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Single-Serving Certifications: Again with 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 sixth time serving up some 2020 Salary Survey leftovers. If you missed the most recent batch, click here to have a taste.

 

1) GRC Group Certified in Governance Risk and Compliance (CGRC) — This one is held by a man who lives in South Carolina. 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 master's degree.

 

2) HDI Customer Service Representative — This one is held by a woman who lives in Rhode Island. She is between the ages of 35 and 44 and has an annual salary of between $65,000 and $67,499. The highest level of formal education she has completed is an associate's degree.

 

3) HDI Support Center Director — This one is held by a man who lives in Afghanistan. He is between the ages of 55 and 64 and has an annual salary of more than $200,000, or more than ؋  15,365,000. The highest level of formal education he has completed is a master's degree.

 

4) ISECOM OSSTMM Security Awareness Instructor (SAI) — This one is held by a man who lives in Paraguay. He is between the ages of 25 and 34 and has an annual salary of less than $20,000, or less than ₲139,605,720. The highest level of formal education he has completed is a bachelor's degree.

 

5) ISTQB Certified Mobile Application Testing - Foundation — This one is held by a man who lives in Egypt. He is between the ages of 35 and 44 and has an annual salary of between $27,500 and $29,999 or between E£433,368 and E£472,749. The highest level of formal education he has completed is a master's degree.

 

6) Juniper Networks Certified Internet Expert (JNCIE-SP) Service Provider Routing and Switching — 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 between $97,500 and $99,999. The highest level of formal education he has completed is a professional degree.

 

7) Micro Focus Service Manager Accredited Solution 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 less than $20,000, or less than ₹1,472,203. The highest level of formal education he has completed is a bachelor's degree.

 

8) Microsoft Certified: Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations, Financials Functional Consultant Associate — 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 $140,000 and $144,999. The highest level of formal education he has completed is an associate's degree.

 

9) QAI Certified Software Business Analyst — 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 $25,000 and $27,499, or between ₹1,840,253 and ₹2,024,205. The highest level of formal education he has completed is post-high school technical training.

 

10) QAI Certified Software Tester — This one is held by a man who lives in Arizona. He is between the ages of 45 and 54 and has an annual salary of between $115,000 and $119,999. The highest level of formal education he has completed is a bachelor's degree.

 

11) Red Hat Certified Enterprise Application Developer — This one is held by a man who lives in Mexico. He is between the ages of 25 and 34 and has an annual salary of less than $20,000, or less than Mex$422,784. The highest level of formal education he has completed is a bachelor's degree.

 

12) Red Hat Certified Specialist in OpenShift Administration — This one is held by a man who lives in Georgia. He is between the ages of 35 and 44 and has an annual salary of between $90,000 and $92,499. The highest level of formal education he has completed is a master's degree.