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Single-Serving Certifications: Even More One-Off Responses to the CertMag Salary Survey

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

Have you ever met an HDI Support Center Director-certified professional?There were more than 900 certifications included in the most recent Salary Survey conducted by our friends at Certification Magazine. And more than 4,700 individuals from 96 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.

 

NOTE: This is our third time serving up some Salary Survey leftovers. If you enjoyed this, then you may also enjoy sampling the first batch and the second batch.

 

1) Red Hat Certified Specialist in Gluster Storage Administration — This one is held by a man who lives in Arizona. He is between the ages of 35 and 44 and has an annual salary of between $135,000 and $139,999. The highest level of formal education he has completed is post-high school technical training.

 

2) SUSE Certified Engineer - Enterprise Storage — This one is held by a man who lives in Serbia. He is between the ages of 35 and 44 and has an annual salary of less than $20,000, or less than din2,119,400. The highest level of formal education he has completed is post-high school technical training.

 

3) SAS Certified Advanced Analytics Professional — This one is held by a man who lives in North Carolina. He is between the ages of 25 and 34 and has an annual salary of between $65,000 and $67,499. The highest level of formal education he has completed is a master's degree.

 

4) PMI Risk Management Professional — This one is held by a different man who also lives in North Carolina. He is between the ages of 35 and 44 and has an annual salary of between $120,000 and $124,999. The highest level of formal education he has completed is a master's degree.

 

5) Oracle Linux Associate — This one is held by a man who lives in California. He is between the ages of 55 and 64 and has an annual salary of between $60,000 and $62,499. The highest level of formal education he has completed is a bachelor's degree.

 

6) OMG Certified Systems Modeling Professional — This one is held by a man who lives in Texas. He is between the ages of 55 and 64 and has an annual salary of more than $200,000. The highest level of formal education he has completed is a professional degree (such as a juris doctor).

 

7) NetScout Certified Associate — This one is held by a man who lives in China. He is between the ages of 35 and 44 and has an annual salary of between $60,000 and $62,499, or between ¥423,636 and ¥441,280. The highest level of formal education he has completed is a master's degree.

 

8) Mile2 Certified Penetration Testing Consultant — This one is held by a man who lives in Texas. He is between the ages of 55 and 64 and has an annual salary of between $70,000 and $72,499. The highest level of formal education he has completed is a bachelor's degree.

 

9) Micro Focus Identity Manager Certified Administrator — This one is held by a man who lives in Norway. He is between the ages of 25 and 34 and has an annual salary of between $67,500 and $69,999, or between kr606,795 and kr629,260. The highest level of formal education he has completed is a bachelor's degree.

 

10) McAfee Certified Security Specialist — This one is held by a man who lives in Ireland. He is between the ages of 45 and 54 and has an annual salary of between $57,500 and $59,999, or between €51,813 and €54,065. The highest level of formal education he has completed is a master's degree.

 

11) IIST Certified Test Manager — This one is held by a man who lives in India. He is between the ages of 45 and 54 and has an annual salary of between $30,000 and $32,499 or between ₹2,273,072 and ₹2,308,517. The highest level of formal education he has completed is a master's degree.

 

12) HDI Support Center Director — This one is held by a man who lives in Virginia. He is between the ages of 55 and 64 and has an annual salary of more than $200,000. The highest level of formal education he has completed is a master's degree.