10 Business Skills IT Pros Need (And How to Get Them)

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IT is changing, with more jobs requiring a hybrid of business and technical skills. Moreover, mastery of soft skills, such as social and emotional reasoning and higher-level communication, is becoming more critical to IT positions as rote technical tasks become automated. 

So what skills are employers looking for? An analysis of December 2017 data from Burning Glass Technologies found these 10 business skills were most often mentioned in IT job postings: project management, business process and analysis, customer service, budget management, people management, quality assurance, business management, scheduling, business strategy and product management.  
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Sounds like the course catalog for a graduate degree in business, right? But don't worry. If heading back to school for an MBA doesn't make sense for you right now (or ever), we have good news: You can begin building these skills by taking full advantage of your CompTIA AITP professional membership. 

CompTIA AITP professional members get access to more than 1,400 business and soft skills courses through Lynda.com. And we'll show you how to get started. Join us on March 27, 2018 at 3 p.m. Central Time, for the Getting the Most Out of Lynda.com webinar and learn more about how you can find courses, create playlists, and achieve personal and professional goals through these online, on-demand, expert-led courses.  The webinar is free and open to members and non-members, including any IT pros who are interested in boosting their business skills. 

Sign up for the webinar today.