A list of certifications relevant to Management Information Systems (MIS) students and graduates — including some you can earn while still in college.
Certifications College Students Can Earn
Many certifications require a few years of full-time experience in the subject matter.
Here are some reputable and valuable certifications you can earn without work experience:
- CompTIA Security+ — information security
- Associate of (ISC)² — information security
- CompTIA A+ — computer hardware and software
- CompTIA Network+ — computer networking
- CCENT — computer networking
- Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
or Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA)
Reputable Certification Sources
A list of sources of potentially valuable certification exams. The links here generally lead to pages at the source website that list many or all of the certification exams they offer.
- CompTIA Certifications
Certifications in hardware, software, networking, project management, cloud computing, security, and more
- (ISC)2 Information Security Certifications
The leading source of valuable certifications for security professionals
- Cisco Certifications
Computer networking certifications, from the basic (CCENT and CCT) on up.
- Microsoft Certifications
From Technology for Educators to Microsoft Sharepoint Server, and many many more.
- VMware Certifications
For designing, installing, and managing virtual data centers, virtual networks, cloud services, and virtual desktops.
- SAP Certifications
Relevant if you are employed at a company using the SAP ERP system.
- Tableau Certifications
For data analysis and visualization professionals.
Have additional recommendations?
This list is under development. Comment below, or contact me with recommendations for the list.