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Single-Serving Certifications: Even More Bites of Discrete Data from the CertMag Salary Survey

Certification Magazine hands off some data leftovers from its annual Salary Survey. We pop them in the microwave.

Certification Magazine hands off some data leftovers from its annual Salary Survey. We pop them in the microwave.There were more than 900 certifications included in the most recent Salary Survey conducted by our friends at Certification Magazine. And more than 5,000 individuals from 99 different countries participated in the survey. Put all of those numbers together and you get an impressively large amount of data.

 

Lots of that data gets reported, both in Certification Magazine itself and online at CertMag.com. Even with somewhere around 75 additional Salary Survey articles appearing at the website in the course of each year, however, there's still a mountain of data that doesn't really get used for anything at all.

 

That's why today we have a fat serving of Salary Survey leftovers for you. These are odds and ends that ordinarily would get swept into the digital dustbin and be winked out of existence by the DELETE key. Sometimes it's interesting, of course, to look around at the (data) dump and see what ended up there.

 

Today we have a dozen rejects, 12 randomly chosen certifications each held by exactly one — and only one — individual who responded to the survey. We've also tossed in a few facts about the one survey respondent who holds each of these lonely credentials.

 

We hope you enjoy these oddments. If this batch is well-received, then we may randomly publish other tidbits that are passed along to us throughout the year.

 

NOTE: This is our third time serving up some 2020 Salary Survey leftovers. If you missed the most recent batch, click here to have a taste.

 

1) Aruba Certified Switching Professional (ACSP) — This one is held by a man who lives in California. He is between the ages of 35 and 44 and has an annual salary of between $160,000 and $164,999. The highest level of formal education he has completed is post-high school technical training.

 

2) AXELOS MoP Foundation — This one is held by a man who lives in India. He is between the ages of 35 and 44 and has an annual salary of between $95,000 and $97,499, or between ₹7,144,475 and ₹7,332,412. The highest level of formal education he has completed is a master's degree.

 

3) BICSI Registered Communications Distribution Designer — This one is held by a man who lives in Iowa. He is between the ages of 35 and 44 and has an annual salary of between $100,000 and $104,999. The highest level of formal education he has completed is post-high school technical training.

 

4) Certiport Entrepreneurship and Small Business Certification (ESB) — This one is held by a woman who lives in Florida. She is between the ages of 35 and 44 and has an annual salary of between $72,500 and $74,999. The highest level of formal education she has completed is a bachelor's degree.

 

5) Check Point Certified Managed Security Expert — This one is held by a man who lives in India. He is between the ages of 35 and 44 and has an annual salary of between $95,000 and $97,499, or between ₹7,144,475 and ₹7,332,412. The highest level of formal education he has completed is post-high school technical training.

 

6) CIPS Information Systems Professional — This one is held by a man who lives in South Africa. He is between the ages of 35 and 44 and has an annual salary of less than $20,000, or less than R366,436. The highest level of formal education he has completed is post-high school technical training.

 

7) Palo Alto Networks Certified Network Security Administrator (PCNSA) — This one is held by a man who lives in India. He is between the ages of 35 and 44 and has an annual salary of between $85,000 and $87,499, or between ₹6,390,725 and ₹6,578,612. The highest level of formal education he has completed is post-high school technical training.

 

8) Salesforce Certified Marketing Cloud E-Mail Specialist — This one is held by a man who lives in India. He is between the ages of 25 and 34 and has an annual salary of between $22,500 and $24,499, or between ₹1,691,662 and ₹1,691,587. The highest level of formal education he has completed is a master's degree.

 

9) SAS Certified Predictive Modeler Using SAS Enterprise Miner 14 — This one is held by a woman who lives in Virginia. She is between the ages of 45 and 54 and has an annual salary of between $75,000 and $77,999. The highest level of formal education she has completed is a master's degree.

 

10) SAS Certified Professional: Advanced Programming Using SAS 9.4 — This one is held by a man who lives in South Africa. He is between the ages of 35 and 44 and has an annual salary of less than $20,000, or less than R366,436. The highest level of formal education she has completed is a master's degree.

 

11) VMware Certified Design Expert - Cloud Management and Automation 2019 — This one is held by a man who lives in California. He is between the ages of 45 and 54 and has an annual salary of more than $200,000. The highest level of formal education he has completed is a bachelor's degree.

 

12) Xplor Electronic Document Associate — This one is held by a woman who lives in Pennsylvania. She is between the ages of 35 and 44 and has an annual salary of between $70,000 and $72,499. The highest level of formal education she has completed is a master's degree.