say certification will speed up their professional growth
There’s something about the word “certified” when it precedes a professional title that conveys to consumers and employers a sense of trust, credibility, knowledge and an official “stamp” of approval. This is not a coincidence.
IT certification has long been a proven means of differentiation and qualification among professionals in the industry. Employers often include certification as a prerequisite when seeking qualified candidates to fill positions; consumers often trust only those IT professionals who boast credentials proving they have attained a certain level of knowledge. IT professionals themselves realize numerous benefits by holding a well-chosen and carefully selected certification, including higher salaries, better jobs, enhanced skill sets, market differentiation and community support from like-minded peers.
Obtaining additional skills that allow an IT professional to move into a new area or to perform current functions more effectively is never a waste of time or a bad idea. There’s no such thing as “too much education” or “too many skills.” So what are you waiting for? Learn about the benefits and value of IT certification, or share your success story today!
2013 IT Skills and Salary Report(Global Knowledge and Windows IT Pro, 2013) – The survey yielded more than 23,800 completed responses from around the globe, with 49 percent coming from the United States and Canada. This report focuses on North America, where 11,646 IT and business professionals responded.
2013 Prometric IT Certification Research(Prometric and Edge Research, 2013) – The survey reached approximately 400 IT professionals, influencers and decision-makers to communicate the value IT training and certification provides both individuals and organizations.
The Value of IT Certification(IBM Whitepaper, 2010) - The facts and figures behind valuation and ROI of IT certification for individuals, employers, and solution providers.
The Value of Channel Training and Certification Programs(Amazon Consulting, June 2009) – This Executive Briefing reports on the value and use of certifications by channel partners. Requires registration to download.
Certification Magazine’s 2009 Salary Survey(Certification Magazine, December 2009) – Certifications and pay as reported by more than 40,000 professionals from 150 countries around the world.