The Top Scorers in it

By: jaya sinha

Job Security is a haunting phenomenon these days among employees. They are seeking every possible aspect to cope with that.

With economic downturn hitting hard on IT segment globally, every other person is interested to know what all possibilities are laying ahead him? Which skills can fetch him the best and can tow him to mainstream acceptance? Which IT skill can row him to the best industries to work with and remain in competition ?

The feature will provide you with skill set that can give you job security and position you to work on next generation of IT skills.

Certifications: No doubt that topic is under scrutiny of critics whether certifications are necessary or not to prove efficiency; but the real catch is they position you distinguished in the crowd. They offer you the upper hand in the mob heading for the same position. Certification, one or more can be the defining perimeter for your career and your resume is preferred over others. Every other person is confused to go for which certification, whether MCSE or some Linux Certifications. But at the end of day, the certification offers you a notable position in the race for jobs and fetch you the best. Having them in your portfolio indicates that you have some level of skill that can be used to have a break with an IT organization. You can be used to exploit better results in economic downturns.

Skills to deploy SaaS: The word is defining new spectrum of on demand applications. It is an acronym for Software as a Service. The ideology backing this area is that consumers do not have to pay for the whole software but can pay charges as per the module requirements. Briefing more, a user can pay to service provider according to the modules or tenure he is using that particular software. But the area itself is giving birth to many challenges like shortage of skill set and difficulty in coping with multi tenancy. As the service is offered online, to offer full functionality with required efficiency to multiple consumers is emerging the most exigent segment.

Secondly, the need of every second consumer is different from the other, forcing to make changes accordingly. The turmoil is in handling those differing requirements for thousands of small customers with changing configuration options.

Obviously, the person having expertise in managing all the related problems for deploying SaaS applications and to design a working layout for the same is among few industry elites. Hence the need of hour, defines the urgency to hone SaaS management skills and encash on the same.


Honing Skills in Virtualization: The word and concept is scaling up the charts as SaaS is. With data getting spread in different time zones and amount getting bigger every next second, virtualization is what can be taken as a remedial application for the same. A concept getting mass attention of CFO's with coupled financial drivers and entitled as the next head of IT is the best way to cut on related IT costs.

The concept helps you to reduce hardware costs, data center management, and software costs by leveraging virtualization. Deploying Virtualization and managing its aspects in itself is a very big challenge but promises you better ROI.

At the next level of implementation the concept can be implied for load balancing, failover, disaster recovery and other capabilities, taking a well to do approach to take away your tribulations. As an application developer if you have the plans to deploy and leverage Virtualization successfully, no doubt you are in demand list of employers. At last it can be concluded that Virtual Network Administrators are in huge demand with employers to update themselves with current tech environment.

Secure Code developers: With whooping number of virus attacks, security is what is concerned as the first thing. Be it Web applications or our own computer, attackers have taken away the calms.

The virus attacks, Botnets, Worms, Trojans and Spam increasing deliberately and predictions of further rise in their amount, capitulate a special position for the person expertise in writing secure codes for the applications. Code can be written by any developer but the ability to write secure code ladders him up in the race. Writing secure code relieves you from worries of vague buffer-overflow attacks or race conditions. SQL injection, cross-site scripting, hidden forms, data leakage prevention, and securing Web services are various security issues that should be addressed while writing secure code.

Besides these, the expertise like Quality Automation and Testing, Web application development are the other few to be named in the race for providing you with distinguished pose in the job race. Hone these skills and bet for the best remunerations in the industry.

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