave the way to a rewarding career in this sought-after field.
Agile methodology is predicted to continue to grow in the software industry, as its speed-to-market and transparent processes have made it a very popular choice. Agile’s ability to embrace change has made it a rewarding approach in today’s rapidly changing business environment. This makes credentials like the Certified Scrum Master, Certified Scrum Product Owner and the Certified Scrum Developer from Scrum Alliance top picks in our list. The benefits of agile development are compelling reasons for more and more organisations to adopt agile, and with these well-recognised certifications you will increase your chances of landing a fulfilling job multifold.
If you are looking at getting a salary raise, consider your current skill set and see if a new management or technical skill could help you get a career boost. Check out certifications in related fields, and up-skill yourself to reinvent your career in 2017!