The Importance of Training to Business and Individuals

Having been in the IT industry for over 15 years,  I have seen the importance of certifications take a more prominent role in IT and all aspects of business. Below you will find a quick list of benefits that IT training and certifications have for individuals and businesses.

Benefits of IT Certification for Individuals:

  • IT certifications make you stand apart from competing candidates in a competitive job market.
  • Earning the latest IT certifications proves your skills are current in a rapidly changing field.
  • Certified technology professionals earn higher salaries than their non-certified counterparts.
  • Certified IT professionals earn respect and credibility among colleagues and employers.
  • Independent consultants and analysts can leverage certifications to win new business.
  • 40% of certified pros credit IT certifications for helping them land a job or promotion.
  • Committing the time and resources to get certified proves your dedication to your IT career.
  • Certified professionals gain access to a global community of like-mined professionals.
  • IT certification increases your career options; some companies, and even certain industries,
    such as the opportunity-rich Government IT sector, only hire certified professionals.

Benefits of IT Certification for Businesses:

  • 75% of IT Managers believe certifications are important to team performance.
  • Companies can use IT certifications to invest in and promote their most promising employees.
  • IT certifications allow businesses to quickly assess candidate skill level and find the right person for the job.