Enhance Your Career with IT Certifications

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Getting certified is an important step in advancing your career as an IT professional. Certification provides you with a competitive advantage by showing employers that you have the right skills to perform on the job. Top technology companies like Best Buy and Sharp Electronics, as well as the U.S. Department of Defense, all require certification of their employees.

 

Becoming certified empowers you to:

  • Demonstrate and verify your technical skills
  • Increase your employment value and your compensation
  • Make your resume stand out from the competition
  • Enhance your professional reputation
  • Improve your marketability and opportunities for career advancement
  • Show your commitment to advancing and keeping your skills current

Research shows …

  • 56% of IT professionals said they were able to perform their jobs better and more efficiently after obtaining a certification
  • 30% of said they received a salary increase of up to 20% upon earning their certification
  • 65% reported a measurable, positive impact on their professional image after becoming certified

Sources: Pearson VUE IT professional survey (2014)

For more information on the importance of obtaining certification for career growth, please review our whitepaper, “Why Get IT Certified?”  Also,  visit our document library to access career roadmaps, salary surveys and the latest IT certification research.