Those interested in a career in the IT industry, the question comes down to this; "Are certifications needed or is an IT based education just as good?"
While different companies will have their own requirements, most IT sales companies will require some, or many, IT certifications. The needed certifications range depending on what you will be selling and, more importantly, to whom you will be selling to.
While this list is certainly not meant to be a complete list, here are some common IT based certifications that those interested in starting or advancing their IT selling careers should at least consider adding to their business cards.
MCITP-Microsoft Certified IT Professional.
CSSA-Certified SonicWall Security Administrator
CCNP-Cisco Certified Network Professional
ITIL (Foundations)CompTia Certifications-A+, Network+ and Security+
While not all IT sales jobs will require these certifications, having some letters after your name can certainly help you land a job and probably will get you a higher salary than your "letter-less" competition.