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Top Paying Certifications for 2015

To gain refined skills and expertise and to increase pay, many IT professionals choose to pursue a certification which can help their career grow professionally and financially.

Based on the findings of the 2015 IT Skills and Salary Survey conducted by Global Knowledge and Windows IT Pro in the fall of 2014, The following are the list of top-paying certifications for 2015. Certifications in IT security, networking, and systems management are at the top of the certification pay scale. What may surprise you are the business-related certifications holding their own on this year's list.

1. Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC)

2. Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)

3. Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)

4. Project Management Professional (PMP)

5. Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)

6. Certified ScrumMaster

7. Cisco Certified Design Associate (CCDA)

8. Citrix Certified Professional - Virtualization (CCP-V)

9. Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) Routing and Switching

10. Juniper Networks Certified Internet Associate - Junos (JNCIA-Junos)

11. Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE)

12. ITIL v3 Foundation

13. Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)

14. VMware Certified Professional - Data Center Virtualization (VCP-DCV)

15. Certified Novell Engineer (CNE)

16. Information Technology Infrastructure Library - (ITIL)

17.Big Data Analytics

18.Certified Scrum Master - (CSM)

19.Six Sigma Green Belt

20.The Open Group Architecture Framework - TOGAF

21. Microsoft Certified IT Professional(MCITP)

22. International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB)

23. Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Certification

24. Apple Certified Technical Coordinator (ACTC)

25. Microsoft Certified Architect Program (MCA)

26. Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Credentialing

27. Certified Financial Planner (CFP) Certification