The benefits of IT certification

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yugdewalkar
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The benefits of IT certification

Post by yugdewalkar » Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:27

The benefits of IT certification

1. Established expertise
IT certifications allow professionals to validate their skills for current and future employers. According to R. Brooks, a Microsoft-certified senior database developer, these credentials establish a baseline of knowledge that is consistent not just across the industry, but throughout the world.

2. Employability and job security
Certifications do more than validate professional expertise -- they affirm a professional's commitment to career-long learning. For employers, this matters. According to a 2012 study from Microsoft, 91 percent of hiring managers consider certifications when evaluating potential candidates. Another 86 percent said they considered IT certifications of high or medium importance.

3. Bigger paychecks
IT certifications do not necessarily carry automatic salary increases, but they can still quite literally pay off. According to a 2010 report from IBM, professionals who had earned an IT or project management certification within the last five years earned an average of $5,242 more than their uncertified counterparts. Keep in mind that earnings tend to vary from one certification and location to the next. Various resources can provide more insight into the value of specific certifications within certain geographic markets.

4. Networking
Certified IT professionals are a club all their own, and membership has its benefits. IBM reports that some networking communities and events are managed through specific vendors; others are established by motivated professionals online or through conference networks. Certified professionals may also have more leverage on social networking sites, notes IBM. Each of these networks can hold value for those looking for new employment opportunities or support on certain projects.

5. Career flexibility
According to Pearson IT Certification, which offers certification training tools and materials, many IT professionals maintain multiple certifications. These credentials do not just sharpen and certify their existing skills, but also serve as a means of diversifying them. This can open up new career doors for those who might want to switch gears. According to Brooks, skill diversification can be the antidote to a career rut.

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Re: The benefits of IT certification

Post by TonyB » Sat Jun 29, 2019 4:06

i agree with you communities and events are managed through specific vendors; others are established by motivated professionals. Great information

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