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Embedding and Aligning Certifications with Academic Programs

Certification Examples

Types of Certifications, Issuing Organizations, and Related Occupations

Certifications exist in many industry sectors, occupations, and for individuals with varying levels of educational attainment and work experience. Some focus on protecting the public and may be tied to occupational licensure, while others are voluntary.

Certification
Issuing Organization
Related Occupations
Azure Fundamentals
Microsoft
Administrator, business user, developer, technology manager
Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst
Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst
Assistant behavior analyst in clinical, private, educational, administrative, and organizational business management settings
CCNA
Cisco
Entry-level network engineer, help desk technician, network administrator, network support technician
Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
EC-Council
IT security administrator, cyber defense analyst, vulnerability assessment analyst, solution architect
Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP)
Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM)
Positions that involve dealing with the supply chain
Certified Welder
American Welding Society (AWS)
Welder
Phlebotomy Technician, PBT(ASCP)
American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Board of Certification (BOC)
Phlebotomist
Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) Certification
American Healthcare Information Management Association (AHIMA)
Medical records coder, RHIT manager, outpatient coder, medical coding specialist
Salesforce Associate
Salesforce
Individuals interested in gaining experience in Salesforce or pursuing a path to become a Salesforce Certified Professional
Tower Crane Operator Certification
National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO)
Tower crane operator
Certified Financial PlannerTM (CFP®)
CFP Board
Financial planner
Project Management Professional (PMP)®
Project Management Institute (PMI)
Project manager or consultant roles in any industry
SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP®)
SHRM
Individuals who perform general HR/HR-related duties, and students pursuing a career in human resource management

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