AKAM TECHNOLOGY: What tech certificates are available? A starter list


Below you’ll find certification guides that identify the best five credentials in various areas of IT, including security, storage, project management, cloud computing and computer forensics.

The growing field of big data, analytics and business intelligence is all the rage these days, and the number of certifications is ticking up accordingly. What’s more, IT professionals with big data and related certs are growing in demand. Read more about the best big data certifications

Business continuity and disaster recovery certifications are seeing a healthy uptrend as new cloud-based tools proliferate the market. While BCP and DRP have always been important, they’re becoming more critical, and IT certifications are following suit. Check out our best picks for business continuity and disaster recovery certifications

IT pros with solid cloud computing skills continue to be in high demand as more companies adopt cloud technologies. With new cloud credentials coming out each year, the choices are multiplying. Here’s an updated list of the best cloud certifications.

As hacking and computer crime continues to grow, the demand for qualified computer forensics professionals is also on the rise. From over two dozen computer forensics certifications, we list the five best options for 2019.

Computer hardware certs are a great entry point for IT pros interested in becoming computer technicians. These top credentials help you demonstrate your knowledge and skills in maintaining computers, servers, peripherals and more. Read more about the best computer hardware certifications

IT pros skilled in the many areas of networking remain in high demand in today’s job market. If you’re serious about a career in networking, consider one or more of these certs to set yourself apart from the competition. Read more about the best computer networking certifications.

With emerging software defined data center (SDDC) technologies, many of today’s data center certifications are requiring additional skills, including virtualization and cloud computing. Here are the best options for data center certifications for 2019.

Knowledgeable and savvy database professionals are always in demand. Here are the best certifications for DBAs, database developers, data analysis and architects, business intelligence and data warehousing specialists, and other data professionals. Check out our best picks among database certifications

The demand for highly skilled IT professionals who understand not only technology but the business and enterprise architecture as well is on the rise. This is where enterprise IT architect credentials can help you get to the pinnacle of the IT certification pyramid. Read more about the best enterprise architect certifications

As global healthcare spending continues to grow, more IT pros with an understanding of healthcare’s unique technology and compliance requirements are needed. Today, there are various healthcare IT certifications to choose from – here are the top five.

Help desk and tech support positions remain popular points of entry for IT pros. To start or advance your tech support career and make yourself stand out, validate your knowledge and skills through one of these leading help desk certifications.

Infosec professionals serious about advancing their careers should consider these top security certifications. From entry-level choices to advanced credentials, these certifications will get you on your way to becoming a leader in the field of information security. Check out our top picks in infosec certifications

Organizations that must meet the rigors of compliance are always in need of experienced IT pros who can see the big picture and understand risks involved with technology. This means certified IT governance professionals are in high demand for 2019. Read more about the best IT governance certifications

Becoming an IT trainer is not an easy path, but the destination is full of opportunities. IT instructors need to stay on top of the technologies they’re teaching, know how to effectively share their knowledge, and engage with their students. Read more about the best IT trainer certifications

Linux continues to have a strong hold on the enterprise, especially in the web server and supercomputer space, and IT pros interested in validating their Linux skills have a lot of certification options. Here are the best five Linux certifications for 2019.

Developers and IT pros interested in mobility and app development can get their resumes noticed with one or more mobile app development certifications. With options such as Microsoft, Android and Java certifications, these credentials are a smart move. Check out the best picks for mobile app development certifications

Mobile technologies are experiencing unprecedented growth, with no slowdown in sight. Mobility is truly taking IT by storm, forcing management to rethink everything from big-picture infrastructure design to network integration. Mobile certifications are following suit. Read more about the best certifications for mobility

When considering computer programming certifications, make sure to evaluate not just the programming languages but also the development platforms you’ll be working with. IT pros interested in computer programming have no shortage of certification options. Check out our best picks for programming certifications

Project management certs continue to rate near the top of IT certification lists. Whether you’re interested in becoming a project manager or want to add project management to the list of your skills, these certifications can help you achieve your goals. Read more about the best project management certifications to consider. 

Skilled storage professionals continue to be in high demand in today’s workplace. Those looking to prove they have the chops have over 70 different storage certifications to choose from. We narrow down this list to the top five choices.

When it comes to managing modern servers, there’s a long list of tools and technologies SysAdmins need to master (and an equally long list of certs to validate your knowledge and skills). Here are the best system administrator certifications for 2019.

If you’re interested in telecommunications, you have several certifications to choose from, including ones that cover telecom networking and various kinds of streaming voice and video platforms for unified communications. Read more about the best telecommunications certifications

Unified communications platforms bring multiple applications together, such as email, instant messaging, IP telephony, audio and video conferencing. In today’s globally dispersed world, UC certifications are growing in demand. Check out our best picks for unified communications certifications

Virtualization continues to rank near the top of every best IT certification list. The increased popularity of virtualization technologies translates to a high demand for skilled and certified virtualization professionals. Read more about the best virtualization certifications

As traditional PBXs and PSTNs are being replaced by VoIP and IP-based PBXs, the telephony space is changing, and so are the credentials for IT professionals. Here are five of the best VoIP and telephony certifications to invest in this year.

The web design and development fields have undergone many changes over the years, and web certifications have evolved alongside the technologies. IT pros interested in validating their web skills should consider these top five certifications.

The explosion of mobile devices and wireless networks in the enterprise spells a high demand for qualified IT professionals specializing in wireless technologies. Here are our top five wireless certification picks for 2019.

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Drake + ESPN NEWS + Nice for What?

With a special intro from Phoenix Suns big man Deandre Ayton, Rachel Nichols and Tracy McGrady play “Make or Miss,” talking about Bill Russell receiving the 2019 Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ESPYS, Toronto Raptors wing Danny Green getting drilled in the face with an errant Pascal Siakam pass, and Adrian Wojnarowski reporting that Mike D’Antoni and the Houston Rockets have broken off extension talks. They then (2:05) head to “Crunch Time,” addressing Andre Iguodala’s comments that playing for the Golden State Warriors is like playing for Team USA, and whether Drake will behave during Game 1 of the 2019 NBA Finals. McGrady then reacts to Drake’s Dell Curry jersey, and they (3:32) welcome in Raptors superfan Nav Bhatia.

Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green explains why Pascal Siakam was such a problem for the team in their Game 1 loss vs. the Toronto Raptors in the NBA Finals and adds that he needs to do a better job defending Siakam. Draymond adds that the Warriors as a team need to do a better job defending everyone not just Kawhi Leonard. Draymond is positive following the loss and is confident the Warriors will play better the rest of the series. Draymond says he and Drake did bark at each other a little bit, but would not label it as a scuffle.

Jay Williams, Richard Jefferson and Mike Greenberg react to Drake’s courtside antics toward Steph Curry, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson during the Golden State Warriors’ Game 1 loss to the Toronto Raptors in the 2019 NBA Finals.

‘Bolden’ -A Must See Film about the Roots of JAZZ. (2019)

Bolden (2019) Poster
Directed by
Dan Pritzker

Music by
Mark Isham
Wynton Marsalis
Scott Steiner

Sound Department
Michael Babcock … re-recording mixer / sound designer / supervising sound editor
Scott Curtis … foley mixer
Rob Disner … audio assistant
Mitch Dorf … adr mixer
Jenny Elsinger … cable person
Matt Fann … boom operator
Tammy Fearing … dialogue/adr supervisor
Kim Foscato … dialogue editor
Tommy Granville Jr. … adr recordist
Jonathan Greber … assistant sound editor
Catherine Harper … foley artist
James T. Jones … sound utility
Bob Lacivita … adr mixer
Larry Long … sound mixer
Chris Main … boom operator
Darrin Mann … foley mixer
Liz Marston … re-recording mixer
Marshall McGee … boom operator
Marilyn Morris … assistant re-recording mixer
Brandon Proctor … re-recording mixer / supervising sound editor
Matt Robinson … boom operator day player
Shelley Roden … foley artists
Katherine Rose … foley artist
Carl Rudisill … sound mixer
Jeff Sawyer … fx editor
Jay Ticer … sound utility